Current Affairs This Week (02-12-2018)

  • ISRO’s PSLV-C43: places HysIS, 30 foreign satellites
    ISRO workhorse, the PSLV, carrying 31 satellites, soared in a trajectory crossing the path of the Sun and sped to inject the country’s Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), dubbed ‘Sharp Eye’, in its intended orbit.


  • Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president
    French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ms Zurabishvili was backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, while Mr Vashadze was a united opposition candidate.


  • Himachal Pradesh :1st State To Launch Single Emergency No
    Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to launch a single emergency number “112” which will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in the state.


  • Casio launches World’s first GST calculator in India
    In order to simplify the GST calculations for tax payers, the Japanese electronics company ‘CASIO’ has launched World’s first GST calculator in India for a price starting at Rs 395.


  • November 26: constitution day
    To mark the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. While the adoption of the Constitution took place on November 26, 1949, it came into effect on January 26, 1950.


  • RIMES terms Titli cyclone ‘rarest of rare’
    More than 200 years of cyclone track history in the Odisha coast reveals that the Titli cyclone is the rarest of rare in terms of its characteristics such as recurvature after landfall and retaining its destructive potential after landfall and recurvature away from the coastal areas for more than two days,


  • First-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue
    The first-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue is being held at St. Petersburg in Russia. The Indian side is being led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, with the Russian delegation headed by Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin.The two-day forum is also expected to bring together key business figures from both countries.


  • Lord Buddha(70:)2nd tallest statue of Buddha in the country
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district.The second tallest statue of Buddha in the country, in the presence of Mahabodhi temple’s chief monk Bhante Chalinda amid the chanting of hymns


  • Nov 25: International Day for the EVW
    The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.


  • Mary Kom wins record 6th World Boxing Championship title
    The ‘magnificent’ Mary Kom struck her record 6th gold medal at the World Boxing Championships as she defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota via a 5-0.Manipur boxer became the joint most successful boxer in the history of World Championships.




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