Worldwide 

Government to rename 3 islands of Andaman and Nicobar 

Gitega named as the new capital of Burundi 

The administration of Burundi has announced Gitega as the nation's new political capital on 22nd December 2018. Bujumbura, the past capital of Burundi will fill in as the monetary capital of the nation. President Nkurunziza had made this guarantee of moving the capital in 2007 which has been actualized now. 

Japan gives Rs 6668.46 cr credit for creating ventures in India 

India will get advance to the tune of Rs 6668.46 crore from Japan for different improvement ventures. The credit will used to build up the stage two of the Chennai metro venture, a dairy improvement venture and a program for Japan-India helpful activities towards Sustainable Development Goals in India. 

UAE Declares 2019 as the Year of Tolerance 

The Center has allegedly chosen to rename Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep separately. 

Japan Formally Announces IWC Withdrawal to Resume Commercial Whaling 

In a milestone arrangement move, Japan formally reported that it would pull back from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume business whaling in its regional waters one year from now without precedent for over 30 years. 

UAE President Sheik Khalifa container Zayed Al Nahyan proclaimed 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, an expansion of the Year of Zayed which has run for this present year. The pioneer expressed that 2019 would feature the UAE as a worldwide capital for resistance, ingraining the estimations of concurrence and harmony in nearby, provincial and global networks. In 2016, the UAE Cabinet presented the primary post of the Minister of State for Tolerance and propelled the National Tolerance Program. 

Australia perceives west Jerusalem as capital of Israel 

Australia wound up one of only a handful couple of nations to formally perceive West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel anyway it won't move its international safe haven from Tel Aviv until a harmony settlement is come to. Both Israel and the Palestinians guarantee Jerusalem as their Capital and this regardless of isn't settled yet. USA under the administration of Donald Trump effectively perceived the questioned city as the Capital of Israel. 

Luxembourg to end up first nation to make Public Transport Free 

Luxembourg is set to wind up the primary nation on the planet to make all its open transport free. Passages on trains, cable cars and transports will be lifted next summer under the plans of the re-chose alliance government driven by Xavier Bettel, who was confirmed for a second term as head administrator as of late. 

UAE Passport Ranked Most Powerful Globally: Arton Capital 

The UAE currently has the world's most dominant international ID, accomplishing the best positioning in an accomplishment hailed as a tribute to the inheritance of the Founding Father, Sheik Zayed, and the nation's tact. The number 1 spot in the worldwide Passport Index was accomplished similarly as the UAE commends it 47th National Day and its accomplishments since 1971. 

Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn in as PM of Sri Lanka 

Mr. Ranil Wickremsinghe was confirmed as Prime pastor of Sri Lanka by President Maithripala Sirisena along these lines finishing the weeks-long political emergency in the nation. Mr. Wickremsinghe was expelled as Prime clergyman in October and was supplanted by Mahinda Rajapaksa who surrendered subsequent to neglecting to gather a lion's share in Parliament. 

World's first 3D-Printed Functional e-Bike made in Germany 

Australia turn out to be first Country to Recognize Orphanage Trafficking as Slavery 

Australia turns into the primary nation on the planet to perceive 'halfway house dealing' as a type of present day subjugation. Kids from littler nations are enrolled in halfway houses in the West with the end goal of benefit through outside guide. 

German firm BigRep and NOWlab delivered the world's first completely working e-motorbike NERA utilizing a 3D printer. The bicycle was conceptualized and created in 12 weeks and incorporates 15 sections barring the electrical parts. 

Qatar to leave OPEC from January 2019 

Qatar has reported its choice to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019 and center more around the generation of flammable gas. The declaration was made by Qatar's new vitality serve, Saad al-Kaabi. Qatar is the world's biggest exporter of LPG. 

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed as Mexico President 

With guarantees of removing debasement, neediness and savagery in the nation, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was confirmed as the President of Mexico for a term of six years. Holding the lion's share in Congress, Obrador would now appreciate the certainty of somewhere around 56 percent endorsement appraisals, when contrasted with his antecedent, Enrique Pena Nieto. 

