Current Affairs – December 21, 2020 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs December 21, 2020.

National Security Directive on Telecom Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Security recently announced the National Security Directive on Telecommunication sector. It will mandate service providers to purchase equipment from trusted so…..Read Here

RBI’s Second Cohort under Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced the second cohort under Regulatory Sandbox. It was announced under the theme of “Cross Border Payments”. What is Regulatory Sandbox? The…..Read Here

E5 Series Shinkansen

The Japanese Embassy recently released the first glimpse of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The E5 Series Shinkansen trains are to be used to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High …..Read Here

Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Test Facility

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently inaugurated the Advanced Hypersonic Wind Tunnel test facility in Hyderabad. This is the first of its kind being launched in the country. Indi…..Read Here

MPEDA Multilingual Call Centre for Aquafarmers

The Marine Products Export Development Authority recently launched a multilingual call centre for Aquafarmers. The initiative is first of its kind in the country. It will address the te…..Read Here

First Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in Power Sector- Highlights

Skill India recently established the Centre of Excellence for skill development in power sector. The centre is an outcome of collaboration between Ministry of Skill Development and Entr…..Read Here

What is E20 fuel?

The Government of India has recently introduced the E20 fuel to promote green fuel such as ethanol. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently published a draft notification i…..Read Here

Human Freedom Index, 2020

The Human Freedom Index is published by the Cato Institute and Fraser Institute. It uses data from 2008 to 2018. According to the Index, there is decrease in personal freedom since 2008…..Read Here

World Bank’s updated Doing Business rankings

The World Bank recently corrected its Doing Business rankings after review of data irregularities. After the corrections, China’s ranking has been lowered by seven notches. What is th…..Read Here

National Migrant Workers Database

The Standing Committee headed by the senior Congress leader Anand Sharma recently submitted a report “Management of COVID-19 pandemic and related issues”. The committee has suggeste…..Read Here

ASTRA Mk-I Missile, IMSAS and BOSS System – Key Facts

The Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh recently handed over three systems developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) to the chiefs of the Defence Forces. The IMS…..Read Here

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