Daily Current Affairs 11 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 11 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 11 December 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 11 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Hyperloop project between Mumbai and Pune

  • Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding Hyperloop project between Mumbai and Pune.
  • The ambitious Hyperloop project between Mumbai and Pune was bagged by Virgin Hyperloop One.
  • Virgin Hyperloop One is an American transportation technology company that works to commercialize the high-speed technology concept called Hyperloop.
  • Founded: 1 June 2014 || Headquarters location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age.

2. Youth Skilling Initiative ‘YuWaah’

  • Youth Skilling Initiative ‘YuWaah’ was launched by Government of India and UNICEF.
  • ‘YuWaah’ was launched by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani

3. Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019

  • Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 for social crusaders was presented by Harmony Foundation.
  • Theme: ‘Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery’.
  • Mother Teresa Memorial Awards recognises the exemplary work done in various fields and issues related to modern-day slavery.

4. Delhi Traffic police with World Resource Institute

  • Delhi Traffic Police signed an MoU World Resource Institute, India in a bid to improve traffic management and reduce congestion in New Delhi.
  • The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth.
  • Headquarters: Washington DC || President and CEO: Andrew Steer || Founder: James Gustave Speth || Founded: 1982

International News

1. OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

  • The 7th edition OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria.
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization of 14 nations, founded on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members, and headquartered since 1965 in Vienna, Austria.
  • Headquarters: Vienna, Austria || Founded: September 1960, Baghdad, Iraq || Secretary general: Mohammed Barkindo || Founders: Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, Abdullah Tariki

2. International Mountain Day

  • International Mountain Day is observed on 11th December by United Nations.
  • Theme: Mountains Matter for Youth
  • International Mountain Day has its roots in the document “Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development” (called Chapter 13), adopted in 1992 as part of the action plan Agenda 21 of the Conference on Environment and Development.
  • The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN declare to 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. The first international day was celebrated for the first time the following year, 2003.

3. TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

  • Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year.
  • Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition and the founder of the school strike for the climate campaign.
  • Person of the Year is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that “for better or for worse… has done the most to influence the events of the year”.

4. Exercise Iron Union 12’commences

  • ‘Iron Union 12’, a joint military exercise between the UAE and the United States.
  • The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi || Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham || President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Business News

1. Human Library Event

  • Human Library event will be held in the City of Palaces, Mysuru, Karnataka.
  • The Human Library is an international organization and movement that first started in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000. It aims to address people’s prejudices by helping them to talk to those they would not normally meet.
  • The notion of Human Library was initially launched in the year 2000 and currently exists in more than 85 countries, known as The Human Library Organization.
  • The organisation uses a library analogy of lending people rather than books.
  • Founder: Ronni Abergel || Founded: 2000

2. IMDb 2019 list of Indian celebrities

  • Actor and Singer Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named as the top star in the IMDb 2019 list of Indian celebrities.
  • 2. Actor Disha Patani
  • 3. Hrithik Roshan

3. New CEO of Catholic Syrian Bank

  • Rajendran Chinna Veerappan as Managing Director and CEO of Catholic Syrian Bank.
  • CSB Bank Limited is an Indian private sector bank with its headquarters at Thrissur, Kerala, India. It is one of the oldest banks in India.
  • Headquarters: Thrissur

4. Lending limit for NBFC-P2P

  • RBI has increased lending limit for Non-Banking Financial Company-Peer to Peer Lending platforms (NBFC-P2P) to Rs 50 lakh from 10 lakh.
  • The exposure of a single lender to borrower is capped at Rs 50,000. This means that a lender on the P2P platform cannot lend more than Rs 50,000 to the same borrower across all P2P platforms at any point in time.
  • A non-banking financial institution or non-bank financial company is a financial institution that does not have a full banking license or is not supervised by a national or international banking regulatory agency.

Sports News

1. WADA bans Russia

  • World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia for 4 years from participation in global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada || Purpose: Anti-doping in sport || Founder: Dick Pound || Founded: 10 November 1999 || Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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