1. Andhadhun won the National film Award in the ‘Best Hindi Film’ category at the 66th National Film Awards.
2. Aditya Dhar won the National Film Award for ‘Best Direction’ for his movie, Uri: The Surgical Strike.
3. Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) is not a part of the pre-poll opposition alliance formed for the Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019. The pre-poll opposition alliance comprises the Indian National Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.
4. The government of Ecuador has recently declared emergency in Galapagos Islands after fuel spilled in the Galapagos Islands. A barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank in the region recently. The Galapagos Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to the most fragile ecosystems on the earth.
5. M S Dhoni, two-time world-cup winning former Indian captain completed 15 years in international cricket on December 23, 2019. Dhoni had made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh. He has played in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is.
6. South African all-rounder Vernon Philander has announced his retirement plan after England test-series. The cricketer has played 97 matches in all three formats of cricket. He has scores 1784 runs and picked up 261 wickets.
7. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has appointed Manuel Marrero Cruz as the new Prime Minister of the nation. Cruz earlier served as the tourism minister of the nation. The post of Prime Minister was abolished in Cuba in 1976 by Fidel Castro and was restored in 2019.
8. Every Year India celebrates National Farmers Day on December 23 to mark birth anniversary of Former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh. This day honors Chaudhary Charan Singh’s efforts for farmers. He was also known as the ‘Farmers’ Leader’.
9. Every year, National Mathematics Day is observed on December 22 in India. This day is observed in memory of the great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan. Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode Nagar, Madras.
10. Indian American Sethuraman Panchanathan was recently appointed as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of America. US President Donald Trump has recently approved his assignment. The US government body National Science Foundation (NSF) assists research in all non-medical fields, including science and engineering.