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Current Affairs December 10th 2018

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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs December 10th 2018 includes News summary on current events of Days, International, National, Banking, Sports Awards, Science Obituary and Quiz importance of December 10th 2018.

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16th International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated on December 9, 2018

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Key Highlights:
  • The day has been celebrated since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 to raise public awareness for anti-corruption.

  • UN along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a global campaign called “Corruption: An impediment to Sustainable Development Goals”- for spreading the awareness on corruption.

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Japanese parliament approved a new law allowing foreigners into the country to ease labour shortages from April 2019.

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Key Highlights:
  • Workers in the first category will be allowed in for five years if they have a certain level of skill and some proficiency in Japanese.

  • Workers with a higher level of skills would qualify for the second visa category and would eventually be allowed to apply for residency.

  • After the passing of the legislation, 345,150 blue-collar workers will be allowed in the next 5 years. The initial numbers considered for this was 500,000.

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“Ideate for India- Creative Solutions using Technology”: National challenge for youth launched by Meity minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Key Highlights:
  • Union Minister for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, launched a National Challenge for Youths,“Ideate for India – Creative Solutions using Technology”, in New Delhi.

  • Out of all submissions, around 360 students (10 students per State & UT) will be selected by a panel of experts to attend 5 regional Boot Campsorganized in North, South, East, West and North Eastern regions of the country (1 in each region).

  • Futhermore, the experts will select top 50 students who will be invited and felicitated at a National Level Event to showcase their prototypes implemented in communities and will be declared Tech Creation Champions.
INDRA NAVY: the bilateral maritime exercise between indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy exercises held in Visakhapatnam

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Key Highlights:
  • The 10th Edition of the bilateral exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) started at Vishakhapatnam. The Maritime exercise will conclude on December 16.

  • The Primary aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.
  • This Year’s edition of exercise would be held in two phases, The Harbour phase would be held at Visakhapatnam from 9-12 December and the Sea phase would be held from 13-16 December in bay of Bengal.

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Air Defence Drills, Surface firings, Visit Board search and Seizure (VBSS) operations and tactical procedures will be the thrust of exercises at sea.
Three Day Military Literature Festival 2018 jointly organized by Punjab, Haryana and Indian Army was held in Chandigarh

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Key Highlights:
  • Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, commenced at Lake Club in Chandigarh. The festival will conclude on December 9, 2018.

  • A ‘Clarion Call‘ theatre was set up which screened 40 short films on the Army’s wars since Independence, is the new attraction.

  • It also showcased the famous battle of Longewala and other documentaries the famous battles of Saragarhi, Basantar, Dograi, and Bana Top besides the naval battles of 1971 and world’s largest tank battle of Khemkaran.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Union minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurate Kannur international Airport

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Key Highlights:
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu jointly inaugurated the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL).

  • KIAL is the fourth international airport in the state. The other three are Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and with the commissioning of KIAL, Kerala becomes the state with the highest density of airports in the country.

  • Vijayan and Prabhu flagged off the first flight, an Air India Express with 180 passengers bound for Abu DhabiM.
India’s first underwater museum to open off Puducherry coast in INS Cuddalore

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Key Highlights:
  • Indian Navy agreed to gift INS Cuddalore, a decommissioned Pondicherry-class vessel, to the Union territory of Puducherry for the creation of country’s first underwater museum.

  • It would be sent to the sea bed at a depth of 26 m and 7 km off the Pondicherry coast to act as an underwater marine museum for scuba diving and snorkelling activities. This would enhance tourism in the UT.

  • It would also help in enhanced marine biodiversity and boosting fishing industry.

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NABARD signed USD 100 mn agreement with UNFCC approved Green Climate Fund to boost USD 250 mn worth solar power project

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Key Highlights:
  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed a loan agreement worth USD 100 mn with Green Climate Fund (GCF) to boost rooftop solar power capacity projects through the private sector participation.

  • The Agreement was signed, on the sidelines of ongoing COP24 in Katowice, Poland, by: Shri Shankar A Pande, Chief General Manager, NABARD in the presence of Shri A K Mehta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

  • GCF is an UNFCC-promoted Fund that has NABARD as the National Implementing Entity (NIE).
AIIB Clears $400 million loan for water supply project in Andhra Pradesh

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Key Highlights:
  • The Beijing Headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) had approved a $400 million loan for a Water Sanitation Project in Andhra Pradesh.

  • The Project will be very helpful for women and girls of affected community in Andhra Pradesh and it will reduce the health risks and health expenditure for the people of Andhra Pradesh.

