Current Affairs 2019, Daily Gk updates 2019 : 1st & 2nd December Daily Current Affairs 2019

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National (Current Affairs)

Hallmarking to be mandatory for gold jewellery from 2021

Hallmarking to be mandatory for gold jewellery from 2021

  • Hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country from January 15, 2021 to ensure purity of the precious metal.
  • A notification in this regard will be issued on January 15 next year and the decision will come into effect after a year, making it compulsory for all the jewellers to register with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and sell only hallmarked gold jewellery and artefacts.

Konark Festival & International Sand Art Festival 2019 From 1st – 5th Dec

Konark Festival & International Sand Art Festival 2019 From 1st – 5th Dec

  • Odisha’s prime coastal tourism hub of Konark will once again witness a global confluence of arts through the twin annual events of the Konark Festival of classical dance performances with the grand Sun Temple in the backdrop and the International Sand Art Festival.
  • The 30th edition of the Konark Festival being organised by Odisha Tourism will be held at the Open Air Auditorium with the magnificent Konark Sun Temple from 1st – 5th December 2019.

Note: About Odisha

Capital: Bhubaneswar

Governor: Ganeshi Lal

Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

International (Current Affairs)

Saudi Arabia Takes over G20 Presidency from Japan

Saudi Arabia Takes over G20 Presidency from Japan

  • Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation on December 1st to take over the G20 presidency, stepping onto the world stage.
  • Saudi Arabia is taking over the G20 presidency from Japan and will host world leaders for a global summit in its capital Riyadh November 21st and 22nd

Note: About Saudi Arabia

King: Salman of Saudi Arabia

Capital: Riyadh

Currency: Saudi riyal

Banking and Financial

GST revenue collection crosses Rs 1 lakh crore in November

GST revenue collection crosses Rs 1 lakh crore in November

  • GST revenue collection crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark after a gap of three months in November with the revenue growing by 6 per cent to Rs 1.03 lakh crore in the month.
  • The GST collection was Rs 95,380 crore in October while it was Rs 97,637 crore November 2018.

Appointment

Soma Roy Burman appointed new Controller General of Accounts

Soma Roy Burman appointed new Controller General of Accounts

  • The government has appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service Officer, as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
  • “The government appointed Burman, as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) with effect from December 1, 2019. Burman served as the Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of CGA, handling the critical areas of accounting rules, policy and reforms, financial reporting, data analytics, cash and budget management.

Masatsugu Asakawa elected as ADB President

Masatsugu Asakawa elected as ADB President

  • Masatsugu Asakawa has been unanimously elected as President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its board of governors.
  • He will assume office as ADB’s 10th President on January 17, 2020. Asakawa will finish the unexpired term of Nakao which ends on November 23, 2021.

Note: About ADB

Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

Founded: 19 December 1966

Membership: 68 countries

Defence

India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise to begin in Pune from December 1

India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise to begin in Pune from December 1

  • The seventh edition of the India – Sri Lanka joint training exercise, Mitra Shakti 2019, will be conducted at the Foreign Training Node (FTN) in Pune from December 1 to 14.
  • Aims: This joint training exercise is to build and promote positive relations between Indian and Sri Lankan armies. The exercise will focus on sub-unit level training for counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in urban and rural environment under the United Nations mandate.

Sports

Lewis Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to end the season in which he won a sixth world drivers’ title on a high.
  • In a soporific race, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took a comfortable second after Ferrari slipped backwards.

Karnataka won Syed Mushtaq Ali title

Karnataka won Syed Mushtaq Ali title

  • Tamil Nadu can only pick up another run of the last ball as Karnataka the defending champions retain the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in 2019/20. It was a thriller of a final that went down to the last delivery before Karnataka won by 1 run. 

India defeated Pakistan in Davis Cup tie for 2020

India defeated Pakistan in Davis Cup tie for 2020

  • The tie match between India and Pakistan for the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF’s) Davis cup 2020, was held at the National Tennis Center, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from November 29-30,2019.  India defeated Pakistan in the tie match.

13th South Asian Games formally begins in Kathmandu

13th South Asian Games formally begins in Kathmandu

  • 13th South Asian Games have formally begun in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  • President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari declared games open in a glittering ceremony at Dasaratha Rangshala in Kathmandu. Over 2700 athletes from seven South Asian Countries participated in the march past.

Important Day

1st December: World AIDS Day 2019

1st December: World AIDS Day 2019

  • December 1 is celebrated as World AIDS Day every year all over the world. The main motto behind celebrating the day is to raise public awareness about AIDS.
  • World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. And each year, different organisations across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavour to increase HIV awareness and knowledge.

Theme 2019: “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”

2nd December: World Computer Literacy Day

2nd December: World Computer Literacy Day

  • World Computer Literacy Day has been celebrated annually on December 2nd of every year. The world operates on the computer and digital gadgets. They have become an essential thing in everyday life shortly. World Computer Literacy Day is observed to promote the awareness about the computer and electronic devices.

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