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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS |18 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

  Introduction: This post deals with the top The Hindu Current Affairs of  18 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 |18 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC

Minorities Rights Day
·      Minorities Rights Day is celebrated in India every year on 18th December.
·     The day was introduced by the U.N.
·   It is a very significant day to promote & preserve the rights of people belonging to linguistic, religion, castes & color minority.

International Migrants Day
·      International Migrants day is celebrated on 18th December all over the world.
·      The Day is celebrated to recognize the efforts, contributions & rights of migrants worldwide.

World Arabic Language Day
·         World Arabic Language Day is celebrated on 18th December every year.
·         It is also known as UN Arabic Language Day.
·         It celebrated the Arabic language and promotes cultural diversity.
·         Theme 2018- “Arabic language & Youth”.

High-Level Meeting is organized between Indian & Indonesian Coast Guards
·  High-level meeting is organized between Indian & Indonesian Coast Guards from 16 to 19 December 2018 in Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhion.
·    The purpose is to enhance cooperation between the Coast Guards in the field of maritime safety and security at sea.
·    The meeting held is the result of the 6th India- Indonesia Joint Defense Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting which was held on 9th Aug. 2018 in New Delhi and both sides agreed to have the high-level meeting.

MoU has signed between India & Australia regarding cooperation in the Disability Sector
·   A MoU is signed between India & Australia regarding cooperation in the disability sector at Sydney, Australia.
·     It will facilitate in improving the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities especially for persons with intellectual disability and mental illness in both countries.

India & South Africa agreed for Joint Issue of Postage Stamps
·    India & South Africa had agreed of Joint Issue of Postage Stamps by India & South Africa on the theme- “125th Year of Mahatma Gandhi’s Pietermaritzburg Station Incident & Birth Centenary of Nelson Mandela”.
·       The Joint Stamps were released on 26th July 2018.

Two new AIIMS to be established in Tamil Nadu & Telangana
·      Two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences will be established in Tamil Nadu & Telangana under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Approval is given for Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Tribal Areas
·   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given approval for the setting up of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in every block with more than 50% of ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons.
·       EMRS is a very unique & excellent approach to imparting quality education to ST children.

MoU is signed between India & Afghanistan in the field of Human Resource Development
·   India & Afghanistan has signed MoU on cooperation in the field of Human Resource Development.
·      It would facilitate students & faculty of Educational Institutions in Afghanistan to register and use the SWAYAM courses, upload the courses developed in Afghanistan on SWAYAM.
·        SWAYAM-
Ø It is India’s own Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform which offers various courses prepared by the best faculty from across the country.
Ø Till date 35 lakhs students have enrolled in it.

M.P C.M Kamal Nath has waived Farmer’s loan
·      Newly elected M.P C.M Kamal Nath has waived farmer’s loan of up to 2 lakh Rs. Immediately after sworn in as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Expansion of the LPG scheme
·   The Union Cabinet has approved the expansion of the LPG scheme in which deposit-free LPG connections will be provided to all poor households.
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India would provide $ 1.4 billion aid to Maldives
·       During the visit of the Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, India has announced to provide $ 1.4 billion aid to Maldives.

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 is passed in Lok Sabha
·  The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 is passed in Lok Sabha with 27 amendments.
·       The bill aims at defining the transgender people and prohibiting discrimination against them.

Bharatnet is the largest rural connectivity in the World
·        Bharatnet is the largest rural connectivity in the world.

Renowned Classical Singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away
·       The renowned classical singer Arun Bhaduri passed away in Kolkata at the age of 75.

Joshna Chinappa has won National Squash Women’s Single Title
·       Joshna Chinappa has won the National Squash Women’s Single Title.











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