Current Affairs : 4-12-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for “International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019” - Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda.

Defence

  • The 8th India-China joint training exercise 'HAND-IN-HAND 2019' is scheduled to be conduct at - Umroi, Meghalaya (07 to 20 December).
  • 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) - Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar.

Economy

  • From 3 December, In India, Mobile calls and Internet charges rose by up to - 50 percent.

International 

  • To reduce carbon footprint, Ministry of Railways signed a MoU with Department for International Development (DFID) of – The United Kingdom.
  • On 2 December, India and this country signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements for cooperation in the fields of polar science and maritime sphere - Sweden.

National

  • On 3 December, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) launched "IoT OpenLab" a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IoT at - Bengaluru.
  • Government has launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 on 2 December 2019, which will be carried out between - December 2019 and March 2020.
  • Country’s first Railway station that has been conferred with “Eat Right Station” certification with 04 Stars rating by FSSAI - Mumbai Central Railway Station.
  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) have signed a contract with this institute for implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme to boost the skill development at the district level - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.
  • New system of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to facilitate tracking of status of application by applicants - “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System” (PPRTMS).
  • The 3rd edition of an international transportation electrification conference-India 2019 on e-mobility solutions would be held from December 17 in – Bengaluru.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the honor of 'World's Leading Travel Personality' at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards in Muscat, Oman - Deepak Ohri (CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts).
  • 2019 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - Joaquin Phoenix (Actor).
  • Indian engineer who helped NASA to discover Chandrayaan-2's crash site - Shanmuga Subramanian (Chennai Mechanical engineer).

Sports

  • Winner of the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) - New Zealand cricket team.
  • Winner of the 2019 Ballon d'Or award in Paris - Lionel Messi.
  • Winner of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton.
  • Host city of the National Sikh Games (NSG) 2020 which will be held from 9-11 January 2020 - New Delhi.

State Current Affairs

  • The Indigenous Faith Day (IFD) 2019 was celebrated on 1 December in - Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • On 1 December 2019, the Hornbill Festival organized at - Kisama, Nagaland.
  • New e-learning mobile phone app that launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik - Madhu App.

General Knowledge

  • The FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right India’ movement launched in - 2018.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Formation: 1949 (4 April); Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) was established in – 1950 (25 January).
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Founded: 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Railways - Founded: 1853 (16 April); Headquarters: New Delhi.

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