Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 23 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 23 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • National Mathematics Day celebrated on December 22; birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1916).
  • Jammu & Kashmir: ‘Chilai-Kalan’, the 40-day period of extreme cold, begins
  • Nethanna Nestham scheme of providing Rs. 24,000 annual aid for handloom weavers for 5 years launched in AP

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • SBI withdraws charges levied on the issuance of Bank Realisation Certificate (e-BRC) for the export of shipments

International Current Affairs

  • EAM S. Jaishankar meets his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran; both countries agree to accelerate work on the strategic Chabahar port project
  • Eight West African countries agree to change the name of their common currency to Eco from CFA franc
  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo currently use CFA France as their currency
  • Girls’ hostel building for Nepal Armed Police Force School in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, built with Indian assistance, inaugurated
  • Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz appointed Cuba’s first Prime Minister since 1976
  • US imposes sanctions on companies building Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea for transporting Russian natural gas to Germany
  • New Zealand: Government’s buyback of guns following ban on assault weapons concludes

Sports Current Affairs

  • India (316/6 in 48.4) beat West Indies (315/5 in 50) by 4 wickets in 3rd ODI at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack; win 3-match series 2-1
  • England’s Liverpool defeat Brazil’s Flamengo 1-0 in final played at Doha, Qatar to win lift Club World Cup
  • England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup final goal scorer, Martin Peters dies at 76
  • India’s Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (men’s) and Hana Ramadan (women’s) of Egypt win singles titles in the third leg of the HCL-SRFI India Tour Squash Tournament in Mumbai

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