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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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 December 2018

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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

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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

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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.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 7 December 2018

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan. The MoC will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between India and Japan in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity and mutual benefits.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of November 2018

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Jagranjosh.com brings to you August 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the constitutional validity of death penalty, hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), Maharatna, Navratna, and Miniratna statuses, closure of the Sterlite copper plant, Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor, North Sentinel Island, 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Open Defecation in India, CBI-Alok Verma Dispute, 33rd ASEAN Summit, G20 Summit 2018, Delhi's Signature Bridge, appointment of Supreme Court judges, and Assam NRC among others.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 announced in 24 languages

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Mushtaq Ahmad, an Indian Information Service officer, is presently posted as Head of the Regional News Unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar. AAKH, a collection of eighteen short stories, was published in 2012 and had earlier bagged the best book award in Kashmiri at the state level from State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the year 2014.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 December 2018

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on October 5, 2018 released its Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19. After assessing the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the economy, the six members Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 percent.

Current Affairs in Short: 6 December 2018

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The members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil-producing countries are scheduled to meet in Vienna to discuss ways to manage the oil output, supply glut and demand slowdown.

World Soil Day observed globally with theme 'Be the Solution to Soil Pollution'

Dec 5, 2018
The World Soil Day was observed across the world on December 5, 2018. The day is observed annually to highlight the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

Current Affairs in Short: 5 December 2018

Dec 5, 2018
The United States re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the new move another step forward in formalising US diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 December 2018

Dec 5, 2018
Gautam Gambhir, the most complete batsmen who opened well in all three forms of the game – Test matches, ODIs and T20s has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The cricketer had played an instrumental role in India's successful campaigns in the 2011 World Cup and the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

SpaceX launches 64 satellites aboard reusable rocket

Dec 4, 2018
Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, setting a new US record. The mission was one of the company’s largest and most complex and intricate endeavours.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 December 2018

Dec 4, 2018
The Supreme Court on December 4, 2018 directed the High Courts of Bihar and Kerala to prioritise trials of criminal cases against former and present Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) involving offences punishable with life imprisonment.

Current Affairs in Short: 4 December 2018

Dec 4, 2018
Croatian Captain and midfielder Luka Modric, who had led Croatia to its maiden Cup final before they lost to France in the summit clash, has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or. With the win, the 33-year old has become the first player other than Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Argentina’s Lionel Messi to claim the award in more than a decade.

47th Navy Day observed across India

Dec 4, 2018
The Navy day is celebrated every year to commemorate the success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Under Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi and ravaged the Karachi harbour fuel fields, killing over 500 Pakistani Navy personnel.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 December 2018

Dec 3, 2018
The Union Government’s Civil Aviation Regulations to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems popularly referred to as drones came into effect on December 1, 2018. With the announcement, while nano drones can start flying in the country with immediate effect.

Current Affairs in Short: 3 December 2018

Dec 3, 2018
Qatar decided to withdraw its membership from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019. The announcement was made by Qatar’s Energy Minister, Saad al-Kaabi at a press conference in Doha.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed globally

Dec 3, 2018
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed globally on December 3, 2018 with the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

IAF, US air force conduct joint exercise 'Ex Cope India 2018'

Dec 3, 2018
The fourth edition of the series of bilateral joint exercise, Ex Cope India-18, has begun between the air forces of the United States and India in West Bengal, India. The exercise focuses on enhancing mutual cooperation between the US and India and building on the existing capabilities, aircrew tactics and force employment.

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