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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 28.12.2019

Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 28.12.2019

1. Ex-CSK spinner Jakati retires from all forms of cricket

  • Goa spinner Shadab Jakati announced retirement from all forms of cricket after playing for 23 years.
  • Shadab Jakati had sclaped 275 wickets from 92 first-class matches Jakati debuted in first-class cricket in 1998/99 and played his last first-class match against Punjab in October 2017.
  • He also played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Name the former Chennai Super Kings Spinner, who recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket? Shadab Jakati
    2. Shadab Jakati is related to which sport? Cricket

2. China successfully launches its heaviest communications satellite

  • China launched its heaviest and most advanced communications satellite on its largest new carrier rocket Long March 5.
  • Shijian-20, a new technology test and verification satellite, successfully entered its orbit, state media reported.
  • Launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in south China’s Hainan Province, Shijian-20, weighing more than eight tonnes, is the country’s heaviest and most advanced communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, according to its maker, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
  • The Long March-5, China’s most powerful rocket and a critical ingredient in the nation’s ambitious space programme, can carry a maximum payload of 25 tonnes into low Earth orbit and 14 tonnes into geosynchronous orbit.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently China has launched which of its heaviest and most advanced communication satellite on its largest new carrier rocket Long March 5? Shijian-20
    2. Recently China has launched its heaviest and most advanced communication satellite ‘Shijian-20’ via which of its new carrier rocket? Long March 5

3. Veteran Political cartoonist Vikas Sabnis passes away

  • Veteran Political cartoonist Vikas Sabnis passed away in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest. He was 69. He was unwell and undergoing treatment since last few days.
  • He had completed 50 years of illustrious career in 2018. Inspired by Bal Thackeray and RK Laxman, he had started his career in 1968. Since then, for over 50 years, Sabnis has worked as a staff cartoonist at various newspapers, including the Times of India and the Mid-day.
     
     
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Name the Veteran Political cartoonist, who passed away recently? Vikas Sabnis

4. Rajnath Singh launches mobile app of forthcoming DefExpo 2020

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the mobile app of the forthcoming DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The app provides detailed information about the day-to-day events, participating exhibitors, guest speakers of seminars, maps and directions of the venues.
  • Mr Singh also reviewed the preparations of DefExpo. During the meeting, senior officials informed that a record number of over 880 exhibiters, including foreign companies, have registered so far. Dozens of MoUs are also expected to be inked during the Expo.
  • The 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India- 2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.
  • The theme of the expo is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. What is the theme of DefExpo India 2020? India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub
    2. Defexpo India – 2020 is going to be held for the first time in which city? Lucknow

    5. Report all exposures above Rs 5 crore: RBI directs large co-op banks

  • The Reserve Bank has directed large cooperative banks to report all exposures of Rs 5 crore and more to the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), a move aimed at early recognition of financial distress.
  • The Reserve Bank has created a CRILC of commercial banks, all India financial institutions and certain non-banking financial companies with multiple objectives, which, among others, include strengthening offsite supervision and early recognition of financial distress.
  • Earlier in its bi-monthly monetary policy review this month, the RBI had announced that to bring UCBs with assets of Rs 500 crore and above under the CRILC reporting framework.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently the Reserve Bank of India has directed large cooperative banks to report all exposures of ___ and more to the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC). Rs 5 crore
    2. The Reserve Bank has directed large cooperative banks to report all exposures of Rs 5 crore and more to the CRILC. What does CRILC stands for? Central Repository of Information on Large Credits

6. Russia deploys first Avangard hypersonic missiles into service

  • Russia has deployed the first hypersonic missile Avangard. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has informed President Vladimir Putin about the deployment of Avangard. This information was released in the official statement.
  • According to the media reports, the direction of this missile can be changed even in the air. It caught the speed of Mach 27, which is equivalent to about 33,000 kilometers per hour, during the test. This is the first of its kind missile in the world. This missile can’t be caught by any radar.
    What is Hypersonic Missile?
    • Hypersonic missiles are actually hypersonic glided missiles. It includes features of both cruise and ballistic missiles. It goes out of the Earth’s atmosphere into a parabolic path and enters the Earth’s atmosphere again. It flies low in the atmosphere and almost unable to intercept. At present, Russia, USA and China have the capacity of hypersonic missiles.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which country has recently announced the induction of Avanguard hypersonic missile into service? Russia

7. Weightlifter Seema banned for four years for doping by NADA

  • Commonwealth Championship silver medallist weightlifter Seema has been banned for doping
  • She had been given a four-year suspension by NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel
  • Seema won a silver medal in the 2017 Commonwealth Championships and finished sixth in the women’s 75kg competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

    About NADA:

    • Formation: November 24, 2005
    • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
    • Chairman: Minister of Sports (India)
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Commonwealth Championship silver medallist weightlifter Seema has recently been banned by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for how many years? four

8. Former DG of Doordarshan Shiv Sharma passes away

  • Former Director-General of Doordarshan Shiv Sharma passed away in Gurugram in Haryana.
  • He was 85. Mr. Sharma was associated with coverage of Asian games in 1982.
  • He has also supervised coverage of various national and international events. Earlier, He has also served in All India Radio.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Name the former Director-General of Doordarshan, who died recently? Shiv Sharma

9. Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra among India’s 10 most Googled businesspeople

  • As per Google’s Search trends for 2019, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata was the most searched businessperson in India. Former Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, ArcelorMittal chief Lakshmi Mittal, Poonawalla Group’s Cyrus Poonawalla and Mahindra Group’s Anand Mahindra came next.
  • HCL Founder Shiv Nadar took the 6th spot, followed by Adani Group’s Gautam Adani and Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
  • Google has released a ‘Year in Search 2019’ report which shows who or what was trending on the world’s largest search engine during the year in India.
    Here is the top 10 list of trending searches for business personalities in India:
    1. Ratan Tata
    2. Azim Premji
    3. Lakshmi Mittal
    4. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
    5. Anand Mahindra
    6. Shiv Nadar
    7. Gautam Adani
    8. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    9. Uday Kotak
    10. Radhakishan Damani
      Important Possible questions based on above News:
      1. According to ‘Year in Search 2019’ Google report, who has emerged as India’s most searched business tycoon? Ratan Tata

10. All India Radio organizes National Symposium of Poets-2020

  • National Symposium of Poets – 2020 was organized by All India Radio.
  • This poet symposium was attended by select poets of all 22 languages recognized in the constitution. It is being held continuously every year since 1956.
  • Poets from all corners of the country gave their presentations and captivated the hearts of the people.
  • Such National symposium is organized every year and broadcast on the eve of Republic Day and at all the centers of AIR at 10:00 PM.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently the National Symposium of Poets – 2020 has been organized by: All India radio
    2. Who is the current Chairman of Prasar Bharti? A. Surya Prakash

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