Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 05 2020

Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 05 2020

Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 05 2020. Read and Download daily, monthly Current Affairs Daily Digest 2020 for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, IBPS, SBI etc,. Download month wise Current affairs 2020 PDF and Current affairs quiz PDF .

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1. Vice President releases a book on Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu has released the book titled “40 Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories”, a book on the life of the former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The book was authored by Dr A.Sivathanu Pillai. The book is published by Pentagon Press LLP and the foreword was written by Pranab Mukherjee, former president of India.

2. PASSEX conducted by Indian Navy and Russian Navy

The Indian Navy (IN) and the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) are undertaking Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The exercise will help in enhancing interoperability, improving understanding and imbibing best practices between both the friendly navies. It involves advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises, weapon firings, seamanship exercises and helicopter operations.

3. Gitanjali Rao becomes 1st-ever TIME’s “Kid Of The Year”

The Indian-American young scientist and inventor, Gitanjali Rao, has been named as the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ by the iconic TIME magazine. This is the first time that the TIME magazine has launched the Kid of The Year” award.

Highlights

  • TIME magazine Headquarters: United States.
  • TIME magazine Editor: Edward Felsenthal.
  • TIME magazine First issue date: 3 March 1923.

4. Ranjitsinh Disale becomes 1st Indian to win 2020 Global Teacher Prize

Ranjitsinh Disale, a government teacher from Zilla Parishad Primary School, in Paritewadi village, Solapur district of Maharashtra, has won the 2020 Global Teacher Prize. He is the first Indian to win this award, which carries prize money of $1 million (Rs 7.4 crore).

5. International Volunteer Day: 05 December

The International Volunteer Day (IVD), also called International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed on 5 December every year. The IVD international observance was mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985.

IVD 2020 Theme: “Together We Can Through Volunteering”.

6. World Soil Day: 05 December

The World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5 to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and ecosystems.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) campaign “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

7. Azad Pattan Hydropower Project

The Azad Pattan project is a hydropower project that is to be constructed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. It is to be built on the Jhelum River and will have the capacity to generate 700 MW of hydroelectricity.

This is a 1.35 billion USD project that is to be jointly undertaken by China and Pakistan as a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The CPEC is a flagsip project of the Chinese government that connects Gwadar Port of Pakistan and Xinjiang of China.

8. A Panel Formed To Oversee India’s Paris Climate Goals

The Union Environment Department has established a high-level inter-ministerial supreme committee responsible for implementing the “Paris Agreement” (AIPA), chaired by the MoEFCC secretary. Ensure that India is “on track” in fulfilling its obligations under the Paris Agreement.

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