Today Top Current Affairs 18 December 2020
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Election Commission plans for digital voter ID card
On 16th Dec 2020: the Election Commission (EC)is planning to introduce a digital election photo identity card for all voters in the country in order to make easy accessibility.
- But, The Election Commission hasn’t taken any decision regarding this. EC has only shared its ideas and suggestions.
Role of digital voter ID Card
- The role of digital voter ID card will help in carrying in a mobile, website and email. due to this, voters will be more convenient.
digital voter ID Card Purpose
- The main purpose of this digital card id to offer faster delivery and easy accessibility for all voters across the country.
Why need digital voter ID Card
- A voter will be able to take a print of digital card and also will save time for voters. the voter’s image will be used for identification purpose.
Economic Diplomacy website of India begins
the Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar has introduced the country’s Economic Diplomacy website. the main purpose of this website is to display India’s economic strengths and its sectoral and state-wise strengths.
- He also mentioned that the website will play a role as 2-ways funnel that will help in connecting national and state businesses. it will also boost exports, explore employment opportunities.
Chilahati-Haldibari railway reopens
After the period of 55 years, India and Bangladesh are ready to open Chilahati-Haldibari rail link. this will be conducted during a virtual bilateral summit on 17th Dec 2020. the link was closed due to the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.
- There is 4.5kms distance between Haldibari station and international border. the Chilahati station is 7.5 km far from the border with India.
Importance of Chilahati-Haldibari link
- The link will play a role in boosting a connection with West Bengal and Assam from Bangladesh country.
- It will also increase network accessibility among both countries and will enhance the economic development and bilateral trade
- In the beginning, it will provide services of goods cargo and after, setting up infrastructure, the passenger services will be begun.
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir retires from cricket
The Fast bowler of Pakistan Mohammad Amir has decided to take retirement from International cricket. On 17th Dec 2020, he confirmed to Pakistan Cricket Board.
- It has been also confirmed by PCB in an official statement. he will not play international cricket in future.
Mohammad Amir: Career Stats, Debut, Spot Fixing
- Bowler – left-arm fast bowler
- Tests – 36
- ODIs – 61
- T20Is – 50
- wickets – 259
Communication Satellite CMS-01 will be launched by ISRO
ISRO has prepared itself to launch Communication Satellite CMS-01 for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle- PSLV-C50. the launching will be organized from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
- it will be sent from the 2nd launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 15.41 hrs according to Indian standard time.
- ISRO will launch 52nd flight for PSLV rocket and 77th mission.
Communication Satellite CMS-01
- Communication Satellite of India will contain the transponders that may help in offering service using the Extended-C Band.
- The main role of this communication Satellite CMS-01 will provide communications for Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar. the CMS-01 will work for a period of seven (7) years.
UN Human Development Index 2020
The UNDP- United Nations Development Programme has released a report regarding the Human Development Index 2020. as per the index, India has got 131st place out of 189 nations. the index is based on a country’s health, standards of living and education.
- The report also highlights Indian’s life expectancy was 69.7 years in 2019. on the other hand, Bangladesh and Pakistan’s life expectancy were 72.6 years and 67.3 years respectively.
- Along with it, Bhutan is at 129th place and Bangladesh is at 133rd place. Nepal and Pakistan are at 142th and 154th place.
Top 5 Countries Human Development Index
Canara introduces FX 4 U for forex remittance
The Canara Bank has commenced a new facility named FX 4 U. FX 4 U will be for its internet banking users. due to this, users will be able to manage and handle their forex transactions.
- At present, this facility is available for outward remittances module and will be available in upcoming days for left modules.
Former Gonda MP Satyadev Singh dies at 75
The senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party Shri Satya Dev Singh Ji has taken his last breath at the age of 75.
- he presented Gonda Lok Sabha constituency in 1977. hee was chsoen for the Lok Sabha as BJP MP in 1991 and 1996.
- He worked as National President for Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha between 1980 and 1985.
Minorities Rights Day in India on 18th Dec
The day of 18th December is observed as Minorities Rights Day in India. it aims to preserve and boost the rights of minority communities across the country.
- it also keeps focusing on other issues such as issues. citizens are got aware through conducting campaigns, seminars, and events.
International Migrants Day on 18th Dec
International Migrants Day comes on the day 18th in December month. the main purpose of this day is to create awareness regarding the protection for migrants and refugees.