Current Affairs

ALL News Headlines 2019 December 4TH

Swami Nithyananda has reportedly formed a new nation of his own called ‘Kailaasa’ . Described as the greatest Hindu nation on earth on its website, Kailaasa has its own flag and emblem. As per the Website Kailaasa was created with the determination to not just preserve and protect Sanatana Hindu Dharma and share it with the entire world, but also to share the story of persecution that is yet unknown to the world. Towards this goal, Kailaasa is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and revival of an enlightened culture and civilization based on authentic Hinduism. Read More

Bail: P Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the money laundering case linked to the INX Media case. Court imposed condition that he cannot leave the country without the permission of the special court trying his case. Justice Bopanna said Chidambaram will also have to cooperate in the investigation and not make any statements to the press relating to the case. The court order categorically mentioned that Chidambaram should not attempt to influence the witnesses or tamper with the evidence.

Citizenship Bill Cleared: The Union Cabinet cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeking to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution. Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Wednesday after the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bill to amend the the Citizenship Act, 1955,will now be introduced in the Parliament in the current session.

ITBP: At least six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed at Kadenar camp in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district Wednesday in an alleged fratricidal shootout following a dispute.

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Data Protection Bill : The Data Protection Bill got a nod from the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, paving the way for it to be tabled in the Parliament in the ongoing Winter Session. “Very important subject how data protection will be done. It is an important subject the world over. The Bill will be keeping India’s and people’s rights in mind,” said Prakash Javadekar, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, while addressing the press after a cabinet meeting which took place in the morning.

USA: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has abruptly dropped out of the 2020 United States Democratic presidential race, saying she does not have the financial resource to continue her campaign. The surprising announcement by Harris, 55, came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday. Her decision makes the California senator the most high-profile candidate to date to drop out of the race to challenge US President Donald Trump

Bharat Bond Exchange ETF: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved launch of a exchange traded fund for bonds. The fund will provide additional money for state-owned firms and other government organisations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund would be the first corporate bond ETF in the country.

Google: Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they are stepping down from the leadership role of the parent company Alphabet. Google CEO Indian-American Sundar Pichai (47), will be assuming the role of Alphabet CEO, making him one of the most powerful corporate leaders of the world.

Pakistan: The Pakistan law ministry on Wednesday notified the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan. Justice Gulzar will take charge as the country’s chief justice on December 21, a day after the retirement of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. The appointment was approved by President Arif Alvi.