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December 19, 2017

19th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 19th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • India is going to host meeting of around 40 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Member Countries in February 2018 to muster support for food security and other issues. 
    • The proposed meeting will be held in the backdrop of developed nations forming groupings to prepare ground for pushing new issues i.e. investment facilitation, preparing rules for e- commerce, promoting gender equality and reducing subsidy on fisheries with view to curbing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (19th December) is Goa's Liberation Day.
    • Over 14 years after Independence, It was on this day in the year1961, that Goa was liberated from the Portuguese rule after a prolonged freedom struggle and military operation.
  • Nation paying tributes to Ram Prasad Bismil & Ashfaqulla Khan, remembering the sacrifices of these revolutionaries.
    • These both were hanged on this day (19th December) in the year 1927 by British rulers during Kakori Revolution (Kakori Conspiracy)
  • The traditional festival of Losar was started in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to mark the beginning of New Year in this Himalayan region.
    • The 10 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan today informed the Lok Sabha that about ₹5,000 crore was spent on the printing of nearly 1,700 crore pieces of new ₹500 notes post demonetisation. 
    • He also said that nearly ₹1,300 crore was spent on the printing of new ₹2,000 notes. 
    • Similarly, over ₹520 crore has been spent on the printing of ₹200 notes.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Maruti Suzuki India Limited have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Skill India Mission in automobile industry.
    • The Flexi MoU aims to provide high employment potential trades related to automobile and manufacturing industry to youth under Skill India Mission.
  • The Andhra Pradesh state government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alphabet InC.’s Google X to bring Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology to India.
    • The purpose of the FSOC project is to provide high quality & affordable digital services through internet under state government’s Fiber grid project.
New Appointments
  • Austria today swore in Sebastian Kurz as the country's new Chancellor.
    • With this 31 year old Kurz became  Europe's youngest leader.
  • Sarah Mullally has been named as the first female Bishop of London by the Church of England. 
    • Important Note : The legislation to allow women bishops was formally adopted by the Church in 2014.
  • The lead singer of the famous K-Pop boyband 'SHINee' from South Korea, Kim Jonghyun (27), passed away.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Kerala Kings thrashed Punjabi Legends by 8 wickets at Sharjah to become the first-ever T10 Cricket League champions
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