News Today: December 3, 2018
Main current events of December 3, 2018 are as follows:
National Current Events
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the two leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, will be chief guest at India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations.
Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain given ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presented Delhi Environment minister, Hussain the “Hero to Animals” award as the ban helped save the lives of animals and human beings.
Air Forces of India and USA holding joint exercise “Ex Cope India-2018” in West Bengal from December 3 to 14
The Air Forces of India and the US to begin a 12-day joint exercise “Ex Cope India-2018” to provide operational exposure to their personnel and undertake mutual exchange of best practices for enhancing operational capability. US Air Force is participating with 12 X F15 C/D and 03 X C-130. Indian Air Force is participating with the Su-30 MKI, Jaguar, Mirage 2000, C-130J and AWACS aircraft.
WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi unveils cover of her upcoming book “There’s a Monster Under My Bed! And Other Terrible Terrors”
Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi unveiled the cover of her upcoming book “There’s a Monster Under My Bed! And Other Terrible Terrors”. It is a book for children on conquering their scariest fears.
Bilaspur Police in Chhattisgarh now holds the Guinness World Records for its ‘Rakhi with Khakhi’ as part of which women tied ‘Rakhi’ to 50,033 police officials in 10 hours and took selfies with them
The “rakhi with khaki” initiative of Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur police, in which girls and women tied rakhis to 50,033 police personnel, has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records. It aimed at reaching out to women and girls and assuring them of security.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
A. S. Rajeev takes charge as new MD & CEO of Bank of Maharashtra
State-owned Bank of Maharashtra appointed A S Rajeev as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. He was former official of Syndicate Bank, Vijaya Bank and Indian Bank.
Govt. sets up six-member committee headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar to sell 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL to private and foreign companies
The government has constituted a six-member committee, headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, to look at selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL to private and foreign companies to boost domestic output.
Train 18