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Saturday, December 28, 2019

DAILY GK 24 DEC 2019


DAILY GK 24 DEC 2019
1)   Common currency to Eco
ü 8 West African Nations agreed to rename their common currency known as “CFA Franc” to “Eco” to severe the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France. This announcement was made during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Ivory Coast, which is France’s former main colony in West Africa and also the world’s top cocoa producer. The 8 countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
     Eco usage will come in to force in 2020.  

2)   US President Trump officially launched space force
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The US President Donald Trump has officially launched “US space force (USSF)”, the 1st new US military service in more than 70 years focusing on warfare in space. Trump has signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to make the formation of the space force into reality.
The space force will be the 6th official force of the US military,which Trump has described as “separate but equal”. Other forces include the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.


3)   Manuel Marrero Cruz named as 1st PM of Cuba

ü Manuel Marrero Cruz, 56 has become the first PM of Cuba since 1976. He has been the Tourism Minister of Cuba for the last 16 years. He was appointed by the Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Fidel Castro
 was the Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, when a new constitution changed his title to President and the post of the PM was eliminated.

4)   New President of FICCI

ü Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo Hospitals Group was appointed as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2019-20, during FICCI’s 92nd Annual Convention in New Delhi.She succeeds Mr Sandip Somany, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, HSIL Limited.

5)   1st woman Chief Technology Officer of FCC in US

ü Indian-American Dr. Monisha Ghosh has been appointed as the first woman Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the US government’s powerful Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ghosh received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991 and B.tech from IIT Kharagpur in 1986.

6)   National Mathematics Day-22 December

ü To mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics.
ü SASTRA-Ramanujan Award 2019
The 2019 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was presented to Adam Harper of the University of Warwick, England for his outstanding contributions to probabilistic number theory.

7)   Kisan Diwas /National farmers day-December 23, 2019

ü To mark the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th  Prime Minister of India. He passed away on 29 May 1987 & his memorial is located in New Delhi and known as Kisan Ghat.

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