Daily Current Affairs – Dec 29th, 2020

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Bank of Baroda unveils digital lending platform for retail customers

It will enable prospective retail loan seekers to get loans digitally through a paperless process at the convenience of their place & time of choice. Also provides ‘In Principle approval’ in 30 minutes without human intervention in 4 simple steps.

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HQ – Alkapuri,Vadodara;
MD&CEO – Sanjiv Chadha

Virat Kohli wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for Male Cricketer of the Decade:ICC Awards

Virat Kohli scored 20,396 runs in all international cricket in the decade, which is more than anyone else. He also won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade Award. Ellyse Perry won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award & she had scored 4,349 runs.

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Sobers is considered to be cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder.

Javadekar hoists International Blue Flag at 8 beaches across India

The Certification for these beaches were secured on 6th October 2020 recognising India’s conservation & sustainable development efforts . It is a globally recognised eco-label accorded by Foundation for Environment Education based on 33 stringent criteria.

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FEE is an NGO based out of Denmark.

National Medicinal Plants Board,Ministry of AYUSH Launches Consortia for Medicinal Plants

NMPB Consortia will address Quality Planting Material, Research & Development, Cultivation, Trade of medicinal plants/market linkage etc. To establish the linkage between the farmers and manufacturers, a ‘Seed to Shelf’ approach is being introduced.

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NMPB was set up on 24th November 2000.

Serum Institute of India(SII) launches indigenously developed world’s most affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

PCV is branded as Pneumosil, at $3 per dose for public market & little over $10 per dose for the private market & will provide protection against 10 variants of pneumococcus bacteria that causes pneumonia, meningitis, ear, and blood infections in children.

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SII – is the world’s largest vaccine maker by volume

Bajaj Allianz General partners with J&K government for PMJAY SEHAT

Bajaj Allianz has been implementing PMJAY in the region since 2018 where it has covered over 600,000 families. Now 2.1 million families will be covered under the SEHAT scheme to provide universal health insurance cover with a sum insured of Rs 5 lakh.

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Bajaj Allianz:
HQ -Pune;
MD&CEO: Tapan Singhel

AU Small Finance Bank ties up with ICICI Prudential Life to offer life insurance solutions

Through the corporate agency arrangement, over 18 lakh customers of AU Bank across over 700 banking touchpoints in 13 states & 2 UTs, will have access to entire suite of customer-centric protection & long-term savings products of ICICI Prudential Life.

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AU Bank:
HQ – Jaipur;
MD & CEO – Sanjay Agarwal

Giant Rock Bee Honey among 35 new immunity-boosting tribal products Added to Tribes India Collection.

Among more than 35 products added this week to Tribes India collection are natural, fresh, organic produce such as Giant Rock Bee Honey, honey, variants of millet rice, tamarind & black pepper from Malayali tribes of Eastern Ghats in North Tamil Nadu.

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It is part of “From Our Home to your Home” campaign of TRIFED.

SJVN Ltd gets 3 hydroelectric power projects in Chenab basin totaling 501 megawatts (MW) from Himachal Pradesh govt.

104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas Hydro Electric Projects on the Chenab Basin have been awarded to SJVN. The firm is already developing 430-MW Reoli Dugli, 210 MW Purthi and 138 MW Bardang hydroelectric projects in the Chenab basin.

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SJVN Ltd – joint venture of GoI & the Government of HP

7th National Summit on Good & Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems

Union Health Ministry holds this to recognize, showcase & document various best practices and innovations in the public healthcare system. New Health Management Information System, Operational Guidelines for TB & Leprosy were launched.

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First summit was held in 2013 at Srinagar.

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