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Daily Current Affairs 19TH December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19TH December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19TH December2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 19TH December2023 Current affairs test.

 

 

National News

1. Sikh Marriages in Jammu and Kashmir

  • The Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir celebrates the implementation of the Anand Marriage Act, enabling legal recognition of Sikh matrimonial ceremonies. Sikh marriages can now be officially registered under this act, distinct from the Hindu Marriage Act.

2. Post Office Bill Passed in Parliament

  • The Indian Parliament has passed the Post Office Bill, 2023, superseding the Indian Post Office Act of 1898. This legislation confers new powers to postal workers in certain scenarios and aims to modernize the postal service’s legal framework.

3. NHAI’s New ERS App

  • The National Highways Authority of India has launched the NHAI ERS app, enhancing emergency response communication and coordination. This development marks a significant improvement in India’s emergency management capabilities.

International News

4. Devastating Earthquake in China

  • A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck northwest China, causing at least 118 deaths – the deadliest in the region in over a decade. President Xi Jinping has dispatched rescue teams and allocated recovery funds for Gansu province.

5. Bhutan’s Green City Project

  • Bhutan announces the Gelephu Smartcity Project, a major green city development on the Assam border. Led by King Jigme Wangchuck, the project aims to establish an economic corridor between South Asia and Southeast Asia.

6. President Sisi Wins Third Term in Egypt

  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secures a third term with 89.6% of the vote, amidst high inflation and economic challenges. His re-election comes amid ongoing regional instability and economic difficulties.

Defence News

7. India Unveils Solar Electric Boat ‘Barracuda’

  • India has introduced ‘Barracuda,’ its fastest solar electric boat, marking a leap in sustainable maritime technology. This vessel, tailored for workboat operations, underscores India’s commitment to eco-friendly maritime practices.

Economy News

8. India’s GDP Growth Forecast Upgraded by ICRA

  • ICRA revises India’s GDP growth forecast for fiscal year 2024 to 6.5%, slightly below the RBI’s projection. This revision reflects optimism, balancing concerns over rising demand and supply chain disruptions.

Banking News

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9. RBI’s 605th Central Board Meeting

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s Central Board convened its 605th meeting, led by Governor Shaktikanta Das. Discussions centered on the current economic scenario, global geopolitical developments, and banking trends for fiscal year 2022-23.

Important Days News

10. Goa Liberation Day 2023

  • The 62nd anniversary of Goa Liberation Day, observed on December 19, celebrates the end of Portuguese rule, commemorating the resilience and determination of the Goan people in their struggle for independence.

Ranks & Reports News

11. India Leads in Global Remittances

  • As per a World Bank report, India tops the global remittance chart in 2023, receiving $125 billion. Other major recipients include Mexico, China, the Philippines, and Egypt.

Awards News

12. Afghan NGO Awarded by Finland

  • The Afghan Women Skills Development Center is honored with Finland’s International Gender Equality Prize for their significant contribution to women’s rights advocacy in Afghanistan.

13. Dr. Srinivas Naik Dharavath Wins Global Icon Award

  • At the G20 Summit in Sri Lanka, Dr. Srinivas Naik Dharavath, Chairman of Real Vision Homes Pvt Ltd, receives the prestigious Global Icon Award.

14. Indian Officers Receive ‘Golden Owl’ in Sri Lanka

  • Three officers from the Indian Armed Forces are awarded the ‘Golden Owl’ for exceptional performance at Sri Lanka’s Defence Services Command and Staff College.

Agreements News

15. India-ADB $250M Loan Agreement

  • India and the Asian Development Bank sign a $250 million loan agreement to develop industrial corridors, aiming to enhance manufacturing competitiveness and global market integration.

16. IIT Kanpur and Indian Navy Partnership

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur collaborates with the Indian Navy, fostering technological advancement and joint R&D initiatives.

17. NSDC-Saudi Arabia MoU for Indian Workers’ Rights

  • The National Skill Development Corporation and the Saudi Arabian government sign an MoU to safeguard the rights of Indian laborers in Saudi Arabia.

Appointments News

18. Reuven Azar as Israel’s Ambassador to India

  • Reuven Azar is appointed as the new Israeli Ambassador to India, bringing extensive experience and academic expertise to the role.

19. Uma Sekhar’s Election to UNIDROIT

  • Ms. Uma Sekhar has been elected to the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in Rome.

Sports News

20. Djokovic and Sabalenka Win ITF Titles

  • Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka are named the 2023 ITF World Champions by the International Tennis Federation, in recognition of their outstanding performances.

21. Zinc Football Academy’s Elite 3-Star Rating

  • The Zinc Football Academy earns the ‘Elite 3-star’ rating from the All India Football Federation, a significant milestone in its development journey.

22. Mitchell Starc’s Record IPL Contract with KKR

  • Mitchell Starc signs a record-breaking ₹24.75 crore contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2024 IPL season.

23. Bangladesh Wins U-19 Asia Cup

  • Bangladesh’s Under-19 cricket team clinches the U-19 Asia Cup title, with a standout performance by Ashiqur Rahman Shibli.

24. Haryana Tops in Khelo India Para Games

  • Haryana leadsthe medal tally in the Khelo India Para Games 2023, securing 40 gold, 39 silver, and 26 bronze medals.
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