Current Affairs » December 2020 » Nation Observes 49th Vijay Diwas On 16 December 2020
→ Ambrose Dlamini, the Prime Minister of Eswatini, a country in Southern Africa, has passed away after contracting coronavirus.
→ Bangladesh observes the Martyred Intellectuals Day on 14 December every year.
→ Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom Dominic Raab is on a four-day visit to India from 14 December 2020.
→ Himgiri, which is the first of the three Project 17A ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was launched.
→ Himgiri, which is the first of the three Project 17A ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was launched on 14 Dec 2020.
→ In India, Vijay Diwas (also called Victory Day) is celebrated every year on December 16.
→ International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Office awarded Paul Sein Twa, for Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 for Asia.
→ MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd has announced a collaboration with TES-AMM, an electronic waste recycling service provider.
→ NITI Aayog has released a white paper titled ‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India’ on 14 December 2020.
→ Noted Indian wrestler, Sripati Khanchanale, who had won the prestigious ‘Hind Kesari’ title in 1959, passed away.
→ People in the Ladakh region are celebrating Ladakhi New Year, Losar on 15 Dec 2020.
→ Rating agency CRISIL has lowered the contraction rate of India’s GDP and now expects the growth rate of the Indian economy to contract 7.7% in the ongoing fiscal 2020-21, compared to the 9% forecast in September 2020, due to “faster-than-expected” recovery in the second quarter.
→ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as the Iron Man of India, passed away on December 15, in the year 1950.
→ Singapore has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech.
→ Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami has inaugurated 630 Amma mini-clinics across the state.
→ The 2nd non-fiction book by author Amish Tripathi is titled “Dharma: Decoding the Epics for A Meaningful Life”.
→ The 9th edition of Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) held in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
→ The first COVID-19 vaccination in US began on 15 December 2020.
→ The SoftBank-backed mobility platform, Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government, to set up its first factory in the state, at an investment of Rs 2,400 crore.
→ Torrent Gas Ltd has pledged ₹5,000 cr investment to develop infrastructure to retail CNG to automobiles and piped gas to households and industries in Chennai.
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