Daily Current Affairs 04 Nov 2020

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US approves sale of armed drones to Taiwan

The US State Department approved the sale of four sophisticated armed drones to Taiwan on November 3, 2020. This is the latest approval in a series of arms transfer to the island nation.

Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

Australia is all set to join Malabar naval exercise involving India, US and Japan. Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds highlighted that the Malabar drill is a milestone opportunity for the Australian Defence Force.

India and GCC Troika hold annual Political Dialogue

India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Troika held their annual Political Dialogue on November 3, 2020 in virtual mode.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

It is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union. The council comprise of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Iraq is not the part of council. The Charter to establish the GCC was signed on 25 May 1981.

US Elections underway

The 59th US Presidential Election is under voting in the United States of America. This year’s election is witnessing a great voter turnout. As of now, 100 million votes have already been cast through mail ballots and in-person advanced voting.

UNGA adopts two India sponsored Nuclear disarmament resolutions

The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the two resolutions on November 3, 2020. These resolutions were sponsored by India on nuclear disarmament.

SARS-Cov-2 can not penetrate through Cornea of Eyes, says study

The researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in their recent study have reported that, the novel coronavirus can not penetrate through eye’s cornea. The findings were published in the journal Cell Reports.

Cabinet Approves Rs 1810 crore investment proposal on Luhri Hydro Power Project

The Union Cabinet , chaired by PM Modi, approved the proposal for investing Rs 1810 crore to the 210 MW of Luhri Stage I Hydro Power Project. The proposal was accepted on November 4, 2020.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Spain in Astronomy

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Spain on November 4, 2020. The MoU will facilitate scientific and technical collaborations between the two countries in the field of Astronomy.

13th Urban Mobility India Conference, 2020 to be held on November 9

The 13th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference will be organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on November 9, 2020.

6 women led startups win COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge.

Six women led startups have won the COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge. The challenge was organised jointly by MyGov and UN Women in April 2020.

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