6th November: Today’s News Headlines

Here are Today’s News Headlines of November 6, 2020

India

Three more Rafale Jets arrive in India

On November 5, 2020, the second batch of Rafale jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat. The jets flew non-stop from France. The number of Rafale jets in India has now increased to eight.

COVID-19: SC asks GoI to ban use of UV and disinfectant

On November 5, 2020, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to issue directions to ban the use of disinfectants and ultra violet rays on humans for COVID-19 management. The SC has asked to ban the installation, production and advertisement of disinfection tunnels. These tunnels involve spraying or fumigation of chemical disinfectants on humans.

Economy & Corporate

Global Investor Roundtable, 2020 held virtually

On November 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Virtual Global Investor Roundtable. It was organized by the Ministry of Finance and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. The leading global institutional investors, Indian corporates and the highest decision makers from the Government and Financial Market Regulators attended the conference.

RBI announces Co-Lending Model (CLM)

On November 5, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India came out with a Co-Lending Model (CLM) scheme. Under the scheme, the banks provide loans along with NBFCs. The objective is to improve the flow of credit to the unserved and underserved sector of the economy.

PIF of Saudi Arabia picks up 2.04% stake in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd

On November 5, 2020, Reliance Industries Ltd’s raised Rs 9,555 crore from Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. This increased the total fundraise in the last two months to Rs 47,265 crore. PIF will take a 2.04 per cent stake in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL),

World

1st India -Nordic – Baltic Conclave

On November 5, 2020, the External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addressed the first India -Nordic – Baltic Conclave. The countries agreed to work together for a greener, smarter, digital and innovation-led future. Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

Gen M. M. Naravane conferred honorary rank of General of Nepali Army

On November 5, 2020, the Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane Gen Naravane received the honorary rank of a General of the Nepali Army from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

CARAT: US-Bangladesh Joint Exercise

On November 4, 2020, Bangladesh and US Navies launched CARAT exercise. CARAT is  ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). The exercise focused to expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness between the two countries.

November 5: World Tsunami Day

Every year the World Tsunami Day is observed on November 5. The day is marked to focus on local disaster risk reduction strategies and to save more lives from danger.  This year the day promote “Sendai Seven Campaign,” target (e).

WhatsApp launches ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature

The WhatsApp has launched a new ‘disappearing messages’ feature. If the users activate the feature, the message will stay on for a week before they disappear.

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