Daily Current Affairs – Dec 10th, 2020

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of New Parliament Building under Central Vista Project

PM laid the foundation stone for the construction of the new Parliament. The four-storied New Parliament Building to be built in an area of 64500 sq. m at an estimated cost of ₹971 Crore, to be completed in time to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day

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Contract to construct the new edifice is given to TATA Projects.

Cabinet approves setting up of public Wi-Fi networks under ‘PM-WANI’

In a bid to improve wireless connectivity, Cabinet approved setting up of public Wi-Fi networks across India. It will be provided through public data offices (PDOs). It is being rolled out as part of Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI)

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PDOs need not have a licence, registration or any other fees.

UN declares ‘Invest India’ winner of Investment Promotion Award 2020

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) declared ‘Invest India’ as the winner of the United Nations Investment Promotion Award 2020. It recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements of the world’s investment promotion agencies.

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UNCTAD HQ: Geneva.
Secretary-General: Mukhisa Kituyi.

India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel announces retirement from all forms of cricket

India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket. Parthiv Patel last played for India during their tour of South Africa in 2018. He scored 11,240 runs in 194 first-class matches, 5172 runs in 193 List A matches.

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He is the youngest wicket-keeper to represent a country in Tests

India would be fastest growing Asian economy in 2021 at 9.9%: Nomura

Foreign exchange and brokerage house Nomura expects the Indian economy to grow at 9.9 per cent in 2021 and it could well be the fastest-growing Asian economy in calendar year 2021 (CY21), eclipsing China (GDP growth pegged at 9%) and Singapore (at 7.5%).

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Nomura expects global growth to 5.6% from -3.7% in 2021.

MoRTH signs MoU with Austria on Technology Cooperation in Road Infrastructure Sector

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways signed an MoU with Austria on Technology Cooperation in Road Infrastructure Sector. It aims to create an effective framework for bilateral cooperation in Road Transportation, infrastructure development, etc.,

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Austria Capital: Vienna
Currency: Euro

Wrestler Bajrang Punia, shooter Elavenil Valarivan win FICCI Sportsperson of the Year Awards

Wrestler Bajrang Punia & shooter Elavenil Valarivan bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020. Cricket legend Anil Kumble received the ‘Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)’ award on behalf of his enterprise – Tenvic Sports.

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The Awards were conferred by a jury headed by Mukul Mudgal.

Government to Start 1,000 Khelo India Centres To Help Retired Sports Persons

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry hosted 10th global sports summit, TURF 2020. Union Minister of Sports addressing the summit announced the starting up of 1,000 Khelo India small centres to help retired sportspersons get employment.

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports: Kiren Rijiju.

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