Current Affairs This Week (31-12-2018)

  • India to build new vertical bridge to replace Pamban Bridge
    Indian Railways is building the country’s first vertical-lift bridge to connect Rameswaram to mainland India. The bridge will allow ships and steamers to pass through without any hindrance. The new bridge would replace the existing 104-year-old Pamban bridge.


  • Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar
    The central govt has launched Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar annual awards to recognition the excellent work done by individuals and institutions in the country in the field of disaster management.


  • China’s navigation satellite system BeiDou
    China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started offering global service. It is touted as a rival to America’s Global Positioning System. Pakistan has become the first foreign nation to use the BeiDou system ending its reliance on GPS.


  • ‘Made in India’ e-dumper put into trial by Coal India
    Coal India for the first time, has started using an indigenously-made, 205-tonne electric dumper, a critical piece of equipment in mining. This indigenously-made dumper has been developed by state-owned BEML. Coal India has put this electric dumper on a trial in Northern Coalfields’ coal mine.


  • PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel Bridge
    Birth anniversary of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee i.e. December 25 which is observed as “Good Governance Day”. This 4.9 km-long bridge is the nation’s only fully welded bridge and for the first time European codes and welding standards were adhered to and it has a life of about 120 years.


  • 24th December: National Consumers Day
    The theme of the 2018 National Consumers Day was “Timely Disposal of Consumer Complaints” The National Consumers Day is celebrated on the 24th December because it was on the 24th December 1986 the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president.


  • Commemorative coin in honour of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    PM Modi on 24th December 2018, a day before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary released a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


  • India Celebrates National Farmers Day
    India celebrates National Farmers Day on 23rd December to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 5th Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh. He was a farmer’s leader and he had introduced many policies to improve the lives of the Indian farmers.


  • India’s first music museum to be set up in Thiruvaiyaru
    Tamil Nadu has announced the setting up of country’s first music museum with assistance from the Central government in Thiruvaiyaru which is the birthplace of Saint Tyagaraja, one of the Trinities of Carnatic music. The other two of the Trinity are Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri


  • Vedangi Kulkarni:Indian woman becomes fastest Asian to cycle
    A 20-year-old Pune woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. She has completed the 29,000 km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. She has spent 159 days peddling up to 300 km a day in 14 countries.


  • Quote of the Week
    We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.







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