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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 06.12.2019

Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 06.12.2019

1. Satwik-Chirag, Pramod Bhagat nominated for BWF Awards 2019

  • The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has been nominated for the ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after a stellar season during which the duo picked up some memorable wins.
  • India’s para badminton player Pramod Bhagat, who has bagged 11 gold, three silver and four bronze medals this year, was nominated in the ‘Male Para Badminton Player of the Year’ award.
  • The awards will be presented on December 9 in Guangzhou during the opening ceremony of BWF World Tour Finals.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which Indian men’s doubles pair has been nominated for ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ award by Badminton World Federation (BWF)? Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
    2. Which Indian para-shuttler has been nominated for ‘Male Para Badminton Player of the Year’ award by BWF? Pramod Bhagat

2. Kerala nurse awarded National Florence Nightingale Award 2019

  • Lini PN, the 30-year-old Kerala nurse who died of Nipah virus that she contracted while treating a patient last year, was posthumously awarded the National Florence Nightingale Award 2019.
  • Lini had contracted Nipah virus infection during the outbreak in May 2018.
  • Acknowledging her sacrifice, the Kerala government has also instituted an award in her name.
  • National Florence Nightingale awards were instituted in the year 1973 by the Indian government as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by nurses.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which Kerala nurse was posthumously awarded the Florence Nightingale Award 2019, who died last year while treating people suffering from Nipah virus? Lini PN
    2. Florence Nightingale Awards are given to which personnel in the field of medicine? Nurses

3. Avantee mega Food Park inaugurated in MP’s Dewas

  • In Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Avantee mega Food Park in Dewas.
  • This first food park of central India is spread over 51 acres and has been constructed at a cost of about 150 crore rupees.
  • About 5 thousand local people will get employment from this Mega Food Park.Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameshwar Teli was also present on the inaugural ceremony.
  • Processing of soyabean, gram, wheat and other grains and vegetables will be done in the park. Warehouses will also be opened in Indore, Ujjain, Dhar and Agar in the next phases.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Where is the first mega food park of central India ‘Avantee’ located? Dewas
    2. Name the first mega food park of Central India, which has been recently inaugurated by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Dewas? Avantee

4. 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.
  • In his inaugural address, Mr Goyal said, GeM epitomizes the speed, skill and scale which is essential in an e-marketplace platform. He further said that GeM rests on the three pillars of openness, fairness and inclusiveness and is a symbol of a truly transparent e-marketplace.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently, which edition of the National Public Procurement Conclave has been inaugurated by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in New Delhi? third
    2. The third edition of National Public Procurement Conclave has started in which city? New Delhi

5. Priyanka Chopra tops IMDb 2019 list of Indian celebrities

  • Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019, in a list released by the global film and TV website IMDb.
  • Actress Disha Patani is on second spot, followed by Hrithik Roshan, Kiara Advani, Akshay Kumar,Salman, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Rakul Preet Singh and Sobhita Dhulipala.
  • IMDb determines the list using data from IMDbPro STARmeter rankings, which are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly IMDb visitors.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who is at the number one position in IMDb’s Top 10 Stars of Indian Cinema and Television 2019 list? Priyanka Chopra
    2. Who is on the second spot in IMDb 2019 list of Indian celebrities? Disha Patani

6. Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann to step down

  • Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is stepping down from the role after five years.
  • The foundation’s Global Policy & Advocacy President and Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Suzman, will occupy the position starting February 1, 2020.
  • Desmond-Hellmann cited the growing needs of her family and toll of the travel required by the role as the reason.

    About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

    • Formation: 2000
    • Founders: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates
    • Purpose: Healthcare, Education, Ending poverty
    • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, U.S
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who is stepping down after five years from the post of CEO of Gates Foundation ? Sue Desmond-Hellmann
    2. Who will be the new CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from February 2020? Mark Suzman

7.  James Johnson appointed to run Australian football

  • James Johnson, former FIFA head of football, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Football Federation Australia (FFA). Johnson will commence in the role from January next year.
  • Johnson arrives in the role with a wealth of experience under his belt having been the Senior Vice President of External Affairs with the City Football Group (CFG) most recently.
  • He has previously held positions with FIFA — as head of professional football and senior manager member associations — and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as director of international relations and development.

    About Football Federation Australia:

    • Founded : 1961, 2004 (current format)
    • Headquarters: Sydney
    • FIFA affiliation: 1963
    • Chairman: Chris Nikou
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA)? James Johnson

8. Former TT coach and Dronacharya awardee Bhawani Mukherji passes away

  • Former India Table tennis head coach Bhawani Mukherji died at his residence.
  • Mukherji, 68, is survived by his wife and a son.
  • Mukherji, who was the first Dronacharya awardee in table tennis, did his schooling and graduation from Ajmer where his father was a medical practitioner.
  • He was the head coach at NIS Patiala and became the head coach of the national team for a brief period after the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • He was bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in 2012, thus becoming the first coach to earn the recognition in table tennis.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Name the first Dronacharya Awardee in Table Tennis, who died recently? Bhawani Mukherji
    2. Bhavani Mukherjee, who died recently, was the first Dronacharya Awardee in which sport? Table tennis

9. RBI to introduce new prepaid payment instrument

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will introduce a new type of prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which could be used only for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000.
  • Accordingly, the loading of such PPI will be only through a bank account and it could be used for making only digital payments such as bill payments and merchant payments, among others.
  • “Such PPIs can be issued on the basis of essential minimum details sourced from the customer. Instructions in this regard will be issued by December 31, 2019,” the RBI said in a statement on developmental and regulatory policies.
  • PPIs are financial instruments that facilitate the purchase of goods and services against the value stored on such instruments.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently RBI has announced that it will introduce a new type of prepaid payment instrument (PPI) which can be used for transactions up to how many rupees? 10,000 rupees

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