Weekly Current Affairs 17-12-2019 to 23-12-2019

Top Current Affairs of the week: 17 Dec to 23 Dec

  • Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been selected for the national award by Union Rural Development Ministry for best performance in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
  • Haryana police have introduced a unique barcoding software“Trakea” to enable foolproof security of the samples collected in Forensic reports.
  • Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will be the next Chief of Army Staff of India.
  • IAS officer Ravi Mittaltook charge as the new Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
  • India slips 4 places and takes 112th place; in bottom 5 on health, economic fronts
  • Indian women’s cricket player Smriti Mandana is named in both ICC women’s ODI and T20 teams of the year at ICC women's award.
  • Gujarat state police have become the seventh state police force in the country to be bestowed with the honour of the President’s Colours 
  • Viswanathan Anand and co-writer Susan Ninan have published a book titled ‘Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life’ It offers Anand’s Autobiography and his greatest clashes and worst losses. 
  • CBI officer B. P. Raju wins ‘India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019’ award given by NASSCOM-DSCI
  • Indian-American computer scientist Sethuraman Panchanathan to lead the National Science Foundation (NSF). 
  • Renowned archaeologist R. Nagaswamy was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art held in Dhaka. He was honoured for the contribution of Nagaswamy to art, archaeology, history, and culture.
  • Former High Court Judge Justice CV Ramulu has been appointed as the Lokayukta of Telangana. Former Law Secretary V Niranjan Rao has been appointed as Upa Lokayukta.
  • Piyush Chawla became the most expensive Indian player in IPL 2020 auction as he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.75 crore. 
  • Afghanistan recently became the first to recognize the Indian Pharmacopoeia
  • Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won women’s 49kg category gold medal at the 6th Qatar International Cup.
  • The Kambala sport, a traditional sport of Karnataka is to get its own museum in Dakshina Kannada district. 
  • Alphabet Inc’s newly instated Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai would receive a hefty $240 million (£184.40 million) in performance-based stock awards over the next three years, the highest ever promised to any executive of the search giant.
  • The lunar rover Yutu 2 had recently broken the record for the longest operation on the moon’s surface.

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