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TOP CURRENT AFFAIRS 13TH DECEMBER 2018 FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS

 Introduction: This post deals with the top current affairs of  13th 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.

 TOP CURRENT AFFAIRS 13TH DECEMBER 2018 FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS

Universal Health Coverage Day
·    Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated every year on 12th December to help advance the more broadly conceived human right to health.
·       The day is promoted by the World Health Organisation.
·    Universal Health Coverage has been included in the new Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-30.
·       Theme for 2018 - “ Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the time for collective action”

Bilateral Annual Haj 2019 Agreement between India & Saudi Arabia
·       Bilateral Annual Haj 2019 Agreement has signed between India & Saudi Arabia.
·    The agreement by the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs & Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure safety & better facilities to Indian Haj Pilgrims.

18th India-Russia IRIGC-MTC Meeting held on 13th December 2018
·    The 18th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation was held on 13th December 2018.
·     The meeting was co-chaired by Nirmala Sitharaman (Union Minister of Defence) & Sergei Shoigu ( Minister of defense of the Russian Federation ).
·    The issues related to defense equipment, technological engagement between India & Russia etc. were discussed.

Manipur govt. has honored Marykom with “Meethoileima”
·    Manipur Govt has honored world boxing champion Marykom with the title of “Meethoileima” which means ‘par excellent queen’.
·       Notably, Marykom has recently won the Women World Boxing Championship 2018.

Govt. of India & ADB has signed loan agreement to reduce floods in Assam
·     The Govt. of India & Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed $ 60million loan agreement to reduce floods and the river bank erosion in Assam.
·        ADB-
Ø Asian Development Bank
Ø Regional development bank to promote social & economic development in Asia.
Ø Headquarter: Mandaluyong, Philippines
Ø Established: 19 December 1966
Ø President: Takehiko Nakao
Ø Membership: 67 countries

17th Anniversary of the Infamous ‘Parliament Attack’
·       17 years ago i.e. on 13th December in 2001 the infamous Parliament attack happened.
·    On the anniversary, P.M. Modi paid tribute to the valor of all those who martyred during the dastardly attack.

Theresa May will step down before 2022 elections
·   U.K Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will step down before 2022 general elections in the country.
·      She has confirmed this during the  EU summit in Brussels.

ITF has named Novak Djokovic & Simona Halep as the World Champions
·   International Tennis Federation (ITF) a governing body of global tennis has named Novak  Djokovic & Simona Halep as the World Champions in tennis.
·        Djokovic has received this honor for the sixth time while it was the first time for Simona Halep



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