Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 4 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 4 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Parliament passes Bill to merge Union territories Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • India test-fires surface-to-surface nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile of 350-km range off Odisha coast
  • ‘Bharatiya Poshan Anthem’, written by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Shankar Mahadevan, launched to spread the message of making India malnutrition free
  • UP wins National Award of Excellence for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities
  • India, Sweden join hands to set up Healthcare Innovation Centre in India
  • Mumbai Central railway station certified as country’s first ‘Eat Right Station’ by FSSAI for food safety and hygiene

ORGAN DONATION AWARDS

Awards were given by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) of Health & Family Welfare Ministry

  • Best State Award in cadaveric organ donation was won by Tamil Nadu
  • Best Performing Hospital Award was won by Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), Chennai

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Lok Sabha passes Bill that restricts the use of hazardous materials on ships and regulates their recycling
  • Government lowers stockholding limits of onions for retailers to 5 tonnes and wholesalers to 25 tonnes
  • Xiaomi launches Mi Credit in India, to offer up to Rs 1 lakh personal loan
  • Thomas Cook India to acquire branding rights for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

International Current Affairs

  • NASA finds debris of Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram that crashed on Moon on Sept 7, credits India’s Shanmuga Subramanian for the discovery
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on December 3 2019; Theme: Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda
  • India inaugurates its Gandhi-themed pavilion at the 25th session of Conference of Parties under the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25) in Madrid
  • 2 killed as Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines
  • Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix named 2019 PETA Person of the Year
  • Chinese students dominate 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted by OECD
  • 2019 NATO Summit being organised in Watford, UK on December 3-4
  • Finland’s PM Antti Rinne resigns after losing the support of a coalition partner

Sports Current Affairs

  • New Zealand win Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for 2019

FOOTBALL AWARDS

  • Winners of the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards were announced by France Football magazine in Paris on December 2, 2019.
  • Ballon d’Or: Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona FC (6th time)
  • Ballon d’Or Féminin: Megan Rapinoe of United States and Regin FC
  • Kopa Trophy for the best player in the world under the age of 21: Matthijs de Ligt of Netherlands
  • Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper in the world: Alisson Becker of Brazil and Liverpool FC

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