Current Affairs – November 22, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for November 22, 2020

India

Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance   signed

The Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance has been promulgated in the state to prevent cyberattacks against women and children which the opposition had alleged would curtail freedom of expression.

Canadian university to return statue of goddess Annapoorna

Canada-based University of Regina is to return a statue of Hindu goddess Annapoorna to India. The statue was stolen from a shrine in Varanasi more than 100 years ago

India’s first Moss Garden opens in Uttarakhand

India’s first moss garden was developed in Nainital of Uttarakhand. The garden was developed to conserve the various species of moss and other bryophytes.

Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2020 announced

The 10th edition of the Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2020 have been announced. Around 75 people have won the award.

Economy & Corporate

Foreign exchange reserves touches historical high of USD 572.771 billion

The foreign exchange reserves have raised by USD 4.277 billion.  The gold reserves declined by USD 1.233 billion and was at USD 36.354 billion. The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was at at USD 1.488 billion.

GoI approved 28 Food Processing Projects in 10 states

The Government of India approved 28 Food Processing Projects worth over Rs. 320 crore in 10 states. They were approved under the Scheme for Creation and Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC). The projects were approved in the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting.

CAG G. C. Murmu elected External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union

The CAG of India, Girish Chandra Murmu, has been elected External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union, Geneva, for a three-year term.

World

15th G20 Summit being held on Nov 20-21

15th G20 Summit, chaired by Saudi Arabia, is being held on November 20-21, 2020. Theme: “Realising the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”.

Leaders’ summit of 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation held

Leaders from the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) attended the summit. The Putrajaya Vision 2040, a new 20-year growth vision to replace the Bogor Goals was adopted during the summit.

World Television Day celebrated on Nov 21

The World Television Day was observed on November 21, 2020.  On the occasion, the United Nations held the first World Television Forum to discuss the growing significance of television in today’s changing world.

World Fisheries Day celebrated on Nov 21

World Fisheries Day was celebrated to highlight the importance of healthy oceans ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.

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