Daily Current Affairs – Dec 5th, 2020

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PASSEX conducted by the Indian Navy and Russian Navy in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

Indian Navy has undertaken a Passage Exercise with Russian Federation Navy in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region. PASSEXs are conducted regularly by IN with units of friendly foreign navies, whilst visiting each other’s ports/during a rendezvous at sea.

Did you Know

IN & RuFN conduct INDRA exercise biennially.

World Soil Day 2020: 5 Dec | Theme: Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

Every year December 5 is celebrated as World Soil Day to bring people’s focus & attention on the importance of healthy soil as well as stress on the importance of sustainable management of soil resources. First official Soil Day was observed in 2014 by UN.

Did you Know

Food & Agriculture Organisation
HQs: Rome, Italy
Head: Qu Dongyu

‘Pandemic’ is named as 2020’s Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster

World Health Organization on March 11 declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. That same day, searches for the word were 115,806% higher than on the same date last year. Coronavirus,Quarantine were among runners up for the 2020 Word of the year.

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Pandemic: Outbreak of a disease that occurs over wide geography.

Govt launches ‘Green Charcoal Hackathon’ in bid to reduce Carbon Footprint

Union Minister RK Singh launched the ‘Green Charcoal Hackathon’ with aim to create a conducive environment by reducing carbon emissions, nurture technology solutions. Aim is to achieve clean air by eliminating farm fire & produce enregy from agri wastes.

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NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam launched the event.

India’s Amul is now the world’s 8th largest milk processor: IFCN report

Amul, a brand of dairy cooperative major Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) is ranked 8th in the list of top 20 global dairy processors released by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN).

Did you Know

By 2022, both India and Amul will turn 75.

DBS Bank India gets Rs 2,500 cr capital support from parent bank for Laxmi Vilas Bank merger

DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL) received a capital infusion of Rs 2,500 crore from DBS Bank Limited, Singapore to support its amalgamation with Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB). The scheme of amalgamation came into effect on November 27, 2020.

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DBS Bank Ltd is headquartered in Marina Bay, Singapore.

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