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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th December 2020

Published on December 17, 2020
  • ‘Himgiri’: It is the name of first of the three Project 17A ships which were launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata.
  • Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations (UDCPR): It is approved by Maharashtra Government in order to have uniformity in the real estate construction laws in the state. 
  • Static Part: 
    • State animal of Maharashtra: Indian Giant Squirrel
    • State Bird of Maharashtra: Yellow-footed green pigeon or Yellow-legged green pigeon
    • World Heritage sites of Maharashtra: Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Forbes 2020 Highest-Paid Celebrity: The list is topped by Kylie Jenner. She has an earning of USD 590 million. The second and third position is marked by Kanye West and Roger Federer respectively.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th December 2020
  • Open API Gateway: It is launched by Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited. This will allow digital collaboration with business partners of Edelweiss. The partners of Edelweiss will be able to integrate their systems with the technology platform of the company. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited: Mumbai
    • ED and CEO of Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited: Shanai Ghosh
  • The ‘Sujeet’ which is an Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) Offshore Patrol Vessel was commissioned at the Goa Shipyard Limited. It was commissioned by Raj Kumar, Secretary of Defence Production. 
  • Static part: 
    • DG of ICG: Krishnaswamy Natarajan
  • Books and Author: Title of Book: ‘The Shaurya Unbound-Tales of Valour of the Central Reserve Police Force’ (English Version) and ‘Samundar Samawe Boond Mein’ (Hindi version)
    • The book was released by Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla on the occasion of 19th anniversary of Parliament attack. 
  • Awards and Recognition: Paul Sein Twa: He is awarded Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). He belongs to Myanmar. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IUCN: Gland, Switzerland
  • Obituaries: Roddam Narasimha: He was and Eminent Aerospace Scientist.
    • Eric Freeman: He was an Australian test cricket player. 
  • Human Development Index 2020
  • YSR Free Crop Insurance Scheme
  • 23rd Meet Of The Financial Stability And Development Council
  • ‘DakPay’--- By IPPB
  • SBI General Insurance Partnered With IntrCity RailYatri
  • India’s GDP To Contract 7.4% in FY 2021--- By SBI Ecowrap

Questions: 

Q.1 Who among the following released the book titled as ‘The Shaurya Unbound-Tales of Valour of the Central Reserve Police Force’?
a. Ravi Shankar Prasad
b. Bhagat Singh Koshyari
c. Om Birla
d. Arvind Kejriwal

Q.2 Who among the following topped the Forbes 2020 Highest-Paid Celebrity?
a. Kanye West
b. Kylie Jenner
c. Lionel Messi 
d. Roger Federer
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