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Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th December 2020

Published on December 15, 2020
  • 5th India-Myanmar meet on Drug Control Cooperation: It was conducted between Narcotics Control Bureau of India and Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control of Myanmar. India was represented by Rakesh Asthana, DG of NCB. The next edition of the meet will be held in India in 2021.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Myanmar: Naypyitaw
    • Currency of Myanmar: Burmese kyat
  • Reserve Bank of India to set up an Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC) in Jaipur, Rajasthan for the automated receipt, storage and dispatch of currency notes. ABPC will function to receive, storage the fresh banknotes coming from printing presses and then retrieve and dispatch them to issue offices of currency chests. It will also demolish the destruction of soiled banknotes in an automated manner.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th December 2020
  • 2nd Bangladesh-India Cotton Festival 2020: It was held at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fest was jointly organised by Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA), Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Indian Cotton Association Ltd (IACL) and India–Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI). The fest was held to showcase practices undertaken by Bangladesh for the cotton industry. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Bangladesh: Dhaka
    • Currency of Bangladesh: Taka
    • HQ of IACL: Bathinda, Punjab
  • India aims to achieve the defence export target of $5 billion in the next five years and in this regards India is arranging a series of webinars with friendly nations. Therefore, the first series of the webinar to boost defence export sector was arranged between India and Brazil. The theme for this first webinar was ‘Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo’.
  • Static Part:
    • Capital of Brazil: Brasilia
    • Currency of Brazil: Brazilian Real
  • World Bank Inter Ministerial Meet on Vaccination of South Asia against COVID-19: It was addressed by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan.
  • WHO and IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) signed ‘Red Channel Agreement’ to implement Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative which will strengthen the delivery of emergency medical and health facilities and services during a situation of a humanitarian crisis.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of WHO and IFRC: Geneva, Switzerland
    • DG of WHO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
    • Secretary General of IFRC: Jagan Chapgain
  • Awards and Recognition: Ashraf Patel: She has won Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award –India 2020. She is the founder and board member of Pravah and ComMutiny-The Youth Collective (CYC). The award was presented to her by Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani.
  • ‘AceMoney Micro ATM Service’
  • Ola Signed MoU With Tamil Nadu Government
  • ISRO To Launch CMS-01
  • 9th Sustainable Mountain Development Summit
  • ‘BSE E-Agriculture Markets Ltd’ (BEAM)


Q.1 Where has RBI decided to setup Automated Banknote Processing Centre (ABPC)?
a. Jaipur, Rajasthan
b. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
c. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
d. Kolkata, West Bengal
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