Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 11 2020
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1. Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan bag Sportsperson of the Year awards
Indian athletes, Bajrang Punia (Freestyle-Wrestling) and Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting), bagged the top honours at the virtually held FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 on the back of the 10th Global Sports Summit. The two athletes, who have had an impressive 2019-20 season, won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories.
2. Carolina Araujo awarded 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians
The year 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was awarded to Dr Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work area focuses on birational geometry, which aims to classify and describe the structure of algebraic varieties.
3. Union Cabinet approves historic PM-WANI Scheme
The Union Cabinet has approved a scheme called the Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Initiative (PM-WANI), to improve wireless connectivity and pave the way for free wireless internet in public spaces across the country.
The scheme will allow anyone, from an individual in a residential area to a Kirana shop owner to a tea shop vendor, to set up public Wi-Fi hotspot and deliver wifi services. It aims to promote the growth of public wi-fi networks in the country.
4. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Koilwar bridge in Bihar
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar through Video Conferencing. This newly inaugurated bridge is a part of the six-lane bridge being made in place of the existing two-lane bridge, for both rail and road traffic, which is 138 years old.
5. Sonu Sood tops 50 Asian Celebrities in The World list 2020
Indian actor, Sonu Sood has topped the first-of-its-kind ’50 Asian Celebrities In The World’ 2020 list, published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The 47-year-old talented Bollywood star has been honoured for his inspiring philanthropic work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, especially helping migrant workers reach their hometowns.
6. International Mountain Day: 11 December
The International Mountain Day is observed globally on December 11 every year. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.
“Mountain biodiversity” is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day, so let’s celebrate their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
7. UNICEF Day: 11 December
Every year the UNICEF Day is observed on December 11. The United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF on December 11, 1946, as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children devastated due to World War II.
8. Cabinet approves Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to boost employment in the formal sector by encouraging the businesses to do fresh hiring amid the pandemic. ABRY will also incentivize the creation of new employment opportunities under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0.
9. IOC gives Olympic status to Breakdancing
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has registered ‘Breakdancing’ as the newest entry into Olympics and an official Olympic sport, with the aim to attract a new and younger audience. Breakdancing will be known as ‘Breaking’ in Olympics event.
10. India-Uzbekistan virtual Summit
India and Uzbekistan held virtual summit to discuss bilateral relations. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Uzbekistan counter part during the summit. The summit mainly focused on extremism, terrorism and radicalism.
11. India Water Impact summit
The first India Water Impact Summit began on December 10, 2020. This year the Summit is being held under the following theme- Theme: Comprehensive analysis and Holistic management of rivers and water bodies with a focus on Arth Ganga.
12. Association of Buddhist Tour Operator (ABTO) International Convention
The Union Minister of state for tourism and culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the Association of Buddhist our operators International Convention in New Delhi. The convention is to be held in partnership with Ministry of Tourism.