🔰Current Affairs Bilingual - 20 December, 2019🔰
1- India, US signed industrial security agreement for transfer of defence technology.
2- The Goods and Services Tax or GST Council has fixed a uniform tax rate of 28 per cent on both state-run and private lottery. It also decided to rationalise the GST rate on woven and non-woven bags to 18 per cent.
3- The Government has announced 436 crore rupees outlay for skilling four lakh professionals in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity areas over the next three years.
4- Budget carrier IndiGo has become the first domestic carrier to operate 1,500 flights per day.
5- India opener Smriti Mandhana was named in both the International Cricket Council's ODI and T20 teams of the year, capping off a memorable season.
6- The European Parliament awarded its 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to outspoken Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who is in prison in China and was unable to attend the ceremony.
7- India's left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to take two hat-tricks in ODIs.
8- Legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis was appointed as South Africa's batting consultant for the entire duration of their home summer.