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Current Affairs : 01-12-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of World AIDS Day 2020 (1 December) - “Global solidarity, shared responsibility”.

National

  • Indian COVID-19 vaccine development mission, that led by Department of Biotechnology - Mission COVID Suraksha.
  • This organisation has been awarded the cleanliness award under the Swachh Survekshan 2021 - Employees Provident Fund Office (EPFO).
  • India’s longest road bridge (19 km long) will be constructed across ______ connecting Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya - river Brahmaputra.

Persons in News

  • Actor-turned-politician who has been recently awarded with the prestigious Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar award - Payal Ghosh.

State Current Affairs

  • In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K Police and _____ signed a MoU to provide skill development training courses to wards of police martyrs and serving police personnel - Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute Limited.
  • The world famous Dev Deepawali festival was celebrated on 30 November 2020 in - Varanasi, UP.
  • To provide proper nutrition to pregnant mothers and children, ‘Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana’ has been launched in - Rajasthan.
  • This state government launched Chief Minister's Farmers Welfare Scheme under which farmers will receive Rs. 10,000 each year - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Assam government's scheme, seeking to benefit women-headed households and specially-abled persons - 'Orunodoi'.
  • The West Bengal government has decided to construct a park themed on legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee's debut film 'Apur Sansar' in - Kolkata.

Science & Technology

  • Researchers from this institute developed a low-cost AI-based Industry 4.0 solution for real-time metrological inspection - IIT Kharagpur.

General Knowledge

  • The Bank of England originated the permanent issue of banknotes in - 1695.
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland established the first overdraft facility in - 1728.
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Founded: 17 May 1930; Location: Basel, Switzerland.
  • A type of direct bank that operates exclusively online without traditional physical branch networks - Neobank (also known as an online bank, internet-only bank, virtual bank or digital bank).
  • A financial institution that does not have a physical presence in any country - Shell bank.

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