Current Affairs : 05-12-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for Indian Navy Day 2019 – “Indian Navy-Salient, Strong and Swift”.

Defence

  • New Chief of Personnel of Indian Navy - Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh.

Economy

  • Rating Agency S&P has reaffirmed the Sovereign Credit Rating of India at - BBB (with outlook as stable).
  • First corporate Bond ETF in India, which got approval from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 04 December - Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).

National

  • The 2nd edition of the Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit will be held on 6th and 7th of December in – Goa.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on 2nd December 2019 signed a $206 million loan to develop water supply and sewerage infrastructure in 5 cities of - Tamil Nadu.
  • Operation by Indian Government that aimed to crackdown illegal trade in the mongoose hair – Operation Clean Art.
  • A National Maritime Heritage Museum will be established at - Lothal, Gujarat.
  • Winner of the 'Best School Award' at 15th World Education Summit in Mumbai - Maharana Mewar Public School, Udaipur.
  • ‘Taxation (Amendment) bill, 2019’ aims to bring down the corporate tax rate to - 22% without incentives (and 15% for new manufacturing entities).

Persons in News

  • Newly elected President of Mauritius - Pritivirajsing Roopun.
  • 'Global Indian of the Year' at The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence in Mumbai - Ajay Banga (Mastercard CEO).
  • New Comptroller and Auditer General (CAG) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Alka Rehani Bhardwaj.
  • Youngest patent-holder in India who won a national award under the category 'Outstanding Creative Child (Male)-2019' - Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati from Jaipur (invent six-player, 12 and 60-player circular chess and other).
  • The POSHAN Anthem has been written by - Prasoon Joshi (sung by Shankar Mahadevan).

Science

  • ISRO’s radar imaging satellite that has planned to launch on 11 December - RISAT-2BR1 (Radar Imaging Satellite-2).

General Knowledge

  • The Indian Navy was founded in – 1612.
  • First President of India (1950 to 1962) - Dr Rajendra Prasad ( Born: 3 December 1884).
  • Mauritius – Capital: Port Louis; Currency: Mauritian rupee.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – founded in: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Established: 1966 (19 December); Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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