Here are the most important current affairs for December 29, 2023. These headlines are important for your UPSC Civil Services and other competitive exams.

Current Affairs

29 Dec 2023

In a historic move, Guyana and Venezuela peacefully settle their long-standing conflict over the Essequibo region, averting potential military tensions.


Ambiguous rules on carry bags in India come to light as Lifestyle, a clothing brand, receives a hefty Rs 9,000 penalty for charging customers.


India's PM-KISAN program experienced a positive turnaround with the re-enrollment of 34 lakh farmers after a notable 20% drop.


Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal introduces a comprehensive handbook to enhance overseas shipments for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the e-commerce sector.


India's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND) takes a firm stance by issuing legal notices to nine offshore cryptocurrency platforms violating domestic regulations.


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) releases detailed guidelines to bring clarity on Section 194-O of the Income Tax Act, mandating a 1% Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) by e-commerce companies.


Researchers identify a previously confused iguana species in southern China and Vietnam, distinct from its close relative, marking a significant discovery.


Former European Commission President Jacques Delors passed away at the age of 98, leaving behind a legacy of leadership and service.


India's banking sector continues its positive trajectory, showing a decline in bad loans, profitable growth, and maintaining strong capital buffers.


Scientists achieve a milestone by successfully sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the Brahmanakenda fish, found exclusively in Kerala's Periyar Tiger Reserve.


The Indian government approves significant initiatives, including the construction of a new Ganga river bridge in Bihar and raising minimum support prices for copra.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the new Ayodhya Dham railway station on December 30th, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development.


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