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Current Affairs in Short: 17 December 2019

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created a matrimonial portal to help personnel to find a suitable match within the force.

Dec 17, 2019 17:30 IST
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ITBP launches a matrimonial portal for its staff
• The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created a matrimonial portal to help personnel to find a suitable match within the force.
• It is for the first time when any paramilitary force has taken such a step. ITBP has about 2500 unmarried men and 1000 women in various ranks.
• ITBP started this service because many personnel are deployed in remote areas and it has become very difficult for them to find a good match.

India-Nepal joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ concludes
• The 'Surya Kiran' military exercise between India and Nepal concluded on December 16, 2019. It is an annual military exercise.
• About 300 soldiers from the Indian and Nepal armies took part in this year's 'Surya Kiran' exercise.
• The armies of both countries shared their prior experiences in retaliatory operations and counter-terrorism operations during this exercise.

No Charge on NEFT from January 01, 2020
• There will be no charge on National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) used for online fund transfer from January 1, 2020.
• As per the Reserve Bank of India, one can transfer Rs. 2 Lakh at a time. 
• Now, money can be sent from any bank account of any branch to the bank account of any bank through this service.

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Saudi Arabia wastes 260 kg food per household every year

• According to Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, each household in Saudi Arabia wastes 260 kg of food annually compared to the global average of 115 kg.
• This is the highest rate in the world. According to the CSR report of 2017 in India, every year we waste as much UK eats.
• Millions of people in India are not getting enough food, on the other hand, thousands of tons of food is wasted.

Gully Boy out of Oscar 2020 race
• Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Gully Boy' is out of the race for the 92nd Oscar Award. 'Gully Boy', directed by Zoya Akhtar, also failed to make a place in the top 10 movies.
• Gully Boy was sent from India for the Best International Film category.
• The Academy shared a list of films that were short-listed on its Twitter handle but 'Gully Boy' was not included in this list.

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