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December 2018 Current Affairs

Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Jan 2, 2019
Following the swearing-in of Bhargava, newly-appointed Information Commissioners Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner of CIC by the Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava.

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Jan 2, 2019
Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on January 1, 2019 sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Prior to this, Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

ISRO launches Samwad with students to engage them on space science activities

Jan 2, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1, 2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach programme. The new conversation mission aims to inspire students cutting across schools and colleges.

Smriti Mandhana named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year

Dec 31, 2018
Smriti Mandhana has been named as Best player of the year, ODI Player of the Year and included in ICC Women's Team of the Year 2018. The cricketer had played a crucial role in India’s semi-final appearance at the ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 2018
Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away on December 30, 2018 in Kolkata, West Bengal after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments. The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was known primarily for paving the way for the reign of parallel cinema in the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 2018
The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has announced that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana loan subsidy for middle-income group has been extended till March 31, 2020. About one lakh beneficiaries have taken benefit of the scheme so far.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 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 Bangladesh national elections 2018, India’s second Biennial Update Report and Balkan athlete of the year 2018 among others.

India submits Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity

Dec 31, 2018
India on December 29, 2018 submitted its Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. India is among the first five countries in the world, the first in Asia and the first among the biodiversity-rich megadiverse countries to have submitted NR6 to the CBD Secretariat.

Bangladesh Elections 2018: Sheikh Hasina wins third consecutive term as prime minister

Dec 31, 2018
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina secured her third consecutive term and fourth overall with a landslide victory in the nation’s general elections. This is an unprecedented feat in the country’s political history as no other leader in Bangladesh has been able to win a third consecutive term.

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

Dec 31, 2018
The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away in the morning of December 31 after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments. His demise brings the end of the legends of the golden era of Parallel cinema, predominant in the 50s and 60s decade.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 December to 30 December 2018

Dec 30, 2018
24 December to 30 December 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 like Triple Yalaq Bill, birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Bogibeel Bridge in Assam among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 24 December to 29 December 2018

Dec 29, 2018
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 28, 2018 approved the Gaganyaan Programme, first Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

PM Modi's visit to Uttar Pradesh: One District, One Product Regional Summit held; 6th International Rice Research Institute inaugurated

Dec 29, 2018
The Prime Minister dedicated the 6th International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi, to the nation.

Cabinet approves submission of India's Second Biennial Update Report to UNFCCC

Dec 29, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved Submission of India's second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) towards the fulfilment of the reporting obligation under the Convention.

UAE reopens its embassy in Syria, after 6 years of suspension

Dec 28, 2018
The United Arab Emirates has resumed its diplomatic services at its embassy in Damascus in Syria after six years of suspension. The move signals a thaw in the relations between the two countries, as also with the Arab world.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has bettered Rahul Dravid's long-standing record of most runs scored by an Indian in a calendar year overseas, adding another feather to his illustrious cap.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
28 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 Triple Talaq Bill, 7th Pay Commission and Indian Railways among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 28, 2018 approved the Gaganyaan Programme, first Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Gaganyaan Programme: Cabinet approves Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative; first manned flight to take place in 40 months

Dec 28, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on August 28, 2018 unveiled the details of the Gaganyaan Programme. The Gaganyaan Programme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech.

Cabinet approves amendment in POSCO Act, 2012 to protect children from sexual abuse

Dec 28, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children.
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