Daily Important Current Affairs – 22nd December 2020 Current Affairs

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22 December 2020 CA
22 December 2020 CA

National Affairs

Union Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel test facility

Union Minister for Defence inaugurated the advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (HWT) test facility of the DRDO in Hyderabad.

  • With this India has become the third country to have such a huge facility in size and capability after America and Russia.
  • The facility has the capability to simulate hypersonic flow over a wide spectrum.

About DRDO:

  • Founded: 1958
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

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Country’s First Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in Power Sector launched in Haryana

Skill India has established first Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in Power Sector in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram Haryana

  • This was launched by Minister of State for Skill Development, Raj Kumar Singh.
  • The centre will design and deliver Training for Trainers, Instructors, Training of Assessors and other high-end programme in the power and solar sector.

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State Affairs

Union Tribal Minister launches Tribes India showrooms in Kolkata and Gwalior

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs shri Arjun Munda has launched Tribes India showrooms in Kolkata and Gwalior Virtually through video conferencing.

  • “Tribes India Showroom” is an initiative of TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote the livelihood of the tribal people marketing.

About Union Tribal Ministry:

  • Union Minister Arjun Munda
  • Minister of State: Renuka Singh Saruta

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‘Varasat’ campaign initiated in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh state government has launched Varasat campaign to curb property & land-related disputes in rural areas.

  • Under this varasat scheme People will get proper paper documents of their  land property.
  • The villagers will get both online and offline facilities for registering their ‘Varasat’.

About Uttar Pradesh:

  • Capital: Lucknow (Executive Branch)
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath

Rankings & Reports

IMD publishes ‘End of the Season—Southwest Monsoon 2020’ report

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has released theEnd of the Season—Southwest Monsoon 2020’ report.

  • As per the report South Peninsula have receives highest Seasonal rainfalls.
  • The seasonal (June-September) rainfall over the country as a whole was 109%. It was third highest after 1994 & 2019.

About IMD:

  • Founded: 1875
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Summits & Conference

Union External Affairs Minister addresses 5th Annual Global Technology Summit

Union Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar addressed 5th Annual Global Technology Summit.

  • The theme of the 2020 GTS was “The Geopolitics of Technology”.
  • Global Technology Summit is one of the four flagship annual conferences organised by MEA.
  • The other three conferences are the Raisina Dialogue, the Geo-economic dialogue, and the Indian Ocean Conference.

IORA Council of Ministers Meeting Held in UAE Virtually

20th The Indian Ocean Rim Association Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting was held virtually. This was conducted by United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • The theme of the meeting was “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”.
  • Indian side was represented by Shri V. Muraleedharan, MoS, Ministry of External Affairs.

About IORA:

  • Headquarter : Ebene, Mauritius
  • Founded: March 7, 1997

PM Modi addresses Sixth Indo-Japan SAMVAD Conference

Prime Minister of India shri Narendra Modi has addressed the Sixth Indo-Japan SAMVAD Conference

  • The aim of this conference to highlight shared values of humanism, democracy, freedom, Ahimsa, and tolerance of both the countries
  • This Indo-Japan SAMVAD conferences has started 5 years ago in the year 2015

Awards

“ASSOCHAM Enterprise of the Century Award” won by Industrialist Ratan Tata

Industrialist Ratan Tata won the ASSOCHAM Enterprise of the Century Award on the ‘ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020’ which was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • This award was given to him for his distinguished contributions to the country.
  • The theme of the programme was ‘India’s resilience: Atmanirbhar roadmap towards $5 trillion economies.’

Sports Affairs

Indian Government approves four indigenous sports in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana.

The 4 games are 

  • Gatka (Punjab)
  • Kalaripayattu (Kerala)
  • Thang-Ta (Manipur)
  • Mallakhamba (Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra)

The Khelo India Youth Games aims to provide rising talents in the country with a national platform to showcase their skills.

Boxing World Cup championship – India wins 9 medals including 3 Golds

India won nine medals including three gold, two silver and four bronze at the Cologne Boxing World Cup ended in Cologne, German

  • Amit Panghal won gold in men’s category while Manisha Moun and Simranjit Kaur won gold  in Women’s category.
  • In the women’s category, AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur Baath beat the German opponent Maya Kleinhans while Amit Pangal defeated France’s Billal Bennama
  • Manisha Moun defeated AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Sakshi Choudhary

About AIBA:

  • Headquarters location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • President: Umar Nazarovich Kremlev
  • Founded: 1946

Defence News

Raj Nath Singh hands over 3 defence systems to Chiefs of Armed Forces

The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently handed over three indigenously developed high technology systems to chiefs of the three armed forces.

  • These 3 system are can be used in Border Surveillance.

The Defence System namely

  • Border Surveillance System (BOSS) to Army Chief General M M Naravane.
  • Indian maritime situational awareness system (IMSAS) to Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh
  • Astra Mk-1 missile system to Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria

Obituaries

Veteran Journalist MG Vaidya passes away

Veteran Journalist and first official RSS Spokesperson MG Vaidya passed away. He was 97 He became a member of the RSS in 1943.

  • His son Dr. Manmohan is a senior RSS head and another is the co-convenor of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.

Important Days

National Mathematics Day is celebrated on December 22

National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22 to recognize the achievements of the Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

  • He is contributed to the theory of numbers include pioneering discoveries of the properties of the partition function.
  • This day was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 26 February 2012

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