Page-3 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

Long March-5: China successfully launches largest carrier rocket

China has successfully launched its largest carrier rocket, Long March-5, carrying the Shijian-20 satellite, from Wenchang Space Launch Center (WSLC) in south China’s Hainan Province. China’s most powerful rocket is a critical ingredient in nation’s ambitious space programme. About Long March-5 The rocket which is also known as CZ-5 is China’s heaviest and most advanced ..

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GoM constituted to fast track revival plan of BSNL

On December 27, 2019, GoI constituted a 7-member group of ministers to fast track the implementation of revival plan of BSNL and MTNL. The revival plan includes allocation of 4G spectrum and asset monetization. Earlier, GoI approved the revival plan of merging BSNL and MTNL. Highlights The seven-member group of ministers include Defence Minister Raj ..

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Standing Committee on Economic Statistics Constituted

On December 28, 2019, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation constituted standing committee on statistics. The objective of the committee is to improve data of the government. The committee will be headed by Chief Statistician Pronab Sen. Highlights The committee is set to meet on January 6, 2020. There are around 28 members forming ..

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UN increases budget; includes funds for war crime probes

The United Nations has adopted 3.07 billion USD budget on December 27, 2019. The organization for the first time included investigation of war crimes in Myanmar and Syria in its fund allocation Highlights The budget proposal for the year 2020 is slightly greater than that of 2019. In 2019, UN budget was 2.9 billion USD. ..

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UN to draft new international treaty on cyber crime

The United Nations on December 27, 2019, approved a new resolution in order to draft an international treaty to combat cyber crime. Highlights Under the new draft, an expert committee will be established. It includes all regions of the world and will meet in August 2020. The Russian drafted resolution was approved by 193 member ..

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