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19th December 2023 Daily Current Affairs

National & International Appointments

1. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi wins third term as president of Egypt

  • Egypt’s election authority announced that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has secured a third six-year term leading the North African nation.
  • Sisi won another term with 89.6 percent of the vote, the National Elections Authority said.
  • Over 39 million Egyptians voted for the former army chief, who has ruled the nation for over a decade.
  • This will be Sisi’s final term in office as the Egyptian constitution only allows a president to sit for three terms.

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 Important Dates

2. Goa Liberation Day 2023:19th December

  • Goa Liberation Day is very important as it marks the official liberation and integration of Goa into the Indian Union in 1961.
  • On this unique day, there is a sense of pride and independence in the air as the golden sun rises over the beautiful state of Goa.
  • Liberation Day in Goa is a historic event that resonates with resilience and freedom.

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Sports

3. Bangladesh Clinches First U-19 Asia Cup 2023, Beating UAE

  • Bangladesh crushed UAE by 195 runs to win the Under-19 Asia Cup in Dubai on December 17.
  • Opening the batting, Ashiqur smashed 12 fours and one six in his knock of 129 (149 balls) as Bangladesh posted 282/8 after hosts UAE opted to field.
  • In reply, UAE surrendered meekly to fold up for 87 in 24.5 overs as Bangladesh clinched the eight-nation tournament with five wins from as many games.

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Sports

4. Haryana Won 2023-24 Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • Haryana won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 title for the first time by defeating Rajasthan by 30 runs.
  • Haryana’s Sumit Kumar was chosen player of the match in the final match.
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy is known as Ranji One Day Trophy.
  • The most runs in the tournament have been scored by Arsalan Khan (508) of the Chandigarh team while the most wickets have been taken by Varun Chakraborty (19) of the Tamil Nadu team.

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Arts & Culture

5. Khelo India Games to be Held in Tamil Nadu

  • Khelo India Games will be held in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy) from 19 to 31 January, 2024.
  • More than 5,500 sports persons and over 1,600 coaches are expected to participate in the event.
  • More than 1000 referees and 1200 volunteers will be part of the sporting event in which 27 types of sport will be played.
  • For the first time, squash will be included in Khelo India games.

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18th December 2023 Daily Current Affairs 

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