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14 nov 2020 current affairs

1. Ministry of Textiles launches '# Local 4 Diwali' campaign

 The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a special campaign called "Local4Diwali" on the occasion of Diwali.

 This campaign has been started to promote Indian handicraft which is a cultural heritage of the country as well as a means of livelihood for many people.

 According to the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major area of ​​women empowerment as about 55% of the workers and artisans are women.

 The main objective of the "# Local 4 Diwali" campaign is to urge people to buy and gift Indian handicraft products on this Diwali.

 The basic objective of this campaign is to encourage Indian handicrafts and artisans.

 This campaign will help handicraft artisans and workers to increase their sales and promote their businesses.

 After promoting the idea of ​​"Vocal for Local" by PM Modi, every region is working towards promoting local businesses and strengthening the self-reliant India campaign.

 Important facts for the examinations coming from the above news-

 Textiles Minister: Smriti Zubin Irani.

 International news

 2. Aung San Suu Kyi's party registered a major victory in Myanmar elections

 The Myanmar ruling party, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has won a resounding recent elections.

 The National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a total of 400 seats, while the opposition party Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) managed to win only 21 seats.

 Nearly 38 million ballots voted to elect the National League of Democracy (NLD) party for a second term.

 The NLD must win at least 2/3 of the elected seats to win this election.

 Important facts for the examinations coming from the above news-

 Myanmar Capital: Napidah.

 Myanmar Currency: Kyat

 Banking news

 3. IFSCA Approves IFSC Banking Regulations, 2020

 A meeting was organized in New Delhi by the International Financial Services Centers Authority.

 The IFSC Authority approved the International Financial Services Center Authority (Banking) Regulations, 2020 after detailed deliberations in the meeting.

 The meeting gave its approval to the draft Banking Regulations, which paves the way for implementing appropriate rules for various aspects of banking operations, which would be acceptable in the IFSC.

 As banking is one of the key focus areas of IFSC, banking regulations will help it reach its desired potential.

 Important facts for the examinations coming from the above news-

 President of IFSCA: Injeti Srinivas.

 Headquarters of IFSCA: Gandhinagar, Gujarat

 Important day

 4. World Diabetes Day: 14 November

 Every year on November 14, World Diabetes Day is celebrated as World Diabetes Day.

 The campaign aims to raise awareness about nurses who play an important role in helping people suffering from diabetes.

 The theme of World Diabetes Day 2020 is "The Nurse and Diabetes".

 The General Assembly adopted Proposition 61/225 in the year 2007 to celebrate November 14 as World Diabetes Day.

 The day reported that "there is an urgent need to advance multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and to provide access to treatment and healthcare education".

 Miscellaneous news

 5. IRCTC to launch 'Bharat Darshan Yatra' in December

 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is going to launch 'Bharat Darshan-Bharat Dakshin Yatra' from 12 December.

 The Bharat Darshan Yatra will run from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18.  The theme of this trip will be 'Show India to Indians'.

 The boarding and disembarkation of this tourist train will be available at Secunderabad, Khammam, Nellore, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ongole and Renigunta.

 The train will have 12 sleeper coaches, 3-tier AC coaches and a pantry car.

 The sleeper coach fare will be Rs 7,140 and the 3-tier AC coach fare will be Rs 8,610.

 For all tourists, overnight stay will be provided in the dormitories or Dharamshalas.

 Tourists will also be provided with morning tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner and a bottle of water daily.

 Rail authorities will arrange fare sharing in trains and non-AC bus transport based on tour escort and security.

 In January 2019, IRCTC started booking for Shirdi Sai Baba's Darshan ticket on its website.

 Important facts for the examinations coming from the above news-

 IRCTC was incorporated on 27 September 1999.

 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary organization of Indian Railways.

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14 nov 2020 current affairs

1. Ministry of Textiles launches '# Local 4 Diwali' campaign  The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a special campaign called ...