Current Affairs : 23-12-2019 in English

Important Day

  • In India, National Mathematics Day – 22 December.

Environment

  • In Jammu & Kashmir, ‘Chilai-Kalan’ means - 40-day period of extreme cold.

National

  • On 22 December, the Regional Conference on ‘Improving Public Service Delivery – Role of Governments’ was organised in - Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • Government approved the NIRBHAYA Fund projects of Rs 7,000 crore to setup - 1,023 fast-track courts.
  • Miss America 2020 - Camille Schrier.

Persons in News

  • Afghanistan's president won a second term whose name is - Ashraf Ghani.
  • Author of the story book titled 'The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar' - Nalin Verma.
  • Cuba's first prime minister since 1976 - Manuel Marrero Cruz.
  • 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan - Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
  • President of Pakistan - Arif Alvi.
  • New President of the European Council - Charles Michel.
  • Author of the book titled “Health and Well Being in Late Life: Perspectives and Narratives from India” - Dr. Prasun Chatterjee.
  • New Chairman and Managing Director of General Insurance Corporation - Devesh Srivastava.

Sports

  • Winner of the Premier League 2019 (Football) – Liverpool FC.
  • Winner of the men's event in the third leg of the HCL-SRFI India Tour 2019 in Mumbai - Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (Squash player).

State Current Affairs

  • For waivers, the YSR Neetanna Nestham scheme was launched by - Andhra Pradesh government.

General Knowledge

  • In India, the National Mathematics Day is observed on December 22 to mark birth commemoration of – Dr Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • Andhra Pradesh - Capitals: Hyderabad; Formation: 1956 (1 November).
  • Pakistan - Capital: Islamabad; Currency: Pakistani rupee.
  • European Council - Founded: 1961 (informally) & 2009 (formally); Location: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Cuba - Capital: Havana; Currency: Cuban peso.
  • Afghanistan - Capital: Kabul; Currency: Afghan afghani.

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