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Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th December 2020

Published on December 19, 2020
  • ‘NETRA’: It is the name of dedicated Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Control Centre set up by ISRO at its ISTRAC campus at Peenya, Bengaluru. The ‘NETRA’ signifies NEtwork for space object TRacking and Analysis (NETRA). It will monitor, track and protect Indian space assets.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ISRO: Bengaluru
    • Chairman of ISRO: K. Sivan
  • India pledged USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a scientific research budget to have clean sport globally.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th December 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of WADA: Montreal, Canada
  • ‘Pareshram’ Portal: It is launched by the Odisha Government with the aim to have ‘Ease in Doing Business’ in the state. The portal will offer 52 types of services. The portal is launched along with 22 online services of Labour and Employees State Insurance Department.
  • Static Part: 
    • Thermal Power Plant in Odisha: Talcher Thermal Power station, Vedanta Jharsuguda Power
    • Solar Power Plant in Odisha: Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd. (GEDCOL)
  • The Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad has obtained ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standards Certificate from ASCB, United Kingdom. It has thus become the first zoo in India to receive this certification.
  • Snapdeal entered into a partnership with NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) to allow the buyers to make digital payments through QR (Quick Response) Code at their doorsteps.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NPCI: Mumbai
  • ICRA Limited has projected that India’s GDP to contract at 7.8% in FY 2021.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ICRA Limited: New Delhi
  • Mohammad Amir: He is Pakistan’s Cricket player and has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • Awards and Recognition: Robert Lewandowski (Poland): He is awarded as the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020.
    • Lucy Bronze (England): She is awarded as the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2020. 
  • Important Days and Themes: 19th Dec 2020: Goa Liberation Day
  • Human Freedom Index 2020
  • India & Austria Signed MoU on Technology Cooperation in Road Infrastructure
  • ‘Pioneer Heritage Credit Card’—IndusInd Bank
  • 35th India-Indonesia CORPAT
  • World Bank Approved Support to 4 Indian Projects


Q.1 Who among the following awarded as Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020?
a. Christiano Ronaldo
b. Lionel Messi
c. Robert Lewandowaki
d. Neymar

Q.2 Which state launched ‘Pareshram’ Portal?

a. Bihar
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Odisha

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