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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd December 2020

Published on December 23, 2020
  • 8th North East Festival 2020: It was held at Radisson Blu Hotel of Guwahati, Assam. This year fest was based on ‘Growth Agenda for North East Post COVID-19’.
  • Static Part: 
    • Stadiums in Assam: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium-Sports Complex, Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium, Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium, Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium
  • Government of Assam signed MoU with SIDBI to develop the MSME sector in the state. Under this MoU, SIDBI will be setting up a Project Management Unit (PMU) in Assam.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd December 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Assam: Lucknow, UP
  • ‘Status of Leopards in India 2018’ Report: It is released by Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar. As per the data from the report, the population of leopards in India has increased by 60% in 4 years i.e. since 2014. Currently, India has 12,852 leopards. The Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra have the highest number of leopards. 
  • ‘JSA II: Catch the Rain’ Awareness Generation Campaign: It is launched by National Water Mission of Jal Shakti Ministry in partnership with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. It is launched in New Delhi under the tagline ‘Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls’ and will be held till March 2021.
  • International Gita Mahotsav 2020: It is being held from 17th Dec to 25th Dec 2020 in Kurukshetra, Haryana. 
  • Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh: He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • IIFL Home Finance Ltd partnered with ICICI Bank for sourcing and servicing arrangement to offer affordable housing facility and MSME loans facility.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IIFL Home Finance Ltd: Gurugram, Haryana
  • Awards and Recognition: Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured with ‘The Legion of Merit’, which is America’s highest military decoration. It is awarded by US President Donald Trump to PM Modi.
  • Important Days and Themes: 23rd Dec: National Farmers Day or Kisan Diwas
  • India-Vietnam Virtual Summit 2020
  • SEHAT Health Insurance Scheme of J&K
  • Central Bank of India Partnered with NPCI
  • India’s GDP to Contract 7.3% in FY 2020-21—By NCAER
  • ‘Infinite India’---ICICI Bank

Question: 

Q.1 In which northeastern state was 8th North East Festival 2020 held?
a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Mizoram
d. Manipur
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