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Latest Current Affairs 12th December 2018


President Kovind invites diaspora in Myanmar to invest in India:President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday addressed the Indian community in Myanmar and invited them to invest in India, saying the country is full of opportunities for business, social enterprise and cultural links. Assam NRC: SC extends deadline for filing claims and objections to 31 Dec:The Supreme …

Assam NRC: SC extends deadline for filing claims and objections to 31 Dec:The Supreme Court has extended the last date of filing claims and objections on the inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizen to December 31.


‘Deep Submersible Rescue Vehicle’ inducted into Navy:Deep Submersible Rescue Vehicle inducted into Western Naval Command of Indian Navy; Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba says its a landmark event and congratulates all for the successful sea trials of DSRV; says this vehicle has the capability to rescue from 650 meters deep.

President Kovind dedicates ACARE project to people of Myanmar:President Ram Nath Kovind dedicates – India assisted project ‘Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research & Education’ – to the people of Myanmar; project focuses on Genetics, Post Harvest Technology, Participatory Knowledge Management and capacity building for farmers in Myanmar; President is on a state visit to Myanmar.

Counting for Assam Panchayat polls underway:Counting of votes is being held on Wednesday for Panchayat elections in Assam.

PM Modi: Health budget upto 2.5% of GDP by 2025:Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails Ayushman Bharat scheme for providing benefit to over five lakh beneficiaries within 80 days of launch of the scheme; Says, Government to increase health spending upto 2.5% of GDP by 2025; inaugurates partners’ forum 2018 in New Delhi.

Congress wins Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh; single largest party in Madhya Pradesh:Congress stakes claim to form Government in Madhya Pradesh as it emerges as the single largest party in the State; Former MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tenders his resignation; Congress wins Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh; Congress legislators meet in Jaipur to choose their leader.

Lankan Parliament passes motion expressing confidence in Wickremesinghe to function as PM:Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday passed a motion expressing confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as the Prime Minister and forwarded it to President for action.

Gunman kills 4 in France’s Christmas market:A gunman killed at least four people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market in the French border city of Strasbourg on Tuesday (December 11) evening before being cornered by police.

Vivah Panchami being celebrated in Nepal:Vivah Panchami, the wedding of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita is celebrated with gaiety and religious fervor in Janakpur, the historic city of Nepal.

Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as RBI Governor:Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as the new Reserve Bank Governor; replaces Urjit Patel, to become the 25th RBI Governor; Addressing media, says consultation with all stakehoders is very critical; asserts to upload RBI’s autonomy and credibility.

Every year matters in drive to curb global carbon emissions: IPCC:The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that political will was needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees on Tuesday (December 11) at the opening of the high-level United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland.


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