Current Affairs Today 15th December 2019
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Current affairs today 15th december 2019
International Tea Day: December 15
The International Tea Day is observed annually on December 15 is celebrated since 2005 to draw global attention of governments and citizens towards the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers also to request for price supports and fair trade.
Deepika Padukone to receive Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Deepika Padukone won the 26th Annual Crystal Award for spreading awareness about the importance of mental health.
She has been very active on mental health issues and her own battle with clinical depression for the past two years.
The winners will be honoured at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 on 20 January 2020. She is the only Indian actress to appear in the list of winners of Davos 2020.
Kerala launches ‘Vijayamritham’and ‘Sahachari’ schemes to support differently-abled people
The state government of Kerala has launched two social welfare schemes named ‘Vijayamritham’ and ‘Sahachari’ to honour differently-abled people as well as NSS, NCC and Student Police Cadet (SPC) units who work for their care and welfare.
The ‘Vijayamritham’ scheme has been introduced to provide financial assistance for differently-abled people who battled odds and scored high marks in degree, PG and professional courses.
Through Sahachari scheme to honour NSS, NCC and Student Police Cadet (SPC) units that assist people, with over 40% disability, in their studies and other tasks. The Department of Social Justice has earmarked an amount of Rs. 40,000/- for each district.
Recently Kerala in News
Kerala is best performing state in NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI).
Nadubhagam Chundan snake boat wins 67th Nehru Trophy in Alappuzha.
Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh Wins Miss World 2019
Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was announced as the winner of the Miss World 2019 beauty pageant held at the ExCeL London.
The 23-year-old Toni-Ann Singh is a women’s studies and psychology student at US’ Florida State University.
Miss India 2019 winner is Suman Rao from Rajasthan.
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned 2019 Miss Universe.
PM Modi chairs first National Ganga Council meet in Kanpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The Council which has been given overall responsibility for the superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of River Ganga Basin, including Ganga and its tributaries.
Haryana Police adopted a unique barcoding software ” Trakea ” to make forensic reports tamper-proof
Tareka software is used to ensure that 1000s of digital forensic reports are stored safe and secure. It offers a foolproof security to the samples collected from the crime scene.
This Software features two stages of bar coding to maintain the secrecy of the samples. The samples and reports are sent through biometrically authorized chain. The cases are allocated to the biotechnology experts through automated case allocation.
Dilip Kumar honoured by World Book of Records
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was honoured by the World Book of Records, London on his 97th birthday
Although the Bollywood icon could not collect the award, the Certificate of Honour was presented to his family members including his brother Aslam Khan, wife Saira Banu, his sisters Saeeda Khan and Farida Khan.
Edelweiss AMC launches India’s 1st corporate bond ‘Bharat Bond ETF’
Edelweiss Asset Management Company (AMC), a Group company of Edelweiss today announced the public issue of India’s first Corporate Bond ETF called the Bharat Bond ETF.
Edelweiss aims to raise an initial amount of Rs 3,000 crore through this bond from institutional players with a green shoe option of Rs 2,000 crore in the 3-year maturity period and Rs 4,000 crore with a green shoe option of Rs 6,000 crore in the 10-year maturity bucket.
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