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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS |19 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

 Introduction: This post deals with the top The Hindu Current Affairs of  19 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 |19 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC


Goa Liberation Day
·     Goa Liberation Day is celebrated in India every year on 19th December.
·     On 19 December 1961 Goa got freedom from the Portuguese Dominion after an extended freedom movement and army operations (Operation Vijay).

ISRO successfully launched GSAT-7A
·     On 19th December 2018, ISRO has launched GSAT-7A which was successfully placed in the orbit GSLV-F11.
·     It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) Sriharikota, T.N.
·   It is expected to provide aircraft-to-aircraft communication and is exclusively for the Indian Air Force.

Facebook gave access of user’s personal data to tech giants
·       According to the New York Times, Facebook was giving access of user’s private messages to tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon etc which was way beyond what it claimed.
·      In March 2018 Facebook revealed that British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica was improperly using the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users.

Lok Sabha passed Surrogacy Regulation Bill
·    During the 9th day of the winter session of Parliament, Lok Sabha passed the Surrogacy Regulation Bill.
·      The Bill bans commercial surrogacy.

EU agreed to ban Single-use plastics
·      European Union has agreed to ban 10 single-use plastics like straw, Polystyrene cups etc. by 2021.
·        European Union-
Ø Political & economic union of 28 member states.
Ø Headquarter: Brussels, Belgium
Ø Capital: Brussels

Mizoram has decided to ban liquor during Christmas
·    The newly elected Mizo National Front (MNF) Party has decided to ban the sale of liquor during Christmas Festivities.
·      The govt. has decided to celebrate dry Christmas as the ban will impose from 21 December 2018 to 14 Jan. 2019.
·       Notably, Mizoram is Christian majority state.

MWCD drafts Child Protection Policy
·    Ministry of Women & Child Development has placed the draft of Child Protection Policy for its review from stakeholder until Jan. 4 2019.
·      The draft contains the code of conduct for employees of all organizations and institutions.
·      The draft is made in the direction of the Supreme Court after the Muzaffarpur Shelter Abuse case.

Vajpayee’s Portrait will be installed in Parliament
·     Former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s portrait will be installed at the historic Central Hall of the Parliament.
·      It may install on 25th December 2018, which will be celebrated as Vajpayee’s birth anniversary and also Good Governance day.

J&K will come under President’s rule from midnight
·       President rule will be imposed upon Jammu & Kashmir from mid-night as 6 months government rule will be expired in the mid-night.
·      Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has recommended for President’s rule in the state and the move is approved by the Cabinet & signed by the President Ram Nath Kovind.

Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Maruti Suzuki to train rural youth for skill development
·     Ministry of Rural Development has signed a MoU with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. For training of Rural youth for skill development under Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
·      It will provide training to a minimum of 5000 candidates with assured placement in two years.

P.M releases “Timeless Laxman”
·        The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released “Timeless Laxman”.
·         It’s a book written on R.K Laxman’s cartoon.



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