Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 20 & 21 2020
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1. Prime Minister Modi holds virtual summit with Vietnamese counterpart
PM Modi held a virtual summit with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 21, 2020, to discuss the future development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations.
2. Lewis Hamilton wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was named as BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday. Hamilton beat Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and British jockey Hollie Doyle to win the prize in a public vote. The other three members of the six-person shortlist were boxer Tyson Fury, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan and cricketer Stuart Broad.
3. International Human Solidarity Day: 20 December
International Human Solidarity Day is observed globally on 20 December every year to celebrate unity in diversity and raise awareness about the importance of solidarity. According to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, solidarity is among the fundamental values that are essential to international relations.
4. Govt approves inclusion of four indigenous sports in Khelo India Youth Games 2021
The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. The games include, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.
5. Ratan Tata honoured with “ASSOCHAM Enterprise of the Century Award”
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the ‘ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020’ via video conferencing. The week-long Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) Foundation Week was organised from 15 to 19 December 2020. The theme of the programme was ‘India’s resilience: Atmanirbhar roadmap towards $5 trillion economies.’
6. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards announced
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has presented the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards, including a cash award of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively, to both awardees. The nominations were called for the first time for the year 2018.
7. RBI extends restrictions on PMC Bank for 3 months
Reserve Bank of India has further extended the restrictions on crisis-ridden Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank by three months till 31 March 2021. The bank has also received four Expression of Interest (EoI) for its revival. To examine them, the bank would need some more time.
8. Veteran Journalist and first official RSS Spokesperson MG Vaidya passes away
Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue, MG Vaidya has passed away. He was a veteran journalist, a Sanskrit scholar and the first official spokesperson of the RSS. He became a member of the RSS in 1943.
9. India’s 1st CoE for Skill Development in Power Sector inaugurated in Gurugram
The Minister of State for Skill Development, Raj Kumar Singh has inaugurated the first Centre of Excellence (CoE) for ‘skill development in the power sector’ in Gurugram. The CoE has been established in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram, Haryana.
10. “Varasat” campaign launched in Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a special campaign ‘Varasat’ (natural succession) to curb property & land-related disputes in rural areas.
This is a first of its kind campaign in the state which aims to put an end the land-related issues in the rural areas and eradicate the exploitation of the villagers over succession rights by land mafias, who generally target disputed properties.