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Current Affairs Of 1 December 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 1 December 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India tops the list of sending Most Number of Educated Migrants to OECD Countries: OECD Data

According to the data released by OECD “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” in the Most Common birth countries of Highly Educated Migrants residing in OECD Nations, India came at the top with around3.12 Million Highly Educated Migrants living in the OECD Nations as of 2015-16 data.

FAO’s Report SOFA 2020 with theme ‘Overcoming Water Challenges in Agriculture’ states 1 out of 6 People in the World Faces Severe Water Scarcity

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a flagship report titled The State of Food and Agriculture(SOFA) 2020 with theme“Overcoming Water Challenges in Agriculture”. 

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director General– Qu Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy

India, France Joint Committee Launches Bilateral Fast track mechanism in Investment

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and French Minister delegate for foreign trade and Economic Attractiveness Franck Riester launched “Bilateral Fastrack Mechanism” to increase investments in the 18th session of India France Joint Committee.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Singapore & USA Become the Biggest FDI Sources for India During April-September 2020: DPIIT’s FDI Statistics

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade( DPIIT)’s in itsForeign Direct Investment(FDI) data, has listed out the top investing countries FDI(Foreign Direct Investment) equity inflows in India during April-September 2020.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Cambridge Dictionary Named “Quarantine” as Word of the Year 2020

The Cambridge Dictionary has named “Quarantine” as the Word of the Year 2020 based on its data which showed that the word ‘quarantine’ is one of the most searched words on the Cambridge Dictionary in 2020.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

AR Rahman Appointed as the Ambassador for BAFTA Breakthrough India 2020-21

Music Composer AR Rahman was appointed as the Ambassador for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)’s Breakthrough initiative in India 2020-21″. This initiative is supported by Netflix.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

India Grid Trust Signs Share purchase Agreement to Acquire 74% Stake in PKTCL from Reliance Infrastructure

India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) signed share purchase agreement to acquire 74% stake in Parbati Koldam TransmissionCompany Ltd(PKTCL) from Reliance Infrastructure Ltd(RInfra)

SPORTS

Lewis Hamilton wins Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 



OBITUARY

Veteran Actor, Weightlifter of England Dave Prowse dies at 85



Legendary Senegal footballer, Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42


BOOKS & AUTHORS

New Book Titled ‘Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific’ Released by ADB; During 2004-2015 India was the 4th major host of Greenfield FDI

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a new book titled, ‘Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific’.
ii.The book reviews the progress with regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2020 – November 29



Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2020 – November 30


STATE NEWS

Punjab Government and I-DAIR Signs MoU for Developing Digital Technologies in Health Sector

Punjab Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)hosted at the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland to develop and deploy digital technologies in the health sector.