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Daily News Digest:09 December 2019

International Anti-Corruption Day

Every year December 9th is observed as the International Anti-Corruption day since the year 2005. The theme of the day is ‘united against corruption.’ The global campaign "United Against Corruption" focuses on corruption as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the Miss Universe 2019

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi has bagged this year's Miss Universe crown. Zozibini and Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson were the top two contestants for the Miss Universe title. Miss Mexico is the second-runner up. Catriona Gray who was Miss Universe 2018 crowned Zozibini Tunzi at the event held in Atlanta on 8th December 2019.

The Delhi government launched a booklet on the life and teachings of Dr BR Ambedkar for students

The Delhi government has launched a booklet on the life and teachings of Dr BR Ambedkar for students of class 6-8 in government schools. The booklet was launched on Ambedkar's 63rd death anniversary.

Siu-Ka-Pha Award

The Siu-Ka-Pha Award was presented to noted Botanist, educationist, and folklore researcher Dr Padmeswar Gogoi. This was presented at a programme held at Siu-Ka-Pha Samannay Kshetra in Golaghat. The award recognised his effort and contribution in the field of science and botany.

Army Forces Flag Day

Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on 7th December every year in India, with an objective to collect funds from people for the betterment of the Armed Forces staff by selling Indian flags, batches, stickers and other items. This day honours our soldiers, sailors and airmen of India.

Arms sales rose by 5% throughout the world in 2018

Worldwide arms sales rose by nearly five per cent in the year 2018. According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the market that is dominated by the United States. The turnover of the top 100 biggest arms manufacturers came to $ 420 billion. US manufacturers alone accounted for 59 per cent of the market, or a turnover of 246 billion dollars, up 7.2 per cent on the previous year.

National Energy Conservation Week is from December 14 to December 20

The State government is organising awareness programmes on Energy Efficiency (EE) and energy conservation as part of the National Energy Conservation Week (NECW) 2019 that begins on December 14.

Finland picks the youngest-ever Prime Minister

Finland's Social Democrats, who lead a five-party coalition government, have picked 34-year-old Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin to become the country's youngest-ever prime minister next week, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne. 

ISRO to launch RISAT

ISRO is to launch the RISAT – 2BR1 using the PSLV – C48, which is the 50th mission of PSLV, from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite), built by ISRO, is a series of RADAR imaging reconnaissance satellites by India which provides all-weather surveillance using Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) and is the first of the kind by ISRO.

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