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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

 Introduction: This post deals with the top The Hindu Current Affairs of  21 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  21 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC

Prapanchan, the Award-winning Tamil writer has died
·       Prapanchan who was the Award-winning Tamil writer has died on December 21, 2018
·    He is known for his novel Vaanam Vassapadum, in which he captured the colonial history of French Puducherry and also won Sahitya Akademi award for the novel.

India & China agree on 10 pillars of  cooperation
·  India & China agree on 10 pillars of cooperation to enhance cultural & people to people exchanges.
·  The agreement is done by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during their meeting under the “High-Level Mechanism on Cultural & People to people exchanges”.

James Mattis, the U.S Defense Secretary resigned from the post
·   The U.S Defense Secretary, James Mattis is resigned from the post after a clash from the U.S President Donald Trump regarding withdrawal of U.S troops from Syria.

Bharti Airtel & Ericsson claims to achieve a broadband download speed of 500 Mbps
·   Bharti Airtel & Swedish Telecom gear maker Ericsson has claimed to achieve a broadband download speed of 500 Mbps on smartphones during the trial of new technology.

All computers will now be monitored by 10 central agencies
·   The Ministry of Home Affairs has given the order to 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor & decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.
·  The agencies include Intelligence Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and 7 others.
·    According to the order every service provider or the person in charge of the computer will be bound to extend all the information to the agencies failing of which they punished with imprisonment of 7 years and fine.

Safety guidelines are issues for the use of Isotretinoin
·       The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued safety guidelines for the use of Isotretinoin which is an oral drug and is used for severe acne.
·        The drug can cause birth defects in progeny if it is not without proper guidance.

NITI Aayog to establish one lakh fifty thousand health & wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat
·      NITI Aayog to establish one lakh fifty thousand health & wellness centres under the Ayushman Bharat Programme.
·         The centres may start functioning by  2022-2023.

Anup Kumar is retired from Kabaddi
·         Anup Kumar, well-known kabaddi player has announced his retirement from kabaddi.

Harsh Vardhan is appointed as Ambassador of India to America
·        Harsh Vardhan Shringla is appointed as Ambassador of India to the U.S.A.



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