Daily Current Affairs 21 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21 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 21 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development’ Summit

  • The ‘Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development’ Summit was held in Delhi
  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar.

2. Telangana Lokayukta

  • Former HC Judge CV Ramulu was appointed as Telangana Lokayukta
  • Telangana: Chief Minister: K Chandrashekhar Rao || Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan.

3. New Director of National Police Academy

  • Atul Karwal has been appointed as the Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy is the premier police training institution in India. The institute trains Indian Police Service officers before they are sent to their respective state cadres to carry out their duties. The academy is in Hyderabad, Telangana, India

4. Pinaka-Guided Rocket System

  • Upgraded version of Pinaka Rocket was successfully test-fired off Odisha coast by DRDO
  • DRDO Chairman: G Satheesh Reddy || Established: 1958 || Headquarters: New Delhi.

International News

1. First country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia

  • Afghanistan has become first country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia.
  • Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission is an autonomous institution of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which sets standards for all drugs that are manufactured, sold and consumed in India.
  • Indian Pharmacopoeia is an officially recognized book of standards as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945 thereunder. It specifies the standards of drugs manufactured and marketed in India

2. Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize

  • Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the setting up of a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize.
  • The first edition of this prize will be dedicated to animal welfare.
  • Portugal Capital: Lisbon || Portugal Currency: Euro.

3. Donald Trump becomes 3rd US President to be impeached

  • Donald Trump has become the third US President to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
  • The House of Representatives formally charged Donald Trump with abuse of power.
  • No President in the 243-year history of the United States has been removed from office by impeachment.
  • The House in 1998 impeached President Bill Clinton while President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868.

Business News

1. Peugeot SA with Fiat Chrysler

  • French carmaker ‘Peugeot SA’ and US-Italian carmaker ‘Fiat Chrysler’ have signed an agreement to create the world’s fourth largest automaker.
  • Groupe PSA is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands. Peugeot is the largest PSA brand. PSA is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a constituent of the CAC 40 index.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., often abbreviated as FCA, is an Italian-American multinational corporation and is the world’s eighth largest auto maker. The group was established in October 2014 by merging Fiat and Chrysler into a new holding company.

2. Sahitya Akademi award 2019

  • English: An Era of Darkness (Non-Fiction) by Shashi Tharoor
  • Hindi: Chheelate Hue ApneKo (Poetry) by Nand Kishore Acharya
  • Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages.

3. New CMD of General Insurance Corporation India

  • Devesh Srivastava has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the General Insurance Corporation India.
  • GIC of India is a state owned enterprise in India. It was the sole reinsurance company in the Indian insurance market until the insurance market was open to foreign reinsurance players by late 2016 including companies from Germany, Switzerland and France. GIC Re has its registered office and headquarters in Mumbai.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 22 November 1972

Sports News

1. 2019 FIFA Club World Cup

  • Host: Qatar
  • Champions: England Liverpool || Runners-up: Brazil Flamengo || Third place : Mexico Monterrey
  • Golden Ball Winner: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

2. Customised WWE World Championship

  • The WWE presented Bollywood actor Salman Khan with a customised WWE World Championship title belt.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment is an American integrated media and entertainment company that is primarily known for professional wrestling. WWE has also branched out into other fields, including movies, football, and various other business ventures.

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