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Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd December 2020

Published on December 22, 2020
  • The UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has inducted “Hawker” culture of street food in Singapore in its ‘Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity’.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNESCO: Paris, France
  • The UNESCO has added the Berber dish of couscous to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNESCO: Paris, France
  • PayU and Google Pay partnered to launch tokenized payments flow for Indian merchants. This will allow merchants of PayU to offer Google Pay users an option to use debit cards, credit cards or Google Pay UPI to make repeated payments without sharing card details. This will help to keep card details secure during transactions.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd December 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PayU: Netherlands
    • HQ of Google: California, USA
  • Union Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh inaugurated Advanced HWT (Hypersonic Wind Tunnel) test facility of DRDO in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • The Sports Ministry, GOI has included 4 new games named as Gatka (Originates from Punjab), Kalaripayattu (Originates from Kerala), Thang-Ta (Originates from Manipur) and Mallakhamba (Originates from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh) into Khelo India Youth Games 2021 which are to held in Haryana.
  • The Mega Leather Park will be set up in Ramaipur village of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh with an investment of around Rs 5850 crores.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of UP: Lucknow
    • CM of UP: Yogi Adityanath
    • Governor of UP: Anandiben Patel
  • Lewis Hamilton: He has won BBC Sports Personality of the year 2020. 
  • Awards and Recognition: Amar Singh College is awarded ‘Award of Merit’ in 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The college is in Srinagar, J&K. The Award of Merit is also received by Malabari Hall Building, Seva Sadan Society Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • The Transformative management of the historic Sunder Nursery of New Delhi is awarded ‘Special Recognition of Sustainable Development’ 2020 by UNESCO. The same nursery is recognized with Award of Excellence by UNESCO.
  • Important Days and Themes: 22nd Dec: National Mathematics Day
  • Obituaries: Motilal Vora: He was Veteran Congress Leader.
  • Ease of Doing Business 2020
  • ADB Offer Loan to Construct Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power Plant
  • MoU Signed Between Indian Navy and INCOIS
  • 20th IORA Council of Ministers Meet
  • Cologne Boxing World Cup 2020


Q.1 Which of the following games are newly introduced in Khelo India Youth Games 2021 by Sports ministry?
a. Kalaripayattu
b. Gatka
c. Mallakhamba
d. Thang-Ta
e. All of the above
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