Introduction: This post deals with top 'The Hindu Current Affairs' of  30 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.


FSSAI has banned plastic & newspaper packaging of food items
·        The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has banned the use of recycled plastic, newspaper, magazines for the use of packaging of food items.
·        The Organization has framed new regulations regarding packaging of food items which will come into effect from July 1.

America's oldest man Richard Overton has died
·         America's oldest man Richard Overton, who was the World War II veteran died.
·         He was 112 years of age.

World's first single-use plastic free flight took off
·         World's first single-use plastic free passenger flight took off from Lisbon to Natale, Brazil.
·         There was not a single-piece of single-use plastic like plastic cups, plastic silverware, plastic food container.
·         The flight is of Fast Company and was only a test run.
·         By 2019, the company is hoping to ban plastic from all of its flights.

278 Skeletons are found in Mannar, Srilanka
·         278 Skeletons are found at a mass grave in Mannar, Srilanka.
·         Notably, Mannar was a battleground for four-decade-long separatist conflict wherein the Tamil Tigers waged a war against the govt. troops.

Galapagos Island has banned fireworks which produce noise
·        The Galapagos Island has banned all the fireworks that produce noise to protect fauna of the island.
·        The ban excludes light fireworks.

Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari has died
·         Nigeria's former President Shehu Shagari has died.
·         He was the second President of Nigeria.
·         He was 93 years of age.

Rescue work of Meghalaya's Mine Mishap will resume on Sunday
·         To rescue 13 miners who are trapped in water-filled coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills will resume on 30 December, Sunday.
·         The rescue work is going on from December 13 by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) & the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) but both of them are not equipped to undertake operations in narrow rat-hole, coal mine.
·         Therefore, divers from the navy will resume the rescue work on Sunday.

Army has rescued 2500 tourists in East Sikkim
·         Army has rescued around 2500 tourists stranded in the heavy snow-fall near the 17th Mile Area in the East Sikkim

IRSDC's 50 world class stations will be completed by 2022
·        The first 50 world class stations which will be built under the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) will be completed by 2022.
·        Habibganj Railway Station of Madhya Pradesh will be first to be commission in Feb. 2019.

Pakistan has given 14 recommendations to India regarding the Kartarpur corridor
·         Pakistan has given 14 recommendations to India regarding the Kartarpur corridor which include visa-free travel of pilgrim
·         Also, India will also give a list of pilgrims in three days in advance for security reasons.
·         It will be mandatory for Indian pilgrim to carry standard Indian passport.
·         Pakistan will issue the permit to 500 visitors per day. etc.
·         Notably, Kartarpur corridor was inaugurated on 28 November.

Exhibition 'Dandi Yatra', part of the celebration of the 150th  birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated today
·         Exhibition 'Dandi Yatra' which is the part of the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has inaugurated on 29 December 2018 by Ministry of Culture, in New Delhi.
·         The exhibition showcases the unseen drawings of artist Chhaganlal Jadav, Nandlal Bose, Upendra Maharathi, Ram Kinkar Baij.

India has submitted 6th National Report to the CBD
·         India, on 29 December 2018 has submitted 6th National Report to the  Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).
·         The report was submitted by Ministry of Environment during the 13th National Meeting of the State Biodiversity Boards organized by the National Biodiversity Authority.
·         The report shows an update of progress in the achievement of 12 National Biodiversity Targets developed under the Convention.
·         India has accomplished two targets and now is in a track to achieve the remaining 8 targets by 2020.

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