Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 23 2020
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1. BoB signs MoU with defence forces named “Baroda Military Salary package”
Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard under which the bank would offer customised services along with a host of facilities to account holders. The bank has also renewed its existing MoU with the Indian Army to offer specially customised banking services through ”Baroda Military Salary Package”.
2. UN Women and Kerala govt tie-up for India’s 1st Gender Data Hub
The UN Women and Kerala government have collaborated to establish India’s first Gender Data Hub. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard in the presence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
3. Vineet Agarwal takes over as new Assocham President
Managing Director of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited, Vineet Agarwal has taken over as the new President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).
4. Satyendra Garg assumes Andaman and Nicobar DGP charge
Senior IPS officer, Satyendra Garg has assumed Andaman and Nicobar DGP charge. Garg, a 1987-batch IPS officer was posted as joint secretary in the Union home ministry. He was handing the North East division in the home ministry as a joint secretary before being repatriated to his cadre.
5. Donald Trump Honours PM Modi With Top US Honour ‘Legion Of Merit’
US President Donald Trump has presented America’s highest military decoration, ‘The Legion of Merit’, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prestigious Legion of Merit was given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries.
6. ICICI Bank launches online portal ‘Infinite India’
ICICI Bank has launched an online platform ‘Infinite India’ to support foreign companies to establish or expand business in India.
The one-stop portal will offer banking solutions as well as value-added services such as the incorporation of a business entity, corporate filings, licences and registrations, HR services, compliances and taxation among others.
7. ADB announces Rs 2100 crore loan to Tripura
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced to provide Rs 2,100 crore loan to the Tripura government for the development of urban areas and tourism in the northeastern state. From the total fund of Rs 2,100 crore, Rs 1600 crore will be for urban development and Rs 500 crore for the tourism sector.
8. India Observes National Farmer’s Day on December 23
National Farmer’s Day (Kisan Diwas) is observed every year on 23 December in India to remember the role of Indian farmers in the economy. The day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
9. India, World Bank sign USD 500 million project to build Green national Highway Corridors
The Indian government on December 22, 2020, signed a loan pact of $500 million with the World Bank for the development of safe and green national highway corridors in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.
10. Parliamentary Panel calls for Public Health Act
The Parliamentary Standing Committee under the leadership a senior congress leader, Anand Sharma recently submitted its report, “Management of COVID-19 pandemic and related issues”. The report was submitted to the Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.