Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 1 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 1 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi govt. of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passes floor test in Maharashtra Assembly
  • Two Army soldiers killed in avalanche at Siachen Glacier in Leh
  • 10th Indian Organ Donation Day celebrated on November 30
  • Conference on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ being organised by governments of Tamil Nadu and J&K held in Jammu on Nov 30-Dec 1
  • Laxminarayan Nayak, freedom fighter and former MP, dies at Niwari (MP) at the age of 101

AGNI-III

  • First night trial of the nuclear capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile was carried out from a mobile launcher
  • The test was carried out at the Integrated Test Range at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast
  • The missile has a strike range of over 3,500 km

INDIA-JAPAN

  • India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) held in New Delhi on November 30, 2019
  • The Indian delegation was led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Taro Kono led the Japanese side

PENSION WEEK

  • Labour Ministry is celebrating Pension Week from November 30 to December 6
  • The aim is to boost enrolments under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) and National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self-Employed Persons (NPS-Traders).
  • The week was inaugurated by Minister of State(I/C) for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar

International Current Affairs

  • Suriname: President Desi Bouterse sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing political opponents in 1980s
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare observed on November 30; reaffirms commitment of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the weapons’ elimination
  • India beat Pakistan 4-0 at Nur-sultan to earn a spot in the 2020 Qualifiers
  • India had taken 2-0 lead on first day by winning both singles matches.
  • On 2nd day, Leander Paes & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan beat Mohammed Shoaib & Hufaiza Abdul Rehman 6-1, 6-3 in doubles while Sumit Nagal defeated Yousaf Khalil 6-1, 6-0 in singles.
  • Fifth match was not played.

Sports Current Affairs

  • Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Guwahati from January 10 to 22
  • Tajinder Pal Singh Toor to be flag-bearer of India at South Asian Games opening ceremony in Kathmandu on December 1
  • Australia’s David Warner scores triple century (335 not out) against Pakistan in Adelaide test match

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