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Latest Current Affairs 18th December 2018

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Hamid Ansari returns home after 6 years in Pakistan jail: Indian citizen Hamid Nihal Ansari returns home after 6 years in Pakistan jail; Family celebrates; Ansari travelled to Pakistan through Afghanistan to meet the girl he befriended online. Gujarat Govt. waives off Rs. 625 crore rural electricity bills: Gujarat Government waives off Rs. 625 crore …

Gujarat Govt. waives off Rs. 625 crore rural electricity bills: Gujarat Government waives off Rs. 625 crore rural electricity bills; More than 6 Lakh consumers to get benefit with this decision.

Mumbai Hospital Fire: CM Devendra Fadnavis orders enquiry:Death toll in Mumbai Hospital fire goes up to 8; Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis orders inquiry; Prime Minister condoles the loss of lives in the fire; Union Minister for Labour & Employment Santosh Gangwar announces ex-gratia of Rs. 10 Lakh to the kin of the dead.

PM Modi: 18% GST for 99% of common man goods: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Government is making efforts to keep 99% of goods used by common man at 18% GST slab or less; indicates that 28% slab will soon be restricted to a few select luxurious items.

PM launches projects worth 41,000 crore Rupees in Maharashtra: PM launches housing and infrastructure projects worth 41,000 crore rupees in Maharashtra; Foundation laid for new metro sections in Thane & Pune; work commences for 90,000 housing units at the cost of 18,000 crore rupees.

Disruptions continue to affect proceedings in Parliament: Proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament were stalled for the fifth day on Monday over different issues including the Rafale aircraft deal.

India extends $1.4 billion aid to the Maldives: India and Maldives underscored the need for strengthening and reforming of multilateral financial institutions and enhancing the voice and participation of developing countries in international economic decision-making.

Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Phethai made landfall near Katrenikona in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday afternoon.

Sri Lankan Parliament debates abolition of executive Presidency: Sri Lankan Parliament on Tuesday debated abolition of executive Presidency as the tug of war between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe continued.

Former Prime Minister of Nepal Tulsi Giri passes away: Former Prime Minister of Nepal Tulsi Giri has passed away; He was 93; Giri died at his residence in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Mallya to face bankruptcy proceedings in UK High Court next year: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya to face bankruptcy proceedings in the UK High Court next year.

Lankan President tells his MPs not to join Wickremesinghe Govt: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has told his MPs not to join the government of Ranil Wickremasinghe further showing his opposition to the Prime minister.

UK opposition launches parliamentary confidence maneuver against PM May: British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.

NPCIL’s Kaiga Unit-1 creates a world record for continuous operation: A 220-MW unit of Nuclear Power Corporation of India’s Kaiga Atomic Power Station has created a world record for continuous operation for 941 days, state-run BHEL, which supplied equipment for the unit, said Monday.

India crash to 140 all out, Australia level series: India crumbled in the face of Australia’s remarkable metamorphosis and crashed to a 146-run defeat in the second Test in Perth on Tuesday, surrendering a rare hard-earned ascendancy in a series Down Under.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ becomes highest-grossing biopic of all time: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which tells the story of British rock band Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury, has become the highest-grossing biopic of all time.

India sees 16 % jump in foreign tourist arrivals for medical treatments: There has been a 16 percent growth in foreign tourist arrivals for medical treatments in 2017, the ministry of tourism informed Parliament Monday.

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