Current Affairs : 26-12-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Good Governance Day – 25 December.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India on 24 December introduced a new semi-closed prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which can be used for transaction of goods and services up to a limit of - Rs 10,000.
  • SEBI came out with a framework for making investment in mutual funds in the name of - minor through guardian.

Environment

  • Typhoon that hit the Philippines on 24 December - Typhoon Phanfone (known as Ursula).

International 

  • Indian Realty firm which has received certificates of the prestigious 'Sword of Honour' from British Safety Council - DLF.
  • The West African Monetary Union (WAMU) is in the process to rename the CFA franc as - "Eco".

National

  • On 23 December, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organised a conclave themed 'Transforming MSMEs in the New Global Era' in – Visakhapatnam, AP.
  • Rohtang passageway in Himachal Pradesh renamed as - Atal Tunnel (connecting Manali with Leh).
  • On 25 December, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) with the total outlay of Rs. 6000 crore to be implemented over a period of - 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25).
  • The government approved the creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a - four-star General.

Persons in News

  • Next Chief Minister in Jharkhand - Hemant Soren.
  • Author of the book, "Colours of the Mountain" - Da Chen.
  • Author of the book, "Girl Under a Red Moon" - Da Chen..

State Current Affairs

  • The Gopalpur beach festival inaugurated on 24 December at the famous seaside town of Gopalpur - near Berhampur (Odisha).
  • This state government will declare 2020 as the "Year of AI" (Artificial Intelligence) on 2 January - Telangana.

General Knowledge

  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Founded: 1895; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – Established: 1992 (12 April); Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister - Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Philippines - Capital: Manila; Currency: Philippine peso.

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