Daily Current Affairs 7th December, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 7 December 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

India’s first hybrid annuity model-based STP inaugurated in Haridwar

India’s first hybrid annuity model in sewerage sector, a 14 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) was inaugurated in Sarai, Haridwar under the Namami Gange project of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

  • The Sarai 14 MLD STP has been developed at a cost of Rs. 41.40 crores.

Youth skilling initiative ‘YuWaah’ launched by Centre and UNICEF

A national initiative – YuWaah – aimed at imparting skills among the youth and providing employment to more than 300 million young Indians was launched by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani with an alliance of national and international partners, including Unicef.

  • India is one of the first countries to launch the YuWaah national initiative linked to the global Generation Unlimited movement which began in New York in September 2018.

MHA sanctions Rs 100 cr from Nirbhaya Fund to set up women help desks across country

The Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioned Rs 100 crores from the ‘Nirbhaya’ Fund for setting up and strengthening of women help desks at police stations across the country.

  • The fund will be used in making the police stations more women-friendly and approachable as they would be the first and single point of contact for any woman walking into a police station.

Rs 24,396.19 crore collected as toll fee on National Highways in 2018-19: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Rs 24,396.19 crore was collected from fee plazas of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) across the country in 2018-19.

  • The amount of user fee collected from fee plazas with an average monthly and per day collection of Rs 2033 crore and Rs 66.84 crore respectively.

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.

  • The anti-depredation squads will be stationed in 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts of the state to deal with the problem and ensure the safety of both humans and animals.

Country’s first aqualab to be set up in Dehradun

The first aqualab stone under the National Mission for Clean Ganga was laid by the state forest minister in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The aquatic life forms found in the 2525 km long Ganges River would be preserved in the country’s first centralized Ganga Aqualabs .

  • The first of its kind for any river in the country will maintain genes of each species that are found in the river along with the elaboration of reference data of the river that is undergoing tremendous changes due to the extraction of rampant water.

Piyush Goyal inaugurates third edition of National Public Procurement Conclave

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the third edition of National Public Procurement Conclave in New Delhi.

  • The two-day conclave has been organized by Government e-Marketplace, GeM in association with Confederation of Indian Industry.

India 5th worst country for people’s privacy, biometric data collection: Report

According to a new report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech, India is fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and the US in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data.

  • India shares the fifth position with Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

2019 NATO Summit held in London, UK

Leaders from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states gathered in London for 2019 NATO summit.. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance’s meetings.



BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India’s forex reserves cross $450 billion for the first time

The country’s foreign exchange reserves crossed the $450-billion mark for the first time ever on the back of strong inflows which enabled the central bank to buy dollars from the market, thus checking any sharp appreciation of the rupee.

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves were at $451.7 billion on December 3, 2019 — an increase of $38.8 billion over end-March 2019


SPORTS

India’s GS Lakshmi set to become Ist female match referee to officiate men’s ODI

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi become the first woman match referee to oversee a men’s One-Day International match from December 8, 2019.



AWARDS

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 for social crusaders

Awardees for the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice (MTMA) for the year 2019 recognises the exemplary work done in various fields and issues related to modern-day slavery.

Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is ‘Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery’

The awardees this year are

  • Ajeet Singh (Founder, Guria)
  • Alezandra Russell (Founder, Urban Light)
  • Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (Executive Director, Dr Torsten Trey)
  • Free A Girl (Founder, Evelien Hölsken)
  • Hasina Kharbhih (Founder, Impulse NGO Network)
  • Jeevika (Founder, Dr. Kiran Kamal Prasad)
  • obel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan)
  • Office for the Rescue of Yazidis (Director, Hussein Al-Qaidi)
  • Prerana (Co-Founder, Priti Patkar)
  • Rob Williams (CEO, War Child UK)


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day is observed each year on 7th December. The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind.

  • The theme for International Civil Aviation Day in 2019 is “75 years of connecting the world”.


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