Daily Current Affairs – Dec 22th, 2020

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UN Women and Kerala government collaborate for India’s first Gender Data Hub

The Gender Hub builds on the goals established through the International Conference on Gender Equality held in November 2015, to collect, analyze and use more nuanced data and inform policy formulation in a manner that the center-stages women’s rights.

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Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan; Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan

Ratan Tata honoured with ‘Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace’ award by FIICC for “unity, peace and sustainable”

A man respected by the business communities of all the three countries – India, Israel and UAE.Ratan Tata’s support toward Israel has been unstinted. His commitment to put India on the global map with dignity and respect has been noted by each and everyone

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Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC)

Lewis Hamilton pips Jordan Henderson to win BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year

The 35-year-old driver, who last month equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 titles, overcame Jordan Henderson and Hollie Doyle to win the British broadcaster’s prestigious prize.He was also praised for his role in the ‘Players Together campaign’.

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He is a British racing driver;
Team: Mercedes

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020

To promote scientific temper in society, Ministries of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati conceptualized the IISF. It aimed to help youth to develop 21st Century skills, with a focus on scientific knowledge.

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Science and Technology Minister: Harsh Vardhan

European Union approves Pfizer-BioNTech’s corona vaccine for use in 27 nation grouping

EU’s executive commission gave the green light after the European Medicines Agency said the vaccine meets safety and quality standards. The Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said doses will be available for all EU countries, at the same condition

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EU members: 27;
HQ: Belgium, Brussels

First flight operations flagged off on Belgaum -Surat – Kishangarh route under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN

The first flight operations from Belgaum (Karnataka) to Surat (Gujarat) to Kishangarh (Ajmer) route aligns with the government’s objective to provide air connectivity with metros to the Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities of the country under UDAN.

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UDAN: Ude Des Desh Ka Aam Nagrik
Launched: 2017

60 percent rise in Leopard population across the Country;India now has 12,852 leopards.

‘Status of Leopard in India 2018’ report was released by Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar. States of MP(3,421), Karnataka(1783), and Maharashtra(1690) have recorded the highest leopard estimates. Leopards are the most adaptable carnivores.

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Leopard: Panthera pardus

National Mathematics Day 2020 to commemorate birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan: December 22

The legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series & continued fractions. Mainly to honour Ramanujan’s work in the field of mathematics. First observed this day in 2012.

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His work: Analytical theory of numbers & elliptic functions.

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