Today Top Current Affairs 11 November 2020
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Saffron Production in India
In the Jammu & Kashmir, the Saffron was produced in a limited geographical area. but, its production has been spread to the North East of India.
- The common area Pampore region is called a Saffron bowl of Kashmir state. because of this region the biggest contributor of saffron production in the country. then, it is produced in Srinagar, Budgam and Kishtiwar regions.
- The Centre wants to examine the feasibility of producing saffron in North East region of India and want to produce Saffron with the same quality and higher quantity.
- NECTAR organized some tests on Sikkim’s soil and they found the soil is suitable for producing Saffron.
BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meet
On 9th November 2020, the first-ever BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meet was conducted and Russia played a role as Chairmanship of the meet. the meet was organized through a video-conference.
- The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also became part of this meet. the issues such as the BRICS Economic and Financial Cooperation agenda 2020 were highlighted during the meeting.
- Other discussions were made on issues such as the G20 Saudi Presidency in 2020, encouragement for infrastructure investments and the New Development Bank’s membership.
GI tag to Tezpur Litchi
The Tezpur Litchi of Assam state received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The GI tag helps to make an item an accurate proof and stops to produce items elsewhere.
- The products are given A GI tag that will have a particular geographical area or an origin.
- After getting a GI tag, Items will obtain a global recognition and states can sell their GI tagged products beyond the national borders.
Akshay Kumar Singh as Petronet LNG MD and CEO
The Akshay Kumar Singh is chosen as new chief executive (CEO) and managing director (MD) for Petronet LNG Ltd. Petronet LNG Ltd is one of the largest gas importer company. Akshay Kumar has served as the director of Indian Oil Corp (IOC).
- He is going to take place of Prabhat Singh. Prabhat Singh has ended his term on 13th Spet 2020. Prabhat was appointed for a period of five years.
- Petronet is known as a joint venture of BPCL, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), IOC and GAIL.
Your Best Day Is Today! book by Anupam Kher
The famous and noted actor Anupam Kher has revealed his new book named “Your Best Day Is Today!”
- With the help of the book, Anupam Kher is sharing his experiences during dangerous COVID-19 disease and countrywide lockdown.
- he also highlights ups and downs in the country while lockdown. also included his mother Dulari and brother Raju Kher got infected with COVID-19 virus.
- This is his 3rd book Anupam Kher.
82 years old Ken Spears passed away
82 years old Ken Spears passed away. he was an American television editor and along with it, he was also writer and producer. Ken Spears played an important role in creating animated series named “Scooby-Doo”.
- Moreover, he established Ruby-Spears Productions company in the collaboration of late Joe Ruby.
National Education Day 2020
Indian citizens are celebrating 11th November as National Education Day. this day also remembers the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Maulana Azad became the 1st education minister after freedom of the country.
- In the year 2008, Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry declared to observe this day on 11 September every year.
- Maulana Azad had served between 15 August 1947 and 2 February 1958 as an education minister.