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December 2018 Current Affairs

  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 3 January 2019

    The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram scheme for the period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 with a budget outlay of Rs 1160 crore as recommended by EFC.

    Jan 3, 2019
  • US, Israel withdraw from UNESCO, accusing the cultural body of 'anti-Israel bias’

    The United States and its ally Israel officially withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the close of the year 2018. The two nations had announced their intention to quit the international organisation in October 2017, accusing it of anti-Israel bias.

    Jan 3, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 2 January 2019

    Two women of menstruating age group made history on January 2, 2019 when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

    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.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

    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.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • ISRO launches Samwad with students to engage them on space science activities

    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.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • Smriti Mandhana named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year

    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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 December 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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 31 December 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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 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 topics such as Bangladesh national elections 2018, India’s second Biennial Update Report and Balkan athlete of the year 2018 among others.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • India submits Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity

    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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Bangladesh Elections 2018: Sheikh Hasina wins third consecutive term as prime minister

    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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

    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.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 December to 30 December 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.

    Dec 30, 2018
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 24 December to 29 December 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).

    Dec 29, 2018