Lok sabha nod for Bill extending SC/ ST quota in state legislatures
- 126th bill, 2019
- passed on 10th December
- It continues the reservation of seats for the SC/ST for next 10 years (Jan 25, 2030)
- The bill does not extend the reservation to Anglo Indian.
Climate Change Performance Index
- It was presented on Tuesday at the COP25 Climate Summit
- It measures emissions, renewable energy share, climate policies of 57 countries and European Union.
- Bottom - Australia
- India has ranked among the top 10 for the 1st time.
ISRO'S Sixth Mission of 2019
- Isro to launch the PSLV - C48 today
- It wil carry India's latest spy satellite RISAT - 2BRI
- Nine customer satellites - 6 from U.S, 1 each from Israel, Italy, Japan
- This 628 kg satellite is meant for applications in fields like agriculture, forestry, disaster management support
- This is ISRO's 50th flight of PSLV and 75th vehicle mission from Sriharikota.