Current Affairs – December 11, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are today’s news headlines for December 11, 2020 .

India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lays Foundation stone of new Parliament building

On December 10, 2020, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of new Parliament building in New Delhi. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.

“Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz” campaign applauded by WHO

The Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz campaign has been applauded by the World Health Organisation for its initiative on promoting physical activity.

Bobby Mohanty appointed as new honorary consul

The Republic of Maldives has appointed Bobby Mohanty as the new honorary consul to boost trade and tourism from India.

Astad Deboo dies at 73

The Indian contemporary dancer Astad Deboo died of cancer on December 10, 2020. In 1995 he received Sangeet Natak Academy Award and in 2007 he received Padmashree .

Economy and corporate

BSNL launches satellite based narrowband internet of things network in India

The BSNL along with the Skylo has launched the world first satellite based narrowband internet of things network in India.

RTGS to be available 24/7

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that the RTGS facility will be available 24/7 from December 14, 2020 .

Asian development Outlook

On December 10, 2020, the Asian Development Bank released its Asian Development Outlook. According to the report, the GDP of Indian economy is to contract by – 8% in 2020-21.

Swiggy expands SVANidhi scheme to 125 cities

Swiggy has expanded the street food vendors programme to 125 cities under the PMSVANidhi scheme.

World

ASEAN defence ministers meeting Plus

On December 10, 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the 14th ASEAN Defence Minister meeting plus.

World Bank inter-ministerial meet

The Union Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan represented India at the World bank inter-ministerial meet on vaccinating South Asia. He spoke about the CO-WIN platform of India that allows Indian citizens to self register them for vaccination.

India UAE on education

On December 9, 20-20, the union Education Minister of India Ramesh pokhriyal nishank spoke to his UAE counterpart.

Nana Addo Dankwa re-elected as president of Ghana

The 76 year old Nana Addo Dankwa was Re elected as the president of Ghana. He received 51.2 percent of votes.

China launches two satellites on gravitational wave detection research

On December 10, 2020, China launched two satellites to detect the gravitational waves. The satellites were launched under the GECAM Mission of China. GECAM is Gravitational High Energy Ekectromagnetic Counterpart All-Sky Monitor.

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