28th & 29th December 2020 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty eighth and twenty ninth December 2020 protecting the next information headlines: One Nation One Card, Kisan Rail, INS Sindhuvir, PASSEX, Skyroot Aerospace.

National News

1. PM Modi flagged off India’s first driverless prepare on Delhi Metro

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the nation’s first-ever fully-automated driverless prepare service on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro.
  • Apart from this, PM additionally launched absolutely operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) on the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro, to attach DMRC with the NCMC service.
  • NCMC, often known as ‘One Nation One Card’, is an inter-operable transport card that enables the holders multi function service to pay for his or her journey, toll taxes, parking fees, retail buying and even withdraw cash.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off a hundredth ‘Kisan Rail’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the a hundredth ‘Kisan Rail’ on twenty eighth December 2020. The a hundredth run of the Kisan Rail was flagged off from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal just about.
  • Kisan Rail is a cellular chilly storage to maneuver perishable issues like fruits, greens, milk, fish, and many others., with full safety.
  • The first Kisan Rail was launched from Devlali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar on August 7, 2020, which was additional prolonged as much as Muzaffarpur.
  • Currently, of solely a handful of trains plying throughout the India connecting states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Nagpur, there are 9 Kisan Rail working on 9 routes.

3. PM to inaugurate ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ 

  • ‘New Bhaupur- New Khurja section’ of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) will likely be inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi on twenty ninth December 2020 at 11 AM by way of video conferencing.
  • During the occasion, Prime Minister will even inaugurate EDFC’s Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj.
  • On the event, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shrimati Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal will even be current.

International News

4. Myanmar Navy formally commissions INS Sindhuvir submarine

  • The Myanmar Navy has formally inducted the submarine INS Sindhuvir, which was handed over by the Indian Navy to the nation in October 2020. This is the primary submarine within the Myanmar Navy’s arsenal.
  • The submarine has been refurbished for the Myanmar Navy by state-run defence shipbuilder, Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Visakhapatnam.
  • INS Sindhuvir was commissioned on twenty fifth December 2020, which marked the 73rd anniversary of the Myanmar Navy.
  • INS Sindhuvir has been renamed as UMS Minye Theinkhathu by the Myanmar Navy.
  • This is the primary submarine within the Myanmar Navy’s arsenal. It is a diesel-electric Kilo-class submarine, which was in operation within the Indian Navy since 1988.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of Myanmar: Win Myint.
  • Myanmar Capital: Naypyitaw.
  • Myanmar Currency: Kyat.

Defence News

5. India-Vietnamese Navy conducts PASSEX-2020 in South China Sea

  • The Indian Navy and Vietnamese Navy undertook the naval passage train PASSEX within the South China Sea.
  • The two-day train was performed s a part of efforts to spice up maritime cooperation between the 2 international locations. The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kiltan took half within the train.
  • INS Kiltan, reached Vietnam’s Nha Rong Port in Ho Chi Minh City, carrying humanitarian help to ship 15 tonnes of reduction materials for flood-affected individuals underneath Mission Sagar-III.
  • This mission of INS Kiltan is a part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) help to Friendly Foreign Countries through the ongoing pandemic.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Vietnam: Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
  • Vietnam Capital: Hanoi.
  • Vietnam Currency: Vietnamese dong.

Awards News

6. ICC Awards of the Decade 2020 introduced

  • The winners of the distinguished ICC Awards of the Decade had been introduced on twenty eighth December 2020. The ICC Awards of The Decade recognise the perfect gamers throughout Cricket over the previous 10 years.

List of Winners

  • ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade: MS Dhoni (India)

ICC Men’s Awards

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India)
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India)
  • ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade:  Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  • ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade: Steve Smith(Australia)
  • ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade: Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)

ICC Women’s Award

  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia)
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry(Australia)
  • ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia)
  • ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade: Kathryn Bryce (Scotland)

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Science and Technology News

7. Skyroot Aerospace efficiently test-fire solid-fueled rocket engine

  • Indian Space startup, Skyroot Aerospace has efficiently test-fired a strong propulsion rocket engine, named Kalam-5.
  • With this, it has turn out to be the primary personal firm of India to efficiently design, develop and check a full solid-fueled rocket stage.
  • This essential propulsion know-how will likely be used for his or her maiden rocket Vikram-1, which is underneath lively manufacturing and is focused to be launched in December 2021 with the assistance of ISRO.
  • Kalam is a sequence of 5 solid-fueled rocket engines with a thrust starting from 5kN to 1000kN (approx 100Tons).  The remaining 4 motors are in varied levels of producing and will likely be examined in 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Founder and CEO of Skyroot Aerospace: Pawan Kumar Chandana.
  • Skyroot Aerospace Founded: 12 June 2018.
  • Skyroot Aerospace Headquarters location: Hyderabad.

