Daily Current Affairs – Dec 12th, 2020

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International Universal Health Coverage Day: 12 December. Theme: Health for All: Protect Everyone

In 2017, the United Nations proclaimed 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day). The day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners.

Did you Know

Ayushman Bharat Scheme aims to achieve universal health coverage

ICICI Bank to be designated bank for all financial transactions under National Health Mission (NHM) in West Bengal

Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) bank won the mandate to be the designated bank for all financial transactions under National Health Mission in West Bengal, outbidding other lenders despite their bigger presence in the state.

Did you Know

NHM was launched in 2013 to address India’s malnutrition crisis.

Centre develops Co-WIN app to self-register for COVID-19 vaccine

Ministry of Health developed has Co-WIN aimed at monitoring COVID vaccine in real-time. It is set to help people register for vaccination. The platform has 5 modules: administrator, registration, vaccination, beneficiary acknowledgement and report module.

Did you Know

There are 6 vaccine candidates in clinical trial stages in India

India drops to 9th spot in global spam call tally, Gujarat gets max calls: Truecaller

Indian mobile users saw a 34% decline in spam calls received in 2020, helping the country move lower to the 9th position in the tally of most spammed countries, according to a report by Truecaller. Within India, Gujarat received the most spam calls in 2020

Did you Know

Brazil was ranked first. In 2019, India was ranked fifth.

Indian Navy signs deal with Israeli firm Smart Shooter to procure SMASH 2000 Plus

Indian Navy signed a deal with an Israeli firm Smart Shooter for the procurement of fire control systems (SMASH Fire Control Systems) to counter the threat of drone attacks. It has the ability to improve a soldier’s accuracy & speed of hitting targets.

Did you Know

SMASH is a kind of device for electro-optic vision.

Indian Navy signs deal with Israeli firm Smart Shooter to procure SMASH 2000 Plus

Indian Navy signed a deal with an Israeli firm Smart Shooter for the procurement of fire control systems (SMASH Fire Control Systems) to counter the threat of drone attacks. It has the ability to improve a soldier’s accuracy & speed of hitting targets.

Did you Know

SMASH is a kind of device for electro-optic vision.

WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) Partners with NITI Aayog to Empower Children and Youth on Cyber Safety Education

WNS Cares Foundation(WCF), the CSR arm of WNS partnered with Atal Tinkering Labs(ATL), an initiative under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) by NITI Aayog, to empower youth with knowledge on cyber safety & digital education through its platform CyberSmart.

Did you Know

It will be launched in more than 6500 schools across India.

Paul Sein Twa, co-founder of KESAN and Salween Peace Park in Myanmar, receives Goldman Environmental Prize 2020

Paul and his team at KESAN supported Karen indigenous communities in establishing the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar and on the border of Thailand. The Park represents a unique community-based approach to conservation in one of Asia’s biodiversity hotspots.

Did you Know

Karen Environmental and Social Action Network – KESAN.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in Forbes 2020 list of most powerful women

Nirmala Sitharaman (41st place), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (68th spot) and Roshni Nadar Malhotra (55th place) are among Indian women on the Forbes list of world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made it on 3rd place in the list.

Did you Know

Angela Merkel topped the list for the 10th year in a row

International Olympic Committee Adds Breakdancing As Official Sport For Paris 2024 Games

International Olympic Committee has decided to take breakdancing out for a spin with its upcoming Paris 2024 games. The Olympics website states that breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will be new categories for the next summer Olympics

Did you Know

It will also feature 100% gender equality in athlete quotas.

Global Ambition Summit marks 5 years of Paris accord

Climate Ambition Summit is hosted by UN & UK to mark the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change adopted by 196 parties at 21st Conference of Parties in Paris in 2015

Did you Know

US has 25% of historical emission; India has only 3%.

Indian footballer Dharmalingam Ethiraj no more

Former India international Dharmalingam Ethiraj who was one of the senior members of India’s golden generation that won football crown at the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games passed away. In his honour, Madras Engineering Group (MEG) named their stadium after him.

Did you Know

President of All India Football Federation: Praful Patel.

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