Current Affairs Today 11th December 2019

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Current Affairs Today 11th December 2019

 

Odisha to set up 45 new fast track courts

Odisha government would set up 45 fast-track special courts to ensure speedy trial of cases involving crime against women and children
21 fast track courts would be dedicated to cases of rape and sexual harassment of women.
24 fast track courts will specifically deal with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases.
Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Recently Odisha in NEWS

  • Odisha has launched a smart learning phone application ‘MadhuApp’ for school children.
  • National Tribal Craft Mela 2019 held in Bhubaneswar.
  • Odisha tagged with Maharashtra under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

International Mountain Day: 11 December

International Mountain Day is celebrated on 11 December every year globally to raise awareness about the importance of mountains in our lives and to our planet.

Theme: Mountains Matter for Youth

Praggnanandhaa wins the London Chess Classic FIDE Open 2019

Praggnanandhaa from India has won the FIDE Open category of the London Chess Classic held in London.
The 14-year-old Indian chess player finished joint first with Anton Smirnov of Australia both scoring 7.5 points.

13th South Asian Games concluded in Nepal

India concluded the South Asian Games with their highest medal tally in the history of the tournament.
India finished on top with 312 medals comprising 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze followed by Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

Suniel Shetty appointed as the brand ambassador for NADA

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty was appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the country’s anti-doping body is hoping that his celebrity status helps its efforts to clean up sports in the country from the menace.

Wasim Jaffer becomes 1st player to play 150 Ranji matches

Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer became the first player in Indian cricket to feature in 150 Ranji matches.
Jaffer is 41-year-old from Maharashtra, who has been an important part of the title-winning Vidarbha team in the last two years, achieved the rare distinction during their Group A opener against Andhra Pradesh.
He has represented India in 31 Tests and 2 ODIs.

2019 India’s Men’s domestic cricket season

  • Duleep Trophy winner – India Red
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy    winner – Karnataka
  • Deodhar Trophy winner – India B
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy winner – Karnataka

Four people won the Right Livelihood Award for the year 2019

Greta Thunberg, Aminatou Haidar, Guo Juanmei and Davi Kopenawa Yanomami won the Right Livelihood Award for the year 2019.
Greta Thunberg for her fight against climate change.
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami for her commitment and efforts to protect the indigenous rights and land.
Guo Juanmei for her work women’s rights in China for 25 years.
Aminatou Haidar’s efforts for the independence of Western Sahara.

ICSSR chairman B B Kumar passes away

Braj Bihari Kumar was appointed as the chairman of the ICSSR in May 2017.
Indian Council of Social Science Research was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country.

Sugandh Rajaram was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana

Sugandh Rajaram has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana.
He will replace Birender Singh Yadav as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana.
Sugandh Rajaram is presently the Consul General, Consulate General of India to Southern Germany.

Himachal Pradesh govt to sell Yamuna water

Himachal Pradesh (HP) state Cabinet chaired by its Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, has approved to sign the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell the water of River Yamuna from states’s share at Tajewala corridor on payment basis.
The state government would earn Rs 21 crore per annum from this decision.
Himachal Pradesh Governor – Bandaru Dattatreya

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