Daily Current Affairs 26 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 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 26 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Urban India Open Defecation Free

  • Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has achieved its target of creating Urban India Open Defecation Free of 35 states and Union Territories .
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: Hardeep Singh Puri.

2. First Janta clinic in Jaipur

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the first Janta clinic in Jaipur.
  • In the first phase, 12 Janta clinics will be opened where people will get free medicines as well as free medical examination in some cases.

3. Oxygen Parlour

  • Oxygen Parlour is opened at Nashik Railway Station to combat air pollution.
  • The initiative comes with the efforts of Airo Guard in collaboration with the Indian Railways.

4. National Farmers Day

  • Kisan Diwas or National Farmers’ Day is observed across India on December 23.
  • The day honours as the birth day of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India

International News

1. India-EU Summit

  • PM Narendra Modi will visit Brussels in 2020 for the next India-EU Summit.
  • The India-EU Summit 2020 is aimed at expanding strategic partnership with Europe.

Business News

1. First Woman CTO at Federal Communications Commission USA

  • Indian-American Dr Monisha Ghosh has been appointed as the first woman Chief Technology Officer at Federal Communications Commission of USA.
  • The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
  • Chairperson: Ajit Pai || Founder: Franklin D. Roosevelt || Founded: 19 June 1934 || Headquarters: Washington || Director: Ajit Pai || Jurisdiction: United States

2. Mobile app of Red Cross Society of India

  • President Ram Nath Kovind released the mobile app of the Red Cross Society of India in Hyderabad which is developed by the Telangana Centre for Good Governance.
  • The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization to protect human life and health based in India. It is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and so shares the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Founded: 1920 || Founder: Claude Hill || Headquarters: New Delhi || Location: Punjab || Abbreviation: IRCS || Type: Aid agency, Humanitarian organization.

3. EASF Small Finance Bank

  • P R Ravi Mohan has been appointed as the new chairman of Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank.
  • Small finance banks are a type of niche banks in India. Banks with a small finance bank license can provide basic banking service of acceptance of deposits and lending.

4. Good Governance Index

  • The Central Government has released the ‘Good Governance Index’.
  • The “Good Governance Index” was launched to assess the state of governance in Indian States and Union Territories.
  • Among the “Big States“, Tamil Nadu topped the Good Governance Index.
  • Among the “North-East and Hill States“, Himachal Pradesh topped the index
  • Among the “Union Territories“, Puducherry topped the index followed by Chandigarh and Delhi.

Sports News

1. Cricket Australia’s ODI team of the decade

  • MS Dhoni been named captain of Cricket Australia’s (CA) ODI team of the decade.
  • CA’s ODI team of the decade: Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Jos Buttler, MS Dhoni (c), Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan.

2. Vernon Philander retires

  • South African all-rounder Vernon Philander announced international retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Vernon Darryl Philander is a South African right-handed bowling all-rounder, he has previously represented his country at under 19 level. He plays for the South Africa national cricket team and Cape Cobras in South African domestic cricket.

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