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Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2020 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2020 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2020 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2020 For All Government Examinations

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Vineet Agarwal appointed as new president of ASSOCHAM: Quick Highlights    

Vineet Agarwal, managing director of Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL) appointed as the new president of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Quick Highlights - Vineet Agarwal appointed as new president of ASSOCHAM

Vineet Agarwal replaces Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder and managing director, Hiranandani Group of Companies who has completed his tenure.

Sumit Sinha appointed as the new Senior Vice President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)......Read More

Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani assumes charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition  

About - Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani

A graduate of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla Pune, he was commissioned into the Electrical Branch of the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1985. The Admiral is a Post Graduate in Radar and Communication Engineering from IIT Delhi and a distinguished alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and the National Defence College (NDC).

Appointment - Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani

The Admiral Sandeep Naithanihas held various challenging appointments during his illustrious naval career spanning over three and a half decades. The officer has served onboard the aircraft carrier Viraat in various capacities. He has tenanted important appointments in Naval Dockyards at Mumbai and Visakhapatnam and in the Staff, Personnel and Materiel Branches of Naval Headquarters. The Admiral also commanded the premier electrical training establishment of the Navy, INS Valsura......Read More

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the India International Science Festival (IISF)-2020: Key Highlights  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 6th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 with the inaugural address.

Key Highlights - India International Science Festival (IISF)-2020

The journey of India International Science Festival IISF was started in the year 2015. “During the COVID situation, IISF-2020 is being organized online and it is going to be the largest science festival in virtual environment.

About - India International Science Festival (IISF)-2020  

India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 is being organized jointly by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in association with Vijnana Bharati. The nodal institution for science festival this year is CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi......Read More

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India-Vietnam Prime Ministers’ Virtual Summit  

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit with H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The two Prime Ministers reviewed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives, and also discussed regional and global issues. A ‘Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People’ document was adopted during the Summit, to guide the future development of the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Both leaders also welcomed the signing of a Plan of Action for period 2021-2023 to implement the Joint Vision.

The leaders affirmed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation in all areas of engagement. They agreed to support each other’s national development priorities and work together towards the shared objective of a peaceful, stable, secure, free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific region.

The Prime Ministers agreed to explore new and practical collaborations in the maritime domain based on convergence between India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative and the ASEAN’s Outlook on Indo-Pacific to achieve shared security, prosperity and growth for all in the region.

Both Prime Ministers appreciated the successful implementation of the US$ 100 million Defence Line of Credit extended by Government of India to Vietnam, and the completion of seven Development Projects with Indian ‘Grant-in-Aid’ Assistance for the benefit of local community in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province.

Former Uttar Pradesh Governor Motilal Vora Passes Away at 93  

Former CM of Madhya Pradesh, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora passed away in New Delhi. 

PM Narendra Modi condoles demise of Shri Motilal Vora Ji

He was 93. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Shri Motilal Vora ji.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Shri Motilal Vora Ji was among the senior-most Congress leaders, who had vast administrative and organisational experience in a political career that spanned decades. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti  

8th Instalment of Rs. 6,000 crore released to the States as back to back loan to meet the GST compensation shortfall   

The Ministry of Finance has released the 8th weekly instalment of Rs. 6,000 crore to the States to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Out of this, an amount of Rs. 5,516.60 crore has been released to 23 States and an amount of Rs. 483.40 crore has been released to the 3 Union Territories (UT) with Legislative Assembly (Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir & Puducherry) who are members of the GST Council. The remaining 5 States, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim do not have a gap in revenue on account of GST implementation.

The Government of India had set up a special borrowing window in October, 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of Rs.1.10 lakh crore in revenue arising on account of implementation of GST. The borrwoings are being done through this window by the Government of India on behalf of the States and UTs. The borrowings have been done in 7 rounds. The amount borrowed so far was released to the States on 23rd October, 2020, 2nd November, 2020, 9th November, 2020, 23rd November, 2020, 1st December, 2020, 7th December, 2020, 14th December, 2020 and 21st December, 2020.

The amount released this week was the 8th instalment of such funds provided to the States. The amount has been borrowed this week at an interest rate of 4.1902%. So far, an amount of Rs. 48,000 crore has been borrowed by the Central Government through the special borrowing window at an average interest rate of 4.6986%.

India suspends all flights to and from United Kingdom  

Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation has informed that all flights originating from U.K into India will be suspended temporarily from 22nd December to 31st December 2020. He stated that Government of India has decided to take all necessary precautions as a result of the situation arising out of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus in some countries. 

Considering the emerging Covid-19 situation in UK, Government of India has decided that all flights to and from UKwill be suspended till 31st December 2020 (23.59 hours). This suspension will start w.e.f. 23.59 hours, 22nd December 2020. However, this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.
Airlines operating flights to India from other countries shall not board any passenger travelling from UK to India and shall ensure that no passenger coming from UK is boarded in a flight for any destination in India either directly or indirectly.

As a measure of precaution, passengers arriving from UK in all transit flights (flights that have taken off or flights which are reaching India before 22nd December 2020 at 23.59 hrs) should be subject to mandatory RT-PCR test at the arrival port in India. The passengers found Covid-19 positive on arrival shall be quarantined as per guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and would bear the medical costs incurred. 

First flight operations flagged off on Belgaum – Surat – Kishangarh route under UDAN   

The first flight operations from Belgaum (Karnataka) to Surat (Gujarat) to Kishangarh (Ajmer) were flagged off today under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) of the Government of India. The officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) were present at the inauguration. The launch of the flight operations on the Surat-Kishangarh-Belgaum route aligns with the government’s objective to provide air connectivity with metros to the Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities of the country under UDAN. More than 300 routes have been operationalised under the UDAN scheme, and the flag off marks the inauguration of the 303rd route under the ambit of the scheme.  

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone of over 765 kms long 14 NH projects worth over Rs 13,000 crore in Telangana  

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation of 14 NH projects in Telangana today thru virtual mode. These projects include 765.663 kms long roads worth Rs 13,169 crore. 

India, Nepal organize Defence Cooperation webinar and Expo

A webinar and expo between India and Nepal were held today. The theme of webinar was “Exploring Synergies and Strengthening Defence Cooperation with Nepal”. It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through SIDM.

This webinar is the part of Aero India 21 series of webinars which are being organized to boost defence cooperation and engagements with friendly foreign countries and achieve defence export target of $5 billion in the next five years.

The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants and more than 100 virtual exhibition stalls have been set up in the Expo.

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