Page-50 of Current Affairs - December, 2020

China Anti-Poverty Campaign

China recently declared victory in its 8 years drive to eradicate extreme poverty. In 2012, the Chinese leadership had sought to achieve a ‘moderately prosperous’ society by focusing on its rural areas. It has maintained a ‘national list of impoverished counties’. The campaign involved massive mobilization of state resources and relocation of people from remote ..

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Liquidity Adjustment Facility

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to extend liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) to Regional Rural Banks (RRB) to make liquidity management more efficient. The LAF was introduced in RBI in 1998 based on the recommendations of Narasimham Committee on Banking Sector Reforms. It is a monetary policy tool that enables banks to ..

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Bihar migratory bird festival

Bihar is planning its first ever migratory bird festival this year. This is a three-day festival to be organised in Bhagalpur District. It is to be jointly organised by Bhagalpur forest division, Bombay Natural History Society and the local Mandar Nature Club. The region houses a large number of migratory birds between November and March ..

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Current Affairs – December 6, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are today’s news headlines for December 6, 2020 India India summons Canadian diplomat over remands office prime minister on farmer protests On December 4, 2020, India summoned the Canadian High Commissioner to convey him that the comments made by the Canadian Prime Minister Justin trudeau on the farmers agitation in India is an unacceptable ..

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Sea Fans

In a joint operation by the forest officials of Assam and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, a huge seizure of marine life has been made in Assam. This haul includes 50kg of sea fan, a type of soft coral, among other. Corals are listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Its possession ..

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Foul Air Death

The UK has recorded the world’s 1st foul air death or death legally certified to have been caused by air pollution. A 9-year old girl who lived near a busy road in London had passed away due to respiratory complications and an inquest is underway. According to WHO, air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths ..

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