Daily Current Affairs – Dec 8th, 2020

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ICICI Bank Launches ‘iMobile Pay’: Country’s First App That Provides Payments And Banking Services For All

‘iMobile Pay’ app offers a unique combination of facilities of a payment app – such as enabling customers to pay to any UPI ID or merchants, pay bills and do online recharges among others -with instant banking services like savings account, investment etc.

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ICICI bank
CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi;
HQ: Mumbai

‘Invest India’ bags United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) Investment Promotion Award 2020

The award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements and best practices of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) across the globe. The evaluation was based on UNCTAD’s assessment of work undertaken by 180 Investment Promotion Agencies.

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UNCTAD
HQ: Geneva, Switzerland;
Formed: 1964

WHO Foundation appoints Indian-origin health expert Anil Soni as 1st CEO

Indian-origin global health expert Anil Soni has been appointed as the first CEO of The WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making agency, which works alongside the World Health Organization to address most pressing health challenges across the world.

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WHO foundation
Chairman: Thomas Zeltner
HQ: Geneva

Yulimar Rojas and Mondo Duplantis crowned 2020 World Athletes of the Year

Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas are the 2020 Male and Female World Athletes of the Year.They are their countries’ first recipients of the prestigious athletics award announced during the virtual awards.

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Mondo Duplantis: the youngest ever winner of the male Athlete

Ex-800m world champion Marina Arzamasova handed a four-year doping ban

An out-of-competition sample provided by the Belarusian on July 29 2019 was found to contain LGD-4033.Also known as ligandrol, it is ordinarily used to treat conditions such as muscle wasting and osteoporosis and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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World Anti-Doping Agency HQ: Montreal, Canada; formed:1999

World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in Singapore from 13-16 May 2021 and return to Davos, Switzerland, in 2022

WEF’s annual gathering of academics, political and business leaders will move from Davos to Singapore, making its debut in Asia, due to coronavirus concerns. It is the second time the event will be held outside of Switzerland since its start in 1971.

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Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF.

ICAR’s IISS Conferred King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award

Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Bhopal-based Indian Institute of Soil Science was awarded the King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by the Food and Agricultural Organisation. It is to recognize its contribution in ‘Soil health awareness’.

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Award is named after King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

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