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Latest Current Affairs 16th December 2018


Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas commemorating victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war:President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the nation in paying tributes to the brave soldiers of Indian armed forces on the occasion of the Vijay Diwas; The day commemorates the victory in the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to creation of …

Eastern Naval Command braced up for severe Cyclone Pethai:As Cyclone Pethai, formed over South West Bay of Bengal is poised to make landfall between Machilipatnam and Kakinada in the afternoon of 17 December 18, the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) has assumed high degree of readiness to render necessary humanitarian assistance.

PM Modi flags-off 900th coach and a ‘Humsafar’ rake of Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli:On  a day long visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  flagged off 900th coach of the Rae Bareli factory and a Humsafar Rake of Modern Coach Factory.

Prayagraj: PM Modi reviews Kumbh preparations:Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates  the state of the art Control and Command Centre for the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj while reviewing preparations for the Mela; Performs Ganga pooja at Sangam Ghat; dedicates and lays foundation stones several developmental projects worth over 4000 crore rupees in Pragayraj, also inaugurates a new airport terminal at Bamrauli.

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn-in as Prime Minister:Ending a 51-day political crisis in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the island nation, following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa after he fails to garner majority in the Parliament; India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to score 25 Test centuries:India skipper Virat Kohli showed yet again why he is best in the business as he brought up his 25th ton on day three of the Perth Test against Australia. With this Virat Kohli became second fastest to score 25 Test centuries. Only Don Bradman has got to the mark in fewer innings. With his sixth Test century in Australia, Virat Kohli also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most Test centuries by an Indian Down Under.

PV Sindhu clinches her maiden World Tour Finals title:PV Sindhu won her maiden BWF World tour finals title in Guangzhou, China on Sunday.

Perth Day 3: Australia lead India by 175 runs in second inning:Australia lead India by 175 runs in second innings on day 3 of the Perth test; Indian captain Virat Kohli hits his 25th test century; Visitors bowled out for 283 runs, conceding a 43-run first innings lead to the hosts.

Belgium beat Netherlands to win FIH Hockey World Cup:Olympic silver medallists Belgium edged past three-time champions Netherlands 0(3)-0(2) via sudden death to win the FIH Hockey World Cup title at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswsar on Sunday.


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