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CURRENT AFFAIRS: DAYS

International Day of Banks Observed on Dec 4

  • Every December 4th is International Bank Day to recognize the important role of the banking system in improving living standards.
  • It also recognizes the great potential of multilateral development banks and other international development banks in financing sustainable development and providing expertise.
  • On December 19, 2019, the UNGA – United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 74/245, designating December 4 as International Banking Day.

World Soil Day : Dec 5 

  • The theme for World Soil Day 2020 is Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity. World Soil Day also highlights the growing problem due to population expansion.
  • It aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness, and encouraging governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.
About World Soil Day
  • In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences recommended celebrating World Soil Day annually on 5 December. Also, FAO supported the formal establishment of World Soil Day as a global awareness-raising platform under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership.
  • The first World Soil Day was celebrated on 5 December

International Volunteer Day 2020: Observed on Dec 05

  • International Volunteer Day observed on December 5 every year is an opportunity for people to say a big thank you to all those who put service above self.
  • Appreciating volunteers, encouraging governments to support volunteers and recognize their contributions is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN at local and international level.
  • International Volunteer Day is also called International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.
  • Theme of IVD 2020 – Together We Can Through Volunteering.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

Prime Minister to virtually inaugurate Agra Metro Rail project on December 7

  • Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation has set a deadline of five years for the completion of two corridors of Agra metro which will connect all the major tourist destinations and the tourists coming from all over the world to see the Taj will get a new experience of green transport.
  • Agra Metro will be a boon to tourism and it will take around 3 years for the first metro train on the priority section between Tajmahal to Jama Masjid.
  • He stated that First time Heritage impact assessment was done with the help of IIT Madras and archaeological survey of India as per the guidelines of UNESCO before starting of work.
  • In the first phase, three metro stations – Taj East Gate, Basai and Fatehabad road, and an elevated four-km-long track will be constructed within 26 months and at an expected cost of Rs 273 crore.
  • The tendering process has been completed. The UP Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRC) has begun preparations in this regard.
  • According to the UPMRC, the Rs 8,379.62 crore Agra Metro Rail project will be a major boost to the urban public transport connectivity in the city.

Ayush ministry to develop Nisarg Gram campus in Pune 

  • The Union Ministry of Ayush has recently announced that the upcoming new campus of the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune will be called Nisarg Gram.
  • To start with, the new institute’s curricula will be prepared in light of National Education Policy, 2020. The curricula will be rationalised to bring about qualitative, pedagogical understanding of naturopathy and allied disciplines at the under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) levels.
  • Located at a distance of 15 kilometres from NIN’s present premises at Bapu Bhavan
About NIN:
  • NIN, Pune an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH is the inheritor of a unique Gandhian heritage, having been developed out of a nature cure institution of which Mahatma Gandhi was one of the founders.

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Government Announces List of 10 best performing police stations in india 2020

  • The Government of India selects the best-performing police stations across the country every year, to incentivise more effective functioning and bring healthy competition.
  • This year’s survey for the best police stations was conducted under challenging circumstances by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • 19 parameters were identified to evaluate the standards of service delivery and identify techniques of improvement in policing.

The Top 10 Police Stations In The Country For 2020:

  1. NongpokSekmai, Manipur
  2. AWPS-Suramangalam, Tamil Nadu
  3. Kharsang, Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Jhilmili (Bhaiya Thana), Chhattisgarh
  5. Sanguem, Goa
  6. Kalighat, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  7. Pakyong, Sikkim
  8. Kanth, UP
  9. Khanvel, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  10. Jammikunta Town PS, Telangana

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Passage Exercise between Russian Federation Navy and Indian Navy

