Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 01 2020
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1. ADB Loan for Meghalaya Power Distribution Sector
The Government of India recently signed 133 million USD loan Agreement with the Asian Development Bank. Agreement was signed to strengthen the power distribution sector in the state of Meghalaya.
Also, the loan is to be supplemented with a 2 million USD grant from the Asian Development Bank Japan fund for poverty reduction.
2. New Military Deal between China and Pakistan
General Wei Genghe of the People’s Liberation Army visited the Pakistani army headquarters located at Rawalpindi. During the meet the countries discussed matters of regional security, mutual interest and enhance bilateral defence collaboration. They also discussed about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor in which the Pakistani army has a greater role.
3. US Air Quality Index
According to the recently released US Air Quality Index, Lahore has once again topped the list of world’s most polluted cities in the world.
The report says that the particulate matter rating of Lahore was 423. Lahore was followed by New Delhi with a particulate matter rating of 229. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal ranked third with a particulate matter rating of 178.
4. IAS officer Varsha Joshi named Chairperson of NDDB
The Government of India has appointed IAS officer Varsha Joshi as the new Chairperson of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). She is presently served as Joint Secretary (CDD), Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India.
- National Dairy Development Board Founded: 16 July 1965.
- National Dairy Development Board Headquarters: Anand, Gujarat.
5. Utpal Kumar Singh Appointed as Secretary-General of Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has appointed senior IAS officer Utpal Kumar Singh as Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat. His appointment will come into effect from December 1, 2020. He will succeed incumbent Snehlata Shrivastava.
6. A book titled ‘Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific’ by ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a new book titled ‘Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific’. The book provides insight on how stronger regional cooperation strategies, including in health, trade, finance, and disaster risk, can help governments in Asia and the Pacific accelerate economic growth and robust recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
7. Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix 2020
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. The race was the fifteenth round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship. This is the 11th victory for Hamilton of the season, and 95th F1 win of his career.
8. Senegal World Cup footballer Papa Bouba Diop passes away
Senegal’s professional footballer, Papa Bouba Diop, who helped the country win the FIFA World Cup match in 2002, has passed away. He was of the age of 42.
His goal helped Senegal secure historic 1–0 win over the then-world champions France in the opening match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and Senegal’s first-ever match at the FIFA World Cup. Diop has won 63 caps for Senegal.
9. BSF Celebrates its 56th Raising Day on December 1, 2020
The Border Security Force (BSF), is observing its 56th Raising Day on 01 December 2020. BSF was formed on December 1, 1965, as a unified central agency, after the Indo-Pak and India-China wars, for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith.
BSF has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.
- BSF Director General: Rakesh Asthana.
- BSF Headquarters: New Delhi.
10. World AIDS Day: 01 December
Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
This year the theme of World AIDS Day is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility”.
11. Reliance Industries tops Fortune India-500 list second year in a row
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has topped the Fortune India-500 list for the second straight year, accounting for seven per cent of cumulative revenues and 11 per cent profit of the companies featured.
This year, ICICI Bank, ranked nine and Larsen & Toubro at 10 made it to the top 10, as Coal India and Tata Steel slipped out; Tata Steel had ranked eighth on the 2019 list and Coal India ninth.
Top 10 companies on the 2020 Fortune India-500 list:
1. Reliance Industries
2. Indian Oil Corporation
3. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
4. State Bank of India
5. Bharat Petroleum Corporation
6. Tata Motors
7. Rajesh Exports
8. Tata Consultancy Services
9. ICICI Bank
10. Larsen & Toubro