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Today Top Current Affairs 16 November 2020

Today Top Current Affairs 16 November 2020

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National

UP’s Keetham lake as Ramsar site

UP's Keetham lake
UP’s Keetham lake

The Keetham lake has been picked for Ramsar site list. it is located in Agra of Uttar Pradesh. The Keetham lake is also called as Sur Sarovar.

Ramsar site

  • it is known as a wetland site that is assigned to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. the Ramsar name is taken from the Ramsar City of Iran.
  • The main objective of it is to develop and maintain an international network of wetlands. the role of these Ramsar sites is important for global biological diversity conservation.

First children Tram library in the world

First children Tram library
First children Tram library

The Kolkata has received the first library on the tram for children on the moment of Children’s Day on 14th November.

What is tram?

  • it is a rail vehicle that will be operated on tramway tracks along public streets.
  • Due to this, Kolkata Young Reader’s Tramcar has become the 1st tram library across the world.

Tram Routes –

  • Shyambazar – Esplanade
  • Esplanade – Gariahat

Tram Timing –

  • Daily – morning – evening.

Developed by –

  • West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) has Developed it with the collaboration of Apeejay Anand Children’s Library. the Library will contain over 1,000 books.

International

Biggest free trade deal of the world

On 15th November 2020, China led the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. in which, 15 nations from the Asia Pacific decided to sign the world’s biggest free trade deal.

  • The deal is also known as ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)’. it has become the world’s largest trading bloc.

Countries signed RCEP deal –

  • South Korea
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

 10 member of ASEAN

  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Brunei 

Sports

Lewis Hamilton earned F1 Turkish Grand Prix 2020

Lewis Hamilton

On 15th November, The Mercedes-Great Britain F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has received the Turkish Grand Prix 2020.

  • After winning the title, he got his 10th win of the season and it was 94th F1 win of his career.
  • Moreover, he has equalled Michael Schumacher’s record.
  • Followed by Racing Point-BWT- Mexico Driver Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel received 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the race.

Obituary

85 years Soumitra Chatterjee​ died

Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee

The noted Bengali actor Shri Soumitra Chatterjee has taken his last breath at the age of 85. he earned Dadasaheb Phalke award in his life.

  • He got fame after meeting with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray. he also acted in 14 movies with Satyajit Ray.
  • In the year 2004, he received the Padma Bhushan by Indian Govt. he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 2012.
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is known as the highest award for cinema in India.

Important Days

International Day for Tolerance 2020

International Day for Tolerance
International Day for Tolerance

The day of 16th November is being observed as International Day for Tolerance across the world.

  • The aim of this day is to create awareness among people regarding the dangers of intolerance.
  • In the year 1995, UNESCO declared this day. in 2020, it is the 15th anniversary.

National Press Day 2020

National Press Day
National Press Day

Every year, National Press Day comes on 16th November in India. it aims to mark free and responsible press. On this day, the Press Council of India began its functioning.



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