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December 2018 Current Affairs

IEA report: Coal power generation in India likely to rise

Dec 19, 2017
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in a report said that due to the growing fleet of coal power plants and strong power demand, India's coal-fired power generation will continue to rise. Coal-fired power generation in India may grow at nearly 4% per year through 2022, and import of thermal coal is likely to decrease in the light of the diverse initiatives being taken by the government of India to reduce coal imports.

BJP wins Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017

Dec 19, 2017
The counting of votes for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began at 42 centres on 18 December 2017 for all 68 assembly seats. The counting was supervised by 68 returning officers, one in every constituency. The first win was declared in Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti for Congress candidate Anirudh Singh. He won by a margin of 9397 votes against BJP's Vijay Jyoti.

BJP wins clear majority in Gujarat for sixth straight term

Dec 19, 2017
After an initial few hours of nail-biting suspense, the verdict for Gujarat is clear- the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has secured its sixth-straight term in the state. Though the victory was predicted, what was not expected was the huge turnaround for Congress.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 December 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Out of the total 182 seats, BJP won 99 seats in Gujarat, seven more than the mark of absolute majority, while the Congress won 77 seats. Besides this, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won one seat, Bharatiya Tribal Party won 2 seats and three independent candidates also won the people’s mandate.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
The Management of Patients with Terminal Illness- Withdrawal of Medical Life Support Bill states that hospitals will be required to set up approval committees for considering cases of Passive Euthanasia. Passive Euthanasia means the withdrawal of medical treatment and life support system of a terminally-ill patient.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day:18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
18 December 2017: The one liner of 14 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017, Commonwealth Wrestling Championships and military exercise ‘EKUVERIN 2017’ among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
18 December 2017: 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 Gabon declared polio free, National Ayush Mission and Vijay Diwas among others.

Distorting facts in Passive Euthanasia cases may attract jail term: Passive Euthanasia Bill

Dec 18, 2017
The Bill states that all super-speciality hospitals should have approval committees on passive euthanasia. It also states that any distortion of facts before approval committees may lead to imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in jail and a fine of Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
18 December 2017: 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 like NAM scheme, Vijay Diwas and BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017 among others.

Union Cabinet approves agreement with UNESCO for establishing ITCOocean Centre

Dec 18, 2017
Establishing ITCOocean as a Category-2 Centre with UNESCO recognition will provide an opportunity for India to emerge as a leader in the Indian Ocean forging cooperation among South Asian and African countries.

PV Sindhu loses to Japan’s Yamaguchi in Dubai World Superseries final

Dec 18, 2017
India’s ace shuttler, P V Sindhu had to settle for the silver medal at the BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017 in Dubai, UAE after she went down fighting against Japan’s top-seeded Akane Yamaguchi. This is the third major event in the last two years where Sindhu has had to settle for silver.

Morning Current Affairs Quiz: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
18 December 2017: Morning Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like UNESCO'S International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, official emblem of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and EKUVERIN 2017 among others.

International Migrants Day 2017 observed globally

Dec 18, 2017
The total number of international migrants has increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million in 2015. Nearly two thirds of all international migrants, that is 76 million people, live in Europe or Asia.

Counting of votes for assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh begins

Dec 18, 2017
The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is the ruling party in Gujarat, is seeking a sixth straight term, the Indian National Congress (INC) under its new leadership is aiming to stage a comeback after serving as the opposition for nearly two decades.

Morning Current Affairs: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017
The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. The results will be announced by the end of the day. In total, 182 seats in Gujarat and 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh are up for elections. The results of these elections are expected to have an effect on the 2019 parliamentary elections as well.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 11 December to 17 December 2017

Dec 17, 2017
11 December to 17 December 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including India’s first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine, new President of IOA and 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award among others.

Cabinet approves North-East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

Dec 17, 2017
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of a new Central Sector Scheme - 'North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme’ (NESIDS) from 2017-18.

Cabinet approves continuation of centrally sponsored NAM scheme

Dec 17, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Ayush Mission (NAM) from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020. The government has set aside funds worth Rs 2400 crore for the project over the 3 year period.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 11 December to 16 December 2017

Dec 16, 2017
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 11 December and 16 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include India’s first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine, new President of IOA and 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award among others.

Union Cabinet approves bill criminalising instant Triple Talaq

Dec 16, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 that seeks to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims. The bill is aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the Muslim community.
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