Daily Current Affairs – Dec 27th, 2020

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PM will inaugurate India’s first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

After the start of driverless services on the Magenta Line between Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden, the Pink Line of Delhi Metro is expected to have driverless operations by the mid of 2021. These innovations will herald a new era of traveling comfort.

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Delhi Metro started on 24 December 2002 & number of lines is 10

“Lukoskin” developer Hemant Kumar Pandey gets DRDO”s ”Scientist of the Year” award

Award for his contribution in developing several herbal medicines, including the popular drug Lukoskin meant for the treatment of leucoderma. Scientist has developed six herbal drugs so far. Now he undertaking research at DRDO’s DIBER at Uttarakhand.

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Leucoderma : white patches get developed on the skin.

KVIC Brings Alive 1000-yrs Old Monpa Handmade Paper Industry of Arunachal Pradesh to Revive the Heritage Art

The fine-textured handmade paper, which is called Mon Shugu in the local dialect, is integral to the vibrant culture of the local tribes in Tawang. The paper has historic & religious significance as it is the paper used for writing Buddhist scriptures.

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This made from the bark of a local tree called Shugu Sheng.

SEBI appoints 13th Chief Election Commissioner as observer for e-voting on Franklin Templeton schemes

Taruvai Subayya Krishnamurthy as the observer for e-voting of unitholders on the six wound up schemes by Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. The regulator has also constituted a technical team:-BN Sahoo, Nayana Ovalekar, K Sriram, M Krishna, and Ch E Sai Prasad.

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13th CEC of India from February 2004 – May 2005

Great Indian bustard conservation: Flap-like diverters installed on live wires to prevent collision in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

Collision with live high-tension wires is the prime reason for mortality among great Indian bustards, with as many as 15% of their deaths attributed to the cause. A novel initiative of Wildlife Conservation Society- India installing 1,848 bird diverters.

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Great Indian bustard: Critically endangered Species.

Vineet Agarwal takes over as new Assocham President

Managing Director of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited Vineet Agarwal has taken over as the new President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. He replaces Niranjan Hiranandani, Hiranandani Group MD.

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Assocham-Apex trade associations of India formed 1920;HQ:Delhi

21-year-old Arya Rajendran to be India’s youngest Mayor ever in India from Thiruvananthapuram

Arya, who has been a strong CPM worker right from her childhood, is currently state president of CPM-backed ‘Balasanghom’, which is considered the world’s largest children’s organisation. She is also a member of SFI Kerala state committee.

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CM: Pinarayi Vijayan;
Governor: Muhammad Arif Khan

“FRUITS” portal, a project of e-Governance, Government of Karnataka was inaugurated

“FRUITS” (Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System) Portal, a project of e-Governance, Government of Karnataka was inaugurated. It integrated into the BHOOMI Package of the Karnataka State for fetching and validating the land details.

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Canara Bank for agreeing to take up the Project on a pilot basis

Rafael Nadal wins Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Rafael Nadal won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award for the 4th time. He won a record-stretching 13th Roland Garros title at the French Open this year. Novak Djokovic honored for finishing 2020 on top of the singles ranking for the 6th time.

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Stefan Bengt Edberg is a Swedish former world No.1 tennis player

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, 27 December

The United Nations system, in particular the World Health Organization, plays a pivotal role in coordinating responses to epidemics.This International Day falls on the birthdate of Louis Pasteur, the French biologist responsible for Vaccinations

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United Nations: an intergovernmental organization formed in 1945

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