Top Current Affairs of the day: 04 December 2019

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 04 December 2019
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  • ADB and India signed MoU to provide infrastructure in India

    295 days ago
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $206 million loan on 2 December. The aim of the MoU is to develop water supply and sewerage infrastructure in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. It will strengthen the capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery. Water supply and sewerage project: ♦ The project aims to improve the lives of the urban people in the identified cities of Tamil Nadu.
    ♦ It will provide universal access to water... Read More


    Lok Sabha passed the 2019 Recycling of Ships Bill

    295 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 on 3 December 2019. The Bill was introduced by the Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya in the lower house. It seeks the restriction of the use of hazardous material on ships and regulates the recycling of ships by establishing a National Authority. Provision: ♦ The Bill seeks to regulate the recycling of ships as per international standards.
    ♦ The Bill will help the ship recycling industry and generate more... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Government launched the 4th phase of Regional Connectivity Scheme

    295 days ago
    The government launched the fourth phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to stimulate air connectivity in an affordable way. Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited bids for the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of civil aviation (MoCA). The scheme is a part of the government's vision to operationalize over 100 airports in smaller towns and cities over the next five years. Aim: The scheme focuses to introduce connectivity to... Read More
    Category: Schemes

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    Rajya Sabha passed a bill to merge Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu

    295 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 on 3 December 2019. The Bill aims to merge two Union territories Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli into one unit. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 27 November 2019. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Bill aims to strengthen the administrative efficiency and the development of the two union territories. ♦ The merger will reduce the administrative cost of the two... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Cabinet passed the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Bill

    295 days ago
    The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 4 December 2019. The bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill will now be introduced in the 2019 winter session of the Parliament. The announcement was made by the Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha in January 2019 but lapsed without being cleared in Rajya Sabha. Provisions: ♦ The Bill will grant citizenship to non-Muslims from... Read More


    Cabinet approves 2019 Personal Data Protection Bill

    295 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. It was announced by the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. It will now be introduced in the 2019 winter session of the Parliament. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Bill will lay down a framework including the processing of personal and private data by public and private entities. ♦ It will provide broad guidelines on the collection, storage, and processing of personal... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Cabinet approved ECIs proposal to sign MoU with the Election Commission of Maldives

    295 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal of the Election Commission to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Election Commission of Maldives on cooperation in the area of electoral management and administration. Proposed MoU: ♦ The proposal includes the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of organizational and technical development of the electoral process ♦ It also aims to support exchanging information,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved JDI signed between India and Germany to strengthen Indian railways

    295 days ago
    The Union Cabinet assessed and approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between India and Germany. The JDI was aimed at strengthening the cooperation on strategic projects in the field of Railways. The Joint Declaration of Intent was signed in the month of November 2019.
    JDI Benefits: ♦ Under the agreement, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany will provide a platform to Indian Railways to interact and share the latest developments and knowledge in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Government launched the Operation Clean Art

    295 days ago
    Government launched the Operation Clean Art across India. The operation aimed to crackdown illegal trade in the mongoose hair. This is the first time such an operation is happening in India. It was initiated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB). Mongoose: The mongoose is a small carnivoran found in southern Eurasia and mainland Africa.
    It is listed in Schedule II (Part II) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. As per the act, smuggling Mongoose or possession of its body part... Read More
    Category: Environment


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    India, Sweden signed MoU for Healthcare Innovation Centre

    295 days ago
    India and Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre in New Delhi. The MoU aims to deepen the collaboration in the field of innovation through the strategic innovation partnership.
    MoU: ♦ The innovation Centre aims to develop an ecosystem of open innovation.
    ♦ Also, the start-ups and the healthcare delivery stakeholders can collaborate and address current and future challenges in the healthcare sector. ♦... Read More


    Japan to invest Rs.13,000 crore to North Eastern state project of India

    295 days ago
    Japan has decided to invest an amount of Rs.13,000 crore in several ongoing and new projects in the North-Eastern states of India. The announcement was made by the DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh after the discussion with the Japanese delegation which was led by Ambassador Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu India-Japan collaborated Project: ♦ Japan is to collaborate on some of the Indian Projects including Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya,... Read More
    Category: International


