Daily Current Affairs 14 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14 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 14 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National award for outstanding service in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug abuse

  • Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has started a ‘National award’ for outstanding service in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug abuse.
  • It will be presented to the awardees on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26th of June 2020.
  • Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment: Thaawar Chand Gehlot.

2. CEAMA Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Gulu Mirchandani has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association.
  • Gulu Mirchandani is the founder chairman of Mirc Electronics Ltd. (Onida).
  • Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), established in the year 1978 is an all India body representing Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances and Mobile Industry.
  • This apex body aims to enhance the development of Consumer Electronics & Appliances Industry and its components to maintain fair competition and healthy practices among manufacturers, dealers and other stakeholders.

International News

1. World’s First commercial electric plane

  • The world’s first fully-electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Canada Capital: Ottawa || Currency: Canadian dollar || Prime Minister of Canada: Justin Trudeau.

2. Indian Ocean Dialogue

  • Delhi will host 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue and Delhi Dialogue XI.
  • Theme (Indian Ocean Dialogue) : ‘Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography’.
  • Theme (Delhi Dialogue XI) : ‘Advancing Partnership in Indo-Pacific’

3. Global Arms Industry Rankings

  • Global Arms Industry Rankings is released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
  • US companies dominate the Top five spots
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is an international institute based in Sweden, dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
  • Headquarters location: Stockholm, Sweden || Founder: Government of Sweden || Founded: 6 May 1966
  • 1. Lockheed Martin
  • 2. Boeing
  • 3. Northrop Grumman
  • 4. Raytheon
  • 5. General Dynamics

3. International Day of Neutrality

  • International Day of Neutrality was observed on December 12 by United Nations.
  • Neutrality — defined as the legal status arising from the abstention of a state from all participation in a war between other states.

Business News

1. The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

  • ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ List 2019 was released by Forbes.
  • Top Three
  • 1. Angela Merkel (German Chancellor)
  • 2. Christine Lagarde (President of the European Central Bank )
  • 3. Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the US House of Representatives)
  • The Finance Minister of Nirmala Sitharaman ranked at 34th among ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ by Forbes.

2. ADB’s GDF Prediction for India

  • Asian Development Bank has trimmed its forecast for India’s economic growth in 2019-20 to 5.1%.
  • The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia.
  • Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines || President: Masatsugu Asakawa
    || Founded: 19 December 1966 || Membership: 68 countries || Purpose: Economic development

3. UN Global Climate Action Award

  • Infosys was presented with United Nations Global Climate Action Award under ‘climate neutral now’ category at UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) held at Madrid in Spain.
  • Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. It has its headquarters in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • CEO: Salil Parekh || Headquarters: Bengaluru

Sports News

1. Brand Ambassador of LaLiga

  • Spain’s football league LaLiga has appointed cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador in India.
  • La Liga, is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.
  • Most championships: Real Madrid (33 titles) || Most appearances: Andoni Zubizarreta; (622) | Current champion: FC Barcelona (26th title) || Top goalscorer: Lionel Messi; (428) || CEO: Javier Gómez Molina (2013–)

2. Caroline Wozniacki to retire

  • Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki will retire after Australian Open 2020.
  • Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles, the 20th in the Open Era, and the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011.

3. First Woman Match Referee to officiate men’s ODI match

  • Indian match referee GS Lakshmi has become the first woman match referee to officiate a men’s ODI match.
  • Earlier in May 2019, she also became the first woman to get appointed onto the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.

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