Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 12 2020
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1. Italy’s 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi passes away
Paolo Rossi of Italy, who scored 6 goals in the 1982 World Cup, passed away. He is the only male player in history to win the World Cup, the Golden Boot, the Golden Ball and Ballon d’Or in the same year. In 1982 was Italy’s first victory after 1938.
2. RBL Bank, ICICI Prudential join hands for Bancassurance partnership
RBL Bank and ICICI Prudential have joined hands under a bancassurance partnership. 398 RBL Bank branches across 28 states will distribute ICICI Prudential Life’s protection and savings products.
The protection products of ICICI Prudential Life will help the bank’s customers to develop a strong financial plan and its long-term savings products will help the customers of the bank to achieve their financial goals.
3. BSNL launches World’s 1st Satellite-based Narrowband-IoT Network
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has partnered with Skylotech India (Skylo), a global machine connectivity solutions company, to launch satellite-based narrow band-Internet of things (NB-IoT). This initiative is the world’s first satellite-based NB-IoT network.
4. ADB launches $9 bn “APVAX” for Developing Countries
The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched an initiative called, the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX), for its developing member countries. The bank has allocated USD 9 billion for APVAX.
5. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris jointly named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2020
US President-elect, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”.
The TIME magazine releases the annual list since 1927, to recognise a person or organisation who affected the news or impacted the country and world the most, for better or worse, during the calendar year.
6. International Universal Health Coverage Day: 12 December
International Universal Health Coverage Day is a United Nations’ recognized international day celebrated every year on December 12. The Day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners.
This year theme of International Universal Health Coverage Day is ‘Health For All: PROTECT EVERYONE’.
7. International Day of Neutrality: 12 December
International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations recognized day held on December 12 each year to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations. It was officially declared by a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in February 2017 and first observed on December 12, 2017.