Daily Current Affairs (23 – December – 2019)

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Daily Current Affairs For Competitive Exams (23 – December – 2019)

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Who among the following topped the Forbes 100 Indian celebrities List 2019?

 Akshay Kumar

 Salman Kumar 

Ranvir Singh 

Virat Kohli  

Explanation: Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli topped the Forbes’ 100 Indian Celebrities list 2019, followed by Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan at second and third place respectively.

Which Indian Bowler became the first to take two ODI hat-tricks? 

Jasprit Bumrah 

Mohammed Shami

 Yuzvendra Chahal 

Kuldeep Yadav 

Explanation: Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav became the first to take two ODI hat-tricks. Yadav created the record while playing India’s second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

The Sahitya Akademi Award in the creative non-fiction category in English literature has been awarded to: 

Amitav Ghosh

 Arundhati Roy 

Shashi Tharoor  

Salman Khurshid 

Explanation: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has ben awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019 for his novel ‘An Era of Darkness’. Tharoor won the award in the creative non-fiction category in English literature.

Which State recently launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme? 

Uttar Pradesh

 Odisha  

Madhya Pradesh

 Telangana 

Explanation: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme for the supply of safe drinking water to all households. For the smooth implementation of the scheme, the Odisha government roped in women volunteers to serve as ‘Jalasathis’.

The Central Government extended which Scheme by two years on December 18, 2019?

 AMRUT  

PMJAY 

PMUY

 UDAN

Explanation: The Central Government has extended the deadline of AMRUT – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation by two years. The scheme was scheduled to be concluded in March 2020.

Which court will hear the petition against the police atrocities on Jamia Milia Islamia University’s students?

 Delhi HC 

 Supreme Court 

Allahabad HC 

Kolkata HC 

Explanation: Delhi High Court will be hearing the plea that seeks formation of a fact-finding committee to inquire into the police atrocities on the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Which nation’s former Prime Minister was awarded with the death penalty for unlawfully imposing emergency in 2007?

Pakistan

Bangladesh 

Afghanistan

 Sri Lanka

Explanation: Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf was awarded with the death penalty for unlawfully imposing emergency in 2007 across the country.

India was placed at which Rank in the Gender Gap Index-2019? 

110

 97 

88 

112

Explanation: India ranked at 112th position in the Gender Gap Index 2019, that was released by the World Economic Forum.

Pakistan has resumed the train service between which two railway stations after a gap of 22 years? 

Wagah and Attari 

Lahore and Wagah  

Lahore and Peshawar

 Raiwind and Gujranwala

Explanation: Pakistan resumed the operations of the train service between Lahore and Wagah after a gap of 22 years. This shuttle train service between Lahore and Wagah will complete three round trips daily charging Rs 30 per ride.

When is the Vijay Diwas observed every year in India?

 16th December

  15th December 

13th December 

11th December

 Explanation: India observes the Vijay Diwas every year on December 16 to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. India’s victory in the 1971 war paved the way for formation of Bangladesh.

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