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3RD NOVEMBER 2020


  1. The Emmett Leahy Award for 2020 was conferred on Dinesh Katre from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune. Katre, who heads the Human-Centered Design and Computing Group at C-DAC, is the first Indian to bag this award.

  2. The WWF’s Risk Filter analysis has said 100 cities that hold importance in national as well as global economies and are home to 350 million people are set to face the greatest rise in water risks by 2050 “unless urgent action is taken to mitigate and adapt to climate change”.

  3. Singapore will stop printing S$1,000 banknotes from 1st January 2021 to curb the risk of them being used for money laundering and to finance terrorism.

  4. Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill making it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public, the first state in India to pass such a law.

  5. A solar energy-driven miniature train billed as the country's first of its kind was inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Thiruvananthapuram by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

  6. Duarte Pacheco of Portugal has been elected as the new President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the period 2020-2023.

  7. The Georgian Dream Party has won the parliamentary elections in Georgia.

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