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GK Current Affairs - Today 28rd December 2018 - Latest Current Affairs

GK Current Affairs - Today 28rd December 2018 - Latest Current Affairs

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill 2018: All you need to know

Current Affairs The Lok Sabha on December 27, 2018, passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, otherwise called, Triple Talaq Bill. Two hundred forty-five individuals from the Lok Sabha cast a ballot for the bill, while 11 cast a ballot against it. The Bill makes moment triple talaq void and illicit. It looks to make the act of moment triple talaq a culpable offense with detainment of up to three years. The Bill was presented in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 17, 2018.

Cabinet approves the amendment in POSCO Act, 2012 to protect children from sexual abuse

Current Affairs The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28, 2018, affirmed the proposition for Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, 2012 to make discipline increasingly stringent for perpetrating sexual wrongdoings against youngsters. The POCSO Act, 2012 was instituted to Protect the Children from Offenses of Sexual Assault, Sexual provocation and erotic entertainment with due respect for defending the intrigue and prosperity of youngsters.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Current Affairs Previous Australia commander Ricky Ponting was formally enlisted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on December 26, 2018. To check the event, Ponting got his memorial top from comrade ICC Cricket Hall of Famer, Glenn McGrath, amid the lunch break on the opening day of the third Test against India at the MCG. Ponting was named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame alongside previous India chief Rahul Dravid and England lady wicketkeeper-player Claire Taylor amid the ICC Annual Conference in Dublin in July. Ponting couldn't go to the ICC gathering. Ponting is a three-time ICC Cricket World Cup champ including multiple times as chief. He is the 25th Australia cricketer to be formally drafted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.


Kashmir touched minimum temperature of minus 7 degree Celsius

Current Affairs The Meteorological Department said that the Kashmir Valley has contacted the base temperature of less 7° Celsius in Srinagar without precedent for a long time. A few water bodies, including the Dal Lake, were shrouded in sheaths of ice. Srinagar's base temperature, which was five degrees beneath ordinary, dove to a record short 7° Celsius out of the blue since December 7, 1990, when it was less 8.8° Celsius. The day temperature drifted around 8° Celsius. Meteorological Department: Established on 1875 Type: Government organization Headquarters: New Delhi Ministers in charge: Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Earth Sciences Agency official: K.J. Ramesh, Director General of Meteorology Parent office: Ministry of Earth Sciences.

GHMC is awarded the Best Capital City in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings

Current Affairs GHMC is granted the Best Capital City in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been granted Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings. Swachh Survekshan was propelled by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The Swachh Survekashan study positions urban communities on different sanitation parameters. The GHMC was likewise at the 27th place among 4,041 urban areas. The GHMC said that as a piece of the Swachh Survekshan 2019, keeping up the planning of toilets, i.e., from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. what's more, legitimate signage will be a vital parameter. As a piece of this, the GHMC has asked for the Hyderabad Metro Rail to guarantee that open toilets in all metro halls are open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.


NITI Aayog releases Second Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts Programme

Current Affairs NITI Aayog discharges Second Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts Program The positioning subtleties the gradual advancement accomplished by the locale amid June to October this year crosswise over six key improvement divisions. Virudhunagar region in Tamil Nadu has appeared most enhancement in general, trailed by Nuapada locale in Odisha, Siddarthnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar's Aurangabad and Koraput in Odisha. These areas have supported the advancement story in central parameters of social advancement. Then, Nagaland's Kiphire locale, Jharkhand's Giridih, Chatra in Jharkhand, Hailakandi in Assam, and Pakur in Jharkhand have demonstrated minimum enhancement. The Aspirational District Program was propelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January this year with the expected to quickly change the regions that have appeared lesser advancement in key social regions.

Rajesh Subramaniam is appointed as CEO of FedEx Express

Current Affairs FedEx Express, a U.S. global messenger conveyance monster, has named Rajesh Subramaniam, an Indian-American, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. He will accept his new job on January 1, 2019. He replaces David L Cunningham. Mr. Subramaniam at present holds the official VP, head advertising and correspondences officer position of FedEx Corporation. He is an IIT-Bombay move on from Thiruvananthapuram and has been with FedEx for over 27 years. He has held different official dimension positions in the organization. He started his vocation in Memphis and in this way moved to Hong Kong where he supervised advertising and client benefit for the Asia Pacific area.


Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva takes over as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defense Staff Operations

Current Affairs Resistance Ministry named Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva who had served in three out of four wings of Integrated Defense Staff (IDS) central command as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defense Staff (Operations). Air Marshal Sachdeva was dispatched as an Indian Air Force pilot in December 1981 and has logged more than 7200 hours of transport and instructional flying background. Aside from being a Category 'A' flying educator, he has likewise held a portion of the renowned arrangements in Air Force, Joint Services and National Technical Research Organization (NTRO). He has additionally been an Air Force inspector and has likewise instructed a bleeding edge transport squadron, a vehicle base and the College of Defense Management.

Madhya Pradesh Divya Patidar Joshi crowned Mrs. India 2018 title in New Delhi

Current Affairs Divya Patidar Joshi from Madhya Pradesh was delegated with Mrs. India 2018 title at the Mrs. India My Identity Beauty Pageant 2018 finale held in New Delhi. She crushed 24 promising contenders and won every one of the rounds of Beauty with Brain challenge alongside Best Cat Walk title.


Sitarist Manju Mehta Gets Tansen Samman


Current Affairs Noted sitar player Manju Mehta met with the 'Tansen Samman' for 2018 by the Madhya Pradesh government for her commitment in the field of music. Association serves Narendra Singh Tomar exhibited the honor to Mehta, 74, at the debut function of the Tansen Music Festival. The 'Raja Mansingh Tomar Honor' was given to the Sankat Mochan Pratishthan in Varanasi for 2017 and the Natrang Pratishthan of New Delhi for 2018.

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