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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th December 2020

Published on December 20, 2020
  • Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Meet: The meet was held under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. In this meet, 7 capital acquisition proposals related to military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore were approved.
  • 3rd Joint Working Group on shipping meet between India and Denmark: In this meet, India was represented by Dr Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways while Denmark was represented by Andreas Nordseth, DG of Danish Maritime Authority. Both nations agreed to cooperate in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by conducting meets with respect to discuss greenhouse gas emissions.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th December 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways: Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya
  • ‘Australia Economic Strategy Report 2020’: It was launched by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. The report was drafted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The report mentions about India-Australia strategic partnership and has made a suggestion to expand cooperation in various other sectors as well.
  • India Grid Trust partnered with IBM to form an asset management platform which will be enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology. This partnership will help to digitally transform the critically powered infrastructure. Under this partnership, India Grid Trust will build a hybrid cloud solution with IBM’s Maximo Application Suite which will be operated on IBM Cloud.
  • The Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs declared the formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport in India. Both the ministries will be conducting ‘National Individual Yogasana Sports Championship’.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of State (IC) of Ayush: Shripad Yesso Naik
    • Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs: Kiren Rijiju
  • Important Days and Themes: 20th Dec 2020: International Human Solidarity Day
  • India and ADB Signed 4.21 million Dollar PRF Facility for Tripura
  • RK Singh Launched India’s 1st CoE for Skill Development in Power Sector
  • 12th GRIHA Summit 2020
  • 5th Global Technology Summit 2020


Q.1 India Grid Trust partnered with whom to digitally transform the critically powered infrastructure through AI?
a. Infosys
b. Wipro
c. IBM
d. Adobe
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