Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 15 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 15 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • President hosts conference of 46 Heads of Central Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning at Rashtrapati Bhavan

NATIONAL GANGA COUNCIL

  • PM chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • The Council has been given overall responsibility for superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of River Ganga Basin, including Ganga and its tributaries

RURAL JOB SCHEME AWARDS

  • CM Mamata Banerjee said West Bengal has got the first prize in 100-day work programme for promoting livelihoods.
  • State’s Bankura and Cooch Behar stood first and second respectively among districts in the country in implementation of the rural job scheme.
  • Baburmahal GP (gram panchayat) of Kulpi, South 24 Paraganas also got the best performance award

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Star Labelling Programme for Solar Water Heater was launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on National Energy Conservation Day (December 14)

International Current Affairs

  • World Bank to give USD 406 million loan to Pakistan for Khyber Pass Economic Corridor project

CHILEAN AIR FORCE PLANE

  • A Chilean Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft found to have crashed on December 12 with no survivors.
  • The aircraft went missing on December 9 while on a flight to a military base in Antarctica.

Sports Current Affairs

  • Former US athlete Peter Snell, who won gold thrice at Olympic Games (800 m: 1960 Rome, 800 m & 1500 m: 1964 Tokyo), dies at 80

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