Current Affairs Updates (29th,30th December 2018)

  • The government has banned Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) for its involvement in killing of innocent people and police officers, several bombings on civilian targets in India, collection of funds for terror activities through extortion, kidnappings, bank robberies and assassination attempts of important government functionaries.
  • French infrastructure giant Vinci has agreed to acquire control of London’s Gatwick Airport, the world’s second-busiest single runway airport after Mumbai, for $3.7 billion.
  • The Tripura government approved the proposal for replacing the school syllabus prevalent under the previous Left Front regime with the NCERT curriculum in all the State-run and aided schools from the next academic session, beginning April 2019.
  • Croatia’s captain and Spanish club Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric was named the Balkan Athlete of the year beating Men’s tennis world number one player Novak Djokovic.
  • The Bombay High Court gave clearance to the annual Sunburn music festival in Pune provided norms regarding noise pollution and prohibition of underage drinking were followed at the three-day event. The festival is to take place in Pune from December 29 to 31.
  • According to data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India, between 2015 and 2017, private lender ICICI Bank penalized the highest number of employees for defrauding bank assets in the last three year out of 60 scheduled commercial banks operating in India.
  • Turkmenistan launched its first messaging app BizBarde. The privately developed BizBarde app will allow the exchange of messages, files, photos and videos, the state Yaslyk television station announced.
  • The Union Cabinet approved the draft National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2018. The Bill seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy with a new body to ensure transparency and accountability.