Current Affairs Today 14th December 2019

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Current affairs today 14th december 2019


Andhra Pradesh is to set up virtual police station (VPS) in the Andhra University.

AP’s first virtual police station to come up at Andhra University.
students of the Andhra University will be able to report violence or any other crime online as virtual police station (VPS)
Once a complaint is filed, the concerned police station will take up the issue and initiate a probe.

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IRDAI Constitutes 10 member Working Group headed by T. L. Alamelu to study loss prevention

IRDAI Constitutes 10 member Working Group Under Smt. T. L. Alamelu to to make recommendations for loss prevention & minimization in the general insurance industry.
IRDAI is an autonomous body constituted to regulate and develop insurance business in India.


Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Hyderabad
Chairman: subhash Chandra Khuntia

Tamil Nadu overtakes Karnataka to become No 1 in renewable energy

Tamil Nadu has overtaken Karnataka to become India’s top renewable power generating state in FY20. Out of the total renewable power generation in the country, nearly 17.2 per cent was from Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu’s wind energy capacity is 8,480 MW, which is 24 per cent of the country’s total wind generation capacity. State is aiming to achieve 9,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power by 2023, as part of which a new Solar Policy had come into effect in 2019. At present, the total solar capacity is above 3,000 MW.

Mastercard ties up with Federal Bank for identity check security for digital transactions

Global payments technology major Mastercard has joined hands with Federal Bank to provide an additional layer of security for digital transactions.
The launch of the Identity Check programme by Federal Bank and Mastercard will go a long way in providing ease of payments with advanced security to shoppers,” said Govind Setlur, Chief Executive Officer, Wibmo, payment solutions partner for Federal Bank.


Headquarters: New York, United States
CEO: Ajaypal Singh Banga

Federal Bank

Headquarters: Aluva, kerala
CEO: Shyam Srinivasan

Rohit Sharma becomes La Liga’s first Indian brand ambassador

Rohit Sharma became the first non-footballer in history to be named the brand ambassador of the La Liga.
La Liga is the top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.

upcoming cricket world Cup venues

ICC Cricket World Cup

2019 – England & Wales

2023 – India

ICC Women Cricket World Cup

2021 – New Zealand

Moody’s Reduces India’s GDP Growth Rate for FY20 to 5.6 Percent

Moody’s Investors Service said it has lowered its 2019 GDP growth forecast for India to 5.6 per cent as slow employment growth weighs on consumption. It expects economic growth to pick up in 2020 and 2021 to 6.6 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively but sees the pace of growth remaining lower than past.
GDP For FY20 – 5.6%
GDP For FY21 – 6.6%
GDP For FY22 – 6.7%


Headquarters: New York, United States
CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya to be next Indian Oil Corporation Chief

The Public Enterprise Selection Board has shortlisted Shrikant Madhav Vaidya to be the next Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
He joined the IOC board in October 2019 and will replace Sanjiv Singh who is the current chairman of IOC. The term of office for the post is three years.

Mumbai-Nagpur expressway to be named after Bal Thackeray

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Wednesday decided Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi expressway will be named after Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on a proposal by Minister Eknath Shinde for the christening of the ₹55,335-crore mega project, also known as Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg.
Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Sushil Modi replaces Sitharaman as head of GoM on IGST settlement

Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Modi has replaced Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST).
Since the Union Finance Minister is also the chairperson of the GST Council, she could not have headed the GoM panel the Council said. A report of the recommendations of the GoM that will deliberate on the issues of IGST will be submitted to the Finance Minister in her capacity as the chairperson of the GST council.

Former Prime Minister Tebboune elected Algeria’s new president

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of Algeria’s influential army chief, has been elected the country’s new president in a vote boycotted by members of a vibrant nationwide protest movement.
Tebboune, a 74-year-old former prime minister, received 58.15% of the vote, according to results made public Friday by the head of the National Independent Electoral Authority.


Capital: Algiers
Currency: Algerian dinar

Amazon launches free audio streaming app Audible Suno for India

Amazon’s audiobook company Audible has launched a new app “Audible Suno” in India.
This app features original audio series which aims to expand Audible’s reach in India’s highly competitive digital entertainment and streaming space.

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