Current Affairs – December, 2018

Current Affairs – December, 2018

  • NITI Aayog to begin a series of Development Dialogues to engage experts, thought
    leaders and government stakeholders across key avenues of long-term social and
    economic development. The first event shall be a conference on “Health Systems for A New India: Building Blocks” on November 30. The conference will feature senior government functionaries, and eminent national and international experts in the healthcare space.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated Global Agriculture and
    Food Summit 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Seven countries, including China, Israel and Malaysia are participating in the two-day Summit. The aim of the Summit is to promote Jharkhand as a key player to attract investment in the agriculture sector. The summit will focus on organic farming in horticulture, dairy, poultry and fisheries, and food processing.
  • The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) is in India for a bilateral air exercise – SHINYUU Maitri 18 with Indian Air Force from 03-07 December at A F Station Agra. The theme of the exercise is ‗Joint Mobility/Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) on Transport aircraft‟.The focus of the exercise is set for the IAF and JASDF crews to undertake Joint Mobility/
    HADR operations. Display of heavy loading/ off loading are also planned to be practiced during this exercise.
  • Odisha‟s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, is a few steps away from receiving GI tag as the Geographical Indications Journal has advertised its application seeking objections. Kandhamal Haldi‘ was accepted under sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
  • Miss Universe 2018 was held at Muang Thong Thani, Pak Kret, Thailand. The 24-
    year-old Filipino-Australian beauty Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines bagged Miss Universe 2018 title. Tamaryn Green, a medical student from South Africa became first runner up and Sthefany Guterrez from Venezuela studying to be a lawyer became second runner-up
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