10th December 2018 Current Affairs

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Govt. notifies commonly used medical devices as drugs

  • The Union Government has notified commonly used medical devices nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs (under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act).
  • The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) will regulate the import, manufacture and sale of these devices from January 2020.
  • DCGI is the Country’s highest drug advisory body.
  • Now, 27 medical devices (earlier-23) fall under the definition of drugs under the Act.

Urjit Patel resigns as RBI governor

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has resigned (effective immediately) from the post due to personal reasons.
  • Patel took charge as the RBI governor on 4th September 2016 after Raghuram Rajan resigned from the post on 19th June 2016.
  • Patel’s term as RBI governor was to end in September 2019.

SEBI Renamed ITP as ‘Innovators Growth Platform’

  • In a major push to kickstart listing of start-ups in India in a big way, capital markets regulator SEBI has lined up a slew of relaxations for new-age ventures.
  • The proposed changes include renaming the Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) that the regulator had created for such listings as Innovators Growth Platform (IGP).
  • The changes include doing away with the requirement of at least 50% of pre-issue capital being held by qualified institutional investors.

India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

  • India beat Australia by 31 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the Adelaide.
  • Chasing a target 323, Australia was all out for 291 in 119.5 overs.
  • Batting first, India were all out for 250 in their first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 235 to take a 15-run lead.
  • India made 307 in their second innings to set Australia a challenging target.

Myntra’s CEO Ananth Narayanan Resigns

  • Flipkart-owned Myntra’s CEO Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role with his position set to be abolished.
  • Flipkart’s Amar Nagaram has been given the responsibility to head Myntra.
  • Key Myntra leaders such as Chief Revenue Officer Mithun Sundar and human resources head Manpreet Ratia have also resigned.

10th December: World Human Rights Day

  • The World Human Rights Day is being observed to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation.
  • Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10th December every year.
  • The theme this year is, ‘stand up for the human rights’.
  • This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being.

‘Nishidhi’ stone inscription found

  • A ‘Nishidhi’ stone inscription from the 12th century was found at ‘Nandi Basaveshwara temple’ in Harakere village in Karnataka.
  • Shejeshwara, Assistant Director, Department of Archeology, Heritage and Museums, and Jagadeesh, historian, discovered the inscription in Harakere village.
  • Nishidhi stone inscriptions are issued to commemorate Jain ascetics who perform Sallekhana vratha.

Exercise ‘Cross Bow 18’ conducted by IAF

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted the exercise code-named ‘Cross Bow 18’ at the Air Force Station at Suryalanka in Andhra Pradesh on 8 December 2018.
  • In the exercise, the Indian Air Force successfully tested the firing of four different classes of missiles like Akash, Spyder, OSA-AK-M, and IGLA.
  • The aim of the exercise is to improve the combat skills of the missile squadron crew.

Ex ‘Aviaindra 2018’ commenced on 10 Dec 2018

  • Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF) will hold exercise ‘Aviaindra 2018’ at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 10 to 21 December 2018.
  • The first exercise ‘Aviaindra’ was held in 2014.
  • The aim of the exercise is focused on anti-terrorist operations.
  • The exercise is unique wherein the RFSAF will not bring its air assets.

Senior journalist Jagdish Thakkar passes away

  • India Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the prime minister’s office and senior journalist Jagdish Thakkar (72-years) passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
  • Thakkar worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his days as the chief minister of Gujarat and later joined him in the PMO.
  • He also served nearly a dozen other chief ministers in Gujarat for over three decades.
  • Thakkar began his career as a journalist at a local daily in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar.

Kannur International Airport in Kerala begins operations

  • Kannur International Airport (KIAL) has been Inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan (Chief Minister of Kerala) in the presence of Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu.
  • Now, Kerala is the only state in the country with four international airports.
  • The Kannur airport will give a major boost to trade, commerce, tourism, employment and export prospects in Kerala.
  • The Integrated Passenger Terminal and Air Traffic Control building was designed by premier public sector consultancy agency KITCO India.

Shi Yomi becomes 23rd district of Arunachal

  • ‘Shi Yomi’ has become the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December 2018
  • The new district has been carved out of the West Siang district.
  • On 29 August 2018, the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passed a bill for the creation of three new districts: Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada, and Shi Yomi.
  • Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

India’s first underwater museum to be opened

  • India is set to get its first underwater museum off the Puducherry coast.
  • INS Cuddalore, a minesweeper decommissioned in March 2018, will be turned into a museum.
  • The minesweeper will be deployed in the seabed 7 km off Puducherry coast.
  • The vessel will be a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • This will also improve marine biodiversity and the fishing industry.

Try out the quiz ?

Q.1 Which of the following country highest drug advisory body?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Government has notified commonly used medical devices nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs (under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act). The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) will regulate the import, manufacture and sale of these devices from January 2020. DCGI is the Country’s highest drug advisory body.

Q.2 RBI governor Urijit Patel who recently resign from his post, what was the end term of his post?

Correct! Wrong!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has resigned (effective immediately) from the post due to personal reasons. Mr. Patel took charge as the RBI governor on 4th September 2016 after Raghuram Rajan resigned from the post on 19th June 2016. Patel’s term as RBI governor was to end in September 2019.

Q.3 What will be new name of SEBI ITP?

Correct! Wrong!

SEBI Renamed ITP as ‘Innovators Growth Platform’

Q.4 Which of the following place is there where 1st test match between India and Australia took place?

Correct! Wrong!

India beat Australia by 31 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the Adelaide.

Q.5 After Resigning Myntra’s CEO Ananth Narayanan who will take responsibility to Myntra ?

Correct! Wrong!

Flipkart-owned Myntra’s CEO Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role with his position set to be abolished. Flipkart’s Amar Nagaram has been given the responsibility to head Myntra.

Q.6 What is the theme of World Human Rights Day this year?

Correct! Wrong!

The World Human Rights Day is being observed to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation. Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10th December every year. The theme this year is, ‘stand up for the human rights’.

Q.7 Where has ‘Nishidhi’ stone inscription found?

Correct! Wrong!

A ‘Nishidhi’ stone inscription from the 12th century was found at ‘Nandi Basaveshwara temple’ in Harakere village in Karnataka.

Q.8 What is the name of exercise conducted by IAF in Andhra Pradesh?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted the exercise code-named ‘Cross Bow 18’ at the Air Force Station at Suryalanka in Andhra Pradesh on 8 December 2018.

Q.9 where has joint exercise ‘Avia Indra 2018’ took place?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF) will hold exercise ‘Aviaindra 2018’ at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 10 to 21 December 2018.

Q.10 Jagdish Thakkar who recently passed away, was began his career with____________.

Correct! Wrong!

India Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the prime minister's office and senior journalist Jagdish Thakkar (72-years) passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Thakkar began his career as a journalist at a local daily in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar.

Q.11 Which is the only state in the country that have 4 International Airport?

Correct! Wrong!

Kannur International Airport (KIAL) has been Inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan (Chief Minister of Kerala) in the presence of Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu. Now, Kerala is the only state in the country with four international airports.

Q.12 Which is 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh?

Correct! Wrong!

‘Shi Yomi’ has become the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December 2018 The new district has been carved out of the West Siang district.

Q.13 Where is India First underwater Museum going to start?

Correct! Wrong!

India is set to get its first underwater museum off the Puducherry coast. INS Cuddalore, a minesweeper decommissioned in March 2018, will be turned into a museum.

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