Current Affairs Updates (8th,9th December 2019)

  • The first-ever Human Library Chapter 2, a concept that seeked to replace books with humans was organised in Mysuru, in Karnataka.  The event was held at Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts (MICA), in Mysuru.  The aim of the human library was to create a safe framework for conversation by using a library analogy of lending people rather than books.
  • ZestMoney, an AI(Artificial Intelligence) driven EMI(Equated Monthly Instalment) financing platform based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, has partnered with Chinese smartphone company, Xiaomi to launch new loan service app called “MiCredit” in the Indian market. Through this, customers can get an instant loan ranging from Rs 7,000 – Rs 1,00,000.
  • Indian Shooters, Divyansh Singh Panwar from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Elavenil Valarivan from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and Saurabh Chaudhary from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh received the Golden Target Award from International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
  • Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa 2019, has been crowned as Miss Universe 2019 by Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018 during the 68th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant held in Atlanta, Georgia. The two runners-up were Miss Mexico (Ashley Alvidrez) and Miss Puerto Rico (Madison Anderson).
  • Renowned Hindi poet, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari is to be honoured with the Gangadhar National Award, during the 53rd Foundation Day celebration of Sambalpur University, Odisha. Viswanath was the former President of the Sahitya Akademi between 2013-2014 and was born in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh (UP).
  • Sanna Mirella Marin, transport & communications minister of Finland became the world’s youngest serving Prime Minister (PM) at the age of 34. She has been named as the 46th PM of Finland.
  • The editor-in-chief and Managing Director(MD) of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami has been elected as the president of governing board News Broadcasters Federation (NBF). The new self-regulatory organization in order to bring in transparent self-regulation on content will be announced by the end of January 2020.
  • Indian young grandmaster, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (14) was crowned the winner of the London chess classic 2019 in the FIDE Open category with 7.5 points from 9 rounds & shared the title with Anton Smirnov of Australia, who also scored 7.5 points.
  • 19-year old Indian table tennis (TT) player Manav Thakkar won U-21 men’s singles title, in ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open Series held in Markham, Canada.
  • December 9- International Anti- Corruption Day. The theme for the year 2019 is “United Against Corruption”.