02nd December 2018 Current Affairs

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India to host G-20 Summit in 2022

  • The G-20 is a grouping of the world’s 20 major economies.
  • G-20 members comprise Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.
  • Collectively, the G-20 economies account for nearly 90 per cent of the gross world product, 80 per cent of world trade, two-thirds of the world population, and approximately half of the world land area. Spain is a permanent guest invitee.
  • G20 Summit 2018 was held in Bueno Aires, Argentina.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2019

  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.
  • In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, at a time when India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it is our honour to welcome President Ramaphosa as the Chief Guest for 2019 Republic day celebrations.
  • Mr Modi said, Mahatma Gandhi’s close links with South Africa is well known. Mr Modi also said that Mr Ramaphosa’s visit will further cement business and people to people ties between India and South Africa.

HM Rajnath Singh Inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival In Nagaland

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival in Nagaland on 55th Nagaland Statehood Day.
  • In 1963, Nagaland attains its statehood and was declared as the 16th state of the Indian Union, by Dr. Sarvapelli Radhakrishnana, the then President of India.
  • The fest aims to display the rich traditions and the vibrant culture of Nagaland through colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games, and ceremonies.
  • US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster was invited as the guest of honour.

Dr Harsh Vardhan to Lead the Indian Delegation At COP-24

  • The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018.
  • COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2016.
  • Union Environment Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan who will be leading the 17 member Indian delegation said on the eve of his visit, that India expects that COP-24 should be able to frame guidelines, which are pragmatic and gives due consideration to challenges and priorities of developing countries inter alia different starting points as compared to developed countries, their vulnerabilities, development priorities like eradication of poverty, food security, energy access, providing health infrastructure etc.

Asia Pacific Summit-2018 Begins in Kathmandu

  • The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 began in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  • The theme of two-day Summit is “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values”.
  • Around 1500 participants from 45 countries, including India, attending the summit.
  • They will discuss various global issues, including peace, development, good governance and role of parliamentarians, climate change and role of media.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

  • The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on 2 December.
  • The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.
  • Slavery includes trafficking of persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
  • The day was first celebrated in 1986.https://www.news18.com/news/india/international-day-for-the-abolition-of-slavery-indians-at-risk-of-modern-slavery-in-uk-reveals-report-1957571.html

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Nagaland launched

  • ‘SHOUT’ feature has been made available exclusively for women in the ‘112 India’ mobile app which is connected to the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).
  • The ERSS has been integrated with police (100), fire (101), health (108) and women (1090) helpline numbers to provide emergency services through the emergency number 112.

US, Mexico And Canada Sign USMCA 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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • USMCA will govern over a trillion dollars worth of trade between the three countries.
  • They signed an authorization for the deal in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. The deal requires ratification by all three countries’ legislatures before taking effect.

Try out the quiz ?

Q.1. India will host G-20 Summit in which year ?

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India to host G-20 Summit in 2022

Q.2. Who will be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2019 ?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Q.3. who has Inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival In Nagaland?

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival in Nagaland on 55th Nagaland Statehood Day.

Q.4 who is Leading the Indian Delegation At COP-24?

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Dr Harsh Vardhan to Lead the Indian Delegation At COP-24

Q.5 The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 began in Capital of which country?

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The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 began in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Q.7 Which day The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year?

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The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on 2 December.

Q.8 ERSS stands for-

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‘SHOUT' feature has been made available exclusively for women in the '112 India' mobile app which is connected to the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).

Q.9 USMCA will replace which one?

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US, Mexico And Canada Sign USMCA To Replace NAFTA

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