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December 2018 Current Affairs

President gives assent to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.

CBI Dispute: Alok Verma resigns after PM Modi-led panel removed him as CBI Chief

Jan 11, 2019
Sacked CBI Chief, Alok Verma has announced his resignation from service. The move comes a day after a high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed him from the post.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 January 2019

Jan 10, 2019
The celebrated MC Mary Kom became the World No 1 Boxer in 45-48 kg category in the latest International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) World Rankings released on January 10, 2019.

Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

Jan 6, 2019
The Ministry of Railways has announced recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers, Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 31 December to 6 January 2019

Jan 6, 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Balkan athlete of the year 2018, first Chief Justice of Telangana HC and UNESCO withdrawal among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 31 December to 5 January 2019

Jan 5, 2019
Veteran Bollywood actor-director and scholar, Kader Khan passed away on January 1, 2019 following a prolonged illness in Toronto, Canada. He was 81. He is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya Government for failing to curb illegal mining

Jan 5, 2019
The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The green tribunal imposed Rs 100 crore fine on the state government as a deterrent and for its inaction to curb illegal mining in the north eastern state.

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar, Companies Amendment Bill

Jan 5, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment Bill) 2018 and Companies Amendment Bill 2018. The Aadhaar bill was passed to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws, which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connection.

Current Affairs in Short: 4 January 2019

Jan 4, 2019
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to January 10. The matter is listed before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul. The bench is likely to constitute a three-judge bench to look into the matter.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of December 2018

Jan 4, 2019
Jagranjosh.com brings to you December 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the SDG India Index 2018, Niti Aayog's Strategy for New India @75, RBI, Supreme Court Verdicts, State Assembly Elections 2018, UN Human Rights Prize, G20 Summit, Paris Climate Deal and ISRO Missions among others.

HRD Ministry constitutes task force to look into suicides of JNV students

Jan 4, 2019
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has constituted a task force to look into the issues of suicides of the students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. The task force will suggest ways and means to arrest the trend of suicides by students.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 January 2019

Jan 3, 2019
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 2, 2019 approved the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ for merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India.

Bill to make marital rape a crime introduced in Lok Sabha

Jan 3, 2019
A private bill titled the Women's Sexual, Reproductive and Menstrual Rights Bill 2018 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Congress MP Dr Shashi Tharoor. The bill makes marital rape a crime and gives more decisional autonomy to women in termination of pregnancy

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 January 2019

Jan 3, 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as merger of Bank of Baroda, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and withdrawal from OPEC among others.

Cabinet approves high level committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord

Jan 3, 2019
The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a high-level committee for the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord and measures envisaged in the Memorandum of Settlement, 2003 and other issues related to the Bodo community.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 3 January 2019

Jan 3, 2019
The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram scheme for the period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 with a budget outlay of Rs 1160 crore as recommended by EFC.

US, Israel withdraw from UNESCO, accusing the cultural body of 'anti-Israel bias’

Jan 3, 2019
The United States and its ally Israel officially withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the close of the year 2018. The two nations had announced their intention to quit the international organisation in October 2017, accusing it of anti-Israel bias.

Current Affairs in Short: 2 January 2019

Jan 2, 2019
Two women of menstruating age group made history on January 2, 2019 when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right.

Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Jan 2, 2019
Following the swearing-in of Bhargava, newly-appointed Information Commissioners Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner of CIC by the Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava.

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Jan 2, 2019
Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on January 1, 2019 sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Prior to this, Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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