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GK Current Affairs - Today 31rd December 2018 - Latest Current Affairs

GK Current Affairs - Today 31rd December 2018 - Latest Current Affairs

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Loan subsidy for middle-income group extended till March 2020

Current Affairs The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri said on December 31, 2018, that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) credit appropriation for the center salary aggregate has been stretched out till March 31, 2020. Talking on the equivalent, Puri said that regarding one lakh recipients have taken advantage of the plan up until now. Under the yojana, around 68.7 lakh houses have been authorized, 37 lakh houses have been grounded and 13.5 lakh have been finished and given over. A venture worth Rs 3.85 lakh crore has been conceived under the mission. More than Rs 6900 crore intrigue endowment on lodging advances have been dispensed to over 3.14 lakh recipients of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme CLSS under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

Russia hails ‘successful’ test of new hypersonic weapons system

Current Affairs Russia has said it has effectively tried another hypersonic atomic weapon conveyance framework that President Vladimir Putin has named a guided "fireball" that is for all intents and purposes imperceptible. The nation's resistance service said the new Avangard weapon was tried on Wednesday. It is one of a variety of new nukes that Putin declared in March and that is at the focal point of a potential new arms war rising among Russia and the US.

PM Modi renames 3 islands of Andaman Nicobar

Current Affairs PM Narendra Modi on December 30, 2018, reported renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar in the event of the 75th commemoration of Tricolor lifting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Port Blair. The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. The PM additionally discharged a dedicatory stamp, its first-day cover and an Rs-75 coin to check the exceptional event. He additionally reported setting up of a considered college after Bose.


TTFI revokes the suspension of Soumyajit Ghosh

Current Affairs The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) meeting in Sonepat on December 30, 2018, renounced suspension of previous national hero Soumyajit Ghosh. The suspension was passed out to him in March 2018 after charges of assault against him by an ex. The claims provoked the TTFI to temporarily suspend him, which implied the paddler was let alone for India's Commonwealth Games squad in Gold Coast. Ghosh's legitimate inconveniences, at last, arrived at an end after he wedded the assault informer four months after his vocation nose-plunged attributable to the emergency. • The withdrawal of suspension implies Ghosh is qualified to partake in all national and universal competitions, with the Senior Nationals beginning at Cuttack from January 4.

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

Current Affairs Incredible producer Mrinal Sen passed away on December 30, 2018, in Kolkata, West Bengal after a drawn-out fight with age-related afflictions. He was 95. He is made due to his child. His better half, performing artist Geeta Sen, passed away in 2017. The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee were known fundamentally to make ready for the reign of the parallel film in the nation with movies, for example, Ek Din Achanak, Padatik, Mrigaya, Akaler Sandhane, Chorus, Kharij, Kandahar, Bhuwan Shome, Akash Kusum and Calcutta 71. His downfall brings the finish of legends of the brilliant time of Parallel film, who crossed limits in putting Indian film into the worldwide stage.

Bangladesh Elections 2018: Sheikh Hasina wins a third consecutive term as prime minister

Current Affairs Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheik Hasina anchored her third back to back term and fourth in general with an avalanche triumph in the country's general races. The outcomes were reported by the Election Commission on December 31, 2018. Sheik Hasina's decision party Bangladesh Awami League and its partners won 288 of the 299 parliamentary seats challenged, outperforming its past race win when it had won 234 seats. This is an uncommon accomplishment in the nation's political history as no other pioneer in Bangladesh has possessed the capacity to win a third sequential term.



Current Affairs The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affirmed Submission of India's second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) towards the satisfaction of the announcing commitment under the Convention.

ICC announces women's ODI and T20I teams of the year

Current Affairs The International Cricket Council, ICC, reported ladies' ODI and T20I groups of the year 2018, on December 31, 2018. While New Zealand's Suzie Bates was named as commander of the 50-over side, India's Harmanpreet Kaur was designated the chief of the T20 group. Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav are the two Indians who highlight in both the ODI and T20I squads. Different players to discover puts in both the squads are Australia's Healy and Bates of New Zealand. Harmanpreet Kaur has been compensated for leading Indian group to the semi-last of the ICC Women's World T20 in the Caribbean in November 2018.

Tuticorin Airport to soon be a 5th International airport in Tamil Nadu

Current Affairs Endeavors are on to create Thuthukkudi (Tuticorin) Airport as the fifth global airplane terminal in Tamil Nadu. Airplane terminal Director N Balasubramaniam uncovered on December 31, 2018, that the air terminal is probably going to be announced as a universal air terminal inside four years. He said that as the initial step, night landing offices will start from Thuthukudi by next May. Universal flights are as of now being worked from four airplane terminals of the state including Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, and Trichy.


Smriti Mandhana named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year


Current Affairs India's left-gave opener Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year. Mandhana was additionally pronounced as the ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year. The declaration was made by the International Cricket Council on December 31, 2018. The 22-year-old, who has likewise been named in the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year and the ICC Women's T20I Team of the Year, scored 669 keeps running at a normal of 66.90 in 12 ODIs and 622 keeps running at a strike-rate of 130.67 in 25 T20Is amid the casting a ballot period, which kept running from January 1 to December 31, 2018. The cricketer had assumed a significant job in India's semi-last appearance at the ICC Women's World T20 in the West Indies, scoring 178 keeps running in five matches at a strike-rate of 125.35.

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