Weekly Current Affairs 09-12-2019 to 15-12-2019

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 of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on the sustainability of global ecosystems.

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

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

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

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

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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