Current Affairs Today 7th December 2019
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Current Affairs Today 7th December 2019
Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on 7 December
The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 since 1949.
This day is observed to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on India’s borders.
The fund collected on this day is used for the welfare of the serving personnel and ex-servicemen. The day reminds that the welfare of the soldiers and their families is the responsibility of the entire nation.
International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December
The theme of this year Civil Aviation Day is “75 Years of Connecting the World”.
The International Civil Aviation Day is celebrated every year on December 7 to recognize the importance of aviation to the social and economic development of the world.
Government launches National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
Air pollution is one of the biggest global environmental challenges of today. A time bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner in the form of National Clean Air Programme was today launched by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi.
The government is targeting to achieve 20 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in Particulate Matter PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations by 2024 keeping 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration.
IEPFA signs MOU with Bank of Baroda for Investor Awareness
Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) signs MOU with Bank of Baroda for Investor Awareness
This agreement is expected to help customers of BOB to have a deeper insight into the initiatives of IEPFA towards investor awareness and protection, and prompt citizen service delivery by online refund of claims.
President Kovind Presents National Florence Nightingale Awards 2019
President of India conferred 36 awardees with the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2019 at an event in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Lini Puthussery, the nurse from Kerala who died due to Nipah virus that she contracted while treating a patient last year during the Nipah outbreak, was posthumously awarded National Florence Nightingale Award 2019.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Mid-wife.
Assam govt sets up Anti-Depredation squads
The Assam government has set up 15 Anti-Depredation Squads of the Forest department to deal with human-wildlife conflicts in the state.
Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
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Assam Government to launch Arundhati Swarna Yojana.
Assam govt launches Sishu Suraksha App for child right violations.
Assam govt announced No Govt. jobs for people with more than 2 children.
7th OPEC & non-OPEC Ministerial Meet Held in Vienna, Austria
The 7th meeting of Ministers of OPEC and non-OPEC countries held in Vienna, Austria under the co-chairmanship of Saudi Arabia and Russia.
The meeting was attended by Saudi energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, as well as Venezuelan Energy Minister and Head of the meeting Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo.
Headquarters: Vienna, Austria
Secretary general: Mohammed Barkindo
Former England Cricket Captain Bob Willis passed away
England captain Bob Willis has died at the age of 70. He was a captain of England team in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before his retirement from all forms of cricket in 1984.
Canada’s CPPIB to invest $600 million in India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) will invest up to $600 million through the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund, deepening its exposure to India.
The agreement includes a commitment of $150 million to the NIIF Master Fund and co-investment rights of up to $450 million in future opportunities to invest alongside the Master Fund.
CEO: Sujoy Bose
Founded: February 2015
RBI tightens norms for ARCs to acquire financial assets
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday tightened norms for Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) restricting them from buying financial assets from their sponsor firms and lenders on a bilateral basis. However, the regulator has allowed the ARCs to participate in auctions of such assets.
RBI also stopped ARCs to buy financial assets from a bank or financial institution, which is either a lender to the ARC or a subscriber to the fund raised by the ARC for its operations and an entity in the group to which the ARC belongs.
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