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Barack Obama publishes book “A Promised Land”

On November 17, 2020, the former President of the United States Barack Obama published a memoir called “A Promised Land”. It is the first of the two volumes that Obama had written during his tenure as President of United States which is between 2009 and 2017. Highlights The book concludes with the killing of Osama ..

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Education Minister inaugurated Lilavati Awards, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the Lilavati Awards. The award is an initiative of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Highlights of Lilavati Award 2020 The Lilavati Award aims to recognise the efforts of AICTE affiliated institutions in treating women. The Lilavati Awards are to be presented ..

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Kris Gopalakrishnan appointed the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

On November 17, 2020, Kris Gopalakrishnan, the former co-chairman and co-founder of Infosys was appointed as the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub. He was appointed by the Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank Innovation Hub aims to promote innovation across financial sector. Reserve Bank Innovation Hub The RBI set up the hub ..

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Why did the Peruvian President Manuel Merino resign?

On November 15, 2020, the Peruvian President Manuel Merino was forced out of power (meaning forced to resign). What is the issue? On November 9, 2020, Martin Vizcarra, predecessor of Manuel was impeached by the Peruvian Legislature. He was impeached on the grounds of unproven charges of corruption. Vizcarra is not affiliated with any political ..

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PM Modi unveils “Statue of Peace”

On November 16, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled “Statue of Peace”. The statue is being unveiled to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Jain Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj. About the Statue of Peace The statue is made of Ashtadhatu. Ashtadhatu is an octo-alloy. The alloy is mainly used in casting metallic ..

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