Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 04 2020
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1. India & USA signs MoU on Intellectual Property Cooperation
The Government of India and the United States of America (USA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Intellectual Property Cooperation.
As a part of this MoU, the two sides will develop Biennial Work Plan to implement the MoU which will include the detailed planning for carrying out of the co-operation activities including the scope of action. The Union Cabinet had approved the signing the MoU for the same on 19 February 2020.
2. Kuldeep Handoo appointed as “Fit India” movement ambassador
Srinagar born Wushu coach and the first Dronacharya Awardee from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Kuldeep Handoo is appointed as the Ambassador of Fit India movement. He won 11 gold medals in National and 6 in International stage, is the Wushu coach of Team India.
3. International Sand Art Festival & Konark Festival 2020 begins
The 9th edition of the International Sand Art Festival and the 31st edition of the Konark Festival has kicked-off in Odisha. International Sand Art Festival is being held at the Chandrabhaga Beach of Konark in Puri district of Odisha. About 70 artists from across the country are taking part in the festival. The world-renowned sand artist and Padmashree Awardee, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has been appointed as Chief Curator of the festival.
4. England’s Dawid Malan achieves highest-ever rating points in T20I
Dawid Malan of England has attained the highest-ever rating points for batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. The 33-year-old Malan has reached 915 points, and thus became the first player to cross the 900-point mark in the format.
5. RBI Monetary Policy: Policy Rate unchanged
The six-member Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), headed by Governor Shaktikanta Das, has decided to maintain the status quo on policy rate amid sticky rate of inflation. At this point, the repo rate or the rate at which RBI lends to banks stands unchanged at 4 per cent. The reverse repo rate also stayed unchanged at 3.35 per cent. The MPC committee members voted unanimously in favour of the decision.
6. International Day of Banks: 4 December
International Day of Banks is observed globally on the 4th of December. On 19 December 2019, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 74/245, which designated 4 December as the International Day of Banks.
7. Indian Navy Day: 04 December
In India, December 4 is observed as the National Navy Day every year, to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country. The theme of Navy Day 2020 is “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive”.
8. India, Mongolia held 7th meeting of joint committee on cooperation to focus on bilateral ties
India-Mongolia 7th Meeting of Joint Committee on Cooperation was held on November 3, 2020, in a virtual mode. The meeting was between the Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, and L Oyun-Erdene, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Mongolia.
9. Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry took charge as Director General Border Roads
Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry assumed the charge as 27th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) on the 1st December 2020. Prior to this, he held the appointment of ADG LW&E in QMG’s Branch at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army).