In this post, we are provideing November 2020 Quick Points pdf. it covers Important Days with Theme, Appointments November 2020, Summits & Conferences, Awards & Honors, sports, Agreements & MoUs, and a lot more.
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November 2020 Quick Points Important Days with Theme
|Important Days in November|
|Date||Observation Day with Theme|
|1st November||World Vegan Day|
|1st November||Haryana Day|
|2nd November||International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists|
|5th November||World Tsunami Awareness Day|
|6th November||International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict|
|7th November||National Cancer Awareness Day|
|8th November||International Day of Running / World Run Day|
|8th November||International Day of Radiology|
Motto- “Radiologists and radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19”
|8th November||World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day|
|9th November||National Legal Services Day|
|9th November||National Entrepreneurship Day|
|9th November||World Usability Day|
|10th November||World Science Day for Peace and Development.|
Theme- “Science for and with Society”
|11th November||National Education Day (India)|
|2nd Thursday of November||World Quality Day|
|12th November||World Usability Day / Make Things Easier Day|
|12th November||World Pneumonia Day|
|12th November||Public Service Broadcasting Day|
|12th 18th November||World Antibiotic Awareness Week|
|13th November||World Kindness Day|
Theme-“The World We Make – Inspire Kindness”
|13th November||National Ayurveda Day (Dhanwantri Jayanti)|
|14th November||Children’s Day|
|14th November||World Diabetes Day|
Theme-“The Nurse and Diabetes.”
|15th November||World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims|
|16th November||National Press Day in India|
|16th November||International Day for Tolerance|
|3rd Thursday of November||World Philosophy Day|
|17th November||International Students’ Day|
|17th November||National Epilepsy Day|
|18th November||Naturopathy Day|
|18th November||World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day|
Theme-“Living Well with COPD-Everybody, Everywhere”.
|19th November||International Men’s Day|
|19th November||World Toilet Day (WTD)|
Theme- “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”.
|19th November (3rd Thursday)||World Philosophy Day|
|19th November||National Integration Day|
|19th– 25th November||Communal Harmony Week|
|20th November||Universal Children’s Day|
|20th November||UN Africa Industrialization Day|
|20th November||The Welfare of Minorities Day|
|21st November||World Television Day|
|21st November||World Hello Day|
|21st November||Linguistic Harmony Day|
|21st November||World Fisheries day|
|22nd November||Weaker Sections Day|
|23rd November||Cultural Unity Day|
|25th November||International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW)|
Theme- “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
|26th November||Samvidhan Divas / Constitution Day|
|26th November||National Law Day|
|26th November||National Milk Day|
|26th November||Anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks|
|27th November||Indian Organ Donation Day|
|30th November||National flag day|
|30th November||Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare|
|15th-21st November||National Newborn Week|
Theme-“Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn at every health facility and everywhere”.
|16th-22nd November||National Pharmacy Week (NPW)|
Theme- “Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals”
|23rd-27th November||Aviation Safety Awareness Week|
Appointments November 2020
|Name of Person||Designation|
|AK Gupta||MD and CEO of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL)|
|Aung San Suu Kyi||First and incumbent State Counsellor, Myanmar|
|Akshay Kumar Singh||MD and CEO of Petronet LNG Ltd|
|Alassane Ouattara||President of Ivory Coast|
|Arun Goel||Head the committee set up by GOI to strengthen Capital Goods Sector|
|Chacha Chaudhary||Brand Ambassador for Namami Gange Project|
|Dilip Rath||Board of International Dairy Federation (IDF)|
|Duarte Pacheco||30th President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)|
|Greg Barclay (New Zealand)||Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar|
|Gyanendro Ningombam||President of Hockey India(Manipur’s)|
|John Magufuli||President of Tanzania|
|Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.||President of the United States(46th)|
|Kamala Harris||Vice President of the United States|
|Lt Gen. Harpal Singh||New Engineer in Chief of Indian Army|
|M.M. Kutty||chairperson of Commission for Air Quality Management(CAQM)|
|Maia Sandu||First Women President of Moldova|
|Major Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary||DG of Border Roads Organisation (BRO)|
|Michael Holding||Patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation|
|Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad||Senior Vice President of Hockey India|
|Navneet Munot||MD and CEO of HDFC Mutual Funds|
