Current Affairs 5 December 2020

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Appointments/Resignation

Vivek Murthy appointed as Surgeon General.

Important Points to Remember:

  • US President-elect Joe Biden has selected two former Obama administration officials for senior roles to help fight COVID-19, including the appointment of Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General & Jeff Zients as White House coronavirus coordinator.

Banking/Economy

Nirmala Sitharaman released the ‘Smuggling in India Report 2019-20’.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 4th December inaugurated the 63rd Founding Day Celebrations of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
  • On the occasion, Mrs. Sitharaman released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20 which analyses organized smuggling trends on Gold and Foreign Currency, Narcotic Drugs, Security, Environment, and Commercial fraud.
  • On the occasion, Bravery Awards were conferred upon Najimudheen T S of DRI Cochin Zonal Unit and Sumer Sen, an independent witness of a case booked by DRI, Jaipur.
  • The DRI Utkrisht Seva Samman, 2020 was awarded to B. Sankaran, an officer of the 1961 batch of the Indian Revenue Service.

Defence News

Passage Exercise (PASSEX) begins.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Indian Navy (IN) is undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from 4 to 5 December 2020.
  • The exercise involves the participation of RuFN guided-missile cruiser Varyag, large anti-submarine ship AdmiralPanteleyev and medium ocean tanker Pechenga. INis being represented by indigenously constructed guided-missile frigate Shivalik and anti-submarine corvetteKadmatt along with integral helicopters.
  • PASSEXs are conducted regularly by IN with units of friendly foreign navies.
  • This exercise is being conducted on the occasion of ‘Navy Day’ of the IN on 4th December.

Important Days

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence celebrated its 63rd Founding Day.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) celebrated its 63rd Founding Day on 4th December 2020.

National News

Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp in honor of late Prime Minister, Shri I K Gujral.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu on 4th December 2020 released a commemorative postage stamp in his honor through virtual mode.
  • IK Gujral served as the 12th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan virtually inaugurated the 2ndCancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 2020 Conference.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The Minister of Science and Technology and Vice President of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. HarshVardhan virtually inaugurated the 2ndTCGA 2020 conference in New Delhi.
  • TCGA is a landmark cancer genomics program that molecularly characterized over 20,000 primary cancer and matched normal samples spanning 33 cancer types.

Obituaries/Deaths

Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma passed away.

Important Points to Remember:

  • The administrator of Lakshadweep Shri Dineshwar Sharma passed away.
  • He served as Director of IB from 2014 to 2016.

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