Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 17 2020
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1. Canara Bank unveils “FX 4 U” for forex remittance via Internet Banking
Canara Bank has launched FX 4 U that enables its entire internet banking users to handle forex transactions hasslefree. FX 4 U is used for forex remittance through internet banking. With this development, eligible customers will be able to undertake remittance facility in adherence to the FEMA regulations 1999.
2. Kylie Jenner tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities of 2020
American media personality and reality TV star, Kylie Jenner has been crowned the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes. The top-earning stars in the world earned a combined of $6.1 billion in 2020 with Kylie Jenner.
Setting aside Kylie’s history with Forbes, the financial experts there calculated her earning this year to be at $590 million after she sold a majority of her beauty brand’s stake to Coty Inc.
3. SAIL gets Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2020
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2020 in the Steel Sector by the Institute of Directors.
The company has been the winner of this award for successive two years and this bears testimony to the efforts made by it for sustainable and environmentally responsible steel making. This award is one of the most coveted awards in the category.
4. NASA selects Raja Chari as commander of SpaceX Crew-3 mission
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have selected Indian-American Raja Chari to be the Commander of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. Presently Raja Chari, is a colonel in the US Air Force.
5. Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games, 2034 edition in Saudi Arabia
The 2030 Asian Games were awarded to Doha, Qatar and the 2034 event went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after a deal was struck between the rival nations. Doha beat Riyadh for the 2030 Games in the vote at the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) general assembly.
6. PM Modi inaugurates world’s largest renewable energy park in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the 30,000 megawatt (MW) capacity hybrid renewable energy park in Kutch district of Gujarat. It will be the largest renewable energy park of its kind in the world.
7. ISRO sets up dedicated control centre ‘NETRA’ for SSA
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has set up a dedicated Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Control Centre named “NETRA”, at its ISTRAC campus at Peenya, Bengaluru. The ISRO SSA Control Centre ‘NETRA’ was formally inaugurated by ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
8. India and World Bank sign $400 million project to protect India’s poor
The Government of India and the World Bank have signed a $400 million project to protect vulnerable groups in urban and peri-urban areas across the country impacted by COVID-19.
9. GoI inks $1-bn loan pact with NDB to support Indian Economy
The Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB) have signed a loan agreement worth $1,000 million for ‘supporting India’s economic recovery from COVID-19’. The loan has a tenor of 30 years, including a 5-year grace period.
10. Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati elected as Vice President of ABU
The CEO of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been elected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) for a period of three years. Prasar Bharati is India’s largest public broadcasting agency.
11. UNEP announces 2020 Young Champions of the Earth, Indian entrepreneur among the 7 winners
The United Nations Environment Programme on December 15, 2020, named seven young engineers, scientists, activists, and entrepreneurs from all over the world as its Young Champions of the Earth 2020.
The list of the winners also includes Vidyut Mohan, a 29 years old entrepreneur from India and co-founder of ‘Takachar’, an enterprise that enables farmers in preventing the open burning of waste farm residues.