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THE HINDU CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 DECEMBER 2018 FOR UPSC

Introduction: This post deals with top 'The Hindu Current Affairs' of  29 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 UPSC


Cabinet has given approval for the Gaganyaan human space mission
  • The Cabinet has given approval for the Gaganyaan human space mission which worth Rs. 10,000.
  • Under the project, there will be the three-member crew who will be in space for at-least 7 days.
  • France & Russia will give assistance for the project
  • The mission will be launched by 2022.

India will provide Rs. 4,500 crore for Bhutan’s Five Year Plan
  • India will provide Rs. 4,500 crore for Bhutan’s 12th five-year plan.
  • The announcement was made during the visit of Bhutan’s P.M Lotay Tshering in New Delhi.
  • It was the first visit of Tshering to India after elected as P.M.

Centre has approved setting up of National Commission for Indian System of Medicine
  • Centre has given approval for the draft of National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2018.
  • The bill will help in making the availability of affordable health services in all parts of the country.
  • The bill will enable organized constitution of National Commission with four autonomous board for the purpose of education in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Sowarigpa.

PM Narendra Modi will release postal stamp Suheldev
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a postal stamp in Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Suheldev was the legendary, Medieval-era warrior-King and was a popular caste icon of Dalits in UP.

 Postage Stamp is released on 'Bengal's Rossogolla'
  • West Bengal has released Postage Stamp and a special cover of 'Bengal's Rossogolla' to mark 150 years of its invention.
  • Notably, in this year, November 14 is observed as Rossogolla day in the state to mark one year of obtaining the geographical indication tag.

The government has approved amendments in the POCSO Act
  • The government has approved amendments in POCSO Act 2012, in which equal punishments will be given for sexual assault against boys on par with those against girls which includes provisions of the death penalty when a child is under 12 years old.
  • The POCSO Act deals with offenses which include assault on a child (boy or girl) under the age of 12 years, Gang rape, assault on a mentally or physically challenged child or one that is committed by a relative.

 PM's Flights cost is Rs 64 crore less than his predecessor
  • According to the external affairs ministry, the cost of chartered flights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is of Rs. 429.28 crore which is Rs. 64 Crore less than the former PM Manmohan Singh.
  • Until now, Modi has made 48 foreign trips which are 10 more than his predecessor.

NHRC has launched toll-free number and online complaint filing system
  • The National Human Rights Commission has launched toll-free number 14433 and online complaint filing system.

 President has inaugurated the twelfth Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai
  • The President of India has inaugurated the twelfth Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai on 28 December 2018.
  • The Summit was organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

 NITI Aayog has released 2nd Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts
  • NITI Aayog has released second Delta Ranking of 111 aspirational districts.
  • The ranking was based on progress made by the districts across six areas of health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development, and basic infrastructure.
  • The ranking is topped by the district of Virudhu Nagar, Tamil Nadu followed by the District of Nuapada, Orissa.

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