16TH NOVEMBER 2020
International Day for Tolerance was observed on 16th November 2020. Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) of Telangana Government KT Rama Rao inaugurated a Panchatatva Park at Indira Park in Hyderabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he would soon unveil the 'Statue of Peace' in Rajasthan. The statue, commemorating the life and work of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj is being installed at the Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra in Jetpura and will be inaugurated via video conferencing. With 1,084 females born per thousand males, Arunachal Pradesh recorded the best sex ratio in the country, followed by Nagaland at 965 females and Mizoram at 964. Peru's interim president resigned as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader. Reliance Industries (RIL) has acquired 96% of online furniture retailer Urban Ladder Home Decor Solutions for Rs 182 crore. Former Delhi chief secretary MM Kutty will be the Air Quality Commission’s first chairperson. Kutty is also ex-secretary, ministry of petroleum and natural gas. WHO has listed the nOPV2 vaccine (Bio Farma, Indonesia) for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a number of African and East Mediterranean countries. The Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra, have been added to the list of recognised Ramsar sites. India now has 43 wetlands, the highest in South Asia.