Daily Current Affairs – Dec 28th, 2020

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FinMin allows Rajasthan to borrow Rs 2,731 crore more through open market borrowings post ease of doing business reform

Rajasthan has now joined 5 other states (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana) which have completed the reform facilitating ease of doing business and 6 states were granted additional borrowing permission of Rs 19,459 crore.

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Minister of Finance – Nirmala Sitharaman.

Bihar wins Digital India award for transferring money to beneficiaries’ accounts in COVID time.

Chief minister’s office,state’s disaster management department & NIC jointly selected as winners for the ‘Innovation in Pandemic’ category. Through Bihar Corona Sahaayta Mobile App financial assistance of Rs 1,000 was provided to more than 21 lakh people.

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Award is for innovative digital solution & service to citizens.

National Jal Jeevan Mission launched “Water Quality Testing Innovation Challenge” for developing portable water testing devices.

Launched in partnership with Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade to bring an innovative, modular & cost-effective solution to develop portable devices to test drinking water quality instantly, easily & accurately at households.

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Water quality testing, a priority area under the mission.

Ministry of Urban Affairs launched E-Sampada app & portal; 4 Websites & 2 Mobile Apps of Directorate of Estates integrated.

It provides uniformity throughout India under a single window for services including allotment for over 1 lakh govt residential accommodations, office space allotment to govt organisations in 28 cities & venues like 5, Ashoka Road for social functions.

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Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep S Puri

India’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari launched at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve,Madhya Pradesh.

Launched by MP forest minister Vijay Shah in line with the vision of Buffer Mein Safar, it will be restricted to buffer area & people can watch tigers, leopards, Indian sloth bears & other wild animals from a height. Operated by Jaipur-based Sky Waltz.

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Bandhavgarh National Park became Tiger Reserve in 1993.

Union Minister Gadkari announces multi-model logistics park in Silchar,Assam

It will be constructed in Silchar & the Balacherra-Harengajao section of the Silchar-Saurashtra Highway by March 2022. He laid the foundation stone of 20 projects & inaugurated seven projects worth Rs 2,366 crore for Assam with a total length of 439 km.

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13-foot tall bronze statue of Vajpayee was unveiled as well.

India May Become Fifth Largest Economy By 2025; Third Largest By 2030: Centre for Economics and Business Research

India overtook the U.K. in 2019 to become the 5th largest economy in the world but has been relegated to 6th spot in 2020. CEBR report said India will overtake the UK to become the 5th largest in 2025 & would overtake Germany in 2027 and Japan in 2030

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CEBR is a UK based think tank.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT Scheme For J&K, 5 Lakh Health Insurance For 21 Lakh People

Already 6 lakh families of the state are getting the benefit of Ayushman Bharat Scheme. 21 lakh families will get the same benefits after the SEHAT scheme and benefits would be portable across all 24,148 hospitals enlisted under AB-PMJAY in India.

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The PM-JAY was launched on September 23, 2018.

Indian & Vietnamese Navy conclude two-day naval passage exercise PASSEX in South China Sea

It was conducted with the aim to further deepen the maritime ties between two countries.INS Kiltan which reached Vietnam with 15 tons of humanitarian assistance under Mission Sagar 3 took part in the exercise.

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PASSEX stands for Passage Exercise

PM Modi to flag off 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal

The multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables like cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion & fruits like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana and custard apple. It provides a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.

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First Kisan Rail – Devlali to Danapur on 7th of August 2020.

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched several development projects in Manipur

e-office & Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Thoubal Dam) in Imphal inaugurated, foundation stone of major development projects including Churachandpur Medical College, IT-SEZ at Mantripukhri, Integrated Command and Control Center at Imphal etc laid.

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Union Minister, Development of NE Region, Jitendra Singh.

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