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Joaquin Phoenix named 2019 PETA ‘Person of the Year’

Joaquin Phoenix has been named 2019 ‘Person of the Year’. He recently appeared in PETA’s “We Are All Animals” billboards in Times Square and on Sunset Billboard as he promoted legislation to ban travelling wild-animal circuses.

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PETA -People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Asian Development Bank to advance Tamil Nadu USD 206 million for civic infrastructure

ADB has agreed to advance a loan of US $206 million to develop water supply and sewerage infrastructure in Tiruchi and other cities in Tamil Nadu & strengthen the capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in the state.

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ADB was founded in the year- 1966.

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Andhra Pradesh launches post-operative sustenance allowance scheme, YSR Aasaraa

AP Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Aasaraa scheme under which postoperative sustenance allowance of Rs. 225 each per day will be paid for the period of treatment to those covered by Aarogyasri.

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Aarogyasri scheme, launched in 2008.

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Indian Navy Day : 4th December

Indian Navy Day is celebrated every day on 4th Dec. It marks the Indian Navy’s Operation Trident that took place in the year 1971. The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief.

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Theme of Navy Day 2019-“Indian Navy – Silent, Strong and Swift.”

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Government launches Regional Connectivity Scheme 4.0

Government has launched the 4th round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) meant to stimulate air connectivity in an affordable way, which is a part of its plan to operationalize over 100 airports in smaller towns and cities over the next five year.

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Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), also known as UDAN.

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Sundar Pichai named CEO at Google parent Alphabet after founders step down

Google co-founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin have stepped down from the leadership role of the parent company Alphabet. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai ,will be assuming the role of Alphabet CEO, making him one of the most powerful corporate leaders of the world.

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The new Google logo uses a sans-serif typeface.

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EC to implement Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System

The Election Commission will implement Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System. It will be implemented through an online portal to facilitate tracking of status of application by applicants.

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Sunil Arora is the current 23rd Chief Election Commissioner.

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Biocon elevates Siddharth Mittal as CEO

Biocon has elevated Siddharth Mittal as the chief executive officer & joint MD with effect from December 1. Mittal, a core member of the leadership team at Biocon since May 2013, has been the chief financial officer of the biotech company since Aug. 2014.

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Biocon founded by -Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, in 1978.

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IRDAI approves True North's stake purchase in Max Bupa Health Insurance from Max India

Max India Limited announced that the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has approved divestment of its 51% stake in Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Pvt. Ltd. (Max Bupa), to the leading Private Equity firm True North1 .

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IRDAI Chairman- Subhash Chandra Khuntia.

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PSBs disburse ₹4.91 trillion loans in October-November

According to FM Public sector banks have disbursed loans of ₹2.39 trillion in Nov. to non-bank lenders, large & small businesses, as well as farmers, & ₹2.52 trillion in Oct. Corporate houses borrowed the most during Oct-Nov followed by MSMEs & farm loans.

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Nitin Gadkari -Union Minister, MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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UP govt announces 25% subsidy & full stamp duty waiver for defence industry

Uttar Pradesh govt. has decided to provide 25% subsidy & 100% stamp duty waiver for setting up defence industry in the state. Development Min. Satish Mahana said that the benefit will apply to builders who are set to provide homes to buyers by June 2021.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.