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December 2018 Current Affairs

Union Cabinet Approvals: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
The Cabinet approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018. The Bill seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) with a new body to ensure transparency.

Railways to grant fare concession to transgender senior citizens

Dec 28, 2018
The Indian Railways has announced that it has decided to grant 40-per-cent concession in passenger fares to transgender senior citizens. The Railways offers concessions on ticket prices to 53 different categories, ranging from 10-100 per cent.

Maharashtra Government implements recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Dec 28, 2018
The decision to implement the new pay commission came after employees in Maharashtra went on a 3-day strike, demanding a pay hike and the earliest implementation of the seventh pay recommendations.

Tourism Ministry signs MoU to develop mobile audio guide app for five iconic sites

Dec 28, 2018
The Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons handed over a Memorandum of Understanding to Resbird Technologies under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project for the development of a mobile audio guide application for five iconic sites.

Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill 2018: All you need to know

Dec 28, 2018
The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 17, 2018. The Bill will replace the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance-2018, promulgated on September 19, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 December 2018

Dec 27, 2018
The Election Commission of India, for the first time, has banned all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during the general elections in 2019. The move is aimed at effectively implementing tobacco control laws across the nation.

CA Kuttappa takes over as India's new chief boxing coach

Dec 27, 2018
CA Kuttappa, a Dhronacharya awardee, took over as India’s new chief boxing coach during the beginning of the ongoing national camp, on December 10, 2018. He succeeds veteran boxing coach SR Singh, who has now retired.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 December 2018

Dec 27, 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 Niti Aayog’s second delta ranking of districts, RBI’s new expert committee and ICC Cricket Hall of Fame among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 December 2018

Dec 27, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on December 26, 2018 launched a 'Survey on Retail Payment Habits of Individuals (SRPHi)'. The survey will capture payment habits of individuals in six cities, including four metropolitan towns.

Palestine to apply for full UN membership in January 2019

Dec 27, 2018
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki has declared that Palestine would initiate an application to gain full state membership at the United Nations in January 2019. To secure full state membership, the Palestinians would require the support from at least nine out of the UNSC's 15 member states.

NITI Aayog releases Second Delta Ranking under Aspirational District Programme; Virudhunagar District ranked as most improved district

Dec 27, 2018
The districts have been ranked in a transparent basis on parameters across Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure through key performance indicators.

EC prohibits tobacco use in polling booths during 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Dec 27, 2018
In a first, the Election Commission of India has banned all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during the general elections in 2019. The move is aimed at effectively implementing tobacco control laws across the nation.

RBI constitutes Expert Committee headed by Bimal Jalan on Economic Capital Framework

Dec 27, 2018
The Committee will review status, need and justification of various provisions, reserves and buffers presently provided for by the Reserve Bank of India.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 December 2018

Dec 26, 2018
26 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 birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bogibeel Bridge and medical use of marijuana among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 December 2018

Dec 26, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India will soon introduce a new Rs 20 currency note with additional features. The old currency notes, except for banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, will continue to remain legal tender.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 December 2018

Dec 26, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, 2018 inaugurated India's longest rail-road bridge ‘Bogibeel Bridge’ over the Brahmaputra River in Assam to boost defence along the border with China.

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel Bridge in Assam; flags off first passenger train

Dec 26, 2018
The bridge will enhance defence logistics along the China border; it will enable the military to speed up the dispatch of forces to Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China. India and China share around 4000-kilometre-long border, with almost 75 percent in Arunachal Pradesh.

MSME Ministry proposes to establish governing council to boost shipments

Dec 26, 2018
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has proposed to establish a governing council to ensure efficient delivery of all export-related interventions, as a part of its action plan to boost shipments from micro, small and medium enterprises.

Japan announces withdrawal from IWC to resume commercial whaling

Dec 26, 2018
Japan has announced its decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and said that it will resume commercial whaling from July 2019. The commercial whaling will be limited to Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.

PM Modi releases commemorative coin on Paika Rebellion; inaugurates IIT Bhubaneswar campus

Dec 26, 2018
In 1817, forty years before the revolt of 1857, Buxi Jagabandhu roused his brave Paika warriors against the oppressive British Raj in Khordha and led them into battle.
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