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Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th December 2020

Published on December 18, 2020
  • PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of setting up 30,000 megawatts of hybrid renewable energy park in Kutch district of Gujarat. It will be the largest renewable energy park in the world. 
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Gujarat: Vijay Rupani
    • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Devvrat
  • Interceptor C-454: It is the indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) which was commissioned at Hazira, Surat, Gujarat. It is built by L&T.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th December 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • DG of ICG: Krishnaswamy Natarajan
  • ‘BPCL SBI Card Octane’: It is a premium co-branded credit card launched by SBI Card and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). The card will offer maximum savings to those customers who spent a significant amount on fuel.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SBI Card: Gurgaon, Haryana
    • MD and CEO of SBI Card: Ashwini Kumar Tewari
    • HQ of BPCL: Mumbai
  • The Quality Council of India (QCI) has launched Scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies, which will allow consumers to make decisions related to food outlets where they eat by encouraging food businesses to improve hygiene and maintain safety standards.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of QCI: New Delhi
  • ‘Losar’ Festival: It was celebrated by Ladakh Buddhist Association to observe the beginning of Ladakhi New Year.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Ladakh: Meh, Kargil
    • Lt Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishan Mathur
  • The 2030 Asian Games will be hosted Doha, Qatar and 2034 Asian Games will be hosted by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • The BSE Ebix Insurance Broking Pvt Ltd partnered with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd for the purpose of the beta launch of term insurance of ICICI Prudential on its advanced platform. Now, BSE Ebix will be able to manage the sale of insurances across the term in the life insurance segment through its digital platform.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd: Mumbai 
    • MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd: N S Kannan
  • Awards and Recognition: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL): It is awarded the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2020 in the steel sector by the Institute of Directors.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SAIL: New Delhi 
  • Important Days and Themes: 18th Dec 2020: International Migrants Day
    • Theme of 2020: ‘Reimagining Human Mobility’
    • 18th Dec 2020: UN Arabic Language Day
  • GOI Signs Loan Pact With NDB
  • India and Bangladesh Virtual Summit
  • Young Champions of The Earth 2020
  • FADA, ASDC Partnered With Google India
  • Appointments on 18th December 2020

Questions: 

Q.1 When is International Migrants Day marked?
a. 17th Dec
b. 18th Dec
c. 19th Dec
d. 20th Dec

Q.2 In which state/UT ‘Losar’ Festival celebrated?
a. Ladakh
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Kerala
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