22nd December 2020 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty second December 2020 protecting the next information headlines: SEHAT, SAMVAD, NPCI, Status of Leopards in India 2018, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.

National News

1. PM Modi to launch ‘SEHAT’, Health Insurance Scheme for J&K


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘SEHAT’ – Health Insurance Scheme for the complete Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on twenty sixth December.
  • This scheme will cowl the remaining One crore inhabitants which was not lined underneath Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), eligible beneficiaries have been lined underneath Health Cover of Rs 5 Lakh.
  • Under PMJAY scheme, 30 lakh persons are being lined in J&K. With the launch of ‘SEHAT’ Scheme by the Prime Minister on December 26, J&K shall be among the many first within the nation to realize Universal Health Coverage.
  • Programmes shall be organized throughout the UT and the distribution of Golden playing cards shall be began on the identical day. Around 16 Lakh registrations have been completed as on date and the registrations for the remainder of the beneficiaries is underway.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha.

2. GoI notifies new “Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020”

  • The Union Power Ministry, R. K. Singh has framed the brand new ‘Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020.
  • These guidelines shall empower the shoppers of electrical energy and added that these Rules emanate from the conviction that the facility programs exist to serve the shoppers and the shoppers have rights to get the dependable providers and high quality electrical energy.
  • These guidelines present for Rights of shoppers and Obligations of Distribution licensees.
  • The distribution licensee shall provide 24×7 energy to all shoppers.
  • However, the fee could specify decrease hours of provide for some classes of shoppers like agriculture.

Summits and Conferences News

3. India-Vietnam Leaders’ Virtual Summit 2020

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, collectively addressed the India-Vietnam Virtual Summit, through video conferencing.
  • During the Summit, a ‘Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People’ doc was adopted to information the longer term improvement of the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  • Both leaders agreed to assist one another’s nationwide improvement priorities and work collectively in the direction of the shared goal of a peaceable, secure, safe, free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific area.
  • India and Vietnam signed seven agreements through the digital summit in areas resembling defence, scientific analysis, renewable power, nuclear power, petro-chemicals, and most cancers therapy.

4. PM Narendra Modi addresses sixth Indo-Japan SAMVAD Conference

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the sixth version of the India-Japan SAMVAD convention 2020, through digital conferencing.
  • The function of this Samvad Conference is to debate the necessity to construct the way forward for Asia on the constructive affect of traditions of non-violence and democracy in Asia.
  • During the convention, the PM proposed to create a library of conventional Buddhist literature and scriptures in India. This library will accumulate digital copies of Buddhist literature from throughout totally different components of the world. The library will then translate these works and make them out there for all students and monks of Buddhism.

Agreements News

5. Central Bank of India ties up with NPCI to launch ‘RuPay Select’

  • The Central Bank of India has launched a singular variant of a contactless debit card underneath the identify ‘RuPay Select’, in affiliation with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • Central Bank RuPay Select Debit cardholders will be capable to avail complimentary membership and concessional entry to golf programs, gyms, spas and eating places.
  • Apart from this, the cardholders would even be entitled to discounted well being check-ups with this National Common Mobility Debit Card (NCMC).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe.
  • National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • National Payments Corporation of India Founded: 2008.
  • Central Bank of India Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Central Bank of India CEO: Pallav Mohapatra.
  • Central Bank of India Founded: 21 December 1911.

Ranks and Reports News

6. Prakash Javadekar releases ‘Status of Leopards in India 2018’ report

  • The Union surroundings minister, Prakash Javadekar has launched a report titled the ‘Status of Leopard in India 2018’.
  • As per the report, the inhabitants of leopard in India has elevated by 60 per cent in 4 years since 2014. India now has 12,852 leopards as per 2018 estimate, in comparison with the earlier estimate of 7910 carried out in 2014.
  • The States of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra recorded the best leopard estimates at 3,421, 1,783, and 1,690 respectively.

Sports News

7. Lewis Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

  • Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton has received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.
  • This is the second time that the 35-year-old Hamilton has been topped Sports Personality of the Year. Prior to this, he received the award in 2014.

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8. Sports Ministry permits 4 indigenous sports activities in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

  • The Sports Ministry has authorized the inclusion of 4 indigenous Games to be part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, which is scheduled to be held in Haryana.
  • The 4 new video games are, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.
  • The 4 chosen video games signify totally different components of the nation and can get nationwide recognition with the assistance of the Khelo India Youth Games 2021.

9. Indian Boxers bag 3 Gold at Cologne Boxing World Cup

  • Indian boxers have bagged 9 medals together with three gold, two silver and 4 bronze on the Cologne Boxing World Cup 2020, held in Cologne, Germany.
  • India completed 2nd within the total Medals List, Germany topped the listing with 16 medals. The Cologne Boxing World 2020 was hosted by the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC).
  • Gold: The three gold medals for India have been bagged by Amit Panghal (52kg), Manisha Moun (57kg) and Simranjit Kaur (60kg) of their respective classes.
  • Silver: Silver medals have been claimed by Sakshi Choudhary (57kg) and Satish Kumar (91kg).
  • Bronze: Sonia Lather (57kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) Gaurav Solanki (57kg) and Mohamed Hussamudin (57kg) claimed the bronze medal of their respective classes.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • European Boxing Confederation Founded: 2009.
  • European Boxing Confederation President: Franco Falcinelli.
  • European Boxing Confederation Headquarters: Assisi, Italy.

Important Days

10. National Mathematics Day noticed on 22 December

  • India observes the National Mathematics Day yearly on 22 December since 2012.
  • The day is widely known to commemorate the start anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This 12 months nation celebrates his 133rd start anniversary of Ramanujan.
  • Ramanujan had a wealth of concepts which have remodeled and reshaped Twentieth-century arithmetic. These concepts proceed to form arithmetic of the twenty first century. The foremost goal behind the celebration of National Mathematics Day is to make individuals conscious of the event of arithmetic and its significance within the progress of humanity.

Obituaries News

11. Senior-most Congress veteran Motilal Vora passes away

  • Veteran Congress chief, Motilal Vora has handed away following post-COVID-19 issues.
  • He was born at Jodhpur in Rajasthan and commenced his profession as a journalist. The late Congress chief served because the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh twice, as soon as from 1985 to 1988 after which once more in 1989 for 11 months.
  • He additionally held the workplace of Governor of Uttar Pradesh between 1993 and 1996. He had served as a Rajya Sabha member 4 instances and as a Lok Sabha member as soon as from Chhattisgarh.