|Nitish Kumar||Chief Minister of Bihar(7th term)|
|Piercristiano Brazzale||President of International Dairy Federation (IDF)|
|Priyanca Radhakrishnan||Indian origin minister of New Zealand|
|PVG Menon||CEO of Electronics Sector Skill Council of India(ESSCI)|
|Rajiv Jalota||Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust|
|Rajk Kummar Rao||Brand Ambassador for Syska Group|
|Rohit Sharma||Brand Ambassador for Financepeer|
|Sanjay Kumar Mishra||Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED)|
|Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan||First Chairperson of the ‘Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)’|
|Smriti Mandhana||Brand Ambassador for Equitas Small Finance Bank (ESFB)|
|Vidisha Maitra||UN advisory committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions|
|Virat Kohli||Brand ambassador for Vize|
|VK Saraswat||Head the committee formed by NITI Aayog|
|Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha||Chief Information Commissioner of Central Information Commission|
November 2020 Awards & Honors
|Emmett Leahy Award 2020||Dr. Dinesh Katre|
|Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2020||Paul Zacharia(Malayalam writer)|
|JC Daniel Award for lifetime contribution to Malayalam Cinema||Hariharan|
|JCB Prize in Literature for 2020||S Hareesh(Malayalam author)|
|Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020||Azim Premji|
|Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2020||Ruskin Bond|
|Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) Golden Jubilee||Dr K S Subramanian|
|International Children’s Peace Prize 2020||Sadat Rahman|
|2020 Booker Prize for Fiction||Douglas Stuart|
|Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award||Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’|
|Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskar2020||Naseeruddin Shah|
|Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar2020||Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik|
|AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants) lifetime Achievement Award 2020||Dr. Bish Agrawal|
|Eligible for 2021 Oscar nomination||‘Natkhat’(Vidya Balan’s short film)|
|National Water Awards(NWAs) for 2019||Tamil Nadu|
|Global award for doubling the tiger population||Pilibhit Tiger Reserve,UP|
|Doctor of Science Honorary doctorate||K Sivan(ISRO Chairman)|
|Prof. A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award 2020||Dr Susanta Kar|
|International Children’s Peace Prize 2020||Sadat Rahman(Bangladesh)|
|Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020||“ Quarantine”|
|Booker Prize2020||Douglas Stuart (Scottish Author) For novel “Shuggie Bain”|
|Palghar CSR Award 2020||Raah Foundation|
|Best Drama Series award at 48th International Emmys||Delhi Crime|
|Children’s Climate Prize||Vinisha Umashankar (14-year old 9th class student from Tamil Nadu)|
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Books & Authors
|Books||Name of Author/Released by|
|“Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy”||Tamal Bandyopadhyay|
|“Till We Win”: Book on Covid 19||Randeep Guleria (AIIMS Director)|
|“Rasaathi” on transgenders||Sasindran Kallinkeel|
|“Your Best Day Is Today!”||Anupam Kher|
|“Thavaasmi: Life and Skills through the lens of Ramayana”||Rallabandi Srirama Chakradhar &co-author by Amara Sarada Deepthi.|
|“Majhi Bhint”||Rajendra Darda|
|“I Am No Messiah”||Sonu Sood(autobiography) Co-authored by Meena Iyer|
|“Boskiyana” (House of Gulzar in Mumbai)||Edited and Compiled by Yashwant Vyas|
published by Radhakrishna Prakashan
|“Life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”||Kirpal Singh Ji|
|‘The Republican Ethic Volume III’ and ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’||Released by Rajnath Singh|
|“Age Of Pandemics (1817-1920): How they shaped India and the World”||Chinmay Tumbe (Published by Harper Collins)|
|“Insomnia: Army Stories”||Rachna Bisht Rawat (Published by Penguin)|
|“Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy”||Supriya Vani and Carl A Harte|
|“How to Be a Writer”||Ruskin Bond (Published by HarperCollins India)|
|“Majhi Bhint (My Wall)”||Rajendra Darda (Released by Bhagat Singh Koshyari)|
|“Reporting India”||Prem Prakash (Published by Penguin Random House India)|
|“The Battle of Belonging”||Shashi Tharoor|
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) wins F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2020.
- Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Turkish Grand Prix 2020.
- Shane Watson (Australian all-rounder) retires from all forms of cricket.
- Jio named title sponsor for BCCI’s Women T20 Challenge 2020 which played from 4th November to 9th November in
- Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Sanjeetand Ashish Kumar have won gold medals at Alexis Valentine International Boxing Tournament held in Nantes, France.
- West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels retires from all forms of cricket.
- Daniil Medvedev (Russian)wins Paris Master 2020 in badminton.
