Daily Current Affairs: 17 December 2019

1.India –America 2+2 ministerial level dialogue in Washington DC on 18 December. Agenda is to discuss strategic issues, on issue of citizenship law.

2.About 850 Indian Peace keepers serving in South Sudan have been awarded the prestigious UN (United Nations) medal.  These peace keepers deployed under the UN Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS)

3.Global Gender Gap Index-2020 report published by World Economic Forum. According to this report India has Ranked 112 out of 153 Countries.

#Top in Rank is Iceland (Continuous 11 times)
#Last Rank: Yemen (153)

4.A move by china to get the Kashmir Issue on the agenda for consultations in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been thwarted by US & France.

5.Chung Sye-Kyu Known as ‘Mr. Smile’ appointed as South Korean Prime Minister

6.China Launched its second aircraft carrier from a key base in South China Sea(SCS)

7.International Migrant Day is observed on 18 December. Total no. of Migrants In World till 2020 is 27 Crore.

8.The Anarchy: The Relentless rise of the East India Company book is written by William Darlymple(Historian)

9.Dr. Shri Ram Lagu died: he was an actor, who acted in 100 Hindi and Marathi films.

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