Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 December 2019
The Supreme Court dismissed all the review petitions against the Ayodhya dispute.
Indian and Russian Army began the bilateral military exercise “INDRA 2019” at Babina (near Jhansi). The exercise is being held under the directive of the United Nations (UN). INDRA 2019 exercise aims to combat terrorism and insurgency. The exercise will conclude on December 19, 2019.
British PM Boris Johnson won a clear majority in the UK elections 2019, clearing Britain’s path to exit the European Union in January 2020. One of the key campaign promises of PM Boris Johnson was Brexit. Johnson contested from the Conservative party of Britain. The Conservatives won 364 seats. A party needs a minimum 326 seats to win elections in the United Kingdom.
The Supreme Court dismissed all the review petitions against the Ayodhya dispute. The five-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices SA Nazeer, D Y Chandrachud, Sanjeev Khanna and Ashok Bhushan considered only those petitions that were filed by parties which filed lawsuits in the famous Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.
With President Ram Nath Kovind signing the Citizen Amendment Bill 2019, the legislation now becomes an Act. However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah made it clear that the Bill is not applicable to North-eastern states like Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, 70% of Tripura and almost entire Meghalaya because of the Inner Line Permit. President recently extended the Inner Line Permit to Manipur as well.
The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. The bill seeks to set up an authority to regulate the financial services market in India.