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Daily News Digest:03 December 2020

EXPLAINED: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The theme for International Day of People with Disability 2020 is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 World”.

BRITAIN BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY IN WORLD TO APPROVE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The U.K. has one of the highest Covid-19 deaths rates per capita in the world, behind only those of Italy, Spain, Peru and Belgium.

7TH INDIA-SURINAME JOINT COMMISSION MEETING

7th India-Suriname Joint Commission Meeting was held virtually by both the nations. 

TWO-DAY SPECIAL SESSION OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS

A two-day special session of U.N. General Assembly begins. The session will focus on the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic which has claimed 1.5 million lives and shattered economies.

PLACES IN NEWS

Suriname is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. It is the smallest sovereign state in South America.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On 3 December 1884, Dr Rajendra Prasad, first President of India, was born in Jeradei village of Bihar. He was the President of India from 1950 to 1962.

On 3 December 1882, Nandalal Bose, great Indian painter and master, was born in Bengal. He was among the founding fathers of linocut in India. He selected a team of artists who made 22 images for the manuscript of the Indian Constitution.

TOPIC OF THE DAY

Gross Domestic Product, GDP, is the final value of the goods and services produced within the geographic boundaries of a country during a specified period of time, normally a year. GDP growth rate is an important indicator of the economic performance of a country.

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