Daily Current Affairs 6 December 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6 December 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6 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 6 December 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Fit India School Rating System

  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju has jointly launched ‘Fit India School Rating System’.
  • It has been launched as part of the Fit India Campaign.
  • Fit India school rating system as per certain parameters is expected to enhance the image of the schools.

2. Dr YSR Aarogyasri Aasara scheme

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched Dr YSR AarogyasriAasara scheme at the Guntur.
  • Patients to provide Post-Operative Sustenance allowance of Rs 225 per day or Rs 5000 per month during the recuperative period after treatment.

3. India’s first ‘Eat Right Station’

  • Mumbai Central Railway Station is the India’s first ‘Eat Right Station’ with four stars rating by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India as a part of ‘Eat Right India’ movement.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India.
  • FSSAI Act: Food and Standards Act, 2006 || FSSAI Headquarters: New Delhi || FSSAI Chairperson: Rita Teaotia || FSSAI Chief Executive Officer: Shri Pawan Kumar Agarwal.

4. India’s first maritime museum

  • India’s first National Maritime Heritage Museum will be set-up in Lothal in Gujarat by Indian Government and Portugal Government.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani || Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat || Capital: Gandhinagar.

International News

1. World Soil Day

  • World Soil Day is observed annually on 5th December by Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • Theme: ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’.
  • International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, adopted a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well-being.
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate arguments and debate policy.
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy || Head: Qu Dongyu || Founded: 16 October 1945, Quebec City, Canada || Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council || Area: Europe || Formation: 16 October 1945

2. First ‘two-plus-two’ Dialogue between India and Japan

  • India and Japan held their inaugural Foreign and Defence ministerial dialogue ‘two-plus-two’ Dialogue’ in New Delhi.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar led the Indian delegation
  • Japanese side was headed by Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defence Taro Kono

Business News

1. Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service 2019

  • Arun Jaitley was bestowed with the Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service 2019.
  • The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper headquartered in Mumbai, India, at The Times of India building. published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Economic Times began publication in 1961.

2. Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank with Canara, HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Life Insurance Company Ltd

  • Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank and Canara, HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Life Insurance Company Ltd. signed an MoU for bancassurance.
  • Bancassurance is a relationship between a bank and an insurance company that is aimed at offering insurance products or insurance benefits to the bank’s customers. In this partnership, bank staff and tellers become the point of sale and point of contact for the customer.

3. Gandhipedia

  • National Council of Science Museums and IIT Gandhinagar and Kharagpur have joined hands to develop Gandhipedia.
  • Gandhipedia will be an online repository of books, letters and speeches written by Mahatma Gandhi.

4. ‘Madhu’ App by Odisha Government

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched ‘Madhu’ app.
  • Odisha: Capital: Bhubaneswar || Governor: Ganeshi Lal || Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

Sports News

1. Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award

  • New Zealand cricket team has been awarded Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award.
  • Martin-Jenkins is an English former cricketer who played for Sussex County Cricket Club and British Universities.
  • Martin-Jenkins was the former MCC president and BBC Test Match Special commentator.

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