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Top Headlines 8th November 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 8th November 2020 EducationBro
Top Headlines 8th November 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 8th November 2020: EducationBro

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I. PM Modi to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi on 9th November
  1. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi on 9th November at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. 
  2. The total cost implication of these projects is Rs. 614 crores. Prime Minister will also interact with the beneficiaries of these projects during the event. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will also be present on the occasion.
  3. The projects to be inaugurated include Sarnath Light and Sound show, upgradation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital Ramnagar, sewerage related works, infrastructure facilities for protection and conservation of cows, multipurpose seed storehouse, agriculture produce warehouse of 100 MT, IPDS phase 2, a housing complex for players in Sampurnanand Stadium, Varanasi city smart lighting work, along with 105 Anganwadi Kendras and 102 Gau Ashray Kendras.

II. Atal Innovation Mission and Sirius (Russia) Launch ‘AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’
  1. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Sirius, Russia, today launched ‘AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’– a 14-day virtual programme for Indian and Russian schoolchildren.
  2. The first Indo-Russian bilateral youth innovation initiative, the AIM–Sirius programme seeks to develop technological solutions (both web- and mobile-based) for the two countries.
  3. Over a two-week programme, from 7–21 November 2020, 48 students and 16 educators and mentors will create 8 virtual products and mobile applications addressing global challenges–– across a range of areas such as culture, distance education, applied cognitive science, health and well-being, sports, fitness, and games training, chemistry, artificial intelligence, and digital financial assets––in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

III. Joe Biden beat Donald Trump to become 46th US President; Kamala Harris to be first woman Vice President: Quick Highlights
  1. Democrat Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, Kamala Harris to be first woman Vice President.
  2. In a very closely fought presidential election which witnessed many cliffhanger episodes, Joe Biden clinched the race from the Republican candidate Donald Trump by securing 273 electoral votes. The winning moment was decided when the Democrats made a stamping lead in the state of Pennsylvania sealing their victory in one of the most crucial swing states.

IV. Nagaland to host the Hornbill Festival 2020 virtually: Highlights with Details
  1. Nagaland Tourism Department has informed that the state government decided to celebrate the Hornbill Festival 2020 in a complete virtual mode only through various audio visual media channels and Social Media platforms.
  2. The content for the virtual festival will be sourced from Government archives.

V. PM Modi announces change of name of Shipping Ministry to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
  1. Prime Minister said, Government is changing the name of the Ministry of Shipping and it will be known as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Mr. Modi has said that to reduce the expenditure on logistics, India is fast developing multimodal connectivity.

VI. CCI organises virtual Workshop of BRICS Competition Agencies on Competition Issues in Automotive Sector
  1. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), organised a virtual workshop of BRICS Competition Agencies on “Competition Issues in Automotive Sector” during 05-06 November 2020. 
  2. The CCI is the project co-lead of the Automotive Working Group (AWG) along with Competition Commission, South Africa. The Workshop was declared open by the Chairperson CCI, Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta in the presence of Members of the Commission, Smt. Sangeeta Verma and Shri Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi. The Workshop was attended by senior officers of BRICS Competition Agencies.

VII. Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra elected to key United Nations committee
  1. India’s Vidisha Maitra was elected to the UN body - Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) with strong support of the member states.
  2. India's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti expressed gratitude to the member states in reposing faith in India's candidate.

VIII. FASTags to be mandatory for all four wheelers from 1st January, 2021: Point-to-Point Details
  1. Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a notification making FASTag mandatory to be available by 1st of January 2021. This will apply to old vehicles as well as M and N category of motor vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017.
  2. As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, since 1st December 2017, the FASTag had been made mandatory for all registration of new four wheeled Vehicles and is being supplied by the Vehicle Manufacturer or their dealers. It had further been mandated that the renewal of fitness certificate will be done only after the fitment of FASTag for the Transport Vehicles.

IX. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses 51st Annual Convocation of IIT Delhi
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the 51st Annual Convocation Ceremony of IIT Delhi as Chief Guest via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and MoS for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre were present on the occasion. Secretary, Higher Education, Shri Amit Khare, Director, IIT Delhi, Shri V. Ramgopal Rao, and senior officials of the Ministry also participated on the occasion.

X. Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 67.32 crore to six Khelo India State Centres of Excellence
  1. The Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) and they will now be upgraded at a consolidated budget estimate of Rs 67.32 crore for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent.

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