  • The Indian Navy is undertaking a Passage Exercise with Russian Federation Navy in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from 4 to 5 December 2020.
  • The exercise is aimed at enhancing interoperability, improving understanding and imbibing best practices between both the friendly navies, and would involve advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises, weapon firings, seamanship exercises and helicopter operations.
  • This exercise is being conducted on the occasion of ‘Navy Day’ of the IN on 4th December, which emphasizes the strong bonds of friendship shared between the two friendly militaries.
  • This PASSEX would be another step towards strengthening Indo-Russian defence relations.
  • The two navies have built a robust relationship through regular exercises such as INDRA Navy conducted biennially, with the last edition held in the Northern Indian Ocean Region from 4 to 5 September 2020.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATES

TRS emerges as single largest party in GHMC polls

  • In Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) has emerged as the largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election.
  • The -TRS won 55 of the 150 division-GHMC elections while the BJP got 48 wards and the AIMIM led by Asaduddin Owaisi secured 44. The Congress could win only two divisions.
  • Counting of votes had to be stopped in one division at Neredmet, following a high court direction. In the previous election held in 2016, the TRS scored 99 seats, the AIMIM 44 and the BJP 4.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

Kuldeep Handoo from J&K, Appointed as Fit India Movement Ambassador

  • First Dronacharya Awardee from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Kuldeep Handoo has been appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Ambassador.
  • Mr Handoo was appointed as the Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police Department.
About Fit India Movement :
  • Fit India Movement is a nation-wide movement in India to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.
  • It was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on 29 August 2019 (National Sports Day).
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Founder of FIT India – Suparno Satpathy

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONORS

Kotak Wealth – Hurun Wealthy Women List 2020

  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chairperson of IT major HCL Technologies, topped the list of the richest women in the country with a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore, according to Hurun India and Kotak Wealth Management’s ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women’ report.
  • The list is based on the net worth of women as on September 30, 2020.
  • The 2020 edition of the report focuses exclusively on women who play an active role in their family business, entrepreneurs and professionals,” the organisation stated.

Gitanjali Rao becomes TIME’s first-ever kid of the year

  • The fifteen-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao has been selected as first-ever kid of the year by the TIME magazine for her work using technology to combat issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.
  • This is the first time that the TIME magazine launched the Kid of The Year”
  • The young achiever was interviewed by Hollywood actor and special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. Rao, in her Zoom interview with Jolie on her process, stated: “Observe, brainstorm, research, build and communicate.”
  • Gitanjali was chosen from a field of 5,000 US-based nominees, which was whittled down to five finalists by a committee of young people alongside comedian and TV presenter Trevor Noah.
  • Last year, climate activist Greta Thunberg became the youngest ever Person Of The Year when she was given the honour at age 16. Greta Thunberg was named Time’s Person Of The Year last year

Indian village school teacher wins $1 million global prize

  • Ranjitsinh Disale, a teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize $1 million (Rs.7.4 Crore).
  • The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, celebrates exceptional teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession.
  • Ranjitsinh Disale, as winner from more than 12,000 nominations and applications, from over 140 countries around the world.
  • The award recognized his efforts to promote girls’ education at the school, whose pupils are mostly from tribal communities.
About Ranjitsinh Disale:
  • The Global Teacher Prize stated he learned the local language of the village in order to translate class textbooks into his pupils’ mother tongue.
  • He also created unique QR codes on the textbooks to give students access to audio poems, video lectures, stories and assignments, greatly improving school attendance. His QR technology is now being rolled out more widely across India.
  • Rather than keeping all his winnings, Disale told Fry in an interview that he would share the prize with the other nine finalists, giving them $55,000 each — the first time anyone has done so in the award’s six-year history.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: OBITUARY

Former PM of Pakistan Zafarullah Jamali passes away at 76

  • Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali passed away at a hospital in Rawalpindi at the age of 76
  • Jamali, the country’s first and only elected prime minister from Balochistan
  • Jamali served as the 15th prime minister of Pakistan from November 2002 until June 2004 when Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was the president of the country.

