Daily Current Affairs – Dec 13th, 2020

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Handicraft and GI Toys exempted from Quality Control Order

The Central government has exempted Handicraft and Geographical Indications toys from Quality Control Order. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) mentioned this exemption in Toys (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2020.

Did you Know

DPIIT works under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

RBI releases Draft Circular on Declaration of Dividend by NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India released a draft circular on Declaration of Dividend by NBFCs. The RBI has proposed that NBFCs should have at least 15% CRAR for the last 3 years, including the accounting year for which it proposes to declare a dividend.

Did you Know

Governor of Reserve Bank of India: Shaktikanta Das.

National Skill Dev Corp NSDC joins hands with BYJU’s to train and upskill teachers

As part of Skill India Mission, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) joined hands with major ed-tech company BYJU’s to support teacher training and upskilling by providing free access to its educational content and tools to help the teachers.

Did you Know

MD & CEO of NSDC: Dr Manish Kumar.
CEO BYJu’s: Byju Raveendran.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurates 30th Annual Global Conclave of IISSM

Koshyari inaugurated the 30th Annual Global Conclave of the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISM). The theme of this 2-day conclave is ‘COVID-19 – From Survival to Revival: Emerging Paradigms in Security and Safety Services’.

Did you Know

Executive Chairman of IISSM: Ravindra Kishore Sinha.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time ‘Person of the Year’

United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris have been chosen as the Time Magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year”. Time named basketball superstar LeBron James Athlete of the Year for his achievements on and off the court.

Did you Know

K-Pop Sensation BTS was named Entertainer of the Year.

Lakshadweep becomes the first UT to become 100% organic

Lakshadweep after Sikkim became the first UT to become 100% organic as all the farming in the region is carried out with the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. The entire island has been declared organic under the Participatory Guarantee System.

Did you Know

Lieutenant governor of Lakshadweep: Praful K Patel.

Raj Kamal Jha wins Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020 for the book The City and the Sea

Raj Kamal Jha won Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020 for The City and the Sea. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the late Sultan of Oman & The People of Oman, & choreographer Sandip Soparrkar from India received the Tagore Prize for Social Achievement.

Did you Know

The City and The Sea is a novel based on the Nirbhaya case.

India, Myanmar To Share Intelligence Information To Control Drug Trafficking

India & Myanmar agreed to exchange intelligence information to conduct follow-up investigation in drug seizure cases, (especially heroin and (ATS) type stimulants) after the conclusion of 5th India-Myanmar bilateral meeting on Drug Control Cooperation.

Did you Know

Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau – Rakesh Asthana

Ashraf Patel named Social Entrepreneur of the year

Two organizations that train youth for leadership roles, Pravah & ComMutiny, won Social Entrepreneur of the Year award instituted by Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. The award was presented to Ashraf Patel representing Pravah & ComMutiny.

Did you Know

The award was presented by Smriti Zubin Irani, a union minister.

Malayan Giant Squirrel could decline by 90% in India by 2050: ZSI Survey

According to a recent survey of ZSI projected that numbers of the Malayan Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolour) could decline by 90% in India by 2050. The destruction of its habitat could restrict the squirrel to only southern Sikkim and North Bengal by 2050.

Did you Know

IUCN Status of the Malayan Giant Squirrel: Near Threatened.

 

 

 

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