12th November: Today’s News Headlines

Here are Today’s News Headlines for November 12, 2020

India

Bihar Assembly election: NDA to form the Government

The Election Commission of India has declared results for the Bihar Election Assembly Election. BJP won 74 seats, RJD-75, JD-43, Congress- 19, CPI-12 and Others-20.

UP and Karantaka Assembly By-elections

In UP Assembly byelections, the BJP won six out of seven seats. The Samajwadi Party won one seat. BJP won both the seats in Karnataka Assembly byelections.

National Water Awards, 2019: Tamil Nadu tops

On November 11, 2020, the National Water Award ceremony was held. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan bagged the first, second and third position respectively.

Ministry of Textiles launches Local for Diwali campaign

The campaign appeals to people to buy dresses and crafts that are manufactured in India to boost and encourage Indian artisans and craftsmen.

November 11: National Education Day

On November 11, 2020, India observed National Education Day marking the anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Economy & Corporate

Viability Gap Funding Scheme: Rs 8,000 crore cleared by Cabinet Committee

On November 11, 2020, the Cabinet committee revamped the viability gap funding envisaging Rs 8,000 crores to encourage PPP investment in infrastructure sector.

The funding is to be used to boost health, education, waste water, solid waste management and water supply, among others.

Union Cabinet approves Production Linked Scheme for 10 sectors

On November 11, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for 10 sectors. These sectors included white goods manufacturing, pharmaceutical, specialised steel, auto, telecom, textile, food products, solar photovoltaic and cell battery.

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal inaugurated at Cuttack

On November 11, 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra said that India has moved from tax terrorism to tax transparency. The PM said this at the inauguration of an office-cum-residential complex of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal at Cuttack.

Digital OTT platforms like Netflix and news portals under govt regulation

Digital current affairs and news portals have been brought under government regulation. The platforms have been brought under the I&B Ministry.

Bank of America organises ‘India: Drivers of Change’ conference

On November 11, 2020, the Union Commerce and Industry, Railways, and Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal ‘India: Drivers of Change’. The conference was organized by the Bank of America. While addressing the conference, the minister invited global investors to invest in India.

World

India-Brazil hold virtual Summit

On November 11, 2020, the External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar held a virtual summit with his Brazillian counterpart. The countries discussed opportunities to strengthen the India-Brazil Strategic Partnership in a post-COVID world.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan attends BRICS Health Ministers Conference

On November 11, 2020, Dr Harsh Vardhan attended BRICS Health Ministers Conference virtually.

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign peace deal

On November 10, 2020, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a peace deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russian peacekeepers would be deployed along the frontline in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers resign

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have resigned following a move by the city’s government. The city government disqualified four pro-democracy legislators. The disqualifications came after China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution stating that those who support Hong Kong’s independence or refuse to acknowledge China’s sovereignty over the city should be disqualified.

Saeb Erekat, Longtime spokesman for the Palestinians, dies at 65

On November 10, 2020, Saeb Erekat, a spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades, died 2020 at the age of 65 from coronavirus.

Bahrain: Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, country’s PM since 1971, dies at 84

On November 11, 2020, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, died at the age of 84. He was Bahrain’s prime minister since the country’s independence in 1971.  Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (70) is the King of Bahrain. Bahrain is the home base of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

Sports

IPL: Mumbai Indians win 2020

On November 10, 2020, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets. This was the fifth IPL title for the Mumbai Indians, having appeared in the finals for six times.

IPL 2020 Awards
  • Purple Cap Award: Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Capitals; The highest number of wickets: 30 in 17 matches.
  • Orange Cap: K. L. Rahul of Kings XI Punjab; making most runs: 670 runs in 14 matches.
  • Most Valuable Player award: Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals.
  • Fairplay award: Mumbai Indians.
  • Emerging player award: Devdutt Padikkal (473 runs in 15 matches) of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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