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Important​​ Current Affairs of​​ 2019


  • India​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ first​​ country​​ in​​ the​​ world​​ to​​ issue​​ Biometric​​ Seafarer​​ Identity Document​​ (BSID),​​ which​​ captures​​ the​​ facial​​ biometric​​ data​​ of​​ seafarers.


  • Pakistan​​ has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile​​ Ghaznavi​​ from​​ Sonmiani​​ test​​ range​​ near​​ Karachi​​ located​​ in​​ Balochistan.​​ The missile​​ was​​ built​​ with​​ a​​ capability​​ to​​ deliver​​ different​​ types​​ of​​ warheads​​ including nuclear and conventional up to a range of 290 km. It will be placed under the medium-range ballistic missiles. During the test, Ghaznavi was tracked by the National Development Complex (NDC) ground control​​ station.


  • A​​ book​​ on​​ Barack​​ Obama,​​ former​​ United​​ States​​ (US)​​ President,​​ titled​​ "Obama:​​ The Call of History" has been written by​​ Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times. It gives an in-depth account of Obama's years in​​ office.


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National Film Awards​​ 2019


Best Feature Film:​​ Hellaro​​ (Gujarati Film)

Best Director: Adhitya Dhar for​​ Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best​​ Actor:​​ Ayushmann​​ Khuranna​​ for​​ Andhadhun​​ and​​ Vicky​​ Kaushal​​ for​​ Uri:​​ The Surgical​​ Strike

Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for​​ Mahanati

Best Popular Film:​​ Badhaai Ho

Best film on Social Issues:​​ Padman


  • Global GDP Rankings by World​​ Bank

According​​ to​​ World​​ Bank,​​ India​​ has​​ been​​ pushed​​ to​​ the​​ 7th​​ place​​ in​​ Global​​ GDP Rankings in 2018 from the 6th place in​​ 2017.

Top​​ 3​​ nations​​ are:

    • USA

    • China

    • Japan


  • Café​​ Coffee​​ Day​​ has​​ appointed​​ SV​​ Ranganath​​ as​​ its​​ interim​​ Chairman


Café​​ Coffee​​ Day​​ has​​ appointed​​ SV​​ Ranganath​​ as​​ its​​ interim​​ Chairman​​ after​​ the​​ death of founder-chairman​​ VG​​ Siddhartha.

VG​​ Siddhartha​​ Hegde​​ was​​ an​​ Indian​​ billionaire​​ and​​ businessman​​ from​​ Karnataka.​​ He was the founder of the cafe chain Café Coffee Day and served as its chairman and managing director.


Current rates:

Repo Rate: 5.40% Reverse​​ Repo​​ Rate:​​ 5.15%

Marginal Standing Facility: 5.65% Bank Rate: 5.65%

Cash Reserve Ratio: 4% SLR: 18.75%


  • SBI​​ Shanghai​​ Branch​​ linked​​ up​​ with​​ National​​ Advance​​ Payment​​ System​​ of​​ China​​ State​​ Bank​​ of​​ India’s​​ Shanghai​​ branch​​ has​​ become​​ first​​ Indian​​ bank​​ to​​ link​​ up​​ with National Advance Payment System of​​ China.

National​​ Advance​​ Payment​​ System​​ was​​ launched​​ in​​ 2008​​ by​​ People’s​​ Bank​​ of​​ China provides real-time settlement services for all​​ payments.


  • RBI​​ has​​ decided​​ to​​ allow​​ fund​​ transfers​​ through​​ NEFT​​ on​​ a​​ 24×7​​ basis

RBI​​ has​​ decided​​ to​​ allow​​ fund​​ transfers​​ through​​ NEFT​​ on​​ a​​ 24×7​​ basis​​ from December.

RBI had last month removed charges it levied on NEFT and RTGS transactions. National​​ Electronic​​ Funds​​ Transfer​​ is​​ an​​ electronic​​ funds​​ transfer​​ system​​ maintained by the Reserve Bank of​​ India.


  • Top-paid Bank CEO in India for​​ FY19

  • Aditya Puri (HDFC Bank): - Rs 89 lakh per​​ month

  • Amitabh Chaudhry (Axis Bank): - Rs 30 lakh per​​ month

  • Uday​​ Kotak​​ (Kotak​​ Mahindra​​ Bank):​​ -​​ Rs​​ 27​​ lakh​​ per​​ month


Part of India’s foreign exchange reserves

  • Foreign currency​​ assets

  • Gold

  • Special Drawing​​ Rights

  • Reserve tranche position in the International Monetary​​ Fund


  • Canara Bank introduced OTP facility for ATM​​ withdrawal

Public sector Bank, Canara Bank has launched India’s first OTP facility for ATM withdrawals.​​ This​​ additional​​ factor​​ of​​ authentication​​ protects​​ from​​ unauthorized

ATM cash withdrawals for cardholders.

Now​​ Canara​​ Bank​​ ATMs​​ get​​ safer​​ and​​ more​​ secured​​ with​​ OTP​​ facility​​ on​​ cash withdrawals above ₹10,000 in a​​ day.


  • Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Athletes​​ List

  • USA​​ Tennis​​ Player​​ Serena​​ Williams​​ with​​ estimated​​ total​​ earnings​​ of​​ $29.2​​ million

  • Japan​​ Tennis​​ Player​​ Naomi​​ Osaka​​ with​​ estimated​​ total​​ earnings​​ of​​ $24.3​​ million

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  • Forbes’ Highest-Paid Male Athletes​​ list

  • Footballer Lionel Messi with $127​​ million

  • Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with $109 million​​ 

  • Cricket​​ Virat​​ Kohli​​ is​​ at​​ 100th​​ Position​​ with​​ $25​​ million.


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award​​ 2019

  • Wrestler Bajrang​​ Punia

  • Para Athlete Deepa​​ Malik

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports​​ and​​ Games,​​ is​​ the​​ highest​​ sporting​​ honour​​ of​​ the​​ Republic​​ of​​ India.​​ The​​ award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984 to​​ 1989.


  • Virgil van Dijk, Lucy Bronze win UEFA​​ Award

Liverpool​​ Football​​ player​​ Virgil​​ van​​ Dijk​​ has​​ won​​ UEFA's​​ Player​​ of​​ the​​ Year​​ award.​​ He was beating Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while England footballer Lucy Bronze taking the Women's Player of the Year​​ award.

UEFA​​ also​​ handed​​ out​​ positional​​ awards​​ for​​ male​​ players,​​ with​​ Van​​ Dijk​​ for Champions League Defender of the​​ Season.