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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th December 2020

Published on December 08, 2020
  • Quarterly Return filing and Monthly Payment (QRMP) Scheme: It is launched by Central gov. for the small taxpayers under the GST System whose aggregate annual turnover is up to Rs 5 crore in the upcoming fiscal year. The schemes allow such taxpayers to file GSTR-3B (sales) on a quarterly basis and pay tax every month with effect from 1st Jan 2021.
  • The Dandupur Railway Station located between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur on Varanasi Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh is renamed as ‘Maa Barahi Devi Dham’.
  • Orchha and Gwalior cities of Madhya Pradesh are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Cities.
  • Gaofen 14: It is the New Earth Observational Satellite launched by China. 
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th December 2020
  • Jehan Daruvala: He has become the first Indian to win Formula 2 race held at 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, Bahrain. The second position was won by Yuki Tsunoda (Japan) and the third position was won by Daniel Ticktum (Britain).
  • Sergio Perez (Mexico) (Racing point BWT Mercedes): He won the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. The second rank is marked by Estban Ocon (Renault-France) and the third rank is marked by Lance Stroll (Racing point BWT Mercedes-Canada).
  • RBI announced that the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be made available on 24x7 basis from 14th Dec 2020. Currently, it is available for customers between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
  • Awards and Recognition: Adar Poonawalla: He is CEO of Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII). He is named among six ‘The Straits Times Asian of the Year 2020’ by Singapore based the Straits of Times. 
    • Mondo Duplantis (Sweden, Pole Valuter): He is named as Male World Athletes of the Year 2020.
    • Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela, triple jumper): She is named as Female World Athletes of the Year 2020.
  • Obituaries: Narinder Singh Kapany: He was Indian born American Physicist and was known as Father of fibre optics.
  • ‘iMobile Pay’ – ICICI Bank
  • IIT 2020 Global Summit
  • REIT Funds of Funds Scheme- Kotak Mahindra AMC
  • Appointments on 8th December 2020
  • India Mobile Congress 2020

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following won 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix?
a. Sergio Perez
b. Lance Stroll
c. Estban Ocon
d. None of the above
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