Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 25 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 25 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Jharkhand Assembly election results (81/81): AJSU Party: 2, BJP: 25, CPI-ML: 1, Independent: 2, Congress: 16, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha: 30, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik): 3, NCP: 1, RJD: 1
  • Jharkhand: Outgoing BJP Chief Minister Raghubar Das lost from Jamshedpur East constituency to Independent Saryu Roy by a margin of 15,815 votes
  • Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of four star General
  • IAF’s last MiG 27 squadron to be decommissioned at the Jodhpur Air Base on December 27
  • Cabinet approves conduct of Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register
  • NITI Aayog to launch Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index & Dashboard 2019–20 on December 30
  • India’s first long range CNG bus that can travel 1000 kms in a single fill launched by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL)
  • 8 km long strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass in J&K to be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

ATAL BHUJAL YOJANA

  • Union Cabinet approves implementation of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL)
  • A Central Sector Scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore to be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25).
  • Aims to improve ground water management through community participation in identified priority areas in 7 States: Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, MP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and UP.

ORGANISATIONAL RESTRUCTURING OF RAILWAYS

  • Union Cabinet approves transformational Organisational Restructuring of Indian Railways
  • Unification of the existing eight Group A services into a Central Service called Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS)
  • Railway Board will be organised on functional lines and will be headed by Chairman Railway Board (CRB) who will be CEO with 4 Members and some Independent Members

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Gross nonperforming asset (GNPA) ratio of the banking system declines from 11.2% in 2017-18 to 9.1% in 2018-19: RBI
  • Net NPAs of the banking system declined to 3.7 per cent in FY19 from 6 per cent in FY18: RBI
  • Total frauds at banks rise 74% to Rs 71,543 crore in 2018-19: RBI
  • RBI introduces semi-closed prepaid payment instrument (PPI) for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000

International Current Affairs

  • Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons: President Vladimir Putin

Sports Current Affairs

  • ‘Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games’, book by Boria Majumdar & Nalin Mehta, to release in January 2020

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