Top Current Affairs of Weekly: 09 December to 15 December 2019

Top Current Affairs of Weekly: 09 December to 15 December 2019

  • Mongla and Chattogram declared as Ports of Call under the “Coastal Shipping Agreement” between India and Bangladesh

 

  • Pepsi India has announced Salman Khan as the brand ambassador of Pepsi.  

 

  • Rohit Sharma has been named as La Liga’s first India brand ambassador . Also, he becomes first Indian to smash 400 sixes in international cricket

 

  • 7 Indian Cities On List Of World’s Most Popular City Destinations In 2019 . They are: Delhi – 11th, Mumbai – 14th, Agra – 26th, Jaipur – 34th,Chennai – 36th, Kolkata – 74th, Bengaluru –  100th.

  • Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

  • ICAR is organising ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC countries in Delhi on Dec 11-13

  • Sports Ministry announces cash awards to South Asian Games medallists; Rs. 1.5 lakh for gold, Rs. 1 lakh for silver and Rs. 50,000 for bronze

  • India’s Vikram Malhotra wins Life Time Betty Griffin Memorial squash tournament in Boca Raton (US)

  • Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari has recently been selected for the Gangadhar National Award.  

  • The News Broadcasters Federation (NBF), the country’s largest association of over 78 news channels, has elected editor-in-chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami as the President of its governing board.

  • Public Interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi has been appointed as the new chairman of the leading stock exchange National Stock Exchange (NSE).

  • Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th December every year to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)  

  • Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill. The legislation seeks to make it easier for non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to gain citizenship in the country. It is applicable to groups who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014. 

  • The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019’ passed in Parliament

  • Lok Sabha passes the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019. With the bill, makers of illegal arms and those carrying such guns will face maximum punishment of life in jail if convicted

  • India ranked 129th among 189 countries on UNDP’s 2019 Human Development Index (HDI)

  • Sanna Marin has been elected as the Prime Minister of Finland.

  • South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the Miss Universe 2019.

 

  • International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December,

  • Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Children's Day of Broadcasting is observed on December 10, 2019

  • International Mountain Day is observed on 11 December.  

  • International Universal Health Coverage Day is observed on 12 December every year to highlight the importance of strong and resilient health systems.   

  • World Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14th December globally to highlight the importance ofenergy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems.

  •  Former Union Minister and BJP leader ID Swami dies at 90 in Faridabad; was MoS for Home in PM Vajpayee’s govt. in 1999

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  •  Pakistan: Lahore-Wagah shuttle train service resumes after a gap of 22 years

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  •  Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera wins ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship in Kolkata

 

  •  Internet services have been suspended in several cities of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal amid massive protests against the new citizenship law.

 

  •  A total of 137 vacancies have been announced by NPCIL in Driver, Technician, Stipendiary Trainee/ Technician, Scientific Assistant and Stipendiary Trainee.

  • Winter Session of Parliament concludes: 14 Bills passed in Lok Sabha; 15 in the Rajya Sabha

 

  • Military Literature Festival being organized in Chandigarh from December 13 to 15

 

  • Moody’s Investors Service lowers India’s 2019 GDP growth forecast to 5.6%; expects growth to pick up in 2020 and 2021 to 6.6% and 6.7% respectively

 

  • 4. ‘Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life ‘, a book written by former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Susan Ninan, released

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  • 5. India’s foreign exchange reserves rise to fresh record high of US$ 453.42 billion in the week ended December 6

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