Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 December 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently instructed the paramilitary personnel to wear Khadi uniforms.
The Armies of India and China conduct the joint military exercise ‘Hand in Hand 2019’ at Umroi Cantonment, Meghalaya. The exercise began on December 7 and will continue till December 20, 2019. Around 130 soldiers of the Tibet Military Command took part in the joint exercise on behalf of China and the equal number of Indian soldiers participated. The exercise aims to promote cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently instructed the paramilitary personnel to wear Khadi uniforms. The heads of paramilitary forces were asked to allow the use of Make-in-India products like Khadi in the making of the uniforms. Once made ready, over 10 lakh soldiers would wear the Khadi uniforms. These soldiers would be from the Assam Rifles, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian citizenship to the minority communities from three countries - Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The communities that will be granted the citizenship are Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Buddhist and Parsi. The passage of this bill created a ruckus in the parliament among opposition parties, which called it “an anti-minority bill”.
Human Rights Day 2019 was celebrated across the globe on December 10 with an aim to empower the basic human rights to live with liberty and equality. The theme of Human Rights Day 2019 is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’.
Sanna Marin is set to be appointed as the Prime Minister of Finland. Upon her appointment, Marin would be the youngest-ever prime minister in the world and the third female head of a government in Finland.