Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 21 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 21 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • DRDO successfully flight tests two Pinaka missiles from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha
  • EChO Network launched in Delhi to boost research and awareness of Indian ecology and environment
  • ‘Turbulence & Triumph: The Modi Years’, a book written by Rahul Agarwal & Bharathi S Pradhan, released
  • Soldiers posted in remote locations can now use satellite phones to connect with families
  • Four sentenced to death for complicity in Jaipur serial blasts of May 13, 2008 that killed more than 80 people
  • CEC Sunil Arora releases booklet ‘Crossing the Barriers…I Got Inked’
  • Portuguese PM Antonio Costa announces the setting up of a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves rise to US$ 454.49 billion in the week ended December 13
  • Fitch Ratings cuts its growth forecast for India to 4.6% for the 2019-20 fiscal from the previous estimation of 5.6%
  • PM participates in inaugural session of the Hundred Years of ASSOCHAM in New Delhi
  • ADB to provide $490 million loan for public-private partnership (PPP) project to upgrade roads in MP
  • CARE Ratings Managing Director Rajesh Mokashi resigns
  • Hero MotoCorp’s XPulse 200 named 2020 Indian Motorcycle of the Year
  • CII organises 15th Annual Tourism Summit in New Delhi; theme: ‘Tourism: Creating Opportunities with Economic Growth’
  • 92nd Annual Convention of FICCI in New Delhi on December 20-21; theme: ‘India: Roadmap to a $5 trillion economy’
  • Wipro, NASSCOM launch ‘Future Skills’ platform for 10,000 students from engineering colleges in India

International Current Affairs

  • Strasbourg (France)-based European Parliament (EP) calls for sanctions against Chinese officials over treatment of Uighurs
  • Ethiopia’s first satellite ETRSS (Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite) launched from China
  • US re-designates Pakistan and China among 7 other countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom
  • US-India to set up annual Parliamentary Exchange to discuss issues of strategic importance
  • UN observes International Human Solidarity Day on December 20

Sports Current Affairs

  • Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women’s 49kg at Qatar International Cup in Doha
  • Andhra Pradesh tops in organising the Fit India Week (Dec 2-7) with 13,839 schools taking part followed by Karnataka (1967) and UP (1,504)
  • Abhinav Lohan wins Bengaluru Open Golf Championship

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