Current Affairs – December 22, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for December 22, 2020

India

Committee to be set up to commemorate 125 th birth anniversary of Netaji

The Government of India has decided to constitute a high level committee to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The committee is to be headed by Union Home minister Amit Shah. The committee will decide on the activities to be conducted for one year starting 23rd January, 2021.

Jal Shakti Abhiyan II: “Catch the rain awareness generation campaign” launched

On December 21, 2020, the National Water Mission operated by the Ministry Of Jal Shakti launched the “Catch the rain awareness generation campaign” under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan phase 2.

Kisan Ekta Morcha page banned by facebook

The Facebook has recently banned a page called Kisan Ekta morcha on its platform. The social media giant has cited community standards on spam as reasons for the ban. However, the page was later restored after widespread opposition on social media.

Dr F C Kohli centre of excellence to be established at Chennai Mathematical institute

The Chennai Mathematical Institute is to establish Dr F C Kohli Centre of Excellence for advanced research in mathematical and computing Sciences .

Status of Leopard in India 2018 report released

On December 21, 2020, the Environment Minister Prakash javadekar released the Status of Leopard in India 2018. According to the report India now has 12852 leopards. The Leopard population has increased by 60 % as compared to that of the previous estimate conducted in 2014.

Congress leader Motilal Vora passed away at 93

On December 21, 2020, the Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Moti Lal Vohra passed away. He held the office of Governor of Uttar Pradesh between 1993 and 1996 .

Economy and corporate

Bank of Baroda and Indian Defence forces sign Memorandum of understanding for new Baroda military salary package

The Public Sector lender Bank of Baroda and Indian defence forces (Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which the bank is to offer customised services to the account holders. The banking services to be provided through Baroda military salary package.

World

PM Modi holds virtual Summit with his Vietnamese counterpart

On December 21, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual Summit with his Vietnamese counterpart. The countries signed seven agreements in the areas of scientific research, defence, nuclear and renewable energy, petrochemicals and subjects such as cancer treatment.

India Japan Samvad conference

On December 21, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi address to the 6th Indo Japan somewhat conference. He proposed setting up of a library that is dedicated to Traditional Buddhist literature and scriptures.

India Israel sign agreement

On December 21, 2020, India and Israel signed an agreement to co-operate in the fields of health and medicine. This includes sharing of expertise in building climate resilient infrastructure and support green Health Care. This agreement replaces the previous agreement signed in 2003.

India suspended all flights originating from United kingdom

On December 21, 2020, India suspended all the flights originating from United Kingdom due to growing Global concerns over the new covid-19 strain.

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