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 their respective hosting year of G20 as Indonesia would also chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2023.
India-Singapore Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 Begins in Andaman Sea
* The 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 has been organised from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea.
Indian Navy (IN) is the host for the 2020 edition of SIMBEX.
* The SIMBEX series of exercises is being held between IN and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), annually since 1994.
* The exercise aims at enhancing mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices from each other.
* From Indian side, destroyer Rana with integral Chetak helicopter and indigenously built corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk,, IN submarine Sindhuraj and P8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft will participate in the exercise.
Daniil Medvedev beat Dominic Thiem to win ATP Tour Finals 2020
* In Tennis, Daniil Medvedev (Russia) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) to win the 2020 ATP Tour Finals, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, held in London on 22 November 2020.
* This is the biggest title of his career. The 24-year-old will finish the year at fourth position in the world rankings.
Indian Army Successfully Testfires Land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman and Nicobar Islands
* India successfully test-fired a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory on 24 November 2020.
* The supersonic cruise missile successfully hit its target, which was on another island.
* The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world`s fastest operational system in its class.
* DRDO has recently extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km.
* Brahmos is a universal long-range supersonic cruise missile system that can be launched from land, sea and air.
* The missile has been jointly developed by DRDO, India, and NPOM, Russia, through the joint venture BrahMos Aerospace.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan Conferred with Doctor of Science honorary doctorate by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala
* The Visvesvaraya Technological University, of the Government of Karnataka, has conferred the Doctor of Science honorary doctorate upon ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
* The doctorate was presented to the ISRO Chief by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on 21 November 2020.
Delhi Crime bags Best Drama Series at the International Emmy Awards 2020
* The Netflix show, Delhi Crime, has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020.
* Delhi Crime is the first web-series from India to win an International Emmy Award.
* The show is written and directed by Richie Mehta and features actress Shefali Shah as the main character.