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News in Short - 17-December-2019

Economic census in Delhi

Date: 17 December 2019 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • The seventh economic census was launched in National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has tied up with Common Service Centres Network (CSCN), a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, to carry out the census.
  • Delhi is the 26th state where the survey has been launched while the process is already on in 20 states and five union territories.
  • It is for the first time that the entire census is being conducted on a digital platform by the use of an application which will ensure high accuracy and data security.

Mars has shallow deposits of water-Ice

Date: 17 December 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Mars geologists at NASA have mapped locations of rich water-ice deposits on the red planet in never-before-seen detail.
  • In some of these regions, the water-ice deposits are mere inches from the surface which is an exciting prospect for future resource-seeking missions to the Red Planet.
  • The geological map of Mars compiled in the study shows an abundance of water-ice in the Martian poles and its (equatorial) mid-latitudes.
  • Data from two spacecrafts , NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and Mars Odyssey orbiter was used for mapping water-ice on Mars.

Ankur Garg appointed COO of Air Asia India

Date: 17 December 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Tata Group's joint venture airline AirAsia India Pvt Ltd has announced the appointment of ex-IndiGo official Ankur Garg as its chief commercial officer.
  • As CCO, Garg will be managing day-to-day commercial operations of AirAsia India, including network and revenue management, marketing & sales and cargo.
  • He was earlier the vice-president for revenue management, ancillary revenue and distribution for India's largest airline IndiGo.

Pakistani cricketer Abid Ali becomes first score centuries on ODI and Test debut

Date: 17 December 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Pakistan opener Abid Ali has become the only male player in cricket history to score a hundred on both his ODI and Test debuts. He achieved this feat during first test match against Srilanka in Rawalpindi.
  • Abid had also scored a hundred on his ODI debut vs Australia in Dubai earlier this year.
  • Former England women's player Enid Bakewell was the first cricketer (male/female) to start both their ODI and Test careers with a century.

French Cinema icon Anna Karina passes away

Date: 17 December 2019 Tags: Obituaries
  • Danish born French actress Anna Karina, known as an icon of new age French cinema passed away.
  • Anna Karina made seven films with Jean-Luc Godard including the 1961 Une Femme Est Une Femme (A Woman is a Woman), Vivre Sa Vie (Live Your Life) and Pierre le Fou.