Introduction: This post deals with the top current affairs of  3rd 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.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
·       International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on 3rd December every year.
·      The aim to observe this day is to promote the rights & well being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society & development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic & cultural life.
·      The 2018 theme of this day is – ‘ Empowering Persons with Disabilities & Ensuring Inclusiveness & Equality’.

Centre has released Rs. 3200 crore for the North Eastern States in the Last 4 years
·       Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep S. Puri has informed that Rs. 3200 crore has been released for the North Eastern States in last 4 years for construction of more than 2.3 lakh houses which have been sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana ( PMAY-Urban) 
·       Out of these, 1.16 lakh houses have already been grounded for construction.
·      Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a centrally sponsored initiative to build affordable houses for poor people both in urban (PMAY- Urban) & rural area (PMAY- Gramin) and it was started in 2015.
·       The initiative was formerly known as Indira Awas Yojana.

‘NITI Forum for North East’ will hold meeting on 4 December in Guwahati
·     ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will hold its second meeting in Guwahati on 4December, which will be chaired by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar & Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region ( DoNER), Jitendra Singh.
·     ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted in Feb 2018 to periodically review the development status in the North Eastern Region.
·      The Secretary, North East Council (NEC) is the member secretary of the forum.
·      The first meeting of the forum was held in April 2018 in Agartala.

Ex Cope India, Bilateral Joint Exercise to commence on 3rd December 2018
·     Ex Cope India is the series of Bilateral Joint Exercise between Indian Air Force & US Air Force which will be conducted in India on 3rd December 2018.
·      This is the 4th edition of this series of exercise.
·   The aim is to provide operational exposure and undertake mutual exchange of best practices towards enhancing operational capability.

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad
·      3rd December is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the former President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
·       He was born on 3rd December 1884
·       He was the first President of India after Independence from 1952 to 1962.
·       He received Bharat Ratna in 1962.

Qatar will quit OPEC in 2019
·     Qatar’s energy minister Saad-al-kaabi has announced at Doha Press Conference that Qatar will quit the OPEC in January 2019
·         OPEC ( Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries )
Ø  It is an intergovernmental organization of 15 nations.
Ø  It was founded in 1960 in Baghdad by the five countries ( Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Venezuela ).
Ø  Its headquarter is in Vienna, Austria.
Ø  Its Secretary General is Mohammed Barkindo.

Kamala Harris, the first Indian- American senator in the U.S to contest in Presidential Elections
·     Kamala Harrison, a Democrat, is the first Indian- American senator who will likely to contest in the 2020 US Presidential bid.

A tribute to Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivors & victims
·    On the night of 2nd December to 3rd December, a massive tragedy happened in Bhopal in 1984 where a very poisonous gas methyl- isocyanate was leaked from the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited.
·     The day is marked as a tribute to thousands of people who were killed and thousands of them who were survived

World Bank has doubled the fund to tackle climate change
·      World Bank has doubled the fund from $100 billion to $ 200 billion for climate action investment in 2021- 25.
·        The move has taken ahead of the UN climate summit whose is being held in Poland.
·        World Bank-
Ø It is an international financial institution which provides loans to the countries for capital project.
Ø It was formed in July 1945.
Ø Its parent organization is World Bank Group.
Ø Its headquarter is in Washington D.C, U.S.
Ø The President is Jim Yong Kim.
Ø Comprises of two institutions -1) International Bank for Reconstruction & Development & 2) The International Development Association
Ø Members are 190 countries (IBRD) & 173 countries (IDA).

Railways will set up solar power plants in its vacant land
·    The Indian Railways is planning to set up solar power plants in its vacant land for up to 30 GW capacity.
·       In the first phase of the initiative 10 GW power will be generated.
·       This will help railways to lower its energy bill of around Rs. 30,000 crores.
·       Union minister of Railways – Piyush Goyal.

Govt. launched ‘PAiSA’
·   Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched ‘PAiSA- Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest.
·       For providing easy & affordable credit.
·       Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs- Hardeep S. Puri.

India- UAE Joint Commission Meeting
·     The 12th session of India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Economic & Technical Cooperation will be held from Dec. 3-4 in Abu Dhabi.
·   The meeting will be co-chaired by the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj with her UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyen.
·   During the visit, the External Affairs Minister will also inaugurate a Mahatma Gandhi-Sheikh Zayed Digital Museum in Abu Dhabi.

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