Current Affairs - November, 2020

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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WPI inflation at 1.48% in October 2020; Increased for third consecutive month

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) increased to 1.48% in October 2020. This was the highest in the past eight months. Key Highlights The inflation rate based on WPI Food Index fell from 6.92% in September 2020 t0 5.78% in October 2020. The WPI manufacturing increased to 2.12% in October 2020 as compared to 1.61% in ..

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Current Affairs – November 17, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for November 17, 2020 India Nitish Kumar appointed as Chief Minister of Bihar On November 16, 2020, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Biahr by Governor Phagu Chauhan. The 69-year-old CM had continuously run as CM of Bihar since 2005. Only between 2014-15, Jitan am Manjhi ..

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Aryna Sabalenka wins Linz Title; replaces Serena Williams in top 10 ranking

On November 16, 2020, Aryna Sabalenka won the Linz Open. The 22-year old Belarusian traded places with Serena Williams who has dropped to 11th in ranking. Serena has not played since French Open due to her Achilles injury. Aryna Sabalenka She is a Belarusian Tennis player. She has been ranked at number 9 in singles ..

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DIPAM and World Bank sign Agreement

On November 16, 2020, DIPAM (Department of Investment and Public Asset Management) signed an agreement with World Bank. Under the agreement, the World Bank will provide advisory services on asset monetization. What is Asset Monetisation? Asset Monetisation is creating new sources of revenue by unlocking underutilized or untilised public assets. What is DIPAM’s Plan on ..

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