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Current Affairs Of 5 December 2020

 



Current Affairs Of 5 December 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

2020 set to be among one of the Three Warmest Year Ever Recorded: WMO’s State of the Global Climate 20201

According to the “State of the Global Climate 2020” Interim report released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) based on the temperature data from January-October (of 2020), the year 2020 is set to be among one of the Three Warmest Years Ever recorded.2020 becomes the 2nd warmest yearfollowed by 2016.

India hosts the 1st SCO-YSC 2020;Minister of Science & Technology, Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the conclave

Union Minister for Science & Technology, Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 5 day 1st SCO-YSC 2020(Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – Young Scientists Conclave) held virtually fromNovember 24-28, 2020 as an integral part of SCO Young Scientists Forum (SCO YSF). India is theHost and Organizer of the Forum.
The Theme of the conclave was “Shaping SCO-STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) Partnership:Young Scientists Perspectives”.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s Top 10 Police Stations List 2020 released during 55th DGPs &IGPs Conference; Manipur’s Nongpok Sekmai Tops

About Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA):
Amit Anilchandra Shah Constituency– Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Ministers of State (MoS) – Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, Nityanand Rai

DoS Signed 1st of its kind NDA with Agnikul Cosmos for Launch Vehicle Development Programme

the Department of Space (DoS) has signed first one of its kind Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Agnikul Cosmos Pvt. Ltd under which the latter can access the facilities and technical expertise of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for its launch vehicle programme.

About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka
ISRO Chairman & Secretary Department of Space (DoS)– Kailasavadivoo (K) Sivan

Sequoia India launched ‘Sequoia Spark’ in association with WEP to Promote Women Entrepreneurs

Equity financing firm Sequoia India partnered with NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), to promote women entrepreneurship in India.In line with this partnership, Sequoia India, launched a year long Programme, ‘Sequoia Spark’, in association with WEP for women entrepreneurs in India and Southeast Asia.

BANKING & FINANCE

PayNearby in partnership with NPCI & YES Bank Launched “PayNearby shopping card” for Retailers

India’s largest Hyperlocal fintech startup, PayNearby Technologies Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with YES Bank and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the “PayNearby shopping card” powered by RuPay for its retail partners to provide maximum benefits of e-commerce in a risk-free mode over mass market category.

Axis Bank in Partnership with Rupifi and Visa Launches ‘Axis Bank Rupifi Business Credit Card’ for MSMEs

Axis bank Ltd in partnership with Rupifi and Visa launched  ‘Axis Bank Rupifi Business Credit Card’ for MSMEs(Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises).

CREDAI-MCHI Partners with SBI, Google & BookMyShow for India’s Biggest Real-Estate Expo

CREDAI-MCHI partnered with State Bank of India, Google and BookMyShow for the first virtual edition of India’slargest real-estate expo from 4th December 2020 to 13th December 2020. This collaboration between CREDAI-MCHI, SBI Google & BookMyShow is the first of its kind in the Real Estate sector.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Ranjitsinh Disale, Maharashtra Primary School Teacher Wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2020

Ranjitsinh Disale, a teacher from Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Solapur district in Maharashtra, India won US $1 million annual Global Teacher Prize 2020.

The Prize was founded by Varkey Foundationand organised in partnership with UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

2nd Edition of Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women 2020: Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Tech Tops the List as India’s Richest Woman 

the 2nd edition of “Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women” 2020 was jointly launched by Kotak Wealth Management, a division of Kotak Mahindra Bank(Kotak) and Hurun India.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya Appointed as the First Vice President of WLPGA

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was appointed as the first Vice President of the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (WLPGA), an authoritative voice of the LPG industry across the globe which represents the complete LPG value chain.

Defence Ministry approves Creation of 2 New posts – Deputy Chief for Military Operations & Strategic Planning, DG Information Warfare

As part of reorganisation of Army Headquarters, Defence Ministry approved the Creation of 2 New Posts – Deputy Chief for Military Operations & Strategic Planning & Director General (DG) of Information Warfare. The Deputy Chief (for Military Operations & Strategic Planning) will be the 3rd post of Deputy Chief in the Indian Army.

Akshay Kumar Becomes Brand Ambassador of the Relaunched Horlicks Protein Plus

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) appointed Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumaras the brand ambassador of its relaunched adult nutrition brand, Horlicks Protein Plus, through a new TVC(Television Commercial). Through the campaign, he will represent the brand and encourage urban Indian adults to fight the protein deficiency on a daily basis by making ‘Protein ka routine’ (make protein a routine).

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

BOI Enters into Agreement with AXA IM to Acquire 49% Stake each in BOI AXA Investment Managers, BOI AXA Trustee Services

Bank of India(BOI) entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with AXA Investment Managers Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd (AXA IM),a part of AXA Group. Through the SPA, BOI agreed to purchase AXA IMs:

  • Entire 49% equity shares in BOI AXA Investment Managers Private Limited  (BALM).
  • Entire 49% equity shares in BOI AXA Trustee Services  Private Limited (BATS).

OBITUARY

Padma Shri Dr S Ramakrishnan, Indian Space Scientist and Former VSSC & LPSC Director Passed Away at 71



Padma Bhushan Awardee & “King of Spice”, Dharampala Gulati passed away


BOOKS & AUTHORS

VP Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Released the Book “40 Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories” Authored by Sivathanu Pillai

the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled“40 Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories”, a book on the life of the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The book was authored by Dr A.Sivathanu Pillai.




IMPORTANT DAYS

Indian Navy Day 2020 – December 4

The theme of Indian Navy Day 2020 is “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive”.

About Indian Navy:
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy)– New Delhi