Current Affairs 2020

Current Affairs Pocket: 26-28 November 2020

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected new ICC Chairman* Greg Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012, has been elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24 November 2020, after a second round of voting. * He succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down

Current Affairs Pocket: 24-25 November 2020

India to host G-20 Summit in 2023* India will host the Summit of the G20 Group in 2023. India was earlier slated to host the summit in 2022.* However, now the G20 Summit be be hosted by Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.* India and Indonesia have swapped

Current Affairs Pocket: 21-23 November 2020

India becomes 4th nation to get IMO nod for navigation satellite system* The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as a part of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation in the Indian Ocean Region. India has become the fourth country in the world

Current Affairs Pocket: 19-20 November 2020

RBI places Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium; Withdrawal limit- Rs 25,000* The Reserve Bank of India has placed The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. under Moratorium, which means that there will be certain restrictions on the bank regarding making payments to its customers and making investments/loans.* RBI has taken this step as the financial position of

Current Affairs Pocket: 17-18 November 2020

PM Modi Unveils 12.6 ft ‘Statue of Peace’ in Rajasthan* Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually unveiled the ‘Statue of Peace’ dedicated to Jain Monk Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwarji Maharaj.* The 151-inch (12.6 ft) tall statue was inaugurated by PM Modi on 16 November, 2020 on the occasion of the 151st birth anniversary of Acharya

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket: 12-16 November 2020

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presents 2nd National Water Awards* The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Water Awards (NWAs) for 2019 on 11 November 2020. This is the second edition of the award.* The award ceremony has been organised by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources,

Current Affairs Pocket: 10-11 November 2020

Daniil Medvedev defeats Alexander Zverev to win his maiden Paris Masters 2020* World No.5 Daniil Medvedev of Russia has won the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters title by defeating World No.7 Alexander Zverev of Germany, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on 08 November 2020.* This is the maiden Paris Masters title of Medvedev.* The Paris Masters is an

Current Affairs Pocket: 7-9 November 2020

Andaman and Nicobar Command carries out joint tri-services exercise code ‘Bull Strike’ at Teressa Island* The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) conducted a joint tri-service exercise code-named ‘Bull Strike’ from 03 to 05 November 2020, at the remotely located Teressa Island, in the strategically important Nicobar group of Islands.* All the three Services components of