Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 22 2020
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1. Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020
The Union Ministry of Power recently drafted the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020. These rules are being drafted for the first time in the Indian history. The consumers can pay the bills in cash only if their bill amount is less than Rs 1000. Bills greater than Rs 1000 are to be paid online.
2. Sixth India-Japan Samwad Conference
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed the sixth India-Japan Sanwad Conference through video conferencing.
The main objectives of sixth Samwad Conference are to encourage dialogue and debate, vary forward the ancient tradition of spiritual and scholarly exchanges and to highlights shared values between India and Japan.
3. Singapore’s street food added to UNESCO heritage list
Singapore’s street food has been added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The nation’s hawker culture will now join the likes of Yoga and Tango from India and Argentina respectively.
4. European Union approves Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine
The European Union has approved the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 years of age or above. The first phase of the mass vaccination in the 27-nation bloc will begin later this week.
5. PM Modi to launch ‘SEHAT’, Health Insurance Scheme for J&K
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘SEHAT’ – Health Insurance Scheme for the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 26th December.
This scheme will cover the remaining One crore population which was not covered under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), eligible beneficiaries were covered under Health Cover of Rs 5 Lakh.
6. Prakash Javadekar releases ‘Status of Leopards in India 2018’ report
The Union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar has released a report titled the ‘Status of Leopard in India 2018’. As per the report, the population of leopard in India has increased by 60 per cent in four years since 2014.
7. National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December
India observes the National Mathematics Day every year on 22 December since 2012. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This year nation celebrates his 133rd birth anniversary of Ramanujan.
8. Rajnath Singh inaugurates advanced “HWT” test facility in Hyderabad
Union Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (HWT) test facility of the DRDO in Hyderabad, Telangana. The state-of-the-art HWT Test facility has made India as the only third country in the world, after the US and Russia, to have such a huge facility in size and capability.
9. Indian Railways Authority issued a Draft National Rail Plan
The Indian Railways Authority issued a Draft National Rail Plan to address the deficiencies in capacity restrictions and increase its modal share. The Indian Railways has proposed a Draft National Rail plan to address the deficiencies in capacity restrictions and increase its modal share in the country’s total freight ecosystem.