  • India is the second largest shareholder of Asian Infrastructure Development Bank after China.

  • After this Loan the overall loan amount of India from AIIB reached to $2 Billion spread over nine projects. This loan will strengthen the AIIB’s capacity and loan demand from other states is also expected to increase.

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Shubhankar Sharma becomes youngest Indian to win Asian Tour Order of Merit

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Key Highlights:
  • Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest and the fifth Indian to win Asian Tour Order of Merit in golf. The Indian won it even before the finish of the last two events of the year.

  • Sharma, Jyoti Randhawa (2002), Arjun Atwal (2003), Jeev Milkha Singh (2006 and 2008) and Anirban Lahiri (2015) had achieved the feat.

  • With the win, Shubhankar Sharma also captured the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings title after a ground breaking year of achievements.
Anushka, Chaitanya emerge youngest winners at US Kids Golf India tour event in Gurugram

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Key Highlights:
  • The first event of the US Kids Golf India Tour was held Classic Golf & Country Club in Gurugram, Haryana.

  • The junior golfers will be able to gain qualification for the U.S. Kids World Championship, U.S. Kids European Championships as well as U.S. Kids Teen World Championship.
Ranji Trophy: Ajay Rohera smashes 267 on first-class debut, breaks 24-year-old world record

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Key Highlights:
  • Madhya Pradesh batsman Ajay Rohera scored 267 unbeaten on his first-class debut against Hyderabad while playing the Ranji Trophy match in Indore.

  • Rohera broke Amol Muzumdar’s 25-year-old world record of highest score on first-class debut which Amol set against Haryana at Faridabad back in 1994.

  • Rohera had also added another feather to his cap during his innings by becoming the highest individual scorer for Madhya Pradesh surpassing J P Yadav’s 265.
62nd National Shooting Championship

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Key Highlights:
  • From November 16 to November 03 2018, 62nd National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) Shotgun was organized by National Rifle Association of India at Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • 62nd National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) (Rifle/Pistol) was organized by National Rifle Association of India at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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Mexico’s Vanessa Poncede Leon wins Miss World 2018 crown at grand event held in China’s Sanya

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Key Highlights:
  • Mexico‘s Vanessa Ponce de Leon won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at the 68th edition of the prestigious Miss World grand event held in the Chinese city, Sanya.

  • The 26-year-old Vanessa was crowned by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar of India.

  • Vanessa Ponce de Leon, has a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls.
IIT KGP won the DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for Cyber Security Education: DSCI

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Key Highlights:
  • IIT Kharagpur (KGP) won DSCI Excellence Award 2018, given by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), for its contributions inCyber Security education.

  • It was awarded for its focused curricula and research work in cryptography, hardware security, cyber security, network security which have helped spread awareness among the student.
Sundaram Finance MD T T Srinivasaraghavan awarded lifetime achievement award by PTI chairman

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Key Highlights:
  • Sundaram Finance Managing Director T T Srinivasaraghavan was presented the lifetime achievement award at the Trinity Arts Festival in Chennai.

  • The award was presented by publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, and the Press Trust of India, Chairman, N Ravi.

  • He was awarded for his leadership qualities that made Sundaram Finance as one of India’s most trusted non-banking finance companies.

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China to be the first country to attempt soft landing at, Von Karman crater, the far side of the moon, for the first time

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Key Highlights:
  • China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission aboard the Long March 3B launch vehicle to reach the far side of the moon for the first time, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China. Chang’e is the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology.

  • The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for China’s space program, announced the launch.

  • The completion of this mission will make China the first country to make a soft landing.
Nanowires, made from zinc oxide crystals, capable of mimicking neurons: German scientists

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Key Highlights:
  • Scientists from the Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI) in Germany made nanowire devices made from zinc oxide crystals can inherently process and even store information.

  • Further, a memristive element was produced from nanowires by the researchers from Polytechnic University of Turin and RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

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Former Colombian president Belisario Betancur passed away at 95

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Key Highlights:
  • former Colombian president Belisario Betancur passed away at 95.

  • He became president in 1982, after failing 3 times for the presidential election, and governed till 1986.

  • He was the first president under whom the rebel groups, that emerged in the 1960s, signed a peace agreement.