    Narendra Modi to participate in 2020 India EU Summit

    295 days ago
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Brussels in 2020 for the India-EU Summit 2020. He was invited to participate in the 2020 EU-Summit by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. India-EU partnership: India-EU partnership is based on shared values such as multilateralism, democracy, respect for rule of law,  rules-based trade and international order.
    The summit is aimed at expanding strategic partnership with Europe.
    It aims to identify issues,... Read More
    Category: International


    ISRO to launch RISAT 2BR1 on 11 December

    295 days ago
    ISRO has planned to launch sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 (Radar Imaging Satellite-2) with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on 11 December 2019. RISAT-2BR1: ♦ RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging satellite.
    ♦ It is dubbed as a spy satellite.
    ♦ It can take pictures of the earth during day and night even under cloudy conditions.
    ♦ The satellites will help 24/7 border surveillance along with checking infiltration ♦ It will keep an eye on... Read More


    India successfully test fired Prithvi II missile

    295 days ago
    India successfully conducted a night test-trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile off complex-3 of Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha coast. The test of the short-range ballistic missile was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command. Prithvi-II missile: ♦ The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile has a strike range of 350 km. ♦ It is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads. It is powered by liquid propulsion twin... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Indian Navy Day is observed on 4 December

    295 days ago
    Indian Navy Day is observed every year on 4 December. The day commemorates the Operation Trident. The Day celebrates the achievements and role of the Indian naval force in the country.
    Theme: The theme for the 2019 Navy day is Indian Navy-Salient, Strong and Swift. The theme celebrates the courageous Navy personnel for their valuable service and sacrifice that made the nation stronger and safer. History: The Navy Day was first observed on 4 December 1971. The day was designated in... Read More


    Rajya Sabha passed the SPG Bill

    295 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 27 November 2019. With this amendment, the SPG will provide cover officially only for the Prime Minister. The amendment to the act focuses on the core mandate, as the security of the prime minister is of paramount importance for the government, governance and national security. Special Protection Group (SPG): Special Protection Group was formed in 1988 by an act of the Parliament... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Roopun selected as the President of Mauritius

    295 days ago
    Mauritius Lawmakers selected former arts and culture minister Pritivirajsing Roopun as the President of the country. He will take over the position which was lying vacant since March 2018. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the former President of Mauritius, resigned in March 2018 after the scandal over her use of a credit card to buy luxury personal items. Pritivirajsing Roopun: Roopun was first elected to the National Assembly in 2000. He has served as the Minister of regional... Read More
    Category: International


    AICTE approves IRS to rank higher educational institutions

    295 days ago
    The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Executive Committee approved the India Rankings Society (IRS) to develop and evolve methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions. The decision was made at the 127th meeting of the AICTE Executive Committee. The announcement was made by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishaank'.
    Aim: The aim of the IRS is to rank the higher educational institutions and based on such methodologies, rank and rate them... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Government to establish first maritime museum at Lothal

    295 days ago
    The government is to establish a National Maritime Heritage Museum, at Lothal, a Harappan site on the Saurashtra coast in Gujarat. The move aims to boost the underwater or marine archaeology. Lothal site is one of the oldest ports in India dating to the Bronze Age. National Maritime Heritage Museum: ♦ The Maritime Museum is being set up with technical help from the Portuguese Maritime Heritage Museum. ♦ The government has appointed the first Director-General for the museum. The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Himachal Pradesh approved to sell Yamuna water

    295 days ago
    The Himachal Pradesh State Cabinet approved to sign the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell the water of River Yamuna from Maharashtra's share at Tajewala corridor. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. With this decision, the State would earn Rs.21 crore per annum.
    Yamuna river: The Yamuna is the longest tributary in India. It originates from the Yamunotri Glacier. It is the second-largest tributary river of the Ganges. The rivers cross several... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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