DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS :19TH DECEMBER
- India has been crowned Junior HockeyWorld Champion by thrashing Belgium in final by 2-1 at Lucknow ,Uttarpradesh.India has won this title for the second time after first winning it at 2001 at Hobart, Australia.In the final at lucknow , Gurjant Singh scored the opener goal for India while, Fabrice Van Bockrijk scored the only goal for Belgium.
- The Union AYUSH (Ayurveda,Yoga and Naturopathy,Siddha and Homeopathy) has launched 'Swasthya Raksha Programme' to promote health education and health awreness in villages.Central Council for Research in Unani medicine(CCRUM) and Central Council for Research in Siddha(CCRS) had initiated this programme in 2015.
- Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) Bill has been passe by Loksabha .This is the second amendment on Income Tax act,1961 because of some loopholes exists in this actwhich can possibly misused for concealing Black Money.
- In order to ensure implementation of Rural Electrification program with greater transparency, Union minister of Power Piyush Goyal will lauch 'GARV-II' app. This app will provide real-time data of all six lakh villages of country.Further, village wise work sanctioned under 'Deendayan Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana'(DDUGJY) have also been mapped in this apps to monitor the progress of works in each village.
- 'Vibrant Gujrat Summit' on 10th January,2017 will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.This summit is biennial summit in which CEO's from 25-30 global companies will attend this summit.
- Amid Naga Protests Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh has inaugurated two new districts named Pherzawl and Noney respectively.After declaration of these two new districs total number of districts in Manipur now stands on 11.
- 42 nd National Cake Show organised by National Consumer Fair in Bengaluru.
- YES Bank india's fifth largest private sector bank has partnered with OLA, one of the renown cab service provider via mobile app to provide cash on demand at customer's doorstep.
- Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been roped in by Assam government as the brand Ambassador of state tourism."Awesome Assam" brand entity will be promoted by her.
- The Island of Bali named most popular year end destination for South East Asian travellers by popular tourism website 'Trip Advisor'.
- Real Madrid won FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Japan's Kashima Antlers at final.The result was 4-2 in the added extra time
- Puerto Rico national,19 year old, Stephanie Del Valle has been crowned as the Miss World 2016 at an event in Maryland,US.Miss Dominician Republican 'Yaritza MIguelina Reyes' announced first runner-up.India's Priyadarshini Chatterjee also reach Top 20.
- Saumitra Chaudhuri ,former Planning Commision Member passed away in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 18th December. He joined the Planning Commission as Member in June.2009.
- Henry Heimlich ,a doctor well known for Hemlich Manouevre for choking victims ,died at the age of 96.He won prestigious 'Lasker Award' for public service.