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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS | 20 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

 Introduction: This post deals with the top The Hindu Current Affairs of  20 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 | 20 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC


International Human Solidarity Day
·     International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated annually on 20 December to celebrate unity in diversity.
·   Its aim is to remind people about the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty

Loksabha passed two bills on the eighth day of the winter session
·     On 20 December 2018, the eighth day of Parliament’s winter session, loksabha could manage to pass Consumer Protection Bill 2018 & the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill 2018.
·      The Consumer Protection bill 2018 needs Rajya Sabha’s clearance whereas the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill 2018 needs President’s assent only.

Govt. is unlikely to make separate time zones for north-eastern states
·      Govt. has rejected the request to make separate time zones for north-eastern states.
·      The request was brought by the north-eastern states & especially by the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu in 2017.
·       In response to such requests, it is rejected by the Govt. on the basis of strategic reasons.

e-library of rare manuscripts launched in Pune
·      e-library of rare manuscripts is launched by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune.
·       BORI is one of South Asia’s largest collection of rare manuscripts.

Pakistani Activist has won UN Human Rights Prize for 2018
·        Late Pakistani Activist Asma Jahangir has won the prestigious UN Human Rights Prize for 2018.
·        Her daughter Munizae Jahangir received the award on behalf of her mother.
·        Asma Jahangir was a noted Pakistani lawyer and human rights, activist.

Ancient Buddhist sculpture unearthed in the Old Guntur
·        3rd century Buddhist sculpture of ‘Naga Muchalinda’is unearthed from the Agesthyeshwar temple in the Old Guntur.
·      The sculpture is made up of limestone & throws light on the Naga dynasty & the Buddhist tradition that was prevailed in the region.

Nilanjan Roy is appointed as CFO in Infosys
·       Nilanjan Roy is appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Infosys.

Ministry of Environment has recently launched the “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project”
·    Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate change has launched the “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” to protect and conserve the world’s last ranging free population of Asiatic Lion and its associated ecosystem.
·     It may install on 25th December 2018, which will be celebrated as Vajpayee’s birth anniversary and also Good Governance day.

40 workers to be awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards 2017
·    The Prime Minister’s Shram Award 2017 will be awarded to 40 workers employed in the Departmental undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central & State Govt., and Private sector units employing 500 or more workers.
·         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.



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