Current Affairs - December, 2019

Manuel Marrero Cruz appointed as Cuba’s first PM in more than 40 years

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has appointed Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in more than four decades (40 years). Marrero Cruz who was named prime minister for a five-year term, has served as Cuban tourism minister for 16 years. He is an architect by trade and has helped boost Cuba’s economy by Read More…

Assam Cabinet nod to make Assamese the state language

On December 23, 2019, the Assam Cabinet nodded to make Assamese language the state language of Assam. This will exclude BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts), Barak Valley and Hill districts of Assam. Highlights The cabinet has also suggested that Assamese will be made compulsory in all schools of Assam. The move comes in the wake Read More…

Eight West African countries rename common currency to Eco

The eight West African nations have agreed to change the name of their common currency from ‘CFA franc’ to ‘Eco’, after they jointly severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France. The announcement was made during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Ivory Coast, who hailed the decision as a historic Read More…

Chilai-Kalan: 40-day period of extreme cold begins in Kashmir

The traditional 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir known in the local parlance as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ began on 21 December 2019, with the upper reaches of valley receiving snowfall. Chillai-Kalan period which is known for sub-zero temperatures, frozen lakes and river, will end on 31 January 2020. About ‘Chillai-Kalan’ These 40 days are when the Read More…

India Builds Girls’ Hostel for Nepal Armed Police Force School

The Government of India has constructed Girls’ Hostel for Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) School in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. The hostel building built with Indian assistance was formally handed over to the school by by Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Dr. Ajay Kumar. The project was implemented by Nepal Armed Police Force (APF). The Read More…