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Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 December 2019

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 December 2019

RISAT-2BR1 will boost India’s space-based surveillance capabilities.

Dec 11, 2019 18:40 IST

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RISAT-2BR1 Launch: All you need to know!
RISAT-2BR1, the second satellite in the RISAT-2B series, was launched by ISRO aboard PSLV-C48. The earth observation satellite will boost India’s space-based surveillance capabilities. India now joins the elite group of countries that have the capability of garnering advance intelligence support from outer space.

Lok Sabha passes bill to extend SC-ST reservation quota in Lok Sabha, state assemblies
The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill, which proposes to extend the reservation quota for the ST-SC community in legislatures for another 10 years, has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill does not include extension in the reservation quota of the Anglo-Indians.

Arms Amendment Bill 2019: Everything you need to know!
The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, proposing life imprisonment as punishment for possessing or manufacturing illegal arms, has been passed by the Parliament. The bill makes celebratory gunfire also punishable with jail term and fine.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha today, already passed by Lok Sabha
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 was tabled today in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was approved with 311 votes in the Lok Sabha. The bill is facing resistance from the opposition, who argue that it would result in discrimination and has decided to vehemently oppose it.

Paramilitary Forces to use Khadi in Uniforms
The paramilitary forces including the CRPF, BSF, CISF and the NSG will now have to wear Khadi uniforms. This would almost double the business of the Khadi industry in India. It is expected to boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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