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Daily Current Affairs 19 Dec 2015 ( Daily GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1.2ND WORLD INTERNET CONFERENCE HELD IN WUZEN
i. 2nd World Internet Conference was held at Wuzen in China.
ii. The Theme of the conference was ‘An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All—Building a Cyberspace Community of Shared Destiny’
iii. The main objective of the conference is promoting strategic-level discussions on global Internet governance, cyber security, economic growth and social development, technological innovation and philosophy of the Internet.

2. RADHA KRISHNA MATHUR APPOINTED AS CHIEF INFORMATION COMMISSIONER OF INDIA
i. Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of India.
ii. He will replace Vijai Sharma, who completed his tenure on 1 December .
iii. The Chief Information Commissioner is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a selection committee headed by Prime Minister.

3. INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY OBSERVED ON 18 DEC
i. International Migrants Day was observed across the world on 18 December.
ii. The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of human suffering and migrant tragedies.
iii. Since 2014 more than 5000 women, men and children lost their lives in search of protection and a better life while migrating.
iv.Ten thousand of persons have been exploited and abused by human traffickers. 

4. UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT BANS USE OF POLYTHENE BAGS
i. Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce the ban on the use of polythene in the state to protect the environment and public health.
ii. The ban prohibits manufacturing, importing, purchasing and storage of all kinds of plastic carry bags in state.
iii. In Uttar Pradesh no shopkeeper, wholesaler or retailer in the state would be able to use, store or purchase plastic carry bags for eatable or non-eatable items.

5. SANJAY PRADHAN TO LEAD OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP
i. The Open Government Partnership selected Indian-origin World Bank official Sanjay Pradhan to lead the organization.
ii. Sanjay Pradhan will help to ensure that OGP continues to succeed in its mission to promote government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizens.
iii. Open Government Partnership is an international organization promoting multilateral initiative.
iv. It was established in 2011 by 8 founding governments of Brazil,Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, and the United States.

v. It promotes transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable in government institutions.

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