Current Affairs : 19-12-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Minorities Rights Day - 18 December.


  • The 35th edition of India-_____ Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Navies was conducted from 17 to 18 December 2020 - Indonesia.


  • Winner of the Global Sustainability Award 2020, given by Energy and Environment Foundation - Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank.


  • A railway link between _____ in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh has been inaugurated - Haldibari.
  • An virtual event was organised by Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) on 17 December, under the theme of - “Build Back Better: building resilient health infrastructure and supply chains”.
  • A Protocol on Transboundary Elephant Conservation was signed between India and - Bangladesh.
  • India’s rank in The Human Freedom Index 2020, released by the Cato Institute (US) and Fraser Institute (Canada) - 111.
  • India was ranked ___ in terms of personal freedom and 105 on economic freedom, according to the Human Freedom Index 2020 - 110.
  • First position in The Human Freedom Index 2020 - New Zealand.
  • India college building which was recognised with the 'Award of Merit' in the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation - Srinagar-based Amar Singh College.


  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conferred the ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year 2020’ award to - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras).
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Control Centre, aimed at monitoring, tracking and protecting India’s space assets - 'NETRA' (Network for space object Tracking and Analysis), Bangalore.


  • This country has pledged a sum of $1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) towards its scientific research budget to develop innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods - India.
  • New type of competitive sport, formally recognised by the Ministry of Sports - Yogasana.
  • President of International Yogasana Sports Federation (IYSF) - Yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
  • An institution which was established for preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport and was recognised by the sports ministry as a National Sports Federation (NSF) - National Yogasana Sport Federation of India (NYSFI).
  • Winner of Best FIFA Player award 2020 - Robert Lewandowski of Poland (Men), Lucy Bronze of England (Women).
  • Winner of FIFA Puskas Award 2020 - Son Heung-Min (South Korea).
  • This country was banned on 17 December from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or any world championships for the next two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport - Russia.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government launched ‘Pareshram’ Portal along with 22 online services of Labour and Employees State Insurance Department - Odisha.
  • Maharashtra's first international sports university will be set up in - Pune district (upgradation of Balewadi sports complex).
  • Liberation Day of Goa - 19 December.

Science & Technology

  • World’s first aircraft with an Artificial Intelligence robot as co-pilot, named ‘Artuμ’, is developed by - US military.

General Knowledge

  • An instrument which derives its value from an underlying product - Derivative.
  • An asset, including a leased asset, becomes non performing when it ceases to generate income for the bank - Non Performing Assets (NPA).
  • Equity minus net NPA divided by total assets minus intangible assets - Coverage Ratio.
  • An account where the bank, grants to the borrower concessions that the bank would not otherwise consider - Restructured account.
  • An asset, which has remained NPA for a period less than or equal to 12 months - Substandard asset.
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