Current Affairs : 25-12-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for National Consumer Day 2019 (24 December) - “Alternate consumer grievance/dispute redressal”.

Economy

  • The first tripartite Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Department of Fisheries of Government of India, NABARD and the Government of Tamil Nadu for the implementation of - Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund (FIDF).
  • On 24 December, this bank partnered with Magicbricks for listing and e-auctioning of immovable properties - Federal Bank.
  • New chairman of Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank – P. R. Ravi Mohan.

National

  • BHEL has commissioned the first lignite-based 500 MW thermal unit of Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in - Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.
  • Total number of teachers who were conferred with the National ICT Award - 43.
  • A contingent of armed CISF commandos took over the security of India's 'oldest and largest' museum, named - Indian museum (Kolkata).
  • An ''Oxygen Parlour'' has been opened at - Nashik railway station (Maharashtra).
  • The Cabinet approved Atal Bhujal Yojana with total outlay of 6000 crore rupees which will be implemented over a period of 5 years in identified areas in - Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • On 24 December, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to the ratification of the Tenth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of the - Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Persons in News

  • Indian-American who appointed as the first woman Chief Technology Officer at the US government’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Dr Monisha Ghosh.
  • New president of ASSOCHAM - Niranjan Hiranandani (MD, Hiranandani Group).
  • Winner of the Army Design Bureau Excellence Award for indigenously developing ‘Sarvatra’ bulletproof jacket - Major Anoop Mishra.

Sports

  • Player who won twin gold medals in the women's 10m air pistol senior and junior events of the National Shooting Championship in Bhopal - Manu Bhaker.

State Current Affairs

  • To create awareness about water conservation and afforestation, the 'Jal-Jiwan-Hariyali' drive launched in - Bihar.

General Knowledge

  • Intelligence Bureau (IB) was established in – 1947 (17 August).
  • Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) -Founded: 1920; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU) - Founded: 1874 (09 October); Headquarters: Bern, Switzerland.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) - Founded: 1982 (12 July); Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was established in – 1969 (10 March).

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