Daily Current Affairs – Dec 6th, 2020

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Ranjitsinh Disale: School teacher from Solapur bagged prestigious Global Teacher Prize 2020

He was honoured for having “transformed the life chances” of girls at the Zilla Parishad Primary School in Paritewadi, in Maharashtra state. He also introduced digital learning tools and his system of QR Coded Textbooks is now used across India.

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He won the National Innovation Foundation’s Innovator award 2018

NHPC to commission 2,000 MW hydropower project on Subansiri, Assam by March 2022

PSU major NHPC Ltd said the 2,000 MW Subansiri hydropower project, which was stalled for nearly 8 years will be commissioned by March 2022. Construction work is to take place at Gerukamukh along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Subansiri river

Did you Know

Capital: Dispur
CM: Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi

Indian-American Gitanjali Rao, 15, First-Ever TIME “Kid Of The Year”

15-year-old Gitanjali Rao, a “brilliant” young scientist/inventor, has been named by TIME magazine as the 1st-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ for her “astonishing work” using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water & cyberbullying

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Ms Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees

Myanmar indigenous activist Paul Sein Twa wins ‘Green Nobel Prize’ 2020 from Asia

An indigenous Karen activist who spearheaded establishing a sprawling conservation zone in eastern Myanmar has been awarded 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize. Paul Sein Twa led his people in setting up a peace park & conservation efforts in Salween basin

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Capital: Naypyitaw
President: Win Myint
Currency: Burmese kyat

 

Govt announces 10 best performing police stations in India; Manipur’s Nongpok Sekmai tops list

Nongpok Sekmai in Manipur’s Thoubal district has been selected as the best performing police station in the country, followed by AWPS-Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Salem city & Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district, as per Union Home Ministry.

Did you Know

Announced at the virtual 55th annual DGPs, IGPs conference.

RBI stops HDFC Bank from new digital launches and sourcing of new credit card customers

RBI has asked HDFC Bank to temporarily stop all launches of digital business generating activities; sourcing of new credit card customers as HDFC Bank went through multiple outages in its internet banking/mobile banking/payment utilities over past 2 years

Did you Know

Sashidhar Jagdishan is the new CEO of HDFC Bank

Radhakrishnan Nair appointed as the chief coach of athletics by AFI

Athletics Federation of India has appointed the vastly experienced Radhakrishnan Nair as its full-time chief coach. Nair, who is also a certified Technical Official and World Athletics Level-5 coach, has been instrumental in enhancing the coaches education

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1st Indian with Intern’l Coach. Enrichment Program certificate

Narinder Singh Kapany who coined the term fibre optics in 1956 passes away at 94

Narinder Singh Kapany, also known as the father of fibre optics, passed away at the age of 94. The India-born American physicist was named as one of the seven “Unsung Heroes” by Fortune in their ‘Businessmen of the Century’ issue of November 1999

Did you Know

He authored Fiber optics; principles & applications

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