Current Affairs » December 2020 » International Day Of Neutrality Is Observed On 12th December
→ France’s data privacy watchdog has fined Google 100 million euros (USD 121 million) and Amazon 35 million euros (USD 42 million) for breaching the country’s rules on advertising cookies.
→ Indian actor, Sonu Sood has topped the first-of-its-kind ’50 Asian Celebrities In The World’ 2020 list, published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper.
→ Indian athletes, Bajrang Punia (Freestyle-Wrestling) and Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting), bagged the top honours at the virtually held FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 on the back of the 10th Global Sports Summit.
→ International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations recognized day held on December 12 each year to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations.
→ International Universal Health Coverage Day is a United Nations’ recognized international day celebrated every year on December 12.
→ Joseph Safra, the Lebanese-Brazilian financier, who was Brazil’s richest man and for many years the world’s wealthiest banker, passed away in Dec 2020.
→ Ladakh Lt Governor R K Mathur inaugurated the second edition of Ladakh Literature Festival, 2020, in Leh on 10 Dec 2020.
→ Nippon Life India AMC has launched Nippon India Passive Flexicap FoF.
→ SBI General Insurance has partnered with Mahindra Insurance Brokers through Sajhedaari programme.
→ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected India’s economy to contract 8 per cent in 2020, as against (-)9.0 per cent previously forecast.
→ The eight-day Jewish winter festival of lights is called Hanukkah.
→ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has registered ‘Breakdancing’ as the newest entry into Olympics and an official Olympic sport, with the aim to attract a new and younger audience.
→ The Prime Minister of Romania, Ludovic Orban has stepped down from his post after his ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) lost in 2020 parliamentary election.
→ The UAE-based Lulu group would set up a food processing centre in Srinagar for sourcing a wide range of agri products from Jammu and Kashmir.
→ The Union Cabinet has approved a scheme called the Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Initiative (PM-WANI), to improve wireless connectivity and pave the way for free wireless internet in public spaces across the country.
→ The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to boost employment in the formal sector by encouraging the businesses to do fresh hiring amid the pandemic.
→ The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar through Video Conferencing.
→ The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy has inaugurated the National Centre for Divyang Empowerment (NCDE) at the CRPF Group Centre in Hakimpet near Hyderabad, Telangana.
→ The year 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was awarded to Dr Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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