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Current Affairs Of 2&3 December 2020

 



Current Affairs Of 2&3 December 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

10th National Science Film Festival 2020 Organised by VigyanPrasar Virtually

The 10th National Science Film Festival 2020 was jointly organised by VigyanPrasar, an autonomous agency under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Tripura State Council of Science and Technology, Government of Tripura. The four-day long film festival was held from 24th to 27th November 2020. 


MOP&NG Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan launched India’s 1st 100 Octane Petrol, ‘XP-100’ developed by IOC

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas(MOP&NG) Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the India’s first 100 Octane Petrol also known as XP 100 manufactured by Indian Oil Corporation(IOC).

CERT-In, Kasperksy in Strategic Pact to Improve Mutual Cybersecurity Capabilities

a cyber security firm, Kaspersky and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) announced a strategic partnership for improving mutual cybersecurity capabilities by working together in order to create a safe and secure cyberspace in India.


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Amul becomes World’s 8th Largest Milk Processor:  IFCN Dairy Processors Report 2020

According to The International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) Dairy Processors Report 2020 (Biennial), Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited) a brand of dairy cooperative major Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) emerged as the 8th Largest Milk Processor globally in the list of Top 20.

About Amul:
Managing Director – RS Sodhi
Headquarters – Anand, Gujarat, India


India 8th Most Affected Country in the World due to Terrorism in 2019; Afghanistan tops the List – 8th Edition of GTI 2020

According to the 8th Edition of ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020: Measuring the Impact of Terrorism’ released by Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), India with a score of 7.353 is the 8th Most Affected Country in the World due to Terrorism in 2019.

BANKING & FINANCE

ADB Approved a $430 Million Multitranche Financing Facility for UP Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $430 million (about Rs 4,143 crore) Multitranche Financing Facility(MFF)for Uttar Pradesh(UP) Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Headquarters– Mandaluyong,Manila, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Membership– 68 countries(Including India)
Formed– 1966

PNB Launched Loan Management Solution, ”PNB LenS-The Lending Solution”

Punjab National Bank(PNB) developed and launched  ‘PNB LenS-The Lending Solution’, an IT(Information Technology) based lending solution for loan management.

SBI along with NPCI & Japan’s JCB launched “SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card”

State Bank of India (SBI) in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Japan’s JCB (formerly Japan Credit Bureau) International Co. Ltd. unveiled “SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card” with a unique dual interface feature.

About National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI):
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Dilip Asbe
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

YES Bank Relaunches ‘YES Premia’ with Premium Banking Services to Customers

YES Bank relaunched ‘YES Premia’ with a premium banking program. It  offers personalized solutions focusing on particular needs of key consumer segments, i.e., from small business owners to salaried professionals and senior citizens.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Veteran Bollywood Actor Naseeruddin Shah Honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskar 2020

Veteran Bollywood Actor Naseeruddin Shah was honoured with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskar 2020 at the Sangit Kala Kendra Awards virtual function. He was awarded in the category theatre.

Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com select “Pandemic” as Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com two of the most popular dictionary companies for the first time have chosen a common word “Pandemic” as Word of the Year

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Govt constituted Apex Committee for Implementation of 2015 Paris Agreement

the Government of India (GoI) has constituted a 17 members committee namely “Apex Committee for Implementation of Paris Agreement (AIPA)” under the chairperson of secretary, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)(Presently – Mr.Rameshwar Prasad Gupta).

ENVIRONMENT

World’s Oldest Nanostructures Found In 6th-Century BC Pottery from Keeladi, Tamil Nadu

Scientists have discovered the oldest known human-made nano-materials in the “unique black coatings” of ancient pottery shards dated to 600 BC that were unearthed from an archeological site in Keeladi, Tamil Nadu.

OBITUARY

Abhay Bharadwaj Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Passed away at 66


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Italian Writer Alfredo Covelli Launched his First Kids Book “Vahana Masterclass” in India  


IMPORTANT DAYS

National Pollution Control Day 2020 – December 2

The theme of the 2020 National Pollution Control Day is “raise awareness about the importance of pollution control and educate people on how to prevent pollution”.

World Computer Literacy Day 2020 – December 2