- Mumbai Indians wins (5th times) IPL 2020 trophy to defeated Delhi Capitals.
- China’s Chen Meng won the ITTF International Table Tennis Federation(ITTF) Women’s World Cup title in held in Weihai, China.
- Daniil Medvedev (Russia) won the 2020 ATP Tour Finals,held in London.
- Sudeep Tyagi,Indian Cricketer has announced his retirement from all forms of the cricket.
- U-17 Women’s World Cup, 2021which was scheduled to be held in India, has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic
- Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)partnership with Mobile Premier League (MPL) Sports as Official Kit Sponsor.
- Novak Djokovic(Serbian tennis star) has given the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy on 15 November 2020.
- Virat Kohli becomes fastest to reach 22,000 international runs in his 462nd innings.
November 2020 Summits & Conferences
- 2020 Annual Political Dialogue Virtual meeting between India and GCC Troika led by Union Minister for External Affairs, Dr S. Jaishankar.
- 40th Meeting of the SAARCFINANCE Governors by Chairmanship of Reserve Bank of India Governor, Shaktikanta Das from India.
- 17th ASEAN-India Summit Virtual meeting led by Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
- 15th East Asia Summit 2020 Virtual meeting led by Union Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar.
- 8th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Virtual meeting headed by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan.
- 15th edition of G20 Summit Virtual meeting by Chairmanship of PM of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
- India-Italy Virtual Bilateral Summit 2020 was held virtually on 6th November 2020.
- PM Modi Chairs Virtual Global Investor Roundtable (VGIR) 2020.
- Dharmendra Pradhan co-chairs 4th Meeting of the OPEC-India Dialogue.
- Hardeep S. Puri Minister of State (IC) Housing and Urban Affairs inaugurates 13th Urban Mobility India Conference 2020 on the theme “Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility”.
- 20th Summit of SCO Council of Heads of Statewas held on November 10, 2020, in Video Conference Format. chaired by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led the Indian delegation.
Agreements & MoUs of November
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IOCL||To optimize both biomass gasification and hydrogen purification processes.|
|IBM with Indian Oil Corporation||For digital services|
|ICICI Lombard with FreePaycard||to offer health insurance solutions|
|Prasar Bharti with BISAG N||To launch DTH educational TV channels to all DD free dish viewers.|
|AAI with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam||To promote the use of electric vehicles and setting up solar power plants at airports of AAI.|
|India and Maldives(4 Agreements)||For cooperation in sports and youth affairs,connectivity project, setting of plant and soil testing labs.|
|EESL with DNRE, Goa||To discuss and plan the implementation of India’s first 100 MW decentralized solar convergence project.|
|GOI with Compressed Bio Gas Plants||To set up Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) Plants all over India.|
|FICCI FLO with IESC of IIM Shillong||To build initial startup cost and will thus help to establish a business in a short time span.|
|India with Finland||To develop technological, scientific and management based capabilities which will conserve the biodiversity and will enhance environmental protection.|
|BSE with Mission Youth, Govt. of J&K||To spread financial awareness, support economic development, develop sustainable livelihood in J&K.|
|India and Israel||For cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.|
|India’s CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) and the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA)||For cooperation in medical Product Regulation.|
|Ministry of Communications, India and UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS)||For cooperation in the area of Telecommunications/Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).|
|India and Spain||For developing technical and scientific collaborations in the field of astronomy.|
|Vereniging van Registercontrollers(VRC), the Netherlands and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)||For the development of the Financial, Accounting, and Audit Knowledge.|
|BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)||Cooperation in Sports and promoting Physical Culture.|
Science & Technology
- PM Modi launches India’s first seaplane service in Gujarat between the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya Narmada district and Sabarmati Riverfront in
- India Successfully test-fires BrahMos Missile from Sukhoi 30 MKI platform in the Bay of Bengal.
- India’s first of its kind solar energy-driven miniature train was inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village, Kerala.
- India-Pak border to light up with 8000MW renewable park which will comprise 4,310 MW of wind energy; 3,760 MW of solar energy and 120 MW of power from biomass.
- India successfully test-fires enhanced version of PINAKA rocket system by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)from Chandipur,
- India’s special forces conducted a ‘Bull Strike’ tri-service exercise at Teressa Island in the Nicobar Group of Islands.
- ISRO launches PSLV C49 with 10 satellites.
