Daily Current Affairs 4th December, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 4 December 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

AIIMS sign MoU with Sweden to focus on healthy ageing, dementia

Queen Silvia of Sweden visited AIIMS and interacted with the doctors to understand the treatment practices and care provided by the premier health institute to patients with dementia.

  • A Memorandum of Intent (MoI) has been signed between Sweden, AIIMS, New Delhi and AIIMS, Jodhpur to set up a healthcare innovation centre to promote research, broadly in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and help scale-up Indian startups in the sector.

Kerala: Police launch ‘Helmet Challenge’ after helmet is made mandatory for pillion riders

The Kerala Police launched a ‘Helmet Challenge’ through its Facebook after the government declared it mandatory for the pillion riders to wear helmets in the state from December 1, 2019.

  • In this challenge, the people have been asked to share their pictures wearing helmets. The best pictures will feature on the Facebook page accompanied by a meme from a famous Malayalam movie.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

India-Nepal joint military Exercise ‘Surya Kiran XIV’ begins in Nepal

The 14th edition of bilateral annual military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIV between Indian and Nepal Army commenced at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS), Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal.

  • The joint military exercise will enhance the level of Defence cooperation which will further foster bilateral relations between the two nations.


SPORTS

Indian men’s and women’s volleyball teams win gold in SAG

India defeated Pakistan in the final of the South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 in Male Category of Volleyball, thus clinching a goal medal in Kathmandu, Nepal. The bronze medal went to Sri Lanka.

  • In the women’s final, India defeated Nepal to won a goal medal. The women’s bronze medal also won by Sri Lanka.

Meghalaya bags Sub Junior National Football Championship title

Meghalaya clinched the Sub Junior National Football Championship 2019-20 title after defeating Arunachal Pradesh by 3-0 in the final played at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal

  • Samcharphrang Lato opened the scoring for Meghalaya in the 52nd minute before Samlang Rympei (90’+4′) and Teibok Nongrum (90’+5′) extended the lead in the dying embers to seal the match.

Asian Archery Championship: Abhishek Verma, Vennam Jyothi win mixed pair gold against China

Vijayawada based archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Arjuna awardee Abhishek Verma won compound mixed pair gold in the 21st Asian Archery Championship in Bangkok.

  • Surekha and Verma win the match after defeating Chinese Taipei opponents Yi-Hsuan Chen and Chieh-Luh Chen with 158-151.

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or 2019 awards

Argentina’s Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time after scoring 54 goals for club and country in 2018-19 in a ceremony in Paris. U.S. national team captain Megan Rapinoe was named as the winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or for the first time.

  • Rapinoe, became the second woman ever to win the Ballon d’Or title after Norway’s Ada Hegerberg.
  • The Ballon d’Or, considered soccer’s top individual award, has been presented by France Football every year since 1956

Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker wins Yachine Trophy

Liverpool’s Alisson was awarded the Yachine Trophy for the best men’s goalkeeper in world football at the Ballon d’Or award ceremony.

  • France Football’s Yachine Trophy is an award for the best goalkeeper in the world. The gong is named after the famous Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper to ever win the Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo named as ‘Serie A player of the year’

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the ‘Serie A player of the year’ following his debut season at Juventus. Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in July 2018 and helped the Bianconeri to their eighth successive Serie A title

  • Gian Piero Gasperini won the award for best coach after leading Atalanta to third place and a Champions League berth.

Roger Federer becomes first living Swiss to get ‘coin’ minted in his honour

The Federal Mint, Swissmint announced that they would be honouring the Veteran tennis star Roger Federer. It will release a 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coin in January 2020.

  • The 38-year-old Roger Federer is to become the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour.

Sub-lieutenant Shivangi becomes first woman pilot for Indian Navy

Bihar based Sub-lieutenant Shivangi became the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy Shivangi was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2018. She will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy.



APPOINTMENTS

Finland’s PM Rinne resigns after losing trust of coalition partner

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned after losing the support of a coalition partner, casting doubts on the future of the governing alliance. President Sauli Niinisto has accepted Rinne resignation. 



AWARDS

VP Naidu presents Uttar Pradesh with National Award for Excellence for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities

Uttar Pradesh Government conferred with the National Award of Excellence by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for doing a commendable job in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities (Divyangjan).

  • Besides, Shabina Saifi (Lucknow), Vidisha (Ghaziabad), Seema Tiwari (Jhansi) and Priyanka Devi (Lucknow) received national awards in different categories.
  • Varanasi received the award of the best district for doing excellent work for people with disabilities.

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga named ‘Global Indian of the Year’ at The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence in Mumbai

The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence named Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard, as ‘Global Indian of the Year’ in the presence of Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs and Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways and Commerce in Mumbai

  • The award acknowledges Ajay Banga’s leadership that has helped Mastercard to register unprecedented financial growth


BOOKS

Book ‘The Legacy of Militancy in Punjab’ by Inderjit Singh Jaijee & Dona Suri released

The book titled “The Legacy of Militancy in Punjab: Long Road to ‘Normalcy’” was released recently which was written by civil rights activist Inderjit Singh Jaijee and journalist Dona Suri. This book details how militancy in Punjab affected judiciary by delaying trials, how it influenced the popular culture and how the youth today are still responding to conditions in the northern state.



OBITUARIES

US songwriter Irving Burgie passes away

US composer Irving Burgie, who helped to popularise Caribbean music with hit songs like Day-O, has passed away. He was 95.

  • Mr Burgie wrote eight of the 11 songs on Harry Belafonte’s 1956 album Calypso, which was the first album in the US to sell more than a million copies.


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