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Current Affairs in Short: 13 December 2018

3 hrs ago
The Supreme Court stayed the Meghalaya High Court order that had directed commercial airlines like Indigo and Spicejet to immediately begin flight operations from Umroi airport in the northeast state.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 December 2018

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The Supreme Court on December 12, 2018 extended the deadline for the submission of claims and objections by individuals excluded from the first draft of the Assam National Register of Citizens to December 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date for submission was December 15.

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of External Auditors

4 hrs ago
The United Nations Panel of External Auditors is a unique forum for the exchange of information and methodologies to further develop and improve the value and quality of the external assurance process.

K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM

7 hrs ago
TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a massive win in the Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections 2018, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state for a second straight term on December 13.

Zoramthanga to be sworn in as Mizoram CM

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Mizo National Front President Zoramthanga would be sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram on December 15, 2018 at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. He had earlier served as the state’s chief minister for two consecutive terms from 1998 to 2008.

Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as 25th Governor of Reserve Bank of India

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Das joins the RBI at a time when Indian Economy is facing major challenge of constant depreciation of domestic currency ‘Rupee’. The rupee ended 53 paise lower, at Rs 71.87 against the US dollar on December 11, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 December 2018

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The Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly Elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trailed behind with 73 seats and others fetched 27 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) showcased an impressive run by winning six seats, and Hanuman Beniwal-led Rashtriya Loktantrik Party won three seats.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 December 2018

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The Manipur Government has honoured AIBA World Women Boxing Gold medallist MC Mary Kom with the title "Meethoileima" at a function in Imphal. Kom was adorned with attires particularly worn by a queen of Manipur as a mark of ‘highest woman’ of the state while conferring the title.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 December 2018

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The Supreme Court directed that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed. The bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to reveal the identity of victims of rape and sexual assault even in a remote manner.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 December 2018

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The counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 began on December 11, 2018, with the Congress currently racing ahead with 105 seats, while the BJP following it with 80 seats and BSP lagging behind with just 3 seats in hand.

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

3 days ago
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

3 days ago
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 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

3 days ago
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.

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

3 days ago
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.

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

Dec 8, 2018
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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 December 2018

Dec 7, 2018
The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the pleas filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma and NGO Common Cause, challenging the decision of the Central Government to remove Verma as the CBI chief.

Current Affairs in Short: 7 December 2018

Dec 7, 2018
India, with 18 percent of the world’s population, has a disproportionately 26 percent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. One in eight deaths in India was attributed to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a leading risk factor for death.

Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran elected to UN's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Dec 7, 2018
In November 2018, India nominated Saran for the Asia Pacific seat on the Council. Her nomination was circulated to UN members by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on November 23, paving the way for election.

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