Page-5 of Current Affairs - December, 2020

Current Affairs – December 29, 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 29, 2020. Assam’s Bill to abolish State-run Madrassas The Assam Government recently tabled a bill that will abolish all the state-run Madrassas and will convert them into schools from April ..

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Meteorological Centre in Ladakh

The Union Minister of Earth Science Dr Harsh Vardhan recently inaugurated a Meteorological centre in Union Territory of Ladakh. The Meteorological centre will provide weather forecasts for the region and strengthen the early warning system of weather forecasting in the region. About the Meteorological Centre This is the first Meteorological Centre in Ladakh. The Meteorological ..

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Mission SAGAR III: INS Kiltan arrives at Cambodia

The INS Kiltan recently arrived at Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia under Mission Sagar III. The ship is to deliver fifteen tonnes of HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) for flood affected Cambodia. The relief assistance is to be provided to the National Disaster Management Committee of Cambodia. Mission SAGAR III The mission is a part of ..

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IRDAI proposes Standard Travel Insurance policy

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) recently proposed the “Standard Travel Insurance Policy”. The Policy aims to ensure insurance coverage during domestic as well as international travel. The IRDAI recently released a draft ‘Guidelines on Standard Travel Insurance Policy’. About the Guidelines The Guidelines states that standard travel insurance products would be ..

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Ban lifted on Onion Exports

Recently, the Government of India lifted the ban on export of all types of onions. The ban was imposed by the central government in September, 2020 and is to be lifted from January 1, 2021. Why did GoI impose ban on Onions? There were two major reasons behind the government ban. Wholesale prices of onions ..

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Japan to join Five Eyes Network

The Five Eyes network comprises of five nations namely Australia, Canada, Britain, US and New Zealand. Japan is now to join the Five Eyes network to become the sixth eye. About Five Eyes The Five Eyes network collaborated to respond against the increasing threats by China and North Korea. The Five Eyes countries are parties ..

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