Daily Current Affairs 18 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18 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 18 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. International Film Festival in Khajuraho

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath has inaugurated the International Film Festival in Shilpkala village of Khajuraho.
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.
  • The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism.

2. National Award under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

  • Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been selected for the National Award for best performance in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana by Rural Development Ministry.
  • Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Girish Chandra Murmu.

3. New Chief of Army Staff of India

  • Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will be the next Chief of Army Staff of India replacing Gen Bipin Rawat.
  • The motto of Indian Army: “Service Before Self” || Headquarters: New Delhi || Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind.

4. TansenSamaroh

  • Madhya Pradesh classical music festival ‘TansenSamaroh’ has begun in Gwalior.
  • It is celebrated every year in the memory of eminent singer ‘MianTansen’.
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath || Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.

International News

1. National policy Framework by Sri Lanka

  • The Government of Sri Lanka has released its new National policy Framework titled ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor’.
  • Sri Lanka Capitals: Colombo and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte || Currency: Sri Lankan rupee || Prime minister: Mahinda Rajapaksa || President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

2. United Nations Medal Awards to Indian Peacekeepers

  • United Nations Medal has been awarded to Indian peacekeepers to support the people of South Sudan under UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • South Sudan: Capital: Juba || Currency: South Sudanese pound

3. Exercise Surya Kiran-XIV

  • A joint military training exercise between India and Nepal ‘SURYA KIRAN-XIV’ was held in Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal.
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee || Capital: Kathmandu
  • President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari || Vice President: Nanda Kishor Pun || Prime Minister: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

4. International Migrants Day

  • On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
  • Theme: ‘WeTogether’

Business News

1. Indian Council of Agricultural Research with NABARD

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research and NABARD have signed an MoU to promote sustainable agriculture and climate-resilient farming systems.
  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an autonomous body responsible for co-ordinating agricultural education and research in India. It reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture. The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is an Apex Development Financial Institution in India. The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning Policy Planning and Operations in the field of credit for Agriculture and other Economic activities in Rural areas in India”.
  • Founded: 12 July 1982 || Headquarters: Mumbai || Agency executive: Harsh Kumar Bhanwala (Chairperson) || Purpose: Development assistance; Poverty Reduction || Formation: July 12, 1982

2. Economic Advisory Council of the 15th Finance Commission

  • The 5th meeting of the Economic Advisory Council of the 15th Finance Commission was held in New Delhi.
  • Chairman 15th Finance Commission: NK Singh.

3. New Chairman of National Aluminium Company

  • Sridhar Patra has been appointed as the CMD of National Aluminium Company Ltd.
  • NALCO is a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise under ministry of mines.
  • Headquarters: Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Sports News

1. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019

  • England cricketer Ben Stokes has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees.
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom || Owner: Public owned || Founder: John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

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