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

President Miguel Diaz-Canel has appointed Manuel Marrero Cruz as the Cuba’s 1st PM in more than 40 yrs. Marrero who has served as tourism minister for 16 yrs,is an architect by trade, & helped to boost Cuba's economy. The post of PM was scrapped in 1976.

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Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was the last PM.

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Space Force: Trump officially launches new US military service

President Donald Trump has officially funded a Pentagon force focused on warfare in space - the US Space Force. The new military service, the 1st in more than 70 years, falls under the US Air Force. It will be funded by an initial $40mn for the first year.

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It will protect the US communication & surveillance satellites.

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West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro

West Africa's monetary union agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region's common currency since its creation after World War II. CFA is used in 14 African countries.

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The CFA franc was introduced in the year 1945.

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India & Iran agree to accelerate Chabahar development

External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for the 19th India-Iran joint commission in Tehran & agreed to accelerate Chabahar port development. It is jointly being developed by India, Iran & Afghanistan.

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Iran President- Hassan Rouhani, Capital-Tehran.

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Bill to promote Gandhi’s legacy introduced in U.S. House

A bill to promote the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr was introduced in U.S. House. Bill seeks a budgetary allocation of $150 million for the next five years. The Bill also proposes establishing a Gandhi-King Development Foundation.

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The USAID will create the foundation under the Indian laws.

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UAE and Oman sign MoU to enhance trade & economic cooperation

The UAE federal export credit company, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Export Credit Guarantee Agency of Oman (Credit Oman) to enhance the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

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10th AMAN UNION General Assembly, held in Muscat.

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Prez Kovind releases mobile app of Red Cross Society of India

President Ram Nath Kovind released the mobile app of the Red Cross Society of India in Hyderabad, Telangana. Developed by the Telangana Centre for Good Governance in less than 3 months, app helps for the easy access to blood bank and Red Cross membership.

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Telangana Chief Minister-K Chandra Sekhar Rao.

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Union ministers, CMs to join over 100 CEOs at WEF's 50th Annual Meeting in Davos

Union ministers Piyush Goyal & Mansukh Mandaviya along with 3 chief ministers -Amarinder Singh, Kamal Nath and B S Yeddyurappa -will join over 100 Indian CEOs in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland next month for the WEF's 50th annual meeting.

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3,000 global leaders would converge in the meeting.

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‘Abhay ‘to check crimes against women launched

To provide a safer environment, Prakasam district police of Andhra Pradesh have launched ‘Abhay’- a pilot emergency drop-home service for stranded women. The police vehicles on receiving a call through the ‘Dial 100’ service reach at the destination.

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AP had already passed Disha Bill & ‘Spandana’ programme.

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Liverpool won FIFA Club World Cup 2019

An extra-time goal from Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Flamengo to win the Club World Cup at the Khalifa stadium. It is the first time Liverpool have won the competition became only the second English team to lift the trophy.

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English team Manchester United won the trophy in 2008.

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Maisnam Meiraba Luwang wins Bangladesh Junior International Badminton Series

India's shuttler Maisnam Meiraba Luwang has won the Men's singles Bangladesh Junior International Badminton Series 2019 in Dhaka. Meiraba, who hails from Manipur, beat Ken Yong Ong in the final. He had defeated M Fazriq Mohamad Razif, in the semi-finals.

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In women's singles Treesa Jolly lost to Krittaporn Jiantanet.

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23 December: National Farmers Day

India celebrates National Farmers Day on 23rd December to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 5th Prime Minister of India-Choudhary Charan Singh. He had introduced many policies to improve the lives of the Indian farmers & he was a farmer’s leader.

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He served as PM between 28 July 1979 & 14 January 1980.