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December 2018 Current Affairs

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: TRS looking to sweep with 87 seats

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K Chandrashekar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi is currently surging ahead massively in Telagangana Assembly Elections results 2018 with a lead in 87 seats. The KCR-led party has crossed the halfway mark, while the Congress-led Prajakutami is trailing well behind at the second position with 24 seats.

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress racing ahead with over 100 seats

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Rajasthan had gone for polling in a single phase election on December 7, 2018 for 199 out of total 200 seats. The election in Alwar’s Ramgarh seat was postponed due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh and the polling will take place later.

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Congress leading with 53 seats

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Early trends showing the Congress leading with 53 seats, followed by BJP with 26 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and others with 9 seats. Chief minister Raman Singh, who is seeking a fourth term in the state, was leading in his Rajnandgaon constituency.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: Neck to neck battle between Congress and BJP

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The Congress is currently leading in Madhya Pradesh with 116 seats, which is a good lead over the Bharatiya Janta Party, which is leading in 99 seats. While the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading in 7 seats, others are leading in 11 seats.

India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile

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The missile has been designed to hit the designated target point accurately, guided by the on-board computer with the support of a Ring Laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System, the Micro Inertial Navigation System, fully-digital control system and advanced compact avionics.

Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor: How Indian Economy fared under Urjit Patel?

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With his resignation, Patel became the first RBI governor since 1990 to resign before the completion of the term. Patel’s three-year term was scheduled to end in September 2019.

UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya

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The UK court has ordered the extradition of Indian businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya from Britain to India to face charges of fraud filed against him. The decision follows a nine-month-long trial on an extradition warrant, which began with Mallya’s arrest in April 2017 and ended in September.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 10 December 2018

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10 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 Human Rights Day, International Year of Millets and Upendra Kushwaha resigned among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 December 2018

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Urjit Patel on December 10, 2018 resigned as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with immediate effect, citing personal reasons. Urjit R Patel was appointed as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 20, 2016 and took charge on September 4, 2016 for tenure of three years. He succeeded Raghuram Rajan.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2018

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Member of Parliament and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers on December 9, 2018. The move comes just a day ahead of the start of the Winter Session, triggering a realignment of political equations in Bihar.

Human Rights Day 2018 observed across the world

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This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is essentially entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, national or social origin, property, or birth.

Tamil Nadu launches toll-free helpline ‘181’ for domestic violence victims

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The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment. The initiative was launched by the state’s Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The helpline initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs 62.70 lakh.

SEBI to relax listing norms for start-ups; renames ITP as ‘Innovators Growth Platform’

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Earlier, the capital market regulator on June 12, 2018 constituted a Group to review Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) Framework to make stock market listing attractive for startups.

First International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ held in Mohali

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The first International Conference on Sustainable Water Management began on December 10 at the Indian School of Business in Mohali, Punjab. The theme of the conference deals with promoting integrated and sustainable development and management of Water Resources.

UAE to double women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent

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The United Arab Emirates has, in a landmark decision, decided to increase the representation of Emirati women in the Federal National Council to 50 per cent from the coming Parliamentary term. The move will enable the UAE women to achieve, what has been achieved by their counterparts globally in decades, in a record time.

FAO Council approves India’s proposal to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

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Millets are highly nutritious and useful in various lifestyle diseases, enhance resilience and risk management in face of climate change especially for small and marginal farmers. Millets consists of Jowar, Bajra, Ragi and minor millets, together termed as nutri-cereals.

Government notifies four commonly used medical devices as drugs

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The Union Government has notified four commonly used medical devices including nebulisers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Till recently, only 23 medical devices were monitored for quality by the nation's drug regulator.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 3 December to 9 December 2018

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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 ‘PEETHA’ initiative, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 and 24th meeting of Conference of Parties among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 3 December to 8 December 2018

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The Supreme Court has approved the Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed the Central and State Governments to enforce the same in letter and spirit. The scheme will become ‘law’ under Article 141/142 of the Constitution till the enactment of parliamentary and state legislations on the subject.

NITI Aayog launches Global Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence

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NITI Aayog in partnership with Perlin, a Singapore-based AI start up, has launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to further expand the idea of ‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’ articulated in the National AI Strategy.

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