Latest Current Affairs 03rd December 2019

Indian Navy fully prepared to deal with national security challenges: Navy Chief :On eve of Navy Day, Naval Chief says able to meet any challenge; Navy is rapidly working on long-term induction of three aircraft carrier warship fleet.

Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha:Parliament passes Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with Rajya Sabha clearing it on Tuesday; Union Home Minister Amit Shah tells the Upper House that security cannot be made a status symbol.

Jharkhand Polls: PM Modi addresses election rallies in Khunti and Jamshedpur:Political temperatures rise before second phase of polling for Jharkhand Assembly; PM addresses election rallies in Khunti and Jamshedpur; PM says  an atmosphere of development has been created by the BJP by eradicating naxalism in Jharkhand.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrated :International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrated on Tuesday; Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presents National Awards to people working towards the empowerment of persons with disabilities; Prime Minister in a tweet says, We reaffirm our commitment to keep working towards an inclusive, accessible and equitable future for our Divyang sisters and brothers.

Jharkhand Assembly Polls: Campaigning heats up for second phase:In Jharkhand, campaigning is gaining momentum in the areas where assembly elections will be held for second and third phase.

Rain batters in several parts of South India:Rains wreaks havoc in several parts of South India, claim 27 lives in Tamil Nadu including 17 in a wall collapse incident; CM takes stock of situation; Met department predicts moderate to heavy downpour in next 48 hours.

Sri Lankan Court bars Swiss Embassy employee from travelling overseas:A Sri Lankan court has barred a local employee of Swiss Embassy in Colombo, who was purportedly abducted and threatened recently, from travelling overseas until Monday

Over 3 lakh evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines:Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns.

Government cracks down on Onion hoarding:Continuing efforts to curb rising onion prices, government reduces stock holding limit for retailers to 5 tonnes and for wholesalers to 25 tonnes.

Indian women’s volleyball team wins Gold at 13th South Asian Games:Indian women’s volleyball team has won gold medal at 13th South Asian Games defeating host Nepal by 3-2 in the final at Kathmandu on Tuesday evening.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly wants India to play Pink-Ball Tests in every series:Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly believes Pink-Ball Tests are here to stay and wants the team under Virat Kohli to play at least one such match in every series.

13th South Asian Games: Indian men’s volleyball team clinch Gold; crushes Pakistan in title clash:In South Asian Games Indian men’s volleyball team has clinched gold defeating Pakistan in title clash at Kathmandu. In a thrilling final India crushed Pakistan by 3-1.

Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for sixth time:Lionel Messi won a record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday after another sublime year for the Argentinian, whose familiar brilliance remained undimmed even through difficult times for club and country.

South Asian Games: Indian men’s volleyball team to clash with Pakistan in finals:Indian men’s volleyball team will clash with Pakistan in the finals of 13th South Asian Games today.

Global Migration Film Festival was organised in Dhaka:The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) was organised in Dhaka on Monday. The day long festival screened 15 films on the theme of migration and its various aspects. The GMFF was started in 2016 and this year it is being organised across many cities in the world between 28 November to 18 December.

NASA finds India’s crashed Vikram lander:NASA’s Moon-orbiting spacecraft has found the debris of Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram on the surface of the Moon, the US space agency confirmed on Tuesday, nearly three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole.

VP Naidu launches new Rotavirus vaccine – ROTAVAC-5D®:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday launched the new Rotavirus vaccine – ROTAVAC-5D® designed and developed by Bharat Biotech in New Delhi.

35 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Survivors continue to face lack of healthcare facilities:Tuesday marks the 35th year since the Bhopal gas tragedy, one of the world’s worst gas industrial disasters that occurred on the intervening night of 2nd-3rd December, 1984.

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