13th & 14th December 2020 Current Affairs


13th & 14th December 2020 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update of thirteenth and 14th December 2020 protecting the next information headlines: FICCI, Drug Control Cooperation, BEAM, Automated Banknote Processing Centre, Bangabandhu award.

Daily GK updates are included with the necessary information that made the present affairs headlines for banking or different aggressive exams. Daily GK Update is the entire bag of the necessary information that held all day lengthy. One ought to have full information in regards to the banking phrases, present affairs information, and so on. 

National News

1. PM Modi delivers inaugural tackle at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered the inaugural tackle at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Convention through video conferencing.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has organised the conference from December 11 to 14, 2020.
  • The theme for the FICCI 93rd AGM is ‘Inspired India’. The Prime Minister additionally inaugurated the digital FICCI Annual Expo 2020. It was began from 11 December 2020 and can proceed for a interval of a complete yr.

2. fifth India – Myanmar bilateral assembly on Drug Control Cooperation

  • The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), India and the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control, Myanmar carried out the fifth version of the India- Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation.
  • The Indian delegation was led by the Director-General Narcotics Control Bureau, Shri Rakesh Asthana. The Myanmar delegation was led by Pol. Brig. Gen. Win Naing. the Commander of the Drug Enforcement Division (DED) cum Joint Secretary of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control.
  • Both nations agreed on the trade of intelligence data in a well timed method to conduct follow-up investigations in drug seizure instances, new psychotropic substances and their precursors.

Business News

3. BSE launches e-agricultural spot market platform ‘BEAM’

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Ltd. has launched an digital spot platform, “BSE E-Agricultural Markets Ltd (BEAM)”, for agricultural commodities via its subsidiary BSE Investments Ltd.
  • The platform goals to spice up the competitiveness of the Indian agricultural market by enhancing the energy of the BSE in monetary markets, market expertise and its vibrant ecosystem.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • BSE is Asia’s first & world’s quickest Stock Exchange with a velocity of 6 microseconds. It is one in all India’s main trade teams
  • BSE Established: 1875.
  • BSE Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MD and CEO of BSE: Ashish Kumar Chauhan.

Banking News

4. RBI to arrange Automated Banknote Processing Centre in Jaipur

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has determined to arrange an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) in Jaipur for the receipt, storage and dispatch of foreign money notes.
  • The features of the ABPC may also embody processing of banknotes acquired from foreign money chests (CCs) and financial institution branches and destruction of dirty banknotes in an automatic method.
  • The quantity of banknotes in circulation has elevated three-fold from March 2001 to March 2019 and is predicted to rise additional within the years to return.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • RBI twenty fifth Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Agreements News

5. India and Austria ink MoU on Technology Cooperation

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of the Republic of Austria on Technology Cooperation within the Road Infrastructure Sector.
  • The MoU will additional strengthen ties, promote long-standing bilateral relations and improve commerce and regional integration between the 2 nations.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Austria Capital: Vienna.
  • Austria Currency: Euro.
  • Austria President: Alexander Van der Bellen.

6. India and Uzbekistan inks 9 Agreements to strengthen strategic partnership

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev co-chaired the digital Summit held between the 2 nations, to strengthen strategic partnership amongst them.
  • The Government of India additionally permitted a US $448 million Line of Credit for 4 developmental tasks in Uzbekistan within the fields of street building, sewerage remedy and knowledge expertise.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Capital of Uzbekistan: Tashkent; Currency: Uzbekistani Som.

Awards News

7. Ashraf Patel wins Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – India 2020

  • Ashraf Patel, the founder member and Board member of Pravah and ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) has been declared because the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award – India 2020.
  • The award was offered by the Union Minister of Women & Child Development & Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani.
  • The SEOY award “acknowledges entrepreneurs who implement revolutionary, sustainable and scalable options to unravel India’s social issues. It is the eleventh version of the annual award, instituted by the Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in 2010.

8. UNESCO launches Bangabandhu award on the artistic financial system

  • UNESCO has launched a global award named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman following Bangladesh’s proposal.
  • The UN company’s government board unanimously adopted the proposal on UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the “Creative Economy” in its 210th session. This is the primary time a UN company launched an award named after Bangabandhu.

Sports News

9. Max Verstappen wins 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) received the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • This was his second victory of the season and tenth victory of his profession. The race was the seventeenth and closing spherical of the 2020 Formula One World Championship.
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) stood second, adopted by world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) at third place.

10. Indian Tennis participant Ankita Raina wins ITF doubles title in Dubai

  • Indian Tennis participant, Ankita Raina clinched her third doubles title of the season after she received the 2020 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge collectively along with her Georgian companion Ekaterine Gorgodze in Dubai.
  • The unseeded Indo-Georgian pair defeated the pair of Spain’s Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov and Slovakian Kaja Juvan by 6-4 3-6 10-6 to win the ultimate of the USD 1,00,000 occasion.
  • Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge is knowledgeable feminine tennis match and a part of the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour, held yearly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since 1998.

Science and Technology News

11. ISRO to launch communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01, previously named GSAT-12R, on December 17, utilizing its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s XL variant numbered as PSLV-C50.
  • The CMS-01 can be a substitute for GSAT-12 that weighed 1,410 kg and was launched on July 11, 2011, with a mission lifetime of eight years.
  • CMS-01 is a communication satellite tv for pc envisaged for offering companies in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum, which can embody the Indian mainland, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
  • The forty second communication satellite tv for pc of India, it can have a mission lifetime of seven years.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Important Days

12. National Energy Conservation Day: 14 December

  • The National Energy Conservation Day is well known yearly on 14 December by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), underneath Ministry of Power.
  • The day is well known to lift consciousness among the many basic public in regards to the significance of vitality dialog and vitality effectivity, in addition to holistic growth for total effort in the direction of local weather change mitigation.
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional physique that comes underneath the Government of India and helps within the growth of insurance policies and techniques as a way to cut back vitality use.
  • The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) within the yr 2001. 

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power: Raj Kumar Singh.

Obituaries News

13. 1st man to fly sooner than the velocity of sound Chuck Yeager passes away

  • US Air Force officer and check pilot Chuck Yeager, who in 1947 turned the first pilot in historical past to have exceeded the velocity of sound in degree flight, has handed away.
  • As a check pilot, on October 14, 1947, Yeager turned the first human to formally break the sound barrier, when he flew the experimental Bell X-1 plane at Mach 1 (velocity of sound) at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m). Level flight means flying at a relentless altitude, not going up and down.

14. Renowned Sanskrit Scholar Vidyavachaspati Govindacharya passes away

  • Renowned Sanskrit scholar, Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya has handed away.
  • He was nicely versed in Veda Bhashya, Upanishad Bhashya, Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas and had written commentaries on Veda Suktas, Upanishads, Shata Rudriya, Brahma Sutra Bhashya, and Gita Bhashya.