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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 21 Dec 2019
The annual India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was recently held in Washington.
This 2+2 Ministerial is the highest-level institutional mechanism between the two countries and provides for a review of the security, defence and strategic partnership between India and the United States.
This was the second 2+2 meeting and the first in US.
In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a simultaneous sale and purchase of government bonds under the Open Market Operations mechanism, on lines of the “Operation Twist” that was last adopted by the US Federal Reserve in 2013.
Operation Twist is a move taken by U.S. Federal Reserve to make long-term borrowing cheaper.
Odishahas recently launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme to ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state.
Kambala (slush-track buffalo race) organisers are planning to establish a museum on this traditional sport.
It is an annual buffalo race conducted in Coastal belt of Karnataka.
It is a traditional bull sport similar to Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
The ‘track’ used for Kambala is a slushy paddy field.
It is conducted in both competitive and non-competitive manner.
The Kambala season generally starts in November and lasts till March in the following year.
Cricket 4 Good is an outreach program implemented as a collaboration between International cricket Council (ICC) and United Nations Children’s Fund.
The ICC recently announced the extension of its partnership with UNICEF for the 2020 Women’s T20 world cup.