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National Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses IIT-2020 Global Summit, Organised by PanIIT USA

Prime Minister of India shri Narendra Modi addressed the IIT-2020 Global Summit. This summit was organised by PanIIT USA.

  • The theme of this year’s summit is ‘The Future is Now’.
  • Discussions were held on global economy, technology, innovation, health, habitat conservation and universal education.
  • PanIIT is an umbrella organization representing an alumni network the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) system

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International Affairs

Union Defence Ministry organizes Webinar between India and Australia

Webinar was held between India & Australia with theme “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo” was held

  • It was organized under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence.
  • The Objective of this webinar is boost defence exports and achieve defence export target of $5 billion in the next five years.

About Australia:

  • Prime minister: Scott Morrison
  • Capital: Canberra

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State Affairs

International Sand Art Festival & Konark Festival 2020 held in Odisha

Konark Festival and the International Sand Art Festival was held in Odisha’s Konark from December 1 to December 5.

  • The 31st edition of the Konark Festival being organised by Odisha Tourism. International Sand Art Festival is being held at the Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark Odisha.
  • The event will showcase the best of India’s traditional and classical dance forms.

About Odisha:

  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal

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MoUs & Agreements

India & US inked MoU Intellectual Property Cooperation

India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United States on Intellectual Property examination and protection.

  • The MoU aims at increasing IP co-operation between the two countries.
  • Both the countries will come up with a Biennial Work Plan in order to implement the MoU to carry out cooperation activities.

About US:

  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • President: Donald Trump

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Appointments

Uday Shankar designated as FICCI President for 2020-21

Uday Shankar has been designated as the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2020-21.

  • He is currently served as Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific President and Chairman of Star India and Walt Disney Company India.
  • He has also served as the Chairman of FICCI’s Media and Entertainment Committee.

About FICCI:

  • Founded: 1927
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi

Summits & Meetings

7th Joint Committee meeting between India-Mongolia held Virtually

India-Mongolia 7th Meeting of Joint Committee on Cooperation was held through virtual mode. The meeting was between the Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, and L Oyun-Erdene, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Mongolia.

  • Discussions were held on both nations bilateral co operations.
  • India was also agreed to establish an AYUSH information cell in Ulaanbaatar

About Mongolia:

  • Capital: Ulaanbaatar
  • President: Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Rankings & Reports

Fortune India 500 Ranking 2020 – Topped by Reliance Industries

According to Fortune 500 list of Indian companies List 2020, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)secured the top position. RIL is followed by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.

  • State Bank Of India and Bharat Petroleum Corporation secures fourth and fifth spot respectively.
  • The list was published by Fortune India, which is part of the Kolkata-based RP Sanjiv Goenka Group.

The Ericsson Mobility Report 2020 5G subscriptions will reach 3.5 billion in 2026

Ericsson Mobility Report 2020 forecasted that four out of every ten mobile subscriptions in 2026 will be 5G globally with 5G subscriptions forecast to reach 3.5 billion.

  • Also the reports states that, the LTE subscriptions are predicted to increase from 710 million in 2020 to 820 million in 2026.

About Ericsson:

  • CEO: Borje Ekholm
  • Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden

Awards & Recognitions

Indian school teacher Ranjitsinh Disale wins Global Teacher Prize 2020

A Maharashtra government school teacher from Solapur has bagged the Global Teacher Prize-2020 worth $1 million.

  • He also introduced digital learning tools and QR Coded Textbooks
  • The Global teacher prize is awarded by the Varkey Foundation.

Indian-American Teenager Gitanjali Rao, named first-ever TIME’s “Kid Of The Year”

Indian-American Inventor & Scientist has been Gitanjali Rao has been named as first-ever TIME’s “Kid Of The Year”.

  • She got this recognition for her work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.
  • She was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year

Banking Affairs

RBI Monetary Policy: Repo rate unchanged at 4 %, Reverse Repo Rate at 3.35%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has conducted its Monetary Policy Committee meet. At the meet, the Reserve Bank of India has kept the repo rate unchanged at 4%.

  • Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends to banks. The Reverse Repo Rate is to continue at 3.35%.
  • The bank rate and the Marginal standing facility were kept unchanged at 4.25%
  • The central bank also projected CBI inflation at 6.8% in third quarter of FY21

About RBI:

  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Sports Affairs

England Cricketer Dawid Malan sets record by scoring highest-ever rating points in T20I

England’s Dawid Malan has scored the highest-ever rating points for batsmen in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings in the recently concluded T20I series.

  • India’s KL Rahul is at fourth position, while Virat Kolhi’s rank has dropped to 9th in the list.
  • Babar Azam (871) of Pakistan and Aaron Finch (835) of Australia is second and third in the list.

Obituaries

Olympic gold medalist athlete Rafer Johnson passes away

American decathlete Rafer Johnson has passed away. He was winner of 1960 Olympic gold medal in the decathlon.

  • He had also won a national decathlon championship in 1956 and a silver medal at the Melbourne Olympics in the same year.
  • In 1955 he won a gold medal in Pan American Game and set a world record of 7,985 points.

Important Days

World Soil Day 2020 is celebrated on December 05

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil. This Day was proclaimed by United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization

  • This year’s theme – ‘Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity’
  • The main aim of this day is to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development – December 05

The International Volunteer Day is celebrated every year for Economic and Social Development, commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day.

  • This observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985
  • This day offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism.

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