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December 09, 2018

9th December 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th December 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 9th December 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (9th December) is International Anti-Corruption Day
    • This Day was launched on 9th October 2003 by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a way of raising awareness of corruption and highlighting the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. 
    • Theme of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2018 : “United Against Corruption”.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has conducted Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea– 2018’ at sea off Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar (A&B) Islands. 
    • Objective of Clean Sea 2018 : To ascertain preparedness of IGC, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to major oil spill in line with provisions of National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP).
    • ICG ships Viswasth, Vijith, Rajveer, Rajshri, 4 interceptor boats and its air assets Dornier and Chetak helicopters participated in the exercise.
National Current Affairs
  • India is set to get its 1st underwater museum off the Puducherry coast, giving a boost to tourism in the Union territory. 
    • INS Cuddalore, a Pondicherry-class vessel that was decommissioned in March, will be turned into the country's first underwater museum.
  • The India Water Impact Summit-2018 was recently held in New Delhi.
    • This is an annual event where stakeholders get together to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for some of biggest water related problems in the country. 
    • The discussions this year were on rejuvenation of Ganga River Basin.
    • This summit was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu today inaugurated the Kannur International Airport.
    • This is Kerala's 4th International Airport. 
    • Spread across 2,000 acres and costing over ₹1,800 crore, the airport can handle around 2,000 passengers at a time and will serve more than 15 lakh international passengers annually.
  • The Union Cabinet has given its in principle approval for strategic sale of Central Government’s existing 52.63% of total paid up equity shareholding in Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) to Power Finance Corporation (PFC) along with transfer of management control. 
    • Note : Both REC and PFC are Central Public Sector Enterprises are under the Ministry of Power.
  • Maharashtra Government has launched World Bank assisted SMART Project to transform rural Maharashtra. 
    • SMART - State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation  
    • This initiative is in line with Union Government’s step towards doubling farmers’ income by 2022. 
    • Aim of SMART Project : To revamp agricultural value chains, with special focus on marginal farmers across 1,000 villages.
Awards & Honors
  • Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon was crowned Miss World 2018 by the outgoing pageant winner, India's Manushi Chhillar.
    • She has completed her degree in International Business
    • Currently she is on the Board of Directors of a rehab centre for girls and a volunteer for 'Migrantes en el Camino', she also works as a model. 
    • Nicolene Limsnukan (Thailand) was named the first runner-up. 
    • Anukreethy Vas, who represented India at the pageant, managed to reach the Top 30, but couldn't make it to the Top 12 winner's list.
  • Mr India Prathamesh Maulingkar was named Mr Supranational 2018 during the third edition of the pageant that took place in Poland. 
    • Mr Poland was declared as the first runner up and Mr Brazil as the second runner up.
  • Bollywood Actor Salman Khan won the Best Entertainment Host Award for 'Bigg Boss' at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore. 
    • Director Anurag Kashyap won the Best Direction [Fiction] Award for season one of 'Sacred Games' 
  • Bollywood Actress Janhvi Kapoor is going to be honoured with the 'Arets Stjerneskudd' Rising Talent of the Year award by the Norwegian Consulate General. 
New Appointments
  • Manju Baruah has become the 1st woman tea garden manager in Assam's nearly 200-year-old tea industry when she was promoted as the manager of Apeejay Tea's Hilika Tea Estate in Tinsukia. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Indian hockey team defeated Canada to gain a direct entry into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup 2018 in Odisha. 

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