Banking & SSC 19th Dec Imp Current Affairs 2019

Banking & SSC 18th December  National Current Affairs

  • Justice R. Banumathi to become part of SC Collegium, which Comprises five senior-most judges, with the retirement of CJI Ranjan Gogoi
  • Rajya Sabha begins its Historic 250th Session
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Holds talks with his Bhutanese Counterpart Lyonpo Tandi Dorji in Delhi
  • AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launches toll-free number 14500 to report Incidents of sand smuggling
  • Health Ministry sign Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for Technical support
  • 12th Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019 Organised in Lucknow
  • Home Ministry bans Meghalaya-based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)

IMD World Talent Ranking

  • India was ranked 59th (53rd in 2018) Among 63 Countries in the 2019 IMD World Talent Ranking that was Topped by Switzerland.
  • The ranking is based on the Performance in three main Categories — Investment & Development, appeal and readiness
  • IMD (International Institute for Management Development) is a business School based in Switzerland.

Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK)

  • Union WCD Minister Smriti Irani along with Bill Gates, co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) in New Delhi
  • BPKK is a Repository of diverse Crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India
  • It has been launched to provide insights on traditional conventional crop varieties and promote dietary diversity.


  • Bill Gates presented lifetime achievement awards of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Delhi on November 17
  • The awards were given to Dr Cyrus S. Poonawalla, CMD, Serum Institute of India, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon India and Dr Prakash Baba Amte, Director, Lok Biradari Prakalp

Banking & SSC 18th December International Current Affairs

  • India-Qatar maritime exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea) being held in Doha from November 17 to 21
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) in Bangkok; ‘Sustainable Security’ was theme of the meeting
  • India, France to carry out joint patrolling in Indian Ocean Region in 2020: French Navy Chief Admiral Christophe Prazuck
  • Pakistan Successfully Test fires 650-km range Shaheen-1 surface-to-surface ballistic missile that is capable of delivering all types of warheads

Banking & SSC 18th December Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • ADB to Provide $91  million loan to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel Irrigation Systems in Karnataka

Banking & SSC 18th December Sports Current Affairs

  • Hosts Brazil defeat Mexico in final 2-1 at Estádio Bezerrão, Gama to lift Men’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece wins men’s singles Title at ATP Finals in Milan, Italy
  • Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wins Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Sao Paulo
  • South Korea’s Kim Joo Hyung wins the Panasonic Open golf Tournament in Gurugram
  • Assam Olympic Association (AOA) to Launch ‘Grassroot Olympic – Mission Talent Hunt’ to Identify the Sports talent






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