Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 10 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 10 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Lok Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill; makers of illegal arms will face maximum punishment of life in jail
  • BJP wins majority (117/224) in Karnataka Assembly by winning 12 out of 15 seats in by-elections
  • Parliament passes Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019; restricts the use of hazardous materials on ships and regulates their recycling
  • 3rd India-Australia Secretary-level 2+2 Dialogue held in New Delhi
  • Hindi poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari wins ‘Gangadhar National Award’ given by Odisha’s Sambalpur University

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Govt further caps stock limit on onion retailers to 2 tonnes to check hoarding
  • FICCI ARISE Conference 2019 in New Delhi on December 9-10; theme: ‘Future Ready Learners And Schools’

International Current Affairs

  • India ranked 129th among 189 countries on UNDP’s 2019 Human Development Index (HDI)
  • HDI ranking based on life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators
  • Arms sales rose by 4.6% worldwide in 2018: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime observed on December 9
  • International Anti-Corruption Day observed on December 9 with its theme as ‘united against corruption.’
  • 5 killed in eruption of volcano in New Zealand’s White Island
  • Saudi Arabia abolishes rules requiring restaurants to provide separate entrances for women
  • South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019 in Atalanta (US)
  • Paul Volcker, former US Federal Reserve chairman, dies at 92 in New York
  • ‘Sesame Street’ puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at 85 in US

LAFCA

  • Korean Director Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ named the best film of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
  • Antonio Banderas won the best actor trophy for ‘Pain and Glory’ (Spanish) which was also named best foreign language film
  • Mary Kay Place was named best actress for her role in ‘Diane’

Sports Current Affairs

  • World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia from 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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