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December 2018 Current Affairs

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 December 2018

Dec 24, 2018
India's Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old Indian completed the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe on December 23, 2018.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 December 2018

Dec 24, 2018
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 National Consumer Day, new Indian ambassador to United States and current GST rate among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 December 2018

Dec 24, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India shortlisted six major IT companies, including TCS, Wipro and IBM India, to set up a wide-based digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) for capturing details of all borrowers and wilful defaulters.

Veteran CPI (M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away

Dec 24, 2018
Nirupam Sen, veteran CPI (M) leader, passed away on December 24 in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was 72. The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal had been on life support since the early weeks of December.

National Consumer Day 2018 observed across India

Dec 24, 2018
On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president. The enactment of the Act is considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. It was enacted with the objective of providing better protection of consumers’ interest.

India's Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian to cycle the globe

Dec 24, 2018
Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old completed the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe on December 23, 2018.

Logistics Development Committee constituted to suggest reforms for ease of doing trade

Dec 24, 2018
The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has constituted a Logistics Development Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman of EAC-PM to assess key challenges and suggest reforms in logistics development and associated commerce.

GST Council reduces GST Rates of 23 goods and services; revised rates effective from January 1, 2019

Dec 24, 2018
The GST rate on movie tickets, costing up to Rs 100, was cut to 12 percent from 18 percent, while tickets over 100 rupees will attract 18 percent tax against 28 percent. Monitors and TV screens up to 32-inches and power banks will attract 18 percent GST, as against 28 percent earlier.

Patrick Shanahan to replace James Mattis as US Defence Secretary

Dec 24, 2018
Patrick Shanahan will be taking over as the acting US Defence Secretary from January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis, who announced his resignation recently. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump through a tweet.

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile

Dec 24, 2018
The last trial was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Indian Army from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on January 2, 2018.

Defence Minister inaugurates Indian Navy's Information Fusion Centre

Dec 23, 2018
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region, which aims to engage with partner nations and multi-national maritime constructs to develop comprehensive maritime domain awareness and share information on vessels of interest.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 17 December to 23 December 2018

Dec 23, 2018
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 ‘Strategy for New India @75’, States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 and WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 17 December to 22 December 2018

Dec 22, 2018
The Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 which is aimed at prohibiting commercial surrogacy and unethical practices relating to it. The bill permits surrogacy only for couples who cannot conceive a child. Also, the surrogate mother has to be a ‘close relative’ of the intending couple.

Government authorises 10 central agencies to monitor any computer

Dec 22, 2018
The Union Government has authorised ten central intelligence, security and tax agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in any computer system. The move has set off a political storm with the opposition accusing the government of trying to create a surveillance state.

‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ field-level awareness campaign launched in three states

Dec 22, 2018
A three-state field-level campaign on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) will be organised by the Union Government from the first week of January 2019. As a part of the campaign, over 900 cultural programmes across various districts of Maharashtra, 100 programmes in Goa and 30 programmes in UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli would be held.

India, Japan sign Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements on Japan’s assistance Loan to India

Dec 22, 2018
The Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards Sustainable Development Goals in India aims to contribute to promotion of SDGs in India especially in social development by supporting the efforts by the Union Government to strengthen policy framework.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 December 2018

Dec 21, 2018
21 December 2018: 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 the topics like States’ Start-up Ranking 2018, SDG India Index 2018 and head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 December 2018

Dec 21, 2018
The NITI Aayog on December 21, 2018 released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2018, documenting the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories (UTs) towards implementation of the 2030 SDG targets.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 December 2018

Dec 21, 2018
External Affair Minister Sushma and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi co-chaired the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in New Delhi on December 21, 2018.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns, cites differences with Trump

Dec 21, 2018
Jim Mattis, the Defence Secretary of the United States abruptly announced his resignation on December 20, 2018, citing policy differences with President Donald Trump as the main reason behind the move. Mattis would be retiring at the end of February 2019.

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