Lakshadweep Administrator passes away at 66

  • Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma, who earlier headed the Intelligence Bureau and was also the Interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, has passed away.
  • The 66-year-old retired IPS officer of the Kerala cadre had been appointed administrator of the Lakshadweep Union Territory in October 2019.
About Dineshwar Sharma
  • He served as the 34th Administrator of Lakshadweep from 2019 until his death
  • Sharma also served as the 25th Director of Intelligence Bureau in 2014.
  • Awards – Prestigious Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 1997
  • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003.

Gujarat High Court sitting Judge G.R Udhwani passes away of COVID-19

  • R Udhwani passed away due to Covid19. He was 59.
  • He began his law practice in 1987 and was elevated as additional judge of the Gujarat High Court in 2012.
  • Prior to that he was Registrar General in the High Court. According to sources, late Shri Udhwani was among the three sitting judges who were tested positive last month.

Daily CA Dec 4th

  • First  Indian head to Global Business Bata CEO Sandeep Kataria, Kataria becomes the first Indian to head Bata globally.
  • Varsha Joshi appointed as the interim head of NDDB
  • AR Rahman is the ambassador for BAFTA
  • Iconic Entrepreneur Dharampal Gulati, owner of MDH Dies At 97, He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award in 2019
  • French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing Dies of Coronavirus
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson Passes away
  • Vocal for Local – Hunar Haat Invites artisans and craftsmen organised at Rampur and Lucknow
  • 9 th edition of International Sand Art Festival begins in Odisha’s Puri
  • PM Modi to deliver keynote address at IIT-2020 Global Summit.
  • Phase 8 of the Vande Bharat Mission extended till 31st December.
  • DRI celebrates 63rd Founding Day.
  • Indian Navy Day Celebrated on Dec 4
  • RBI tells HDFC Bank to stop new digital launches
  • India and the US sign MoU on Intellectual Property cooperation
  • RIL tops ‘Fortune India 500’ list of India’s largest companies
  • RBI decides to keep benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4%
  • No Dorai and Fagun Haway win Bangladesh best films award of 2019
  • Maharashtra First Child Friendly Police Station in Pune
  • Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate & lay foundation stones of 15 National Highway projects of Nagaland
  • West Bengal govt launches ‘Duare Sarkar’ programme for doorstep delivery of govt schemes

Daily CA on Dec 5 th

  • December 4th is International Bank Day to recognize the important role of the banking system in improving living standards.
  • United Nations General Assembly designating December 4 as International Banking Day.
  • World Soil Day Observed on Dec 5 and The theme for World Soil Day 2020 is Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity.
  • International Volunteer Day 2020 Observed on Dec 05 Theme of IVD 2020 – Together We Can Through Volunteering.
  • Prime Minister to virtually inaugurate Agra Metro Rail project on December 7
  • The Union Ministry of Ayush has recently announced that the upcoming new campus of the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune will be called Nisarg Gram.
  • Government Announces List of 10 best performing police stations in india 2020: NongpokSekmai, Manipur First in Position
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chairperson of IT major HCL Technologies, topped the list of the richest women in the country with a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore.
  • The fifteen-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao has been selected as first-ever kid of the year by the TIME magazine, This is the first time that the TIME magazine launched the Kid of The Year award.
  • Greta Thunberg was named Time’s Person Of The Year last year. Greta Thunberg became the youngest ever Person Of The Year when she was given the honour at age 16.
  • Ranjitsinh Disale, a teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize $1 million (Rs.7.4 Crore).
  • Kuldeep Handoo from J&K, Appointed as Fit India Movement Ambassador
  • The Indian Navy is undertaking a Passage Exercise with Russian Federation Navy in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from 4 to 5 December 2020.
  • Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali passed away at a hospital in Rawalpindi at the age of 76, he is the country’s first and only elected prime minister from Balochistan
  • Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma, who earlier headed the Intelligence Bureau and was also the Interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, has passed away.
  • Gujarat High Court sitting Judge R Udhwani passes away of COVID-19
  • Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) emerges as single largest party in GHMC polls

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