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    Current Affairs 01st December, 2018

    Posted on: 2018-12-01 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: General Knowledge

    Current Affairs

    1 December 2018

    1. CRZ approved the construction of Pulicat bridge

    • Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Environment approved a proposal by the Highways Department for the construction of the bridge for the people of Pasiyavaram island on Pulicat Lake to the mainland.  

    2. First Global Aviation Summit to be held in Mumbai

    • Supported by ICAO, IATA, ACI and CANSO, the 1st Global Aviation Summit will be held on January 15 and 16, 2019 at The Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.  
    • It aims to focus on the celebration of 'Flying for All' and to provide a platform to the aviation fraternity to highlight the challenges of the sector in the newly-developing growth spots.

    3. Shooter Esha Singh beats Bhaker, Heena to win 3 national golds

    • India's 13-year-old shooter Esha Singh beat the likes of Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu to win three gold medals in women's air pistol events at the 62nd National Shooting Championships.  
    • The 13-year-old won the Women's, Youth Women's and Junior Women's 10m Air Pistol competitions at the event.

    4. EU sets goal to be climate neutral by 2050

    • The European Union sets a goal to become the first major economy to be ‘Climate Neural’ by 2050 after that the emissions of greenhouse gases need to be offset by planting trees or burying the gases underground.   
    • As per the European Union, this target can be achieved by using Solar and Wind Energy for electricity generation.

    5. Chidaoba wrestling, Jamaican reggae, Irish hurling got UNESCO heritage tag

    • The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Mauritius until 1 December, inscribed six elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  

    6. Indian Owl Festival, Indias first owl fest, held in Pune

    • The Indian Owl Festival, India’s first owl fest, was held at Pingori village in Purandar taluka of Pune, Maharashtra.  
    • The festival was organized by Ela Foundation.   
    • It created awareness on owl conservation and feature art forms like pictures, paintings, lanterns, lamp shades, posters, origami, stitched articles, poems and stories on owls.   

    7. Fourth India-Mozambique Joint Commission meeting held in New Delhi

    • India-Mozambique Joint Commission on Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation held its 4th session in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi.  
    • The meeting was chaired by the External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation of the Republic of Mozambique, Mr. Jose Condungua Antonio Pacheco.  
    • Bilateral relations between the two countries were reviewed.  
    • In 2017, India was the largest destination for Mozambican exports, which accounted for 35% of its total export revenue.  
    • Tica-Buzi Highway funded by Indian credit-line of about 150 million US Dollars was implemented recently in Mozambique.

    8. Y. K. Koo resigns as MD and CEO of HMIL

    • Y. K. Koo, the present Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) resigned his position as he is to move back to Korea to take up a new role after completing a three-year term in India.  
    • He has been with the Hyundai Motor Company for more than 34 years, handling different assignments.  He has served HMIL for over nine years.  
    • Seon Seob Kim, head of business operations division, will replace Mr. Koo as the MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.  (HMIL).

    9. Abhinav Bindra 1st Indian to receive Blue Cross from ISSF

    • India's Olympic gold medal-winning shooter Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to be honoured with the Blue Cross by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for his contribution to the sport of shooting.  
    • The Blue Cross is the highest laurel for shooters given by the ISSF.  
    • Bindra won an Olympic gold (2008), a World Championship gold (2006), 7 CWG medals and 3 Asian Games medals.  
    • He was given the Arjuna award in 2000, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2009.

    10. Union Government launches Bhasha Sangam to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages

    • The Government launched ‘Bhasha Sangam’, a unique initiative to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages.  
    • Bhasha Sangam launched under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.   
    • It is a programme for schools and educational institutions to offer multilingual exposure to students in Indian languages.  
    • The main aim is to improve linguistic tolerance and respect and promote national integration.   

    11. US, Mexico and Canada sign new trade deal to replace NAFTA

    • US President Donald Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau signed the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which will replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  
    • USMCA will govern over a trillion dollars worth of trade between the three countries.  
    • The new agreement requires that 40% of cars eventually be made in countries that pay autoworkers at least $16 an hour – that is, the US and Canada and not Mexico – to qualify for duty-free treatment under the trade pact.


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