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  • Current Affairs in Short: 19 December 2018

    M Nageswara Rao, who is holding post of interim CBI Director, was promoted to the rank of an additional director by the government on December 18, 2018. The Supreme Court has asked Rao not to take any policy decisions until it hears the petition related to the feud between Verma and Asthana.

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  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 December 2018

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) on December 18, 2018 released the Global Gender Gap Report 2018, reviewing 149 countries on the basis of their progress towards gender parity and then lists them accordingly in its Global Gender Gap Index.

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  • International Migrants Day observed with theme ‘Migration with Dignity’

    The International Migrants Day was observed on December 18, 2018 with the theme ‘Migration with Dignity’. Treating every migrant with dignity is one of the fundamental requirements today. The total number of international migrants increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million persons in 2015.

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  • Asma Jahangir posthumously awarded with 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

    Asma Jahangir will be remembered for her services towards building a democratic and more inclusive Pakistan. She was the first woman to serve as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in Pakistan.

    11 hrs ago
  • Current Affairs Questions asked in 64th BPSC Prelims Exam 2018

    The 64th BPSC Prelims Exam 2018 was conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission on December 16, 2018 in the noon session. This year, around 4 lakhs aspirants appeared for the exam, competing for 1465 notified seats.

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  • Top 5 Current Affairs 18 December 2018

    The UN member states have voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The agreement received 181 votes in favour in the 193-member assembly.

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  • Current Affairs in Short: 18 December 2018

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced to waive off farm loans to the tune of Rs 6,100 crore of more than 16 lakh farmers. It has been decided to waive off all short-term loans availed by farmers from cooperative and Rural development banks.

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  • Sonam Kapoor named PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018

    Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018. The actress is known to be an advocate for animal rights. She keeps animal skin out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals.

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  • Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

    Baghel was named for the post after four days of discussions with legislators and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AICC observer Mallikarjun Kharge. Baghel had staked claim to form the government in the state after his election as leader of the Congress Legislature Party.

    2 days ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 December 2018

    Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17. Nath is one of the longest-serving and senior-most members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament.

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  • Current Affairs in Short: 17 December 2018

    India and Maldives signed four agreements on various fields in New Delhi. The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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  • Kamal Nath takes oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

    Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

    2 days ago
  • Ashok Gehlot takes oath as Chief Minister of Rajasthan; Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM

    The Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats on its own and one more with RLD in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly Elections.

    2 days ago
  • Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

    Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe after she won the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17. The final three contestants included Miss Philippines, South Africa and Venezuela.

    2 days ago
  • Noted writer Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

    Amitav Ghosh is an Indian-American author best known for his work in English fiction. His most recent book, The Great Derangement; Climate Change and the Unthinkable, a work of non-fiction, was released in 2016.

    3 days ago
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