Georgia chooses Salome Zurabishvili as first lady president 

Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential race, turning into the principal lady to hold the workplace. Zurabishvili, an administration sponsored autonomous hopeful, won with 59.52 percent of some 1.98 million votes cast. Grigol Vashadze — supported by previous Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili — got some 40.48 percent of the vote. 

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INDIA and WORLD 

Strategic exercise 'Vajra Kayaa' finished 

The Special Forces of India and United States finished their three-day strategic exercise called 'Vajra Kayaa' on December 01, 2018. 'Vajra Kayaa' is a piece of the joint military penetrate 'Vajra Prahar 2018'. 'Vajra Kayaa' depended on the story of a fanciful nation going into a common war because of a frail just structure. 'Vajra Prahar 2018' is being held among India and the US. 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be boss visitor at Republic Day festivities 2019 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest at the 2019 Republic Day festivities in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi stated, when India is commending the 150th birth commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi, it is our respect to invite President Ramaphosa as the Chief Guest for 2019 Republic day festivities. 

India Takes Over Operations Of Chabahar Port in Iran 

India Ports Global Limited Company has opened its office and assumed control activities at the Shaheed Behesti port at Chabahar. It occurred amid the event of the main getting of the pursue together advisory group for usage of the trilateral Chabahar assention between India, Afghanistan and Iran. 

India's securities exchange overwhelms Germany to end up seventh biggest on the planet 

India accomplished another achievement when Indian Stock market surpasses Germany without precedent for a long time to end up the world's seventh biggest securities exchange. This move mirrors India's sure returns this year as organizations reliance on local interest empowered them to keep away from emergency in other developing markets impelled due to U.S. – China exchange war. 

India held most astounding Aviation Safety Ranking: US Watchdog FAA 

The US controller Federation of Aviation Administration (FAA) held the most astounding avionics security positioning for India. As indicated by FAA, India's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating remains 'Class 1'. This positioning depended on a review of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). 

India sets World Record in Nuclear Plant Operation 

The indigenously created Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karnataka has set another world record, with one of its units working continuous for over 940 days. This is a record for a wide range of atomic power-producing units, including propelled gas-based reactors on the planet. 

India is fourth most astounding producer of carbon dioxide on the planet: Study 

India is the fourth most astounding producer of carbon dioxide on the planet, representing 7 percent of worldwide discharges in 2017, as per an investigation by Global Carbon Project. The best 10 producers were China, the US, the EU, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. 

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NATIONAL 
India positioned 108th in WEF's Gender Gap Index 

India has come at 108th position in the as of late discharged Gender Gap Index 2018 by World Economic Forum. India was positioned at indistinguishable position in 2017 rankings from well. The Global Gender Gap Report is distributed every year by the World Economic Forum since 2006. 

Delhi HC Bans Online Sale of Medicines crosswise over India 

The Delhi High Court requested a prohibition on the closeout of online prescriptions by e-drug specialists the nation over. The court guided both Central and state government to guarantee prompt execution of the request. 

Sexual orientation Wage Gap Highest in India, Women are Paid 34% Less than Men: ILO 

Ladies are paid the most unequally in India, contrasted with men, with regards to time-based compensations for work. All things considered, ladies are paid 34 percent not as much as men, an ongoing report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) has found. This hole in wages, known as the sexual orientation wage hole, is the most elevated among 73 nations considered in the report. 

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STATES 

Specialists call to return to restriction on Plastic in Tamil Nadu 

The legislature of Tamil Nadu on World Environment day 2018 on fifth June had declared that it would boycott the utilization of plastic things, including non-biodegr adable sacks, from January 1, 2019, with a few special cases. Plastic was permitted just for just drain, oil, prescription bundles and different things of fundamental needs. 

Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana Launched in Uttarakhand 

'Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana' has been propelled in Uttarakhand. Under the plan, every family in the state will have the capacity to profit restorative treatment of up to 5 lakh rupees yearly. The plan will profit 23 lakh families and cover 1,350 basic illnesses. Propelling the Yojna in Dehradun, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat appropriated conspire related brilliant cards to recipients. 

PM Modi initiates Bogibeel Bridge in Assam 

PM Modi initiated the Bogibeel Bridge on the birth commemoration of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee