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49th IFFI concludes with gala ceremony in Goa - 01 Dec 18

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Ex-diplomat Zurabishvili elected Georgia's first woman president - 01 Dec 18

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India-ASEAN InnoTech Summit organised by FICCI - 01 Dec 18

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Abhinav Bindra Becomes First Indian To Be Honoured With Shooting's Top Award - 01 Dec 18

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: December 2 - 02 Dec 18

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa To Be 2019 Republic Day Chief Guest - 02 Dec 18

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Meeting of the Group of Twenty (20) concluded Buenos Aires, Argentina - 02 Dec 18

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Sunil Arora took over as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India - 02 Dec 18

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FSSAI started “Heart Attack Rewind” campaign - 03 Dec 18

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India’s heaviest and most advanced communication satellite GSAT-11 launched from Kourou - 03 Dec 18

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Qatar will leave the membership of oil cartel OPEC on 1 January 2019 - 03 Dec 18

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Luka ModriA win Ballon d'Or for 2018 - 03 Dec 18

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“Yellow Vests” Movement: Violent protests and riots in Paris erupted against Fuel Price - 04 Dec 18

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James Michel extradited to India from UAE in AgustaWestland chopper deal bribery case - 04 Dec 18

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ADB to lend $85 mn for World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar - 04 Dec 18

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47th Navy Day Navy day Observed - 04 Dec 18

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Odisha's Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag - 05 Dec 18

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What is Geographical Indication (GI) ?

Gangotri, Yamunotri included under PRASAD scheme - 05 Dec 18

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Sea trials of IAC Vikrant likely to begin in 2020 - 05 Dec 18

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World Bank to invest USD 200 bn in 2021-25 to fight climate change - 05 Dec 18

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India to host G-20 summit in 2022 - 06 Dec 18

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India and UAE sign currency swap deal - 06 Dec 18

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India’s Bhutan hydel project ready to commission - 06 Dec 18

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World’s First-in-Human Telerobotic Coronary Intervention was performed in Ahmedabad - 07 Dec 18

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Panama become the first Latin American country to join China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - 07 Dec 18

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India third largest contributor to carbon emission - 07 Dec 18

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IndiGo became India's first airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet - 07 Dec 18

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Power Finance Corporation (PFC) acquires Centre's 52.63% holding in REC - 08 Dec 18

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Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) - 08 Dec 18

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  • Krishnamurthy Subramanian was appointed the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) by the Union Government.
  • Krishnamurthy Subramanian, currently an associate professor at the Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB).
  • He was appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) for a period of three years by the Union Government on 7 December 2018.
  • He has been a part of expert committees on corporate governance for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and on the governance of banks for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • He replaces Arvind Subramanian, who had resigned from his position due to personal reasons in August 2018.

Cabinet approves Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 - 08 Dec 18

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Kirthiga Reddy became the first-ever woman to be hired by private-equity behemoth SoftBank as partner - 09 Dec 18

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Union Government granted exempt, exempt and exempt (EEE) status to NPS - 09 Dec 18

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Pier placed for world’s tallest railway bridge - 09 Dec 18

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Centre approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab - 10 Dec 18

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Indus Waters Treaty :

RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigned from his post - 10 Dec 18

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Kerala became the first state in India has four international airports - 10 Dec 18

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Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December - 11 Dec 18

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India Successfully Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile - 11 Dec 18

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Shaktikanta Das appointed as 25th Governor of RBI - 11 Dec 18

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India and ADB, Sign $31 Million Loan to Develop Tourism, Boost Jobs in Tamil Nadu - 12 Dec 18

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EU opens India’s first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in New Delhi - 12 Dec 18

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CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors - 12 Dec 18

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Surjit Bhalla resigns from PM Modi's economic advisory council - 12 Dec 18

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P.V. Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara wins World Super Series women’s singles - 13 Dec 18

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B.P. Singh nominated as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) - 13 Dec 18

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Indian Navy inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) System - 13 Dec 18

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Uttar Pradesh-based ‘HelpUsGreen’ startup honoured by UN - 14 Dec 18

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World's Top 100 arms makers,Four Indian PSUs listed: SIPRI - 14 Dec 18

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Amitav Ghosh selected 2018 year’s Jnanpith Award - 14 Dec 18

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India to increase public health spending to 2.5 % of GDP - 14 Dec 18

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ADB retains Indian growth (GDP) forecast at 7.3 % for F.Y-2019 - 15 Dec 18

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Ayushman Bharat: Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh top beneficiaries - 15 Dec 18

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Zoramthanga was sworn in as Mizoram's new Chief Minister - 15 Dec 18

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India's First Railway University Inaugurated - 15 Dec 18

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5,000 Compressed Bio Gas plants will be set up by 2023 - 16 Dec 18

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Cyclonic Storm Phethai divested Tamil Nadu and AP - 16 Dec 18

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Fourteenth Men’s Hockey World Cup: Belgium defeated Netherlands in Finale - 16 Dec 18

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Kamal Nath took oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh - 17 Dec 18

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Bhupesh Baghel became new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh - 17 Dec 18

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Ashok Gehlot took oath as the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan - 17 Dec 18

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India announces $1.4 billion financial aid to Maldives - 18 Dec 18

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Government to borrow Rs 27,000 cr to service earlier loan to FCI - 18 Dec 18

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India ranks 108th in WEF gender gap index 2018 - 18 Dec 18

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Centre seeks RBI inputs for merger of public sector banks - 18 Dec 18

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India to become fifth-biggest economy in 2019: PwC - 19 Dec 18


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IDFC Bank merges with Capital First, new entity called IDFC First Bank - 19 Dec 18

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Minorities Rights Day observed on 18th December in India - 19 Dec 18

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MINORITIES RIGHTS DAY IN INDIA 2018:
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ISRO's Military Satellite Launched, Will Be Air Force's Mainstay In Sky - 19 Dec 18

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US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia - 20 Dec 18

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Charles Michel resigns as the Prime Minister of Belgium - 20 Dec 18

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What is UN Global Compact on Migration ?

Government Launches Asiatic Lion Conservation Project - 20 Dec 18

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Harsh Varhan Shringla appointed new Indian ambassador to US - 21 Dec 18

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States’ Startup Ranking 2018: Gujarat state top performer - 21 Dec 18

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WV Raman appointed head coach of India women’s cricket team - 21 Dec 18

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National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December. - 22 Dec 18

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NITI Aayog releases SDG India Index - Baseline Report 2018 - 22 Dec 18

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Aspirant: 0-49 Performer: 50-64
Front Runner: 65-99
Achiever: 100
OVERALL Aspirant:  Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
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Centre drafts child protection policy - 22 Dec 18

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Indian woman becomes the fastest Asian to cycle the globe - 23 Dec 18

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India, Nepal and Bhutan plan joint task force to protect wildlife - 23 Dec 18

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PM Modi announces Sardar Patel Award for National Integration - 23 Dec 18

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National Farmer's Day observed on 23 December - 24 Dec 18

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PM releases Rs.100 commemorative coin in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee - 24 Dec 18

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Nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired - 24 Dec 18

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Anak Krakatau volcano erupted,400 persons killed in Indonesia - 24 Dec 18

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Gitega as the country’s new political capital Burundi - 25 Dec 18

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Indo-US trade: Trump administration wants India to cut tariffs on ICT imports - 25 Dec 18

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India’s longest rail-cum-road (double-decker) bridge inaugurated by Prime Minister - 25 Dec 18

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“Sadaiv Atal” dedicated to the nation on 94th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister A.B Vajpayee - 25 Dec 18

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Bimal Jalan heading Economic Capital Framework committee - 26 Dec 18

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RBI launches survey to capture retail payment habits in 6 cities - 26 Dec 18

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to have separate HCs - 26 Dec 18

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill - 28 Dec 18

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Union Cabinet approved a plan to list which six government-owned companies - 28 Dec 18

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Union Govt approves amendments to POCSO Act - 28 Dec 18

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India announces Rs.4,500 crore assistance to Bhutan - 29 Dec 18

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Cabinet approved 10,000-crore for Gaganyaan human space mission - 29 Dec 18

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Cabinet approves new commissions for Indian medicine system and homeopathy - 29 Dec 18

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Indian Railways plans to build first vertical-lift bridge - 29 Dec 18

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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates International Rice Research Centre In Varanasi - 30 Dec 18

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Government to appoint Committee to monitor DFI implementation - 30 Dec 18

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Dharmendra Pradhan launches Ujjwala sanitary napkin initiative in Odisha - 30 Dec 18

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Odisha Government introduced Khushi Scheme for school girls - 31 Dec 18

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Renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away - 31 Dec 18

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PM Hasina's Awami League registers landslide victory in Bangladesh polls - 31 Dec 18

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