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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS |17 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

 Introduction: This post deals with the top The Hindu Current Affairs of  17 December 2018, These are fully analyzed and every single detail is provided with the exam point of view, All you need to do is go through it and try to read between the lines so that you can come out with your own opinion.

THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS |17 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC


Ashok Gehlot & Sachin Pilot sworn in as C.M & Deputy C.M respectively.
·      After the victory of Congress in Rajasthan general elections, and amid much confusion regarding the upcoming C.M. of the state, it has been finalized that Ashok  Gehlot will be the C.M of the State, who on Monday took the oath.
·        Sachin Pilot will be the Deputy C.M who also took oath on Monday.

Catriona Gray is crowned for Miss Universe
·       Philippines contestant Catriona Gray has become Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluded in Bangkok.
·       Miss Gray is the 4th from Philippines to crowned as Miss Universe.

India, Nepal & Bhutan are considering to allow free movement of wildlife across borders
·     The govt. of all the three nations India, Nepal & Bhutan will likely to have a joint task force to allow free movement of wildlife across the political boundaries of the countries.
·    It will also check to smuggle off the wildlife in the Kanchenjunga Landscape, which is a trans-boundary region across India, Nepal & Bhutan.

India, & France will work together on the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project
·     During the meeting of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj & her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, is declared that both India & France will work on the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project.
·      The project will include the building of six EPR reactors and will come under the “Make In India” initiative of the Govt.

Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
·    Amid the long-term controversy of Israel & Palestine regarding the country’s capital, Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
·    Notably, most of the nations including India recognizes Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel whereas Israel considers Jerusalem as its capital.

12 Indian Armed Force Personnel were honored on Vijay Diwas
·   On16th December 2018, during the 47th celebration of Victory Day or Vijay Diwas in Bangladesh, 12 Indian Armed Force Personnel were honored for sacrificing their lives during the 1971 war which liberalized Bangladesh from Pakistan.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is reinstated as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
·        Amid so much controversy in Srilanka between Mahinda Rajpaksha & Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the post of Prime Minister, the latter has reinstated it.
·         Ranil Wickremesinghe has sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

U.S Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of this year
·      U.S Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down from the post at the end of this year.
·    He will be the 9th cabinet-level official who will step down since Donald Trump took the office of President.

Loss of 35 lakh Jobs in TMSME
·        According to the survey of All India Manufacturer’s Organisation (AIMO), TMSME ( Traders, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) has lost 35 lakh jobs.
·        It includes large, self-employed personnel such as tailors, cobblers, barbers, plumbers & electricians and other traders due to stiff competition from e-commerce sales.
·        The worst hit sector is of unorganized labor which includes plastic, matchsticks, dyeing units, printing companies etc.

195 countries have adopted Paris Rulebook
·       195 countries have adopted Paris Rulebook for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement to strengthen the global response to climate change during the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 24 which was held in Katowice, Poland.

Earthquake hits Indonesia’s, Papua Province
·        Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude was hit in Indonesia’s Papua Province on 16th December 2018.
·        One of the 129 active volcanoes of Indonesia, Mount Soputan also erupted which is located on the quake hit zone called “ The Pacific Ring of Fire”.
·         Recently, in September 2018 Indonesia has suffered from a 7.5 magnitude of earthquake followed by Tsunami which killed 2200 people and more than a thousand missing.







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