Today's Current Affairs in Hindi- Current Affairs 22 November 2020

राष्‍ट्रीय

पीएम ने उत्तर प्रदेश के विंध्याचल क्षेत्र में ग्रामीण पेयजल आपूर्ति परियोजनाओं की आधारशिला रखी

  • प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंस के माध्यम से 22 नवंबर 2020 को उत्तर प्रदेश में मिर्जापुर और विंध्याचल क्षेत्र के सोनभद्र जिलों में ग्रामीण पेयजल आपूर्ति परियोजनाओं की आधारशिला रखी।
  • परियोजनाओं की कुल अनुमानित लागत लगभग 5,555.38 करोड़ रुपये है।
  • परियोजनाओं को 24 महीनों में पूरा करने की योजना है।
  • यह 2,995 गांवों के सभी ग्रामीण घरों में घरेलू नल का जल कनेक्शन प्रदान करेगा और इन जिलों की लगभग 42 लाख आबादी को लाभान्वित करेगा।

 बैंकिंग और अर्थव्यवस्था

भारतीय छात्रों ने 2019-20 में अमेरिकी अर्थव्यवस्था में  7 बिलियन डॉलर से अधिक का योगदान दिया

  • रिपोर्ट "ओपन डोर्स 2020" के अनुसार, भारतीय छात्रों ने शैक्षणिक वर्ष 2019-20 में अमेरिकी अर्थव्यवस्था में 7.6 बिलियन अमरीकी डॉलर का योगदान दिया, भले ही भारतीय छात्रों की कुल संख्या में 4.4 प्रतिशत की गिरावट थी।
  • चीन अमेरिका में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय छात्रों का सबसे बड़ा स्रोत बना रहा, देश में चीनी छात्रों की संख्या लगातार 16 वें वर्ष बड़ी है। 2019-20 वर्ष के दौरान अमेरिकी में 372,000 से अधिक चीनी छात्र थे।
  • रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, यूएस डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ स्टेट ऑफ ब्यूरो ऑफ एजुकेशनल एंड कल्चरल अफेयर्स एंड इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंटरनेशनल एजुकेशन (IIE) द्वारा जारी, लगातार पांचवें वर्ष के लिए संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका ने एक अकादमिक में 1 मिलियन से अधिक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय छात्रों (1,075,496) की मेजबानी की।

 पुरस्‍कार

नसीरुद्दीन शाह को आदित्य विक्रम बिड़ला कलशिकार पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया

  • वयोवृद्ध अभिनेता नसीरुद्दीन शाह को 2020 के आदित्य विक्रम बिड़ला कलाशिखर पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया।
  • थियेट्रिक्स की संरचना में, दो उभरते सितारों के साथ - नील चौधरी और इरावती कार्णिक को आदित्य विक्रम बिड़ला कलाकिरण पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया। “Theatre” इस वर्ष के पुरस्कारों के लिए केंद्रीय विषय है।

 अधिग्रहण और विलय

RBL बैंक ने डिजिटल परिवर्तन को चलाने के लिए Amazon Web Services का चयन किया

  • RBL बैंक ने डिजिटल परिवर्तन को चलाने के लिए Amazon Web Services (AWS) को अपनी पसंदीदा क्लाउड सेवा के रूप में चुना है। वर्तमान में, बैंक के लगभग 40 प्रतिशत मिशन-महत्वपूर्ण अनुप्रयोग क्लाउड पर हैं।
  • बैंक ने पहली बार अपनी कॉर्पोरेट वेबसाइट को AWS क्लाउड पर माइग्रेट किया और प्राप्त अनुभव के साथ 10-इन -10 प्रोजेक्ट (10 दिनों में 10 एप्लिकेशन का पूर्ण माइग्रेशन) शुरू किया।
  • बैंक ने सुरक्षा और अत्यधिक विश्वसनीय वैश्विक बुनियादी ढांचे के लिए अपनी प्रतिबद्धता के लिए AWS को चुना।

 रैंकिंग

EIU के वर्ल्डवाइड कॉस्ट ऑफ लिविंग (WCOL) इंडेक्स में हांगकांग, ज्यूरिख और पेरिस सबसे महंगे शहर

  • द इकोनॉमिस्ट इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट (EIU) ने 2020 तक दुनिया के सबसे महंगे शहरों की अपनी जीवनीय Cost वर्ल्डवाइड कॉस्ट ऑफ लिविंग (WCOL) ’रिपोर्ट जारी की है, जो उनकी जीवन लागत पर आधारित है।
  • हांगकांग, पेरिस और ज्यूरिख सूची में सबसे महंगे शहरों के रूप में शीर्ष स्थान साझा करते हैं, जिसमें 133 शहर शामिल हैं।
  • रिपोर्ट में 138 वस्तुओं की कीमत को ध्यान में रखा गया है, जो जीवित रहने के लिए हर दिन उपयोग की जाती हैं, और शहरों को तदनुसार रैंक करने के लिए C -19 के कारण उस देश की मुद्रा के गिरने या बढ़ते हुए मूल्य को पैमाना माना गया है।

Today's Current Affairs in English- Current Affairs 22 November 2020

National

PM lays the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Vindhyachal region of Uttar Pradesh

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region in Uttar Pradesh on 22 November 2020 via video conference.
  • The total estimated cost of the projects is around Rs 5,555.38 Crore.
  • The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.
  • It will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.

 Banking and Economy

Indian students contributed over $7 billion to US economy in 2019-20

  • According to the report “Opens Doors 2020“, Indian students contributed USD 7.6 billion to the US economy in the academic year 2019-20, even though there was a 4.4 per cent drop in the total number of Indian students.
  • China remained the largest source of international students in the US, with the number of Chinese students in the country increasing for the 16th consecutive year. There were over 372,000 Chinese students in the U.S. during 2019-20 year.
  • According to the report, released by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE), for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than 1 million international students (1,075,496) in an academic year.

 Awards

Naseeruddin Shah honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar

  • Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honoured with the 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at annual Sangit Kala Kendra Awards.
  • Alongside, two emerging stars, in the firmament of theatrics – Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik were awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars. “Theatre” is the central theme, for this year’s awards.

 Acquisitions and Mergers

RBL Bank selects Amazon Web Services to drive digital transformation

  • RBL Bank has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud service to drive digital transformation. At present, around 40 per cent of the bank’s mission-critical applications are on the cloud.
  • The bank first migrated its corporate website to AWS cloud and with the experience gained initiated a 10-in-10 project (a complete migration of 10 applications in 10 days).
  • The bank chose AWS for its commitment to security and highly reliable global infrastructure.

 Ranking

Hong Kong, Zurich, and Paris most expensive cities in EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) Index

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its biannual ‘Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL)’ report of the World’s Most Expensive Cities in 2020, based on their cost of living.
  • Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich shares the top spot as the most expensive cities in the list, which comprises of 133 cities.
  • The report took into account the price of 138 items, used in every day for survival, and the falling or rising value of that country’s currency due to C-19 to rank the cities accordingly.

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