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Q1. According to a report by International Labour Organization(ILO),which country has the highest gender wage gap in the world?
    A. Japan B. Nepal C. Norway D. India Answer: B

Q2. According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety,which country tops in the list of highest road deaths?
    A. Pakistan B. Russia C. India D. China Answer: C

Q3. Which state became the only state to have four international airports in India?
    A. Tamil Nadu B. Kerala C. Karnataka D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: B

Q4. The 18th All India Annual Conference of the Heads of Science Centre’s and Museums began in which city?
    A. Itanagar B. Dispur C. Gangtok D. Bhopal Answer: A

Q5. According to latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Belief,India is expected to receive how much remittance in 2018?
    A. $ 60 billion B. $ 70 billion C. $80 billion D. $ 75 billion Answer: C

Q6. Which player etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first class score of 267 on debut in Ranji Trophy?
    A. Sabir Khan B. Sameer Chaudhary C. Ayush Badoni D. Ajay Rohera Answer: D

Q7. Vanessa Ponce de Leon was crowned as Miss World 2018.She belongs to which country?
    A. Austria B. Russia C. Mexico D. USA Answer: C

Q8. Who became the first Indian to win the title of Mister Supranational?
    A. Prathamesh Maulingkar B. Punit Beniwal C. Sandeep Malviya D. Sunil Mann Answer: A

Q9. Who has won the ‘Glinka World Soil Prize 2018’?
    A. Aapresid B. Rattan Lal C. Augustin Codazzi D. Konstantin Glink Answer: B

Q10. Ajay Rohera, who has created world record for highest first-class debut score in cricket history, is from which state?
    A. Rajasthan B. Uttar Pradesh C. Madhya Pradesh D. Jharkhand Answer: C

Q11. Which of the following states has become the India’s first state to have four international airports?
    A. Tamil Nadu B. Maharashtra C. WestBengal D. Kerala Answer: D

Q12. Who has won the trophy of Mister Supranational 2018?
    A. Prathamesh Maulingkar B. Jitesh Singh Deo C. Vishnu Raj Menon D. KawaljitAnand Singh Answer: A

Q13. On which date India Navy celebrated the Submarine Day?
    A. December 10 B. December 11 C. December 8 D. December 9 Answer: C

Q14. What is the name of China mission launched to the far side of the Moon recently?
    A. Chang ‘e-4’ B. Tang ‘e-9’ C. Karman D. Lunar ‘e-4’ Answer: A

Q15. Which IIT has won the DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for cyber security education?
    A. IITKanpur B. IITKharagpur C. IIT Indore D. IITBombay Answer: B

Q16. Which city is the venue of the 2018 Military Literature Festival (MLF)?
    A. Chandigarh B. Dehradun C. Hyderabad D. NewDelhi Answer: A

Q17. Who has become the youngest Indian golfer to win Asian Tour Order Of Merit?
    A. Shubhankar Sharma B. ShivKapur C. AditiAshok D. Arjun Atwal Answer: A

Q18. Dr. Rajanish Giri has been awarded the DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018 for his proposed innovative idea on______?
    A. Ebola virus B. Chikungunya C. HIV D. Zika virus Answer: D

Q19. When the Human Rights Day is celebrated every year?
    A. 10 December B. 11 December C. 12 December D. 13 December Answer: A

Q20. Who was crowned as Miss World 2018?
    A. Manushi Chhillar, India B. Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Mexico C. Quiin Abenakyo, Uganda D. Nicolene Limsnukan, Thailand Answer: B

Q21. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) approved to observe which year as the International Year of Millets?
    A. 2021 B. 2022 C. 2023 D. 2024 Answer: C

Q22. Which former Indian diplomat was elected to an Asia Pacific seat on the UN's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)?
    A. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta B. Meera Shankar C. Sohan Kumar D. Preeti Saran Answer: D

Q23. Which state will host the 2018 Startup India Venture Capital Summit?
    A. Goa B. Kerala C. Manipur D. Pondicherry Answer: A

Q24. Which is the first Indian state to have 4 international airports?
    A. Maharashtra B. Karnataka C. Kerala D. Andhra Pradesh Answer: C

Q25. India recently started the offer of visa on arrival for the nationals belonging to which nation?
    A. France B. Israel C. Russia D. South Korea Answer: D

Q26. Member of Parliament Upendra Kushwaha has resigned from the Union Council of ministers. Kushwaha is the leader of which among the following parties?
    A. RLSP B. RJD C. JDU D. RML Answer: A

Q27. Which nation has decided to double women’s representation in its Federal National Council to 50 per cent?
    A. Germany B. UAE C. Saudi Arabia D. Japan Answer: B

Q28. Which city hosted the first International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’?
    A. Dehradun B. Shimla C. Mohali D. Bhopal Answer: C