Current Affairs » December 2020 » BSE Launches E Agricultural Spot Market Platform Called BEAM
→ Ashraf Patel, the founder member and Board member of Pravah and ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) has been declared as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award – India 2020.
→ Bharti AXA Life Insurance has introduced #GotYouCovered campaign.
→ Big Bazaar, one of the leading hypermarket chain in India, is planning to open 16 new stores over the next three quarters.
→ Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Ltd. has launched an electronic spot platform, “BSE E-Agricultural Markets Ltd (BEAM)”, for agricultural commodities through its subsidiary BSE Investments Ltd.
→ Hiranandani group plans to invest ₹8,500 cr over the next 3 years to develop data centres and industrial parks across various cities.
→ In Kargil, the first service of Pawan Hans MI 17 helicopter between Kargil to Srinagar started on 13 December 2020.
→ India plans to impose new tariffs on imports of solar cells and modules from 1 April 2022.
→ Indian Embassy in Beijing has launched a movie series “cinemaSCOpe” exclusively for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO.
→ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev co-chaired the virtual Summit held between the two countries, to strengthen strategic partnership among them.
→ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite CMS-01, formerly named GSAT-12R, on December 17, using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s XL variant numbered as PSLV-C50.
→ Indian Tennis player, Ankita Raina clinched her third doubles title of the season after she won the 2020 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge jointly with her Georgian partner Ekaterine Gorgodze in Dubai.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered the inaugural address at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Convention via video conferencing.
→ Renowned Sanskrit scholar, Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya has passed away.
→ The ‘Swadhinata Sarak’ between Bangladesh and India will be opened on 26 March 2021.
→ The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of the Republic of Austria on Technology Cooperation in the Road Infrastructure Sector.
→ The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), India and the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control, Myanmar conducted the 5th edition of the India- Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation.
→ The RBI has decided to set up an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) in Jaipur for the receipt, storage and dispatch of currency notes.
→ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) in Jaipur for the receipt, storage and dispatch of currency notes.
→ The UNESCO has decided to launch an international prize in the field of ‘creative economy’ in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
→ UNESCO has launched an international award named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman following Bangladesh’s proposal.
→ US Air Force officer and test pilot Chuck Yeager, who in 1947 became the first pilot in history to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight, has passed away.
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