Top Current Affairs of the day: 09 December 2019

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Last Updated: Dec 09, 2019 18:34 IST


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  • India ranked 5th in the Global Climate Risk Index

    291 days ago
    India ranked 5th in the 15th edition of the Global Climate Risk Index 2020. It was released by Bonn-based think-tank Germanwatch. Japan topped the list as the most vulnerable of 181 countries to the effects of climate change, with its poorest being the most at risk. The report released at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) where 197 countries around the world meet at Spain's capital, Madrid participating.
    Report... Read More


    India co-hosted the Improving peacekeeping performance A year since 2436 UNSCR at UN

    291 days ago
    India along with Portugal, Senegal, Uruguay, and Vietnam co-hosted the high-level event Improving peacekeeping performance: A year since UNSCR 2436. The event was initiated by the US for United Nations peacekeeping operations.
    Highlights of the event: ♦ The event highlighted the sacrifice made by the UN peacekeepers who operate in highly dangerous environments. ♦ It suggested that all the individuals/countries involved in peacekeeping, including governments, local... Read More


    Madhya Pradesh approved Rs.156 crore for development of Omkareshwar

    291 days ago
    Madhya Pradesh State government sanctioned a sum of Rs.156 crore for the development of Omkareshwar. It was approved in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The State government had earlier sanctioned Rs.300 crore for development of areas in and around Ujjains Mahakaleshwar and a jyotirlinga shrine located in Madhya Pradesh.
    Omkareshwar: ♦ It is a famous pilgrimage centre.
    ♦ It houses one of the 12 jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.
    ♦ It is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Ganga has become one of 10 cleanest rivers in the world

    291 days ago
    Minister of Jalshakti said that Ganga has become one of 10 cleanest rivers in the world among the major rivers category. The announcement was made by the Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at the 4th India Water Impact Summit, 2019 in New Delhi.
    Centre's measure: ♦ The Centre is committed to ensuring the cleanliness and uninterrupted flow of the Ganga. ♦ India has only 4% of the world's drinking water while 18% of the world's human and equivalent... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Diabetic population is close to hitting alarming mark of 69.9 million by 2025 in India

    291 days ago
    Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) reported that the diabetic population in the country is close to hitting the alarming marks of 69.9 million by 2025. It is expected to witness an increase of 266%. It was stated by Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy Shripad Naik. NBRMAP-DB: ♦ The Central of Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS), that functions under the Ministry of AYUSH, has been engaged in extending... Read More


    India-Myanmar Foreign Office Consultations was held in New Delhi

    291 days ago
    The 18th India-Myanmar Foreign Office Consultations was held in New Delhi on 6 December 2019. The Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary, Shri Vijay Gokhale, and the Myanmar delegation was led by Permanent Secretary, U Soe Han. Highlights: ♦ India and Myanmar reviewed the entire details of bilateral relations ♦ They discussed the status of India's ongoing projects in Myanmar, capacity building initiatives, bilateral trade relations, border cooperation. ♦ The... Read More


    Israeli students to launch self-made satellite from Sriharikota on 11 December

    291 days ago
    Three youngsters, Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, from an Israeli school, will travel to India to launch a satellite, Duchifat 3. The three 17 to 18 years old are the students of Sha'ar HaNegev High school in Israel's southern region. The satellite was designed and built by the students aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO's Sriharikota launch site. The satellite is to be launched on 11 December. Duchifat 3: ♦ Duchifat 3 is the third satellite made by the... Read More


    Anuranjita Kumar to exit from RBS Bank

    291 days ago
    Anuranjita Kumar, MD & Head of HR, at the Royal Bank Of Scotland has announced her exit from the UK bank. Her exit comes almost two years after she joined the bank in September 2017. It is after a 22-year stint at Citibank. Anuranjita Kumar: Anuranjita Kumar joined the bank in September 2017. She led a variety of initiatives, especially in the D&I space including a medical cover for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples. She created an improved growth prospects for... Read More


    Sanna Marin elected the youngest-ever as PM of Finland

    291 days ago
    Sanna Marin has been elected as the Prime Minister of Finland. She became the world's youngest Prime Minister ever. She also became the third female government leader of the country. She defeated Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post from incumbent Antti Rinne. The new government will be approving her appointment quickly.
    Sanna Marin: Marin was a lawmaker since 2015. She was the Social Democratic Party's vice chairwoman. She served as the minister for... Read More
    Category: International


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    International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9 December

    291 days ago
    International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9 December. The day aims to raise awareness about corruption and the measures that can be taken to combat corruption.
    Theme: The theme for the year 2019 is United Against Corruption. The theme was set by the UN to support the 2030 Agenda. UN conducts the #UnitedAgainstCorruption.
    #UnitedAgainstCorruption: The campaign focuses on corruption as it is one of the biggest obstacles to achieve the SDG.
    Corruption: ♦... Read More


    Rajnath Singh flagged off massive campaign against single-use plastic

    291 days ago
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) organized a special plogging awareness drive rally in Delhi Cantt as part of Swachhta Pakhwada. The massive campaign against single-use plastic was flagged off by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 7 December 2019.
    Aim: The campaign was conducted to spread awareness against the ill-effect of plastic on the environment, bring about behavioural change with respect to sanitation. The drive sent a message to give up the use of plastic including carry bags, plastic... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Karnataka conducted a Human Library event in Mysuru

    291 days ago
    Karnataka conducted a Human Library event in Mysuru on 8 December 2019. Human Library is spread across various metropolitan cities including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru in India. Aim: The aim of the Human Library event is to break long-standing prejudices and stereotypes of the past and create a safe framework for conservation by using a library analogy of lending people rather than books. The event aims to generate greater human cohesion across various social, religious and ethnic... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    N.Korea carried out a VERY IMPORTANT test at Sohae facility

    291 days ago
    North Korea carried out a very important test at its long-range rocket launch site, Sohae Satellite Launching Station, on 8 Decembre. North Korea stated that the result of the latest test will have an important effect on changing the strategic position of North Korea. This latest test comes as N.Korea is ramping up pressure ahead of its 31 December deadline for the US to propose a new offer to kickstart stalled nuclear talks. Sohae facility: Sohae is located on North Korea's northwest... Read More
    Category: International


    Exercise Hand-in-hand 2019 to commence from 7 December

    291 days ago
    Exercise Hand-in-Hand-2019 commenced at Umroi, Meghalaya on 7 December 2019. The exercise is held between India and China. The 8th edition of the exercise is being held under the United Nations mandate. The 14-day long exercise will be held from 7-20 December 2019.
    Aim: The main objective of the exercise is to enrich both Indian and Chinese contingents from each other's experience to combat counter-terrorism.
    Theme: The theme of the 14-day long training exercise is... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the 2019 Miss Universe

    291 days ago
    South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the Miss Universe 2019. Zozibini and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson were the top two contestants for the 2019 Miss Universe title. Miss Universe Mexico Sofia Aragon won third place. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned Zozibini Tunzi, the winner of the title, at the event held in Atlanta on 8 December. Zozibini Tunzi: Zozibini Tunzi, 26-year-old, is from South Africa. She fights against gender-based violence. She devoted her... Read More


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