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Cambridge Dictionary has named QUARANTINE as Word of the Year 2020
Current Affairs Headlines of 29th November, 2020

→ Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to roll out 4 G mobile network and high-speed internet services in remote areas of the border districts of Uttarakhand.

→ Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020.

→ Eminent Bangladeshi actor and cultural personality Aly Zaker passed away in Dhaka in Nov 2020.

→ Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a video conference on 27 Nov 2020 with Secretaries of the Ministries of Power, Mines and Dept of Atomic Energy and the CMDs of 10 Central Public Sector Enterprises CPSEs.

→ Hero MotoCorp Ltd has announced the appointment of Michael Clark as the Chief Operating Officer of the company.

→ Hyundai and Kia have to pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

→ In Madhya Pradesh, solar power generation will be increased from 5 thousand to 10 thousand MW.

→ In Odisha, the rare ‘Nagarjuna Besha,’ of Lord Jagannath and Lord Balabhadra was held on 27 Nov 2020 in the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri.

→ India has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of fluoroelastomers from China by five years starting November 27, 2020.

→ Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has bagged an order worth over Rs 7,000 crore to construct a part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), also known as the Bullet Train Project.

→ Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 kilometres cycling expedition in Gujarat and Rajasthan to commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

→ Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has launched the India Climate Change Knowledge Portal.

→ SpiceJet has launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country.

→ The Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

→ The Indian national team have moved up a spot to 104 in the latest FIFA Rankings.

→ The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (July-September) Q2 of 2020-21.

→ The US has imposed sanctions on four companies for supporting Iran’s missile programme that remains a significant proliferation concern.

→ Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 National Highway projects in Uttar Pradesh.

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