Current Affairs – December 31, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 31, 2020

Cabinet Approvals

  • Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam. It was proposed by DPIIT.
  • Tumakuru Industrial Area in Karnataka
  • Multi-modal Logistics Hub and Multi-modal transport hub at Greater Noida
  • Export of Akash missile system
  • Interest subvention for ethanol distilleries
  • India mission in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic in 2021
  • India-Bhutan MoU in peaceful use of outer space


Global Pravasi Rishita portal launched

On December 30, 2020, the External Affairs Minister launched the Global Pravasi Portal and application to connect with Indian diaspora across the world.

Indian Navy and DRDO conduct SAHAYAK-NG

The Indian Navy and Defence Research Development Organization conducted the maiden test trail SAHAYAK-NG. SAHAYAK-NG is the first indigenously designed and developed air dropped container from IL 38SD aircraft of Indian Navy. The main objective is to provide critical engineering stores to ships that are deployed more than 2,000 kilometres from the coast.

PRAGATI: PM reviews several projects

On December 30, 2020, PM Modi chaired the 34th PRAGATI interaction. PRAGATI is Pro-Active Governance and Timely implementation involving central and state governments.

Deputy Chairperson of Karnataka Legislative Council found dead

On December 29, 2020, the deputy chairperson of the Legislative council S L Dharme Gowda was found dead on railway track at Chikmagalur. He was a Janata Dal legislator.

Lok Sabha MP Manasukh Vasava withdraws resignation from BJP

The Lok Sabha member of Bharuch in Gujarat, Mansukh Vasava resigned from BJP on December 30, 2020. He is to submit his resignation during the coming budget session of the parliament.

Nagaland declared disturbed area under AFSPA

On December 30, 2020, the entire Nagaland was declared as disturbed area for six more months by the central government. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been in force in Nagaland for several decades.

Economy and Corporate

Filing of IT returns extended

The Government of India recently extended the last date of Income Tax returns till January 10, 2021.

Indian Army inducts indigenously made short span bridges

Indian Army has inducted three sets of ten-metre short span bridges in close coordination with private industries and DRDO. This will help in providing mobility of own forces.


UK: COVID-19 vaccine by Oxford-AstraZeneca approved

The UK Government has approved the emergency supply of AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccines. The Serum Institute of India has tied up with AstraZeneca to supply the vaccines in UK.




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