Current Affairs Today 10th December 2019
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Current Affairs Today 10th December 2019
India ranks 129 in UNDP Human Development Index
India has been ranked at 129th spot in the 2019 Human Development Index released by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Last year India was ranked 130th.
Norway, Switzerland, Ireland are the top three nations on the index.
Headquarters: New York, United States
Founded: 22 November 1965
Head: Achim Steiner
World Human Rights Day: December 10
Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10 December annually across the world.
Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.
This Day came into existence on December 10, 1948, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations.
Russia banned from Olympics for 4 years over doping scandal
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), banned Russia for 4 years, from participation in global sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory. The Russian flag and national anthem have also been banned in global events.
Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
Founded: 10 November 1999
Abu Dhabi selected as world’s leading sports tourism destination
Abu Dhabi has been selected as the world’s leading Sports tourism Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) being held in Muscat.
This is the seventh time in a row that Abu Dhabi has been selected for this coveted award.
UAE, US joint military exercise ‘Iron Union 12’ commenced in the UAE’s al-Hamra region
‘Iron Union 12’, a joint military exercise between the ground forces of the UAE and the United States, commenced in ‘Iron Union 12’, a joint military exercise between the ground forces of the UAE and the United States, commenced.
Bar code inventor ‘George Laurer’ passes away
George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died at age of 94.
Laurer was an electrical engineer with IBM in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the early 1970s when he spearheaded the development of the UPC, or bar code.
Driverless vehicles being tested on 5G technology in UAE
Driverless vehicles are being tested on 5G technology ahead of a planned deployment of such vehicles on roads in the United Arab Emirates.
According to industry reports, 5G-enabled driverless vehicles will be able to have more efficient and quick communication with each other and traffic infrastructure, which will help to minimize traffic jams and bottlenecks. The 5G technology can also enable these vehicles to identify traffics conditions and potential dangers quickly.
Delhi enters the list of top 10 most popular destinations in the world
Delhi has entered the list of world’s top 10 most popular destinations in the world, according to the recent data published by Euromonitor International.
Hong Kong has remained the topmost for three consecutive years.
The report was based on international arrival data for the year of 2018 in conjunction with estimated part-year data for 2019.
Delhi ranks at 8th position.
Exim Bank provides USD 500 million credit to Bangladesh for defence procurement
India’s Exim Bank (Export-Import Bank of India) has provided $500 million Line of Credit (LoC) to Bangladesh for defence-related procurement in the neighbouring country.
Exim Bank entered into an agreement with Bangladesh’s Armed Forces Division for making available to the latter a Government of India-supported line of credit (LoC) of USD 500 million.
Founded: 1 January 1982
CEO: David Rasquinha
Arnab Goswami elected as News Broadcasters Federation President
The News Broadcasters Federation the country’s largest association of over 78 news channels, has elected editor-in-chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami as the President of its governing board.
J&K Lt Governor Shri Girish Chandra Murmu inaugurates 72-metre all weather Draj Bridge in Rajouri
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Shri Girish Chandra Murmu dedicated the 72-metre-long Multi Cell Box Type Load Class 70 bridge to the Nation in Rajouri today. The bridge spans over Draj nallah and connected Draj Area to Tehsil Kotranka area under District Rajouri. Lt Governor praised Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for their dedication and nation building through infrastructure development and war preparedness through construction of roads, bridge and tunnels.
MOU signed Between NSIC & ARAMCO Asia for development in Oil & Gas Sectors
An MoU has been signed recently between NSIC and Aramco Asia for the development of MSME Ecosystem in India in Oil & Gas Sector.
From NSIC side Sh. P. Udayakumar, Director (P&M) and from Aramco side Mr. Mohammed Al Mughirah, President, Aramco Asia inked the MoU.
Over 10 lakh crore loans sanctioned under MUDRA Yojana
The government on Monday said more than Rs 10 lakh crore have been disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana till November 1, 2019.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana launched on April 8, 2015.
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