Daily Current Affairs – December 04, 2019
December 04 – Wildlife Conservation Day
The world’s best loved species are being slaughtered by widespread and dangerous criminal networks.On December 4, 2012, the first time that World Wildlife Conservation Day was officially recognized around the world and calls on individuals around the globe to sign its Wildlife Pledge to respect and protect wild animals.
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, ‘Protecting wildlife is a matter of protecting our planet’s natural beauty. We see it’s a stewardship responsibility for us and this generation and future generations to come. But it is also a national security issue, a public health issue, and an economic security issue.’
National Federation of Blind thanks govt for undertaking railway group D recruitment for PwDs
National Federation of the Blind expressed gratitude towards the NDA government and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for doing justice to all categories of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and for undertaking the present railway Group D recruitment in a transparent and fair manner. General Secretary of the Federation, SK Rungta urged the government not to accede the demand of locomotor disabled who have been staging protests at the national capital demanding appointment in excess of 1 per cent vacancies reserved for them.
Prahlad Singh Patel unveils Kalash containing soil of Jalianwalla Bagh at National Museum
Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel unveiled the Kalash containing soil of Jalianwalla Bagh, the soil of martyr at National Museum in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Patel said the main idea behind displaying the Kalash containing soil of Jalianwalla Bagh in National Museum is to inspire the youth of the country especially children and pay tribute to the martyrs of freedom struggle. He further said that it is not just a regular soil, it is the part of one of the greatest sacrifices and government want to honour their sacrifices.
Nagaland observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Nagaland observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ under the theme “promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership”. The State level programme was held at Kohima, jointly by the Department of Social Welfare, Nagaland Parents Association for the Disabled (NAPAD) and State Commissioner for Persons with disabilities.
Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy said, that it is the society which is the problem, and not the persons with disabilities. Toy reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to upscale the living standard of the person living with disabilities and ensured that they are made more visible in the society.
RNU AIR celebrates World Divyang Day
The World Divyang Day was celebrated in a unique way by Regional News Unit (RNU) of All India Radio under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at Nagpur. The FM headlines of 11:58 am in Braille were prepared and it was read by a visually impaired person.This unique initiative by RNU Nagpur is being taken to build confidence in such visual impaired persons. Smt. Gauri Marathe, Assistant Director, RNU, along with News Editor Dr. Manoj Sonone, AIR Nagpur correspondent Dhananjay Wankhede, Station Head, Pravin Kawade and Assistant Director of Program Department, Dr.Harish Parashar materialized this unique concept.
Mission Indradhanush 2.0 to be conducted in four phases
Intensified Mission Indradhanush- 2.0 was launched in Chhattisgarh. This immunization drive will be conducted in four phases across the state. The programme will be completed by March 2020.
India successfully test-fires indigenously developed nuke-capable Prithvi-II missile
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile off Odisha coast. The Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army conducted the user trial of the 350 km range missile from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.Defence sources said the missile weighs about 4,600 kg, is capable of carrying 500 to one thousand kilograms of warheads and is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines. It also said all parameters within the stipulated time period were achieved.
Indian Navy fully geared up to control terrorist infiltration through coast
Indian Navy is fully geared up to control any infiltration by terrorists through the coast. Chief of Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain said this while addressing the media on board INS Jalaswa in Visakhapatnam. He expressed confidence that Eastern Naval Command will give fitting reply to intruders from Pakistan. He said, aircraft surveillance is being employed to beef up coastal security in the area. He said that the Indian Navy is contributing a lot for the economic growth of the country through Sea trade.
India, Sweden sign MoU for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre
India and Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre in New Delhi. The objective of the innovation Centre is to develop an ecosystem of open innovation to which start-ups and the healthcare delivery stakeholders can use to collaborate and address current and future challenges in the healthcare sector.
India bag ten Gold medals at 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu
India dominated the 13th South Asian Games in Nepal by clinching 10 Gold in Athletics, Volleyball, Shooting and Table Tennis.In track and field events Archana Suseendran in women’s 100 metre, M. Jashna in women’s high jump, Sarvesh Anil Kushare in men’s high jump and Ajay Kumar Saroj in men’s 1500 metres won a gold each to begin India’s athletics campaign on an impressive note. Overall, in Athletics India won four gold, four silver and two bronze on the opening day.