Current Affairs : 14-12-2019 in English


  • On 12 December, Indian Embassy signed an agreement with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) for the post-earthquake reconstruction of 11 Cultural Heritage sites in - Nepal.
  • Host of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in March 2020 under the theme of ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Development’ - India (in Delhi).


  • The International Conference on Opencast Mining Technology and Sustainability will be organised on 13-14 December at – Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.
  • National Energy Conservation Week - 9th to 14th December 2019.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has signed a MoU with Nasscom foundation to develop an app - ‘Food Donation in India’.
  • Institution which has launched the Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and the Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM) in New Delhi - India Design Council (IDC).
  • National Tribal Dance Festival will be held on 27-29 December 2019 in - Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development is to implement the Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education under - Samagra Shiksha (for Classes IX to XII students).
  • Lok Sabha passed the ‘Central Sanskrit University Bill 2019’ to convert these three existing institutions into Central Universities - Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Delhi and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Tirupati.

Persons in News

  • Person who won the Nobel Literature Prize 2019 - Peter Handke (Austrian author).
  • Indian personalities in the Forbes 2019 list of ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' - Nirmala Sitharaman (34th), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (54th) and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (65th).
  • First place in the Forbes 2019 list of ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' - Angela Merkel (German Chancellor).


  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) unveiled a new world ranking system, which will be a match-based for - 2020.

State Current Affairs

  • State which is to set up a virtual police station (VPS) to report crime online - Andhra Pradesh.


  • RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of sperm under guidance), the world’s first injectable male contraceptive is developed by - Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

General Knowledge

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - Founded: 1948; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Founded: 1924 (07 January); Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Established: 1927; Founder: G.D. Birla.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Founded: August 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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