Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 5 December 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 5 December 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Indian Army’s Sudarshan Chakra Corps conducts Exercise Sindhu Sudarshan in Rajasthan from November 28 to December 4
  • Navy Day celebrated to mark Indian Navy’s attack on Karachi harbour on December 4, 1971
  • Parliament passes Bill to provide ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi
  • Cabinet approves SC/STs reservation in Lok Sabha, state assemblies for another 10 years
  • Odisha govt. launches smart learning mobile app ‘MadhuApp for school children
  • Delhi Govt. to set up 11,000 wifi-hotspots in the national capital within the next 6 months: CM Arvind Kejriwal
  • SC grants bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • CCEA approves launch of Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to create an additional source of funding for CPSUs (Central Public Sector Undertakings) CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises), CPFIs (Central Public Financial Institutions) and other Government organizations
  • announces transfer of 3.7 acres of land at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi to ITDC and ITPO to set up a five-star hotel
  • Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit being organised in Goa on December 6-7 by DPIIT and Goa Govt.; theme: ‘India Opportunity – Investing in tomorrow together’.

International Current Affairs

  • PM Modi and President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih jointly inaugurate projects in Maldives via video link; India gifts Coast Guard Ship ‘Kaamiyaab’ to Maldives
  • Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria attending conclave of air force chiefs of Indo-Pacific region in Hawaii: Dec 4-6
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat interacts with General Goro Yuasa, Chief of Staff of Japan Ground Self Defence Force, in Tokyo
  • India 5th worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan & USA in terms of invasive use of biometric data: Comparitech (UK)
  • Netherlands tops UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019; India 73rd among 153 countries
  • US Congress passes Bill calling for an end to the detaining, torture and harassment of the Uyghur communities in China
  • Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai promoted as CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google
  • Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announces resignation after his replacement is chosen in January 2020

Sports Current Affairs

  • Tennis player Roger Federer becomes the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour


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