Current Affairs – December 16, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for December 16, 2020

India

Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be the chief guest at Republic Day parade

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade on January 26 January 2021.

India and UK foreign ministers hold talks

On December 15, 20-20, India and UK held delegation level talks in New Delhi to strengthen cooperation in different areas such as defence and security, trade and prosperity and climate and helped.

Prime Minister unveils developmental projects in Kutch region

On December 15, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled developmental projects in Kutch region of Gujarat. These projects include hybrid renewable energy Park, desalination plant and automated milk processing and packing plant.

Indian Coast Guard Interceptor Boat Commissioned at Hazira

On December 15, 2020,  the Indian Coast Guard interceptor boat was commissioned at Hazira in Gujarat.

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol vessel Sujeet commissioned

On December 15, 2020, the Indian Coast Guard ship Sujeet was commissioned in Goa.

Indian Navy vice Admiral Srikant died of covid-19

On December 15, 2020, the Indian Navy vice Admiral Srikant died of covid-19 complications in New Delhi. He was due to air on December 31 .

Roddam Narasimha passed away

On December 14, 2020 the Aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha died of covid-19. He was the director of national Aerospace Laboratories.

No budget session, winter session of parliament

The Government of India had announced that the winter session of Parliament will not be held in 2021 due to covid-19 pandemic .

Economy and corporate

India post payment Bank launches DakPay

The India post payments Bank along with the department of post have unveiled a new digital payment app called “DakPay”. The application aims to make payment for services for merchants digitally, scan QR code and character to financial need such as domestic money transfer.

Financial stability and Development Council

On December 15, 2020, the finance minister Nirmala sitharaman chaired the 23rd meeting of financial stability and Development Council. During the meeting the Minister reviewed the major Macro Economic development and financial stability issues.

Burger King India debut at 131 % premium

on December 14, 2020, in A Remarkable market tribute the shares of Burger King India zoomed to almost 131 % against its issue price of 60 rupees .

World

US electoral college formally validates Joe Biden victory

The United States electoral college has formally validated the victory of Joe Biden giving him 306 votes.

Martyred Intellectuals Day marked in Bangladesh

On December 14, 2020, Bangladesh marked the Martyred Intellectuals Day. The day is marked to commemorate the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh.

France to hold a referendum to add climate goals in constitution

The French president Emmanuel macron has recently announced a referendum to add the fight against climate change to the French constitution.

US lifts Sudan from Terror List

On December 14, 2020, the United States removed student from its state sponsors of terrorism Blacklist.

United States imposes sanctions on Turkey

On December 14, 2020, the United States imposed CAATSA sanctions against a turkey for its purchase of S400 missiles from Russia.

Nurse Sandra Lindsay receives first COVID-19 vaccine in US

Sandra Lindsay became the first person in the United States to receive the covid-19 vaccine

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