Daily GK Update 30th December 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Digital Ocean Application of INCOIS launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences

Digital Ocean Application of INCOIS launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences

  • The Digital Ocean Applications were launched by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to share information on marine data and forecast services. The applications have been launched under the Digital Ocean Platform developed by INCOIS.
  • The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information (INCOIS) provides advisory services and information to various stakeholders.
  • This includes data based on oceanographic research, ocean state forecast, advisory services such as fishing zone advisories, high wave alerts, storm surges, tsunami early warnings and oil spill.

♦India’s First Hot Air Balloon Safari in MP

  • The Forest Minister of Madhya Pradesh recently launched the first hot air balloon safari of India in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve of India in MP.
  • There are several hot air balloon rides in the country. However, this is the first hot air balloon safari.

International (Current Affairs)

♦UK becomes world’s first nation to approve AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine

UK becomes world's first nation to approve AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine

  • Britain on 30th Dec became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus.
  • AstraZeneca said the authorisation was for a two dose regime, and that the vaccine had been approved for use for emergency supply. Britain has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

Note: About UK

  • Capital: London
  • Currency: Pound
  • Prime minister: Boris Johnson

Banking & Financial

♦Google Pay and ICICI Bank join hands to offer FASTag through app

Google Pay and ICICI Bank join hands to offer FASTag through app

  • ICICI bank has announced its collaboration with Google for issuance of FASTag through Google Pay. This will enable Google Pay users to order, track and recharge ICICI Bank FASTag conveniently and completely digitally on the payments platform itself.
  • The initiative is aimed at ensuring the safety of the applicants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as they don’t have to visit merchants or toll locations to buy a FASTag. ICICI Bank has become the first bank to join hands with Google Pay for the issuance of FASTag. FASTag has been made mandatory for four-wheelers from January 1, 2021.

Note: About ICICI Bank

  • CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: June 1994,

♦Sebi fines NDTV ₹5 crore over disclosure lapses

  • Markets regulator Sebi on 29th Dec imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on NDTV for its failure to disclose price-sensitive information about VCPL loan agreements but the company denied the charges.
  • The loan agreements had clauses and conditions that substantially affected the functioning of the media company. As per Sebi, a loan amount of Rs 350 crore was borrowed by the promoters of NDTV under the VCPL loan agreement in 2009 to repay earlier loan availed from ICICI Bank and a second loan agreement with VCPL was signed for Rs 53.85 crore a year later.
  • Further, one of the terms of loan agreements allowed VCPL to indirectly acquire 30 per cent shareholding of NDTV through the conversion of warrants into equity shares of RRPR Holding.

♦AU Small Finance, ICICI Pru Life tie up to offer life insurance solutions

AU Small Finance, ICICI Pru Life tie up to offer life insurance solutions

  • AU Small Finance Bank has announced a strategic partnership with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance to offer life insurance solutions.
  • The tie-up aims to deliver “paperless, secure, and hassle-free life insurance”.
  • AU Bank even claimed that these products will enable customers to provide financial security to themselves and their families and help them achieve their financial goals.

Note: About AU Small Finance

  • Headquarters: Jaipur
  • Founder: Sanjay Agarwal
  • Founded: 1996

Awards

♦Veeramani honoured with Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award

  • The Dr Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award for this year has been conferred upon Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani. The award was instituted in the memory of the Maharashtra-based rationalist Dabholkar.
  • The U.S.-based Maharashtra Foundation had instituted the award in his memory, a release issued by the Dravidar Kazhagam.

♦Mother Teresa Memorial Awards For Social Justice 2020 Announced

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards For Social Justice 2020 Announced

  • Harmony Foundation hosted the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice on 27th of December, 2020. The Awards in its 16th year is the only award endorsed by Sister Prema, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, the organization started by Mother Teresa.
  • The theme for this year’s awards was, ‘Celebrating Compassion In Times Of Covid ‘.

Obituary

♦Former Indian footballer Mir Sajjad Ali passes away

  • Former India football international Mir Sajjad Ali passed away. He was 66.
  • He was selected to play for India in 1977. The left-winger later on played for East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting.

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