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Today Top Current Affairs 12 December 2020

Today Top Current Affairs 12 December 2020

Current Affairs 2020: Latest Current Affairs with all basic data, Today top Current Affairs 12 December 2020 includes top news, Major Issues, Current News, Important occasions in National Current News just as International level with clear clarification. read currentgktoday here in details.


National

PM Modi addressed International Bharati Festival 2020

PM Modi

On 11th Dec 2020, Indian PM Modi has addressed the International Bharathi Festival 2020 via a video conference.

  • Vanavil Cultural Centre conducted this festival in Chennai city in order to mark 138th Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi birth anniversary.
  • Mahakavi was a famous writer, poet and journalist and was from Tamil Nadu state.
  • Along with it, PM Modi also honoured writer Seeni Viswanathan with Bharathi Award 2020.
  • Seeni Viswanathan played a role in conducting works of Bharathi in chronological order.
  • The Bharathi Award has been distributing since 1994 and it is given to eminent persons who have done valuable works in the social field.

5th India Water Impact Summit

India Water Impact Summit

On 10th Dec 2020, the 5th edition of India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) has been commenced virtually. The programme will run for a period of five days and will end on 15th December 2020.

  • The State for Jal Shakti Minister Shri Ratan Lal Kataria begins this programme.
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has made all kind of arrangements in the collaboration of the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).
  • it aims to focus on water-related issues and take some steps regarding this so that planet’s most precious resource could be saved.

IWIS 2020 Objective –

  • Comprehensive Analysis and Holistic Management of Rivers and Water Bodies.

India Water Impact Summit Theme

  • Arth Ganga: River Conservation Synchronised Development.

Lakshadweep declared itself 100% Organic, Becomes 1st UT of India

Lakshadweep

The Agriculture Ministry declares Lakshadweep as First Union Territory of the country that has achieved 100% organic in the field of Agriculture.

  • Lakshadweep has not used synthetic fertilisers and pesticides for farming. it uses 100 per cent organic and access to safer food choices.
  • this step also helps in making agriculture a more environment-friendly activity.
  • Before this, Sikkim was declared as the first Indian state to be completely organic. but, in the terms of UT, Lakshadweep is as first UT of country.

First Satellite-based Narrowband-IoT Network by BSNL

BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is going to start satellite-based narrow band-Internet of things (NB-IoT) in the collaboration of Skylotech India (Skylo). Skylo is known as global machine connectivity solutions company.

  • Skylo has developed NB-IoT and it is indigenous. it will help in making a connection with BSNLs satellite- ground infrastructure so that PAN-India coverage could be provided.
  • In the beginning, it will be provided to fishermen, farmers, construction, mining and logistics enterprises.
  • As per the new vision of BSNL, it aims to offer affordable and innovative telecom services and products in the country.

International

ADB begins $9 bn Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX)

ADB

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made an announcement to begin an initiative named Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX). APVAX initiative will be for developing countries and who are members of ADB.

  • As per APVAX. ADB is going to provide rapid and equitable support with the member’s nations who are looking to buy vaccines and APVAX will also provide appropriate plans and knowledge, COVID-19 vaccine delivery.
  • ADB has announced 9 billion US Dollars amount for APVAX initiative.

Awards

Carolina Araujo gets Ramanujan Prize 2020

Carolina Araujo

Dr Carolina Araujo has been honoured with Ramanujan Prize 2020 for making an amazing contribution in algebraic geometry. Carolina Araujo is from Brazil and he is a mathematician.

  • Araujo becomes the 1st ever non-Indian women mathematician who has earned Ramanujan Prize.
  • before this, Ramdorai Sujatha has received Ramanujan Prize in the year 2006.

About Carolina Araujo

  • He is a Mathematician at Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Also, he is serving as the Vice President of the Committee for Women in Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in the list of ‘Person of the Year 2020′

The President of the USA Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are chosen for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year 2020”.

  • TIME magazine has been publishing its annual list since the year 1927. the list highlights a person or organisation who has made an impact country and world

Time magazine names others person they are:

  • Korean pop group BTS – Entertainer of the Year
  • basketball star LeBron James – Athlete of the Year.

Important Days

International Universal Health Coverage Day

Health Coverage Day

International Universal Health Coverage Day is being observed on 12h December annually across the world.

Objective

  • it aims to offer access to quality and affordable health care in the world.

Theme –

  • ‘Health For All: PROTECT EVERYONE’
  • It marks that we need to make investments in health systems that can eliminate this crisis (COVID-19) and build a safer and healthier future.

International Day of Neutrality

The day of 12th December is observed as International Day of Neutrality in order to create public awareness regarding the value of neutrality in international relations.

  • In the year 2017, this day was proclaimed by UN General Assembly resolution and was celebrated on 12th December 2017.

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