Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 December 2019
All the Members of Parliament (MPs) unanimously decided to give up the subsidy on the food they used to avail of at the canteen of Parliament.
All the Members of Parliament (MPs) unanimously decided to give up the subsidy on the food they used to avail of at the canteen of Parliament. The move is expected to save around Rs 15 crore annually. From now onwards, the MPs will get food at normal rates in the Parliament. The decision came on the recommendation of the Business Advisory Committee.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has now been appointed as the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. His appointment came after the resignations of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. While Larry Page resigned as the CEO of Alphabet, Brin resigned as the President. However, Page and Brin will continue as the Board of Directors.
Union Cabinet approves the introduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Parliament. The Bill provides Indian citizenship to minorities from three countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. These minorities are Hindu, Jain, Christian, Sikhs, Buddhist and Parsi.
Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated four developmental projects through video conferencing in the Maldives. These projects are - Launch of RuPay card in the Maldives, Fish Processing plants, Fast Interceptor Craft to the Maldives and Lighting up of Male with LED lights.
India was the 5th most affected country due to climate change in 2018, as per the Global Climate Risk Index 2020. India was severely affected during the monsoon season, particularly Kerala which saw the worst floods in 2018. The five most climate-affected countries are Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Madagascar and India. One of the major causes of damage in 2018 was the heatwave.