Current Affairs Update – 21st November, 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs Update of 21st November, 2015. These are Important for the upcoming Banking and Insurance Exams.

Finance
Rajasthan Government
signed 295 MoUs attracting 3.3 lakh crore rupees investment
  • Rajasthan Government on 20 November 2015 signed 295 MoUs
    attracting about 3.3 lakh crore rupees investment during the Resurgent
    Partnership Summit 2015. With this, a task force will be formed to get the
    projects implemented in a time-bound manner.

Highlights of the
MoUs
  • It aims to provide around 239694 lakh jobs in the state.
  • The Energy sector got MoUs worth 190000 crore rupees
    followed by Petroleum with 77657 crore rupees worth MoUs.
  • Infrastructure got MoUs worth 17038 crore rupees while
    Manufacturing sector of the state fetched MoUs worth 11760 crore rupees.
  • Roads and Highways fetched 10000 crore rupees MoUs.

India
Francois Hollande to
be Chief Guest at 2016 Republic Day celebrations

  • French President Francois Hollande will be the chief guest
    at the Republic Day parade of January 26, 2016. Though official sources are yet
    to confirm this information, Julien Bouissou, the South Asia correspondent of
    French daily La Monde has tweeted the same. He later on clarified that his
    information was based on the French sources.
  • The visit of Mr. Hollande to New Delhi for the mega pageant
    of January 26 will be symbolic and send a message of a worldwide solidarity
    among the democratic countries against terrorism of the IS which staged the
    November 13 attacks in Paris.
  • France is going to host the COP 21, Paris Climate
    Conference, summit in Paris starting from November 30. French ambassador
    Francoise Richier told the media in Delhi earlier this week that the climate
    conference, though overshadowed by the terror attacks will go ahead as planned
    but for some changes about the peripheral events planned for the summit. Prime
    Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the COP21 brainstorming in Paris,
    said official sources earlier this week.

Rajasthan, South
Australia signed Sister-State Agreement

  • Rajasthan and South Australia on 20 November 2015 signed the
    historic Sister-State Agreement to boost export and investment opportunities
    between the two states.
  • The agreement was signed by South Australia Trade and
    Investment Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith and Rajasthan Chief Minister
    Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan.

Highlights of the
agreement
  • The sister-state relationship between South Australia and
    Rajasthan is based on a two-way exchange of research, policy and technical
    capabilities.
  • The agreement provides partnership opportunities across key
    sectors where South Australian business will offer services and product
    support.

Jharkhand Day
celebrated at India International Trade Fair

  • Jharkhand celebrated its state day at the India International
    Trade Fair in New Delhi on Saturday. Amid a host of traditional and cultural
    activities showcasing the art and dance forms of different regions of
    Jharkhand, some 200 people visited the event.
  • Inaugurating the event, which was also attended by Chief Secretary
    Rajiv Gauba, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said: “Jharkhand this time
    is the partner State of IITF, 2015, and it is a real pride for us.” Das also
    visited the stalls at the Jharkhand pavilion and praised the arrangements.

Appointments
Yusuf Hamied appointed
to high-level UN panel on health

  • Yusuf Hamied, non-executive chairman of Indian pharma
    company Cipla, has been named by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to a high-level panel on
    health technology innovation and access. The panel is tasjed with escalating
    investments in research and development for diseases where financial returns
    are not guaranteed.
  • Hamied will be part of the 16-member panel that will be
    co-chaired by former President of Switzerland Ruth Dreifuss and former
    President of Botswana Festus Mogae.
  • The UN said Hamied has led efforts to treat and eradicate
    AIDS and other diseases in the developing world, and to give patients
    life-saving medicines regardless of their ability to pay.
  • He offered the world’s first affordable AIDS medicine at the
    unprecedented cost of $1 per day in 2001.

Harshavardhan Neotia
elected as President of FICCI
  • Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia group, was
    on 20 November 2015 elected as the President of industry body Federation of
    Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2016.
  • Neotia will succeed the current FICCI President Jyotsna
    Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director of Bharat Hotels Ltd, during the
    chamber’s AGM in December 2015.



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