8. US plans to arrange a Nuclear Reactor on Moon

  • USA’s plan to arrange the primary nuclear reactor on the moon by the tip of 2026. In early 2021, the US Department of Energy in collaboration with NASA intends to solicit business design proposals. It additionally received an impetus with a current White House directive.
  • The outgoing President Donald Trump, issued the “National Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion” on 16 December.
  • Under it, he requested Nasa to “initiate fission surface power project for lunar surface demonstration by 2027 with scalability to a power range of 40 kilowatt-electric and higher to support a sustained lunar presence and exploration of Mars”.
  • The goal of NASA behind this was to ascertain a flight {hardware} system that’s prepared for integrating with the lunar lander by 2026 finish. The nuclear reactor is called the fission energy system that may profit future robotic and human expedition missions to the moon in addition to Mars.

Sports News

9. MS Dhoni named captain of ICC Men’s ODI and T20I Teams of the Decade

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the ICC Teams of the Decade based mostly on the performances, consistency of gamers over the interval of final 10 years.
  • Former Indian captain and wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named because the captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Decade.
  • Dhoni has additionally been named the skipper of the ICC T20I Team of the Decade. Similarly, Virat Kohli has been named the captain of the ICC Test Team of the Decade. Ravi Ashwin is the one different Indian on this listing.

10. BWF bans Russian badminton participant Nikita Khakimov for five years

  • The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has imposed a 5-year ban on Russian shuttler Nikita Khakimov for fees of “betting, wagering and irregular match outcomes.
  • Khakimov was a part of the Russian males’s workforce that gained the bronze medal on the 2020 European Team Championships.
  • The 32-year-old Khakimov was discovered to breach BWF’s integrity rules, together with approaching a participant and providing cash to govern a match, betting on badminton video games and intentionally destroying proof of a corruption offence to hide from the BWF.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen.

11. Anshu Malik wins silver at Individual Wrestling World Cup in Serbia

  • Indian wrestler, Anshu Malik has turn out to be the primary wrestler of the nation to complete on the rostrum place on the Individual Wrestling World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • The 19-year-old gained a silver medal within the ladies’s 57kg class to assert first worldwide medal of the match for the nation. She misplaced to Moldova’s Anastasia Nichita 5-1 within the last.

Books and Authors 

12. Union Minister Shripad Naik Releases guide “Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anbav”

  • Union Minister of State (I/C) for AYUSH and Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik launched a Konkani guide “Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anbav”, by Dr Roopa Chari on 26 December, 2020. It is printed by Sanjana Publications .
  • Dr. Roopa Chari is a well known persona within the area of Compering in Goa.
  • This guide will assist aspiring kids, who want to make a profession on this area. This is the spontaneous artwork; you don’t nurture it by having any courses. With correct examine, you at all times need to be vigilant, as compere is the hyperlink between the viewers and the speaker.


13. Veteran Dance Historian Sunil Kothari passes away

  • Padma Shri awardee dance historian and critic, Sunil Kothari has handed away. He was certified as a Chartered Accountant, earlier than turning to the examine of Indian dance varieties. He authored greater than 20 books with regards to Indian dance varieties.
  • The famous dance scholar Kothari obtained quite a few titles and awards for his contribution to Indian dance varieties.
  • Some of them embody the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1995); the Padma Shri bestowed by the Government of India (2001); and the Life Time Achievement Award of the Dance Critics Association, New York, USA (2011).

14. Former WWE Wrestler ‘Luke Harper’ passes away

  • Former skilled wrestler Jon Huber, who was popularly recognized by his ring identify ‘Luke Harper’ within the WWE has handed away, resulting from a non-COVID-19 associated lung sickness.
  • He wrestled underneath the names Luke Harper and Brodie Lee and carried out for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in addition to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).