Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 November 2020
India is expected to get the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shots by January or February 2021.
RBI gains one million followers on Twitter
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the first Central Bank among others to gain 1 million followers on its Twitter Handle. The announcement regarding this was made by RBI Governor Shaktikanda Das through a twitter post on November 22, 2020. The RBI has surpassed the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank to become the most popular central bank on Twitter.
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passes away
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi died on November 23, 2020 following multiple-organ failure. He was 86. He took his last breath at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where he had been on ventilator since November 21, 2020. Gogoi had tested positive for novel Coronavirus in August 2020.
India will be hosting the G20 Summit in 2023. The announcement regarding the same was made by the grouping leaders of G20. Earlier, India was scheduled to host the Group of 20 Summit in 2022, which was coinciding with the 75th Indian Independence Day.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats in Delhi for MPs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats in Delhi on November 23, 2020 for the Members of Parliament (MPs) through video conferencing. The authorities have redeveloped more than 80 years old eight bungalows to construct 76 flats, which has resulted in savings of about 14% from the sanctioned cost.
India to get Oxford vaccine shots by Jan-Feb 2021
India is expected to get the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shots by January or February 2021, once India and the United Kingdom grant the emergency use authorisation approval to Serum Institute of India (SII) for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate. The first batch of vaccine shots will be available for healthcare professionals and vulnerable and elderly people.
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