Current Affairs This Week (13-12-2020)

  • Gwalior, Orchha in UNESCO world heritage cities list

    The historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCOs world heritage cities under its urban landscape city programme, according to the state government. (Source: The Hindu)

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana
    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave a nod for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to boost employment in the formal sector and incentivise creation of new employment opportunities during the COVID recovery phase under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0. The Cabinet has approved an expenditure of ₹ 22,810 crores for the period from 2020 to 23 (Source: NDTV)
  • Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan bag FICCI Sports Awards
    The two athletes won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories.
    Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes – wrestler Bajrang Punia and shooter Elavenil Valarivan – bagged the top honours at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 held virtually this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: The Hindu)
  • QRMP scheme for GST payers
    The government has launched the Quarterly Return filing & Monthly Payment of Taxes (QRMP) scheme for small taxpayers under the GST system.

    Taxpayers who have aggregate annual turnover of up to Rs 5 crore in the preceding financial year and have filed their October GSTR-3B are eligible for this scheme. (Source: The Indian Express)

  • Quote of the week
    Mind is never a problem. Mindset is. – Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi

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