Current Affairs This Week (23-12-2018)

  • Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia: Donald Trump
    Russia has confirmed that the United States of America has decided to cancel the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed between Russian and the USA in 1987. The USA had already announced the withdrawal decision from the INF treaty in October 2018.


  • MCS GSAT-7A successfully launched by ISRO
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A on 19th December 2018 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. GSAT-7A weighing 2250 kg was launched using Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.


  • India-Zambia Relationship
    Recently Vice President Venkaiah Naidu met Zambian Parliamentary delegation in New Delhi. He welcomed Zambia as a member of the nternational Solar Alliance and hoped for early ratification of the ISA Framework Agreement.


  • Minorities Rights Day observed on 18th December in India
    This day is observed to promote the rights of Minority communities in India. Also, the awareness creation about the Minority Rights is the objective of celebrating this day as Minorities Rights Day. Every state in India on this day focuses on the issues concerning minorities as well as their safety in the state.


  • Champaran Satyagraha
    The Department of Post has issued a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Rajkumar Shukla in New Delhi on 18th December 2018. The stamp was released as a tribute to the contribution made by Rajkumar Shukla in the launch of Champaran Satyagraha in the year 1917.


  • Capital 1st merges with IDFC Bank to create IDFC First Bank
    The merger between IDFC Bank and Capital First was announced on 13th January 2018. The new bank i.e. IDFC First bank will have a loan asset book of Rs 1.03 lakh crore. V Vaidyanathan, who is the founder and chairman of Capital First Ltd, has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of the newly formed IDFC First bank.


  • National Cancer Institute opened in Jhajjar, Haryana
    India’s largest Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute (NCI), has opened on 18th December 2018 in Jhajjar, Haryana for public services. The National Cancer Institute will be formally inaugurated in January 2019.


  • World record for continuous operation for 941 days
    The Kaiga Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for more than 940 days.Previous world record was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom. It operated 940 days.


  • Indra Navy-18 Joint Exercise concluded b/w India & Russia
    Indra Navy-18, a bilateral naval exercise, between India and Russia concluded on 16th December 2018. It was a 4-day maritime exercise that took place n the Bay of Bengal. INDRA NAVY or India – Russia Navy Exercise is being conducted since 2003. The first edition of this exercise was conducted in May 2003 in India.


  • International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December
    International Migrants Day is observed every year on 18 December. The Resolution 55/93 was adopted by UN on 4th December 2000. intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in different countries disseminate information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants among the people.


  • PV Sindhu wins maiden BWF World Tour Title
    PV Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist, created history on 16th December 2018 as she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour. Finals. She defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, the 2017 world champion, by 21-19 21-17 in the final match that lasted for an hour and two minutes.





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