Current Affairs 19 December 2019


Current Affairs 19 December 2019


Q.1. In which city will the International Conference on Opencast Mining Technology and Sustainability be held on 13-14 December?

 Ans. Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh

Q. 2. National Energy Conservation Week?

  Ans. 9 to 14 December 2019

Q. 3.  Which app will be made by Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) and NASSCOM Foundation together?
   
Ans. Food donation in india

Q. 4. Site of National Tribal Dance Festival to be held on 27-29 December 2019

Ans.  Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Q. 5. Under which scheme the Ministry of Human Resource Development will implement the 'Vocationalisation of School Education' scheme?

Ans. Composite education (for students of classes IX to XII)

Q.6. Lok Sabha passed the 'Central Sanskrit University Bill 2019' to convert these three existing institutions into central universities.

 Ans. National Sanskrit Sansthan Delhi, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati 

Q. 7. Who won the Nobel Literature Award 2019?

Ans. Peter Handke (Austrian writer)

Q.8. Indian was included in the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2019 list.

Ans..  Nirmala Sitharaman (34th), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (54th) and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (65th)

Q. 9.  Who is the first in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women of the world 2019?

Ans.   Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)

Q.10. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) will adopt a new world ranking system for this year, which will be based on the match.

  Ans. in 2020


Q.11. Who is the world's first contraceptive injection preparation institute for a man named ➖RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance)?

Ans.. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Q.12 When is 'International Universal Health Coverage Day' celebrated?

(a) 10 December
(b) 8 December
(c) 12 December 
(d) 4 December
Ans. C

● International Universal Health Coverage Day was observed across the world on 12 December 2019.
The main theme of this day in the year 2019 is "Keep the Promise".
It is noteworthy that on 12 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly announced to celebrate the day on 12 December every year.

Q.13. Where was the 4th BRICS-Young Scientist Forum, 2019 concluded between 6-8 November 2019? 
(a) New Delhi
(b) Rio de Janeiro 
(c) Kolkata
(d) Moscow
Ans. B

● The 4th BRICS Young Scientist Forum, (4th BRICS Young Scientist Forum), 2019 concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 6-8 November 2019.
About 100 delegates from five member countries participated in this conference.
In this, Indian researcher Ravi Prakash got first position in BRICS Young Innovator Prize.
He won this prize for his research work on a device developed to keep milk extremely cold.
He received US $ 25,000 under this award.
Ravi Prakash, South Regional Station, ICAR - is a PhD Scholar in the Dairy Engineering Section of the National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore.

Q.14.  Automatic notification; The necessary domestic legal framework for implementing the Exchange (AEOI) standard was prepared? *
(a) In 2016
(b) In 2017
(c) In 2018
(d) None of these 
Ans. D

●  On November 22, 2019, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman P.C. Modi inaugurated the web portal for information exchange on the Income Tax website.
This web portal launched with the objective of benefiting financial institutions, departmental officers and general public will have the facility of exchange of relevant information.
It is important to note that the tendency of financial institutions to record information every year is exchanged according to the set standards.
The necessary domestic legal framework was enacted in 2015 to implement the Self-Exchange of Information (AEOI) standard.
Policy, technical circulars / guidelines / notifications of Central Board of Direct Taxes will be available on the web portal.

Q.15 .Which Indian was awarded the Diwali Power of One 'award at United Nations Headquarters in New York on December 6, 2019? 
(a) Syed Akbaruddin
(b) Asha Khemka
(c) Lakshmi Puri
(d) None of the above 
Ans. D

● On 6 December 2019, four renowned diplomats appointed to the UN at the United Nations Headquarters in New York were awarded the Diwali Pawer of one award.
He was given this honor for his work towards creating a safe and peaceful world, and especially his work done in America.
This award is known as the 'Oscar of Diplomacy'.
It was started by Diwali Foundation USA Inc. in the year 2017.
The recipients of the award include former Kazakh Foreign Minister and Permanent Representative in the United Nations, Karat Abdrakhmanov, former Cyprus Permanent Representative Nicholas Emiliu, Slovakia Permanent Representative František Rujica and Ukraine Permanent Representative Volodimir Yelchenko.
There is no Indian among those who receive the award.

Q.16.Which cricketer has been appointed by Usha International as its brand ambassador in December 2019? 
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) Ricky Pontig
(c) Brian Lara 
(d) Graeme Smith
Ans. C

● On 5 December 2019, Usha International appointed former West Indies batsman Brian Lara as brand ambassador.
Lara will collaborate with Usha International to help improve the quality of life of the youth through sports and to develop sports culture at the grassroots, national and international level for all age groups.
Alara will visit Delhi Golf Club in mid-December.
Alara, playing for the West Indies, has scored 11953 runs in 131 Tests and 10405 runs in 299 ODIs in his international career.

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