Daily current Affairs: 01 December 2019

Daily Current Affairs 01 December 2019

Dear Readers, Current Affairs is the most important section of every competitive exam, so we are here to provide latest 01 December 2019 current affairs. Which covers the important national, international news, banking awareness, business news, financial news.

01 December 2019

World AIDS Day : 01 December 2019

  • This year the theme for the World Aids Day 2019 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”.

Related Info:

  • 01 December is celebrated as World AIDS Day every year all over the world to raise public awareness about AIDS.

  • World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988.

13th South Asian Games have formally begun in Kathmandu

  • President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari declared games open in a glittering ceremony at Dasaratha Rangshala in Kathmandu, Nepal on 01 December 2019 Sunday evening.

Related Info:

About Nepal:

Capital: Kathmandu

Currency: Nepalese rupee

Prime minister: KP Sharma Oli

President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari

BSF Celebrates Its 55th Raising Day in New Delhi

  • The Border Security Force sentinels who are India’s first line of defence celebrated BSF’s 55th Raising Day on 01 December.

  • The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of State Affairs Nityanand Rai at BSF headquarters in New Delhi.

Related Info:

  • BSF Chief: Vivek Kumar Johri

  • BSF is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India and was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 01 December 1965 for ensuring the security of the borders of India.

Suriname President Desi Bouterse sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing political opponents in 1980s

  • Desi Bourtese led Suriname during the 1980s as head of a military government and de facto leader.

  • He took office as president in 2010 and was elected for another term in 2015.

Related Info:

Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America.

Capital: Paramaribo

Currency: Surinamese dollar

New Controller General of Accounts: Soma Roy Burman

  • The government on Sunday said it has appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service Officer, as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

  • Soma Roy Burman is the 24th CGA and is the seventh woman to hold this position.

Govt launches drive to enroll 1 cr beneficiaries under two pension schemes PM- SYM & NPS-Traders

  • The government has launched a drive to enroll one crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) and the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self-Employed Persons (NPS-Traders) by March 2020.

Related Info:

  • Labour and Employment Minister: Santosh Kumar Gangwar

  • santosh kumar gangwar constituency: Bareilly

RBL Bank to raise ₹826 crore from 5 investors

  • Private sector lender RBL Bank has decided to raise ₹826 crore equity capital from five investors to boost its capital base.

  • The bank’s board has agreed to allot 24.24 million shares at ₹340.7 apiece to five investors.

Related Info:

RBL CEO & MD: Vishwavir Ahuja

HQ: Mumbai

Uttar Pradesh govt to set up state’s 1st vulture conservation centre

  • The Uttar Pradesh government will set up state’s first vulture conservation and breeding centre in farenda area of Maharajganj district.

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  • Recently UP govt launched a flagship scheme “Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana”.
  • Govt to set-up National Police University at Greater Noida.

Uttar Pradesh:

Governor: Anandiben Patel

Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath

Indian Navy commissions sixth Dornier squadron in Porbandar

  • The Indian Navy commissioned its sixth Dornier aircraft squadron in strategically located Porbandar town of Gujarat.

  • It aims to increase coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan.

  • It was commissioned by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral M S Pawar.

Related Info:

  • Navy Day is celebrated on 4 December every year.
  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat

H R Khan appoints as chairman of micro-finance panel CRL

  • Former RBI deputy governor H R Khan has been appointed as the first chairman of the steering committee of the Code for Responsible Lending (CRL) in micro-credit.

Related Info:

  • RBI regulates Micro finance institutions which are registered under non-banking finance companies.

Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2019

  • Sourabh Verma lost in straight sets to Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei in the men’s singles final

  • venue: Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow

List of Winners:

  • Men’s Singles – Wang Tzu-wei

  • Women’s Single – Carolina Marin

20th Edition of Nagaland Hornbill Festival begins at Kisama

  • 10-day Nagaland Hornbill Festival was inaugurated by the State Governor R. N. Ravi with pomp and gaiety at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama about 10 Km east of Kohima.

Related Info:


Capital: Kohima

Governor: RN Ravi

Chief minister: Neiphiu Ri

Lewis Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished runner-up while Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc at third position.

  • Lewis Hamilton drives Mercedes

Related Info:

List of Formula One Grand Prix wins by Lewis Hamilton (last 3 months)

Mexican – October 2019

Russian – September 2019

Hungarian – August 2019

British – July 2019

The 7th edition of Indo-Sri Lankan Joint Military Exercise “Mitra Shakti 2019”

  • The seventh edition of Exercise MITRA SHAKTI- 2019 aimed at enhancing interoperability and operational efficiency amongst the armies of both India and Sri Lanka when deployed as part of United Nations peace keeping forces commenced on 01 December at Aundh Military Station, Pune.

Related Info:

  • SLINEX – Navy exercise between India and Sri Lanka.

Shri Hari Mohan New Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board

  • Shri Hari Mohan has taken over the charge as Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

  • In a career spanning 39 years, Shri Hari Mohan has contributed significantly in various positions in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Hardwar, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Engine Factory Avadi, Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, OFB New Delhi Office and Ministry of Steel & Mines.

Related Info:

  • Ordnance Factory BoardHeadquarters: Kolkata

    Founded: 1712


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