Current Affairs – December 20, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for December 20, 2020

India

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom skill excellence awards

On December 18, 2020, the Union Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad presented Telecom Skill Excellence Awards. The first prize was won by Srinivas Karanam. He won the award for developing a cost effective technical solution for deep sea communication. The technology issues weather alerts to fishermen and facilitates communication among them.

“Reporting India” book released

On December 19, 2020, the External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar released “Reporting India” book. The book was written by Asian News International (ANI) Chairman Prem Prakash.

Population in Indian prison down by 10.42%

On December 19, 2020, a report was released by the Commonwealth Human Rights initiative. According to the report, the population in Indian prisons has reduced by 10.42% between April 2020 and June 2020 due to covid-19. The title of the report was “Responding to the pandemic presence and overcrowding”. The report urged the state governments to continue the measures to decongest prison.

Goa Liberation day

On December 19, 2020, the 60th anniversary of Liberation of Goa was celebrated. Goa was liberated from the 450 years Portuguese rule on December 19, 1961 .

Economy and Corporate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at ASSOCHAM Foundation week

On December 19, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a keynote address virtually at ASSOCHAM Foundation week celebrations. The Prime Minister also presented the ASSOCHAM Enterprise of the Century Award to Ratan Tata.

RSS Idealogue M G Vaidya died in Nagpur

The senior Idealogue of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) M G Vaidya died in Nagpur at the age of 97.

World

Boko Haram freed the abducted Nigerian boys

On December 18, 2020, Boko Haram released 300  Nigerian school boys who were abducted earlier by the group.

Gadkari lays foundation stone for NH projects in Karnataka

On December 19, 2020, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone for thirty-three National Highway Projects in Karnataka.

Wistron agrees to lapses in payment of wages in Karnataka plant

The iPhone maker Wistron that makes Apple iPhones agreed to lapses in payment to workers at the Narasapura facility, Bengaluru. The company was vandalised by irate workers on December 13, 2020.

Sports

Australia defeated India by 8 wickets

On December 19, 2020, Australia defeated India by 8 wickets in the first test after 4 match series.

Cologne World Cup Wrestling: Amit Panghal wins Gold

Amit Panghal has won gold medal at the Cologne World Cup. Satish Kumar won silver.

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