Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 December 2019
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has filed for review of the Supreme Court's landmark judgement on Ayodhya dispute.
Review petition filed against SC’s Ayodhya verdict
The Muslim body, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, has filed for review of the Supreme Court's landmark judgement on Ayodhya dispute. The Muslim body argued against the top court’s decision to give the entire disputed land to the Hindu parties. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind observed that none of the Muslim parties had prayed for alternate land.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Observed
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was observed on December 2, 2019. The day aims to spread awareness regarding ending human trafficking and the exploitation of humans. Millions of people are affected by modern-day slavery.
Haj 2020: India becomes first country to make entire Haj process digital
India has become the first nation in the world to digitize the Haj process. The digital system will include various services such as haj mobile app, e-visa, e-messiah health facility and stay information. The Indian government has linked all Haj Group organizers to the digital system.
Jnanpith Award 2019: Malayalam poet Akkitham bags 55th Jnanpith Award
Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboodri has been named for the Jnanpith Award for literature. The award comprises Rs 11 lakh, a statue of Vagdevi, a citation and a memento. Akkitham is a popular poet, who has also written plays and novels.
Soma Roy Burman appointed as 24th Controller General of Accounts
Soma Roy Burman has taken charge as the 24th Controller General of Accounts. She is the seventh woman to hold the post. Burman has helmed several important positions in different Union Ministries in her three-decade-long career.