Current Affairs – December 8, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines] – Update (December, 2020)

Here are Today’s news headlines for December 8, 2020

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India

Metro project inaugurated by PM modi

On December 7, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Agra metro project through video conference. The project consists of two corridor connecting the major tourist attractions with railway stations and bus stand.

Orchha, Gwalior included in UNESCO World Heritage cities list

Orchha and Gwalior, the historic Fort cities located in Madhya Pradesh of India have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage cities list. This has been done under the Urban Landscape City programme of UNESCO.

Two new Zoos receive recognition from centre

The Union Minister of environment, forest and climate change Prakash javadekar chaired the 37 the General Body Meeting of Central zoo authority. During the meeting two new zoos were granted recognition. They were the Rajgir Zoo Safari in Nalanda, Bihar and the Ashfaque Ullah Khan Prani Udyaan of Gorakpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Armed Forces Flag Day: December 7

On December 7, 2020, the Armed Forces Flag day was observed. The day is being observed every year since 1949 .

Global Understanding of India Project launched by ICCR

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations recently launched the Global understanding of India project. Under the project, the ICCR will survey the text books that are taught in schools of other countries.

Sushil Kumar Modi of BJP elected to Rajya Sabha

On December 7, 2020, the senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar. The by-poll was necessary to fill the vacant post of late Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

Madhukar Gangadhar dies at 88

On December 6, 2020, the Hindi writer Madhukar Gangadhar died in New Delhi at the age of 88 .

MiG-29K pilot body recovered

The Indian Navy recently recovered the body of missing pilot commander of Mig-29K, Nishant Singh from the Sea bed at a depth of 70 metres. The MiG-29K crashed on November 26, 2020 during an operation over the Arabian Sea.

Divya Bhatnagar dies of covid-19

The “Yeh Rishta Kya kahlata Hai” actress Divya Bhatnagar died at the age of 36 due to covid-19 .

United Nations investment promotion award won by Invest India

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development announced that Invest India is the winner of United Nations investment promotion award, 2020 .

iMobile Pay App launched by ICCI

On December 7, 2020, the ICICI Bank launched the “iMobile Pay” application.

Digital Saksham for MSMEs launched

The CII, NI-MSME and Mastercard have launched the Digital Saksham. It is a capacity building initiative and more than 3 lakh MSMEs are to be trained under the initiative.

World

International Civil Aviation Day: December 7

On December 7, 2020, the International Civil Aviation day was celebrated under the theme “Advancing innovation for global aviation development”.

 Former President of Uruguay Tabare Varquez died

On December 5, 2020, the former President or Uruguay Tabare Vazquez died at the age of 80.  He served as the President of the country twice.

Cybercrime could cost one trillion USD in 2020: McAfee

The Cybercrime incidents could cost the world nearly 1 trillion USD in 2020 according to the Global report ” The hidden costs of cybercrime” generated by McAfee. This is 50% to jump from 2018.

Dr Vivek Murthy, Indian American appointed the Surgeon General

On December 7, 2020, the Indian-American doctor Vivek Murthy was named the Surgeon General to the US President Elect Joe Biden.

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