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Current Affairs : 20-12-2020 in English

Important Day

  • International Human Solidarity Day - 20 December.

International

  • As per the World Bank’s 'Doing Business 2020’ report, India’s rank - 63rd.

National

  • The Cabinet approved a MoU between India and the _____ to exchange information in areas of common interest in the electricity sector - United States.
  • The first Center of Excellence (CoE) for skill development in power sector is opened at the campus of - National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gwal Pahari, Gurugram (Haryana).
  • On 18 December, Kisan Sammelan was held across - Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Institute of Company Secretaries of India organised its 48th National Convention of Company Secretaries from 17 to 19 December in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), under the theme - “Governance: From Grassroots to Global”.

Persons in News

  • Recipients of the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards, instituted by Department of Telecommunications - Sreenivas Karanam (FIRST prize) & Prof. Subrat Kar (SECOND prize).
  • Author of a book of English poems, titled “Oh Mizoram” - P.S. Sreedharan Pillai (Mizoram Governor).
  • Author of a book, titled ‘Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’ - Kailash Satyarthi.

State Current Affairs

  • An autonomous body under the Kerala government, which is entering into a partnership with UN Women to further the cause of women empowerment and function as a South Asia hub for gender equality - Gender Park.
  • Scheme launched by Punjab government with the distribution of smartphones to government schools class 12 students - Punjab Smart Connect Scheme.

Science & Technology

  • India’s first hypersonic wind tunnel, a missile and aircraft testing facility, is located in - Hyderabad.

General Knowledge

  • An asset which has remained in the substandard category for a period of 12 months - Doubtful Asset.
  • A loss that has been identified by the bank or internal or external auditors or the RBI inspection but the amount has not been written off wholly - Loss Asset.
  • Sum of interest/discount earned, commission, exchange, brokerage and other operating income - Total income.
  • Sum of interest expended, staff expenses and other overheads - Total operating expenses.
  • Net of total income and total operating expenses - Operating profit before provisions.

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