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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

 Introduction: This post deals with top 'The Hindu Current Affairs' of  27 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  27 DECEMBER  2018 FOR UPSC


Russia successfully test-fired Hypersonic missile
·       Russia has successfully test-fired hypersonic missile, which could fly 20 times the speed of sound.
·        The testing is done after U.S President Donald Trump has announced to leave from the Nuclear Force Treaty (INF).
·        Russia has given warning by testing the missile that it could make missiles which are banned in the deal if the U.S abandons from it.

Bimal Jalan will head the expert panel of RBI
·        Bimal Jalan, former governor of RBI will head the expert panel constituted by the RBI, to decide upon the appropriate size of the Reserve Bank of India’s reserves.

Pakistan’s former lawmaker was shot dead in Karachi
·          Syed Ali Raza Abidi, Pakistan’s former lawmaker was shot dead in Karachi.
·         Abidi had contested in July 25 elections but defeated by the P.M Imran Khan.

Nepal imposed limits on citizens on monthly spending in India
·        In order to tackle current account deficits, Nepal has imposed a limit on its citizens visiting India to spend up to Rs.1lakh only per month in India.

Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked airports to make public announcements in local language also
·        Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked to the airports to make public announcements in local language also.

4.8 magnitude of earthquake hits Sicily
·         4.8 magnitude of earthquake hits Sicily on 26 December
·         The earthquake was triggered by the eruption of Europe’s most active volcano Etna.   
·         The earthquake injured 10 people until now.

Election Commission has banned all kinds of tobacco in polling booths during 2019 elections
·         Election Commission has ordered all the States & Union Territories to issue instructions to district electoral officers/district magistrates to ensure prohibition of smoking and tobacco chewing in polling booths.
·         The move has taken after Delhi govt’s health department had approached the election commission to make the polling booths tobacco-free zones and not just smoke-free zones.

Thailand has legalized medical use of marijuana
·        Thailand legislature has legalized medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, which is a locally grown plant used traditionally as a stimulant & painkiller.
·        Thailand is the first among all the South East Asia to take such action.
·        Notably, such action is under consideration in the neighboring country Malaysia.

Central Railways has developed robot USTAAD to check fault in trains
·        Central railways have developed AI-powered robot USTAAD ( Undergear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid), which will help in checking errors & will record videos of the under- gear trains and send them to engineers for repairs & maintenance.

Uttarakhand Govt. launched ‘Atal Ayushman Yojana’
·         Uttarakhand govt. has launched ‘Atal Ayushman Yojana’ on 25 December which will be provided to  every household in the state to avail for medical treatment up to five lakh rupees annually
·         Uttarakhand will be the first state to provide the facility to all the household in the state.

Aadhar is not mandatory for schools: UIDAI
·         In a recent move, Unique Identification Authority of India has requested to all the schools to avoid using aadhar for admission of children.

Maharashtra Govt. launched Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools in Mumbai
·        Maharashtra C.M Devendra Fadnavis has launched Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools in Mumbai in the memory of former P.M & Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
·        The launch was made on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of  Late Prime Minister.



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