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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 28 Dec 2019
Act excluded regions: The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 will not be applicable to tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura as included in the sixth schedule of the Constitution.
The act will not be applicable to tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura as included in the sixth schedule of the Constitution and States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur Mizoram and Nagaland that are protected by the Inner Line Permit (ILP).
Citizens of other states should possess ILP to visit the four States (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland) as per the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873
India is to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in New Delhi on the first week of March 2020.
The theme of the conference is ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for Sustainable Development’. The event is to be organized by the Ministry of Mines.
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) announced 26th Annual Crystal Awards 2020 its winners to celebrate the enduring contributions of exceptional artists to the society. The winners will be honoured in the World Economic Forum at its 50th Annual Meeting 2020 to be held on 20th January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Deepika Padukone from India was awarded for her leadership in raising mental health awareness.
On December 11, 2019, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced to launch its rover ‘MARS 2020’ in the year 2020.
The rover will land on Mars, the 4th closest planet to the sun. It is also known as the red planet. The rover is built and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, United States (US).