DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 DECEMBER 2018

President of India inaugurated the 12th Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai; centenary of world’s oldest yoga institute also inaugurated in Mumbai On December 28, 2018, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 12th Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai. i. It was organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. ii. In his address he announced that since the launch of Ayushman Bharat in September 2018, 6.5 lakh patients belonging to the deprived families have been hospitalized and over Rs. 850 crore has been spent for their medical treatments. Other News: i. The President also addressed The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, which had marked 100 years of its establishment. ii.He also launched the Sadbhaav Utsav… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 DECEMBER 2018

Hooda panel recommends creation of specialised information warfare units, restructuring of military intelligence A single-member Hooda panel, set up by the Defence Ministry and the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) has recommended creation of new specialised units for information warfare in areas where the counter-insurgency operations are being conducted. Key Points: i. The panel which was set up by the government based on the recommendation of Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra about five months ago was headed by former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General (retired) DS Hooda who had overseen the surgical strikes conducted across the Line of Control (LoC) in 2016. ii. He has recommended that the Army should set up the specialised information warfare units on an experimental basis and evolve them as per the output received from… Read More

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Space and Nuclear Research Centers in India

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 DECEMBER 2018

National News Important Cabinet Approvals: 28th December 2018 i. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The important Cabinet Approvals are given as follows: ii. The Cabinet has approved- 1. Submission of India’s Second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 2. Setting up of the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill, 2018. India Announces INR 4,500 Crore Assistance To Bhutan i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 4,500 crore financial assistance to Bhutan for its 12th five-year plan after holding wide-ranging talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering.  ii. The new five-year plan of Bhutan began in 2018 and will continue till 2022. National Children’s Science Congress Begins In Bhubaneswar i. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 26th edition… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 DECEMBER 2018

Researchers built Virtual Reality (VR) 3D model of cancer Scientists from Cancer Research U.K. Cambridge Institute (CRUK) have built a Virtual Reality (VR) 3D model of cancer that allows viewers to fly through tumour cells, observing every detail from different angles. The advance paves the way for better understanding cancer and developing new treatments for it. The tumour can be studied in detail and from all angles with each individual cell mapped. Researchers started with a 1 mm cubed piece of breast cancer tissue biopsy, containing around 1,00,000 cells. They cut wafer thin slices, an then stained them with markers to show their molecular make-up and DNA characteristics.  The tumour was… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 26 DECEMBER 2018

National News HM Rajnath Singh Releases The List Of Best Performing Police Stations i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released the list of best-performing police stations across the nation during the ongoing DGP conference. On the top of the rank-list stands Kalu police station of Rajasthan. ii. Singh awarded trophies to the police officers of the top three policestations of India in 2018 at the conference. The top three police stations in India for 2018 are: Kalu (Bikaner, Rajasthan). Campbell Bay ( Andaman & Nicobar Islands). Farakka (Murshidabad, West Bengal). Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana Launched In Uttarakhand i. ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana’ has been launched in Uttarakhand. Under the scheme, each household in the state will be able to avail medical treatment of… Read More

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STATIC GK – INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 25 DECEMBER 2018

NATIONAL 3 Andaman And Nicobar Islands To Be Renamed During PM’s Visit Three islands in Andaman and Nicobar will be given new names by the government, the latest in the list of places being renamed across the country. Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island will be renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep respectively.  USEFUL INFO Andaman And Nicobar Capital Port Blair Governor Admiral D K Joshi NABCB Accreditation Secures Recognition in Asia- Pacific Region The National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), India’s national accreditation body has secured equivalence for its accreditation programme for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) Certification Bodies in… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 DECEMBER 2018

National News  India’s Vedangi Kulkarni Becomes Fastest Asian to Cycle The Globe i. The 20-year old Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni (Pune) becomes the fastest Asian to cycle the globe.  ii. She had completed 29,000 kilometres’ distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. Vedangi spent 159 days peddling up to 300 kilometers a day in 14 countries. Useful Info- British adventurer Jenny Graham (38) became the fastest woman to have cycled the globe in 124 days in 2018, which was three weeks faster than the previous record. PM Modi Unveiled Projects Worth Rs 14,500 Crore In Odisha i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated several projects worth over Rs 14,500 cr during a day-long visit to Odisha. The… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 23 DECEMBER 2018

31st Meeting of the GST Council under the chairmanship of FM Arun Jaitley was held in New Delhi On December 22, 2018, 31st Meeting of the GST Council under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Shri. Arun Jaitley was held in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. 6 items have been removed from the 28  per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Rates have been reduced for 22 items under the 28 per cent slab, 28% slab rate will only be applicable to 34 items. The new rates would be effective from 1st January 2019.  It also gave in-principle approval of creation of a Centralised Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR) to deal with cases of conflicting decisions by two or more… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 DECEMBER 2018

National News National Mathematics Day: 22nd December i. Every year, the country celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.  ii. In his memory, the Government of India marked 2012, the 125th year of his birth, as National Mathematics Year and declared 22nd December as annual National Mathematics Day. India, Japan Sign Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements i. India and Japan have signed Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements on Japan’s Official Development Assistance Loan to India. ii. The Notes were exchanged between Dr. C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance and Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India on Japanese official development… Read More

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STATIC GK – LISTS OF FIRST IN INDIA – 02

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