Current Affairs : 01-12-2019 in English

Defence

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) are to conduct the Joint Military Training (JMT) from 31 October to 12 December at - Kalaikunda Air Force Station, West Bengal.

Economy

  • India's annual economic growth in the July-September quarter slowed to - 4.5%.
  • Hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country from – 15 January 2021.
  • On 29 November, the Reserve Bank of India sent this troubled mortgage lender to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for bankruptcy proceedings, making it the first financial services player to go NCLT for a possible debt resolution - Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL).

International 

  • The 31st session of International Maritime Organization (IMO) held from 25 November to 4 December 2019 in - London, UK.

National

  • This IT services company has inked an agreement with Australian federal government's Services Australia to transform the entitlement calculation engine for the nation's welfare system - Infosys.
  • Winner of the International Press Institute India award 2019 for excellence in journalism - NDTV.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched Accelerator Lab in - New Delhi.
  • Winner of the CII EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence 2019 - Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL).
  • This mass media agency has set up a fact-checking unit to verify news related to the government's ministries, departments and schemes and to alert the public about fake news in circulation - Press Information Bureau (PIB).
  • India’s university that will provide education on police-related issues - Raksha Shakti University.
  • Labour Ministry has decided to celebrate Pension Week during - 30th November 2019 - 6th December 2019.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2019 Jnanpith Award - Akkitam Achuthan Namboothiri (Philosopher-Poet).

State Current Affairs

  • State Party of Haryana that recognized by the Election Commission - Jannayak Janta Party (JJP).
  • On 30 November, Gujarat state has decided to setup seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant at - Dahej.
  • Next Director General of Police (In-charge) of Assam - Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.

Science

  • World's first blockchain-powered smartphone - Blok on Blok (BOB).
  • New fish species that has been discovered at Twahdidoh stream, a tributary of Wahblei river in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district - Schistura syngkai (golden-brown bodies with blackish lateral stripes).

General Knowledge

  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was established in - 1916.
  • The Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme (N.A.I.P) which was launched on - 11th September 2019.
  • India's First Formula 1 Driver - Narain Karthikeyan.
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in - 2009.
  • International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) - Founded: 1881 (23 July); Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) - Founded: 1948 (17 March); Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.

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