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Current Affairs Date: 25 December 2020

National:

DRDO Indigenously Developed System & Award Ceremony:
  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on December 18, 2020 handed over three indigenously developed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) systems to Army, Navy and Air Force at a function held in DRDO Bhawan.
    These three systems are Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS), ASTRA Mk-I Missile, & Border Surveillance System (BOSS).
    Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh awarded the DRDO scientists for outstanding contributions in various categories.
    DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2018 to Shri N V Kadam for his contributions for developing control and guidance schemes for missiles
    Excellence awards were given to academia and industry for technology absorption.
Appointment:
  • Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, has assumed charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on 21 December 2020.

International:

Appointment:
  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed senior United Nations official Siddharth Chatterjee of India as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China.
Best FIFA Football Awards Ceremony 2020:
  • Best FIFA Football Awards Ceremony 2020 held in Zurich, Switzerland on December 17, 2020.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2020:

Polish Footballer, Robert Lewandowski

The Best FIFA Women’s Player for 2020:

English Footballer, Lucy Bronze

Death:
  • Eminent businessman RN Shetty has died due to a cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on December 17, 2020. He was 92. He was a philanthropist person & he built tunnels for the railways, dams, canals, bridges, and buildings in various parts of Karnataka and neighboring states.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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