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Daily Current Affairs 7th 8th November 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7th 8th November 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 7th 8th November 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 7th 8th November 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

  • The Ministry of Shipping is expanded and renamed as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Shipping: Mansukh L. Mandaviya.

International News

1. US presidential election

  • Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th President of USA.
  • Both Biden and Trump received more than 70 million votes, beating Barack Obama’s record of 69.5 million votes from 2008. With more than 75 million votes, Biden received the most votes ever cast for a U.S. presidential candidate.
  • This election was the first since 1992 in which an incumbent president failed to win re-election to a second term.

2. World’s Biggest Pink Diamond Mine

  • World’s Biggest Pink Diamond Mine ‘Argyle mine’ in Kimberley region of Western Australia has stopped the production.
  • Australia: Prime minister: Scott Morrison || Capital: Canberra || Currency: Australian dollar

3. India-Italy Virtual Bilateral Summit 2020

  • India-Italy Virtual Bilateral Summit 2020 was concluded.
  • It was attended by the Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister of Italy Prof. Giuseppe Conte.
  • President of Italy: Sergio Mattarella || Capital of Italy: Rome || Currency of Italy: Euro.

4. OPEC-India Dialogue

  • The 4th OPEC-India Dialogue was hosted by the OPEC Secretariat and Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization of 13 nations. Founded on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members, it has since 1965 been headquartered in Vienna, Austria, although Austria is not an OPEC member state.
  • OPEC: Headquarters: Vienna, Austria || Secretary general: Mohammed Barkindo

Financial News

1. WhatsApp Pay

  • WhatsApp has received the approval from the National Payments Corporation of India to launch its UPI based payments services in India
  • WhatsApp has partnered with five Indian banks to process its payment services.
  • These are State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Jio Payments Bank.

2. ‘RBI Kehta Hai’ Campaign

  • Reserve Bank of India has launched multi-media public awareness campaign ‘RBI Kehta Hai’.
  • RBI: Governor: Shaktikanta Das || Headquarters: Mumbai || Founder: British Raj || Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Important Appointments

1. New President of Hockey India

  • Gyanendro Ningombam has become new president of Hockey India.
  • Hockey India: Founded: 20 May 2009 || Headquarters: New Delhi.

Important Days

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1. National Cancer Awareness Day 2020

  • The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed annually in India on November 7.
  • The World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February.

2. International Day of Radiology

  • The International Day of Radiology is an annual event promoting the role of medical imaging in modern healthcare. It is celebrated on November 8 each year and coincides with the anniversary of the discovery of x-rays.
  • Theme: ‘Radiologists and radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19’.

Agreements and MoUs

1. Airports Authority of India with NTPC

  • Airports Authority of India has signed an MoU with NTPC to promote usage of electric vehicles and set up solar power plants at the airports.
  • Airports Authority of India: Chairman: Arvind Singh || Headquarters: New Delhi.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. Honorary Rank of General of Nepali Army

  • Army Chief General MM Naravane has conferred Honorary Rank of General of Nepali Army by President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari.
  • Nepal: Capital: Kathmandu || Prime minister: KP Sharma Oli

Military Exercises

1. Exercise Sagar Kavach

  • Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ was launched at Paradip Coast, Odisha.
  • It is being carried out by a joint effort of the state of Odisha and West Bengal Governments.

2. Exercise Bull Strike

  • Andaman and Nicobar Command has conducted Combat Exercise ‘Bull Strike’ at Teressa Island in Nicobar Group of Islands.

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