- Digital/Online Media (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar) now under government regulation under the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- China launches the world’s first 6G experiment satellite developed by Argentinian company Satellogic.
- Indian Astronomers collaborate with 2020 Nobel Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea Ghezfor the design of back-end instruments and possible science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
- Indian Navy launches 5th Scorpene Submarine “Vagir” at Mazagon Dock of south Mumbai.
- SpaceX launches 4 astronauts into space (3 Americans, 1 Japanese)to the International Space Station.
- DRDO flags off first ‘Varunastra’ Heavy Weight Torpedo (HWT), Varunastra.
- China launches a historic “Chang’e-5” mission to the moon to Collect Lunar Samples.
- India becomes 4th nation recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for navigation satellite system for operation in the Indian Ocean Region.
- NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched ‘Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite’, to monitor the rising global sea level.
- India-Singapore Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 organized from 23rd to 25th November 2020 in the Andaman Sea.
- The first coal-based power plant(2,400MW) of Arab Gulf country being developed in Saih Shuaib, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Apps, Portals, Scheme, Programme& Campaign November 2020
- Indian Railways launches the ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative for the security of women to provide safety and security to women passengers during their train journeys.
- Harsh Vardhan launches SERB-POWER (Science and Engineering Research Board – Promoting Opportunities For Women in Exploratory Research) schemes to support women scientists
- 1st solar-based water supply project of India launched in Arunachal Pradesh.
- PM Modi inaugurates ‘Arogya Van’ in Gujarat’s Narmada district around 380 species of plants and trees with rich medicinal values.
- India’s first ‘tyre park’ to come up in West Bengal where artworks made from scrap and defective parts will be on display.
- Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” at Guruvayur in Kerala.
- Bangladesh and the US launch joint naval exercise CARAT Bangladesh 2020.
- Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC), Uttarakhand has launched an initiative named Plastic Lao MASK LE JAO to fight against Covid-19.
- Two-day joint coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ launched at Paradip Coast, Odisha.
- Kerala government launches “Parivarthanam” scheme for better livelihood of fishing community.
- AIM and Sirius jointly launch ‘AIM-Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’, a 14-day virtual programme for Indian and Russian schoolchildren.
- RBI to evaluate the impact of ‘RBI Kehta Hai’ campaign in 14 languages to educate the public about safe banking and financial practices.
- Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched a mobile app “Secha Samadhan” for irrigation problems.
- HDFC Bank launches SmartHub Merchant Solutions 3.0 for Small and mid-size enterprises(SMEs).
- Paytm launches “Payout Links” for small businesses.
- Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Roadmap to Aatma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh 2023’ .The focus will be on health and education in the state
- Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Launches ‘Project Air Care’ in Gurgaon to combat rising Air Pollution.
|Person Name||Associated Field|
|Ahmed Patel||Senior Congress leader|
|Aly Zaker||Bangladeshi actor|
|Arjun Prajapati||Padma Shri awardee and sculptor|
|Ashiesh Roy||TV Actor|
|Ashish Kakkad||Filmmaker, actor|
|Asif Basra||Bollywood actor|
|Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ||Author and Gujarati columnist|
|Chandrawati||Haryana’s first woman MP and former Puducherry Lt Governor|
|Diego Maradona||Football player (Argentina)|
|Faqir Chand Kohli||First CEO & founder of Tata Consultancy Services (Padma Bhushan Awardee)|
|Faraaz Khan||Bollywood Actor|
|James Wolfensohn||Former President of World Bank|
|Jerry Rawlings||Ghana’s former president|
|John Thomas Goslin Pereira||Indian Navy’s former Chief of Materials|
|HG Somashekar Rao||Kannada actor|
|Ken Spears||Scooby Doo co creator|
|Maulana Kalbe Sadiq||Islamic scholar, reformer, educationalist, and vice-president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board|
|Mesut Yilmaz||Former Turkish Prime Minister|
|Mridula Sinha||Former Goa Governor|
|Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa||World’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Bahrain|
|R. Duraikannu||Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister|
|Sanchaman Limboo||4th chief Minister of Sikkim|
|Satish Prasad Singh||Former Bihar Chief Minister|
|Satyajit Ghosh||Ex Mohun Bagan defender|
|Sean Connery||Scottish actor (best known for James Bond)|
|Shaik Khaja Hussain||Telugu poet, journalist, scriptwriter|
|T N Krishnan||Violinist (Kerala)|
|Tarun Gogoi||Former Assam Chief Minister|
|TN Krishnan||Violin Maestro|
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