13TH NOVEMBER 2020
PM Modi announced $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund at the 17th ASEAN-India Summit. Singapore has announced a work visa for executives under the Tech Pass Programme, allowing up to 500 such executives to work in the country with a 2-year visa. A team of Indian, Chinese, Indonesian and Thai researchers have found a new genus of frogs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and India’s northeast. Kabartal in Bihar’s Begusarai district has been recognised as a wetland of international importance — the first such wetland in the state — under the Ramsar Convention. On World Pneumonia Day, 12th of November, 2020, the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha launched the SAANS (Social Awareness & Action to Neutralize Pneumonia Successfully) campaign for reducing the overall burden of childhood pneumonia in the State which is one of the topmost killers of under-five children contributing to 14% of under-five mortality. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated 23 new tehsils in 15 districts of the state and said that the move would improve revenue administration and accelerate the development works.