Page-6 of Current Affairs - December, 2020

Turkey’s New bill to monitor civil society groups

The Turkish Parliament recently passed the act called “Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction”. The bill would increase the monitoring of civil society groups. About the Bill The bill was passed following the 2019 report on Turkey prepared by the Intergovernmental body Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF fights money laundering ..

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International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: December 27

The first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was celebrated by the United Nations on December 27, 2020. The day is being celebrated to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and exchange best practices regionally, locally, and internationally. The day will help to prevent COVID-19 like situations. It will also help to equip the ..

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New US rules on Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration if the United States has recently issued new guidelines that eases restrictions on the use of drones. This is likely to expand the commercial uses of the technology in the country. Key Features The guidelines were issued by amending the Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2018. The guidelines allow operation of ..

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National Common Mobility Card – Update (December, 2020)

On December 28, 2020, PM Modi launched the National common Mobility Card. The National Common Mobility Card will allow passengers with RuPay debit card to be swiped for Metro level. Key Features of National Common Mobility Card The National Common Mobility Card can be used at all transit locations. The card makes all new metro ..

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Pneumosil: India’s First Pneumonia Vaccine

The Serum Institute of India recently unveiled the first indigenously developed Pneumococcal Vaccine called Pneumosil. The vaccine was launched by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. About the Vaccine Pneumosil was developed through collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and PATH organization. It has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India. The ..

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Current Affairs – December 29, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines for December 29, 2020. India Pneumosil: First Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine of India On December 28, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the first Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine of India called Pneumosil. The vaccine was developed by Serum Institute of India. 100th Kisan Rail of India On December 28, ..

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