Current Affairs Today 12th December 2019

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Haryana govt distributed 101 Pashu Kisan Credit Cards in Bhiwani

The First Pashu Kisan credit cards in India were distributed to 101 animal farmers in Bhiwani in Haryana.
Haryana Government has set a target to issue 10 lakh Pashu Kisan Credit cards by March 2021.
Under the Scheme, banks give Rs 40783 for a cow and Rs 60249 for a buffalo.  The credit amount for goat and sheep each is Rs 4063. In the case of a pig, it is Rs 16337 per pig. For Hens, it is Rs 720 per layer and Rs 161 per broiler hen.

Recently Haryana in News

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the ambitious Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Gurgaon.
NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 being held in Haryana.

World’s first fully electric commercial plane takes flight in Canada

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver.
The Company said the technology would mean significant cost savings for airlines not to mention zero emissions. It hopes to be using the electric-powered planes to carry passengers by 2022.


Capital: Ottawa
Currency: Canadian dollar
Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau

ISRO successfully launched RISAT-2BR1 & 9 other satellites from Sriharikota, AP

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched RISAT-2BR1, the fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48), along with nine commercial satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg. The satellite will provide services in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management. The mission life of RISAT-2BR1 is 5 years.
The nine customer satellites of Israel, Italy, Japan and USA were precisely injected into their designated orbits. These satellites were launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).


Headquarters: Bengaluru
Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
Founded: 15 August 1969
Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan

17th edition of BioAsia 2020 to be held in Hyderabad, Telangana

Switzerland will be the country partner for 17th edition of BioAsia 2020, to be held from 17th-19th Feb 2020 in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce and Information Technology, Government of Telangana said that Telangana is committed to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and the focus of BioAsia has been centered around innovation over the years.
Telangana and Switzerland have inherent strengths in life sciences and bringing them together will drive significant developments in the life sciences industry globally.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, 16 year’s old Swedish climate activist was named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019, she is the youngest person to be honoured with the title in the 92-year history of TIME magazine.

Rani Rampal and Saurabh Chaudhary won the Sports Person of the Year awards at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019

Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal and Asian Games gold medalist shooter Saurabh Chaudhary were honored with the ‘Sports Person of the Year 2019’ award at the FICCI India Sports Awards-2019 held at FICCI Federation House in New Delhi.
Rani played a crucial role in India’s qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, scoring the winning goal in the two-legged qualifier against the US in November.
Saurabh, on the other hand, is touted as India’s biggest hope for a medal in shooting in Tokyo. He won gold at the 2018 Asian Games and has since won several individual and team honours at shooting World Cups.

ADB cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.1% in FY20

Asian Development Bank trimmed India’s GDP growth for 2019-20 to 5.1% saying consumption was affected by slow job growth & rural distress aggravated by poor harvest.
Earlier ADB forecasted India’s GDP for 2019-20 to be at 6.5%.

Sunil Chhetri named as the brand ambassador of PUMA

Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri has signed a three-year deal with PUMA.
He was also conferred with the Arjuna award in 2011 and Padma Shri in 2019.

ASI identified 138 monuments as ‘Must See Monuments’ in India

Archaeological Survey of India has identified 138 numbers of monuments as Must-See Monuments and information thereof is made available on the “Must See” portal of Archaeological Survey of India.
There are 38 World Heritage Sites in India, out of which 22 Cultural Sites including monuments or buildings and caves are under protection of Archaeological Survey of India.


Founder: Alexander Cunningham
Founded: 1871
Headquarters: New Delhi

December 12 is celebrated as the International Universal Health Coverage Day

International Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated globally on 12 December.
International Universal Health Coverage Day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage with multi-stakeholder partners.
Theme for 2019: “Keep the promise”

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