Current Affairs – December 26, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for December 26, 2020:

India

E-Sampada Portal, App launched

On December 25, 2020, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the E-Sampada portal and mobile appl for booking holiday homes and event venues. Over one lakh government accommodation, 1,176 holiday homes, 45 office complexes have brought under this platform.

BSF, BGB agreed to increase Night Vigil

On December 25, 2020, the Border Security Force of India and Border Security Guard of Bangladesh agreed to intensify their nigh vigil. This is being done to prevent smuggling.

India’s Number 1 Hot Air Balloon Wildlife Safari

On December 25, 2020, the first hot air balloon wildlife safari was launched in Bandhavgarh Toger Reserve. The Hot Air Balloon ride was launched by the Madhya Pradesh State Forest Minister Vijay Shah.

Six of Seven MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh Janata Dal join BJP

Six of the seven MLAs of Janata Dal have joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh. BJP now has 48 MLAs. The total strength of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly is 60.

Good Governance Day

On December 25, 2020, the Good Governance Day was celebrated all over India. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Economy and Corporate

PM-KISAN: Seventh Instalment of Financial Benefit released

On December 25, 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the seventh instalment under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).

Forex Reserves increate to 58.131 billion USD

The Foreign Exchange Reserve of India has increased by 2.563 billion USD. The gold reserves increased from 1.008 billion USD to 37.020 billion USD. The Special Drawing Rights with the International Monetary Fund increased by 12 million USD. The reserve position of the country with the International Monetary Fund increased by 160 million USD to 4.870 billion USD.

World

European Union and British reach an agreement over post Brexit trade

The United Kingdom and Brexit reached a post Brexit trade agreement. After ratified by the European Union leaders the agreement will pave way for trade between the 27-nation bloc and UK without quotas or tariffs.

Sports

Former bowler Chetan Sharma named Chairman of Selectors

The former India pacer Chetan Sharma, Debasish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla are to be appointed as the National team selectors. Chetan will replace Sunil Joshi as the chairman of the panel. Chetan represented India in 23 tests and 65 ODIs between 1984 and 1994.

Former England opening Batsman John Edrich died

John Edrich, the former England opening batsman passed away at the age of 83. He had played 77 test matches and had scored 5,138 runs. His highest score was 310.

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