Search your Topic HERE....

December 28, 2018

28th December 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

Leave a Comment

sponsored links

Dear Gr8Ambitionists, here are today's (28th December 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :) 

International Current Affairs
  • Israel's Parliament, the Knesset, today voted 102-2 to dissolve the government, triggering early general elections for April 9, 2019. 
    • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier this week his decision to disband his coalition. 
    • Netanyahu would be contesting the polls amid allegations of corruption against him and his wife.
  • Pakistan announced that it would place the name of former President Asif Ali Zardari on the Exit Control List (ECL), thereby barring him from leaving the country, over the ongoing money laundering probe against him. 
    • Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are among those being probed for alleged money laundering through at least 29 fake accounts.

National Current Affairs
  • The Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, following a debate. 
    • The bill proposes to make the method of Muslim men instantly divorcing their wives by uttering "Talaq" thrice (Triple Talaq) as "unconstitutional" and "arbitrary" and suggests a three-year jail term to husbands who follow the method.  
  • Indian Railways has decided to grant 40% fare concession to transgender citizens aged 60 or above.
    • This move will come to effect from January 1, 2019. 
    • Note : Till now, only men who are 60 years and above, and women aged 58 years and above got the concession.
  • The Congress Party today celebrated it's 134th Foundation Day.
    • The party was founded on 28th December 1885 during the British Raj.
    • It's founders include Allan Octavian Hume (a prominent member of the Theosophical Society), Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Wacha

Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • HDFC Group has overtaken Tata Group to become India's largest business house in terms of market value. 
  • Indian Oil Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and NTPC emerged as the Top 3 most profitable Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in 2017-18. 
    • BSNL, Air India and MTNL incurred the highest losses for the second consecutive year.

Science & Technology
  • To check for faults in trains, Indian Railways has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered robot named USTAAD,  
    • USTAAD : Undergear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid'. 
    • The robot examines parts of coaches in real time with an HD camera and transmits them over Wi-Fi.  
  • The Union Cabinet today approved a budget of Rs. 10,000 crore for sending three Indian astronauts to space for up to  7 days by 2022 for the Gaganyaan Programme
    • The programme will help India become the 4th nation to have a manned mission to space.
  • Russia successfully tested the new hypersonic missile system Avangard, which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads. 
New Appointments
  • Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar has been appointed as acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court
    • Note : Andhra Pradesh state, which was bifurcated on 2nd June 2014 will have its own High Court at its new capital Amaravati and the Hyderabad High Court shall become High Court for Telangana.

Awards & Honors
  • Croatia captain Luka Modrić was named Balkan Athlete of the Year 2018.
    • With his he became only the 2nd footballer to clinch the award after ex-Bulgaria footballer Hristo Stoichkov in 1994.  .
  • Former US President Barack Obama has been named the Most admired man by Americans for the 11th year in a row, according to an annual poll conducted by Gallup.  
  • Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Sports Current Affairs
  • For the first time, Olympics 2020 will use a judging system developed by Japanese IT firm Fujitsu which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and LIDAR technology found in autonomous cars. 
    • The system scores a gymnastics' routine based on the angles of a gymnast's joints.

sponsored links

0 Responses:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...