Current Affairs – December 25-26, 2018

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National - Current Affairs - December 25-26, 2018

Bogibeel Bridge: Modi opens India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest railroad bridge of 4.94 km, on the birth anniversary of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee — December 25 — observed as “Good Governance Day” by the Centre. The bridge connects the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam’s Dibrugarh district with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal

 

National Good Governance Day: 25 December

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Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on the twenty-fifth day of December, the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Prime Minister Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the Indian people of accountability in government. In keeping with this principle, the Government of India has decreed Good Governance Day to be a working day for the government.

 

‘Sadaiv Atal’ dedicated to the nation and Rs. 100 coin released in memory of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th December dedicated late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s memorial Sadaiv Atal at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in New Delhi to the nation. PM Modi also released a commemorative coin in the honor of former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said, Atal ji was away from public life for nearly a decade, but the way people paid tributes to him after his demise shows how much he was loved and admired.

 

Uttarakhand CM launches Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana (AAYU)

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With the ceremonial launch of Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand (AAYU) Yojana on the 94th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 25th December, Uttarakhand has become the first State in the country where every resident family has come under the umbrella of a health cover amounting to Rs 5 lakh annually.
Governor: Baby Rani Maurya
Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat

 

Haryana to rename childcare institutes as Jagannath Ashrams

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 25th December announced to name all the Child Care Institutes being run in the state as ‘Jagannath Ashrams.’ The Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing the people during a dance competition organized by women wing of All India Vaish Federation, in Karnal on 25th December.
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

 

Business - Current Affairs - December 25-26, 2018
Punjab National Bank launches a special card for Kumbh Mela 2019

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Govt-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched a special card for Kumbh Mela 2019. The bank has partnered with the Uttar Pradesh government to create a model for digitization at this edition of Kumbh Mela, PNB said in a statement issued recently.
HQ: New Delhi
Tagline: The Name You Can Bank Upon
MD & CEO: Sunil Mehta

 

Appointments 330 x 70 - Current Affairs - December 25-26, 2018
P.V. Bharathi appointed MD and CEO of Corporation Bank

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P V Bharathi has been appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of the Corporation Bank, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry on 23rd December. Bharathi is at present Executive Director, Canara Bank. She will take over the charge on or after February 1, 2019, and remain in the post till March 31, 2020 – the date of her superannuation, the order said.
HQ: Mangalore
Tagline: Prosperity for all

 

Awards - Current Affairs - December 25-26, 2018
Laxmikant Kudalkar, Usha Timothy get Mohammed Rafi Award

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The Mohammed Rafi Award, instituted by an NGO headed by Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, was 24th December bestowed upon late music composer Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and playback singer Usha Timothy. Kudalkar, of the Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo, was given the Mohammed Rafi Lifetime Achievement Award consisting of Rs.1 lakh and a trophy.

 

Lewis Hamilton awarded Drivers’ Driver of the Year

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Lewis Hamilton was awarded Drivers’ Driver of the Year after claiming the 5th World Drivers’ Championship. After this, he became the 3rd man in history to secure the 5th world title. This was a part of the vote given by the F1 management for the first time among 17 of the 20 drivers participating in the event. He was followed by Max Verstappen in the second place, Fernando Alonso in the third place.

 

Obituary - Current Affairs - December 25-26, 2018
Padma Shri awardee Sulagitti Narasamma passes away at 98

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Renowned social worker and Padma Shri awardee Sulagitti Narasamma passed away in Bengaluru on 25th December. She had helped deliver more than 15,000 babies in Krishnapura, a remote village in Pavagada taluk in Karnataka. She was 98. Narasamma had been conferred with the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind on March 20, 2018.

 

Rabindra Sangeet exponent Dwijen Mukhopadhyay passes away in West Bengal

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On 24th December, Veteran Rabindra Sangeet singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay died at his residence in Salt Lake, West Bengal following various age-related ailments at the age of 91.

 

Former Mumbai Mayor and Padma Shri Nana Chudasama dies at 85 in Maharashtra

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On 23rd December, Former Mumbai Mayor and a 2005 Padma Shri awardee Nana Chudasama died at the age of 85 after a brief illness in Mumbai,Maharashtra.

 

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