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December 2018 Current Affairs

  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 December 2018

    India's Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old Indian completed the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe on December 23, 2018.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 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 National Consumer Day, new Indian ambassador to United States and current GST rate among others.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 24 December 2018

    The Reserve Bank of India shortlisted six major IT companies, including TCS, Wipro and IBM India, to set up a wide-based digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) for capturing details of all borrowers and wilful defaulters.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Veteran CPI (M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away

    Nirupam Sen, veteran CPI (M) leader, passed away on December 24 in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was 72. The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal had been on life support since the early weeks of December.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • National Consumer Day 2018 observed across India

    On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president. The enactment of the Act is considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. It was enacted with the objective of providing better protection of consumers’ interest.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • India's Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian to cycle the globe

    Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old completed the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe on December 23, 2018.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Logistics Development Committee constituted to suggest reforms for ease of doing trade

    The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has constituted a Logistics Development Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman of EAC-PM to assess key challenges and suggest reforms in logistics development and associated commerce.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • GST Council reduces GST Rates of 23 goods and services; revised rates effective from January 1, 2019

    The GST rate on movie tickets, costing up to Rs 100, was cut to 12 percent from 18 percent, while tickets over 100 rupees will attract 18 percent tax against 28 percent. Monitors and TV screens up to 32-inches and power banks will attract 18 percent GST, as against 28 percent earlier.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Patrick Shanahan to replace James Mattis as US Defence Secretary

    Patrick Shanahan will be taking over as the acting US Defence Secretary from January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis, who announced his resignation recently. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump through a tweet.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile

    The last trial was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Indian Army from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on January 2, 2018.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • Defence Minister inaugurates Indian Navy's Information Fusion Centre

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region, which aims to engage with partner nations and multi-national maritime constructs to develop comprehensive maritime domain awareness and share information on vessels of interest.

    Dec 23, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 17 December to 23 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 such as ‘Strategy for New India @75’, States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 and WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index among others.

    Dec 23, 2018
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 17 December to 22 December 2018

    The Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 which is aimed at prohibiting commercial surrogacy and unethical practices relating to it. The bill permits surrogacy only for couples who cannot conceive a child. Also, the surrogate mother has to be a ‘close relative’ of the intending couple.

    Dec 22, 2018
  • Government authorises 10 central agencies to monitor any computer

    The Union Government has authorised ten central intelligence, security and tax agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in any computer system. The move has set off a political storm with the opposition accusing the government of trying to create a surveillance state.

    Dec 22, 2018
  • ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ field-level awareness campaign launched in three states

    A three-state field-level campaign on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) will be organised by the Union Government from the first week of January 2019. As a part of the campaign, over 900 cultural programmes across various districts of Maharashtra, 100 programmes in Goa and 30 programmes in UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli would be held.

    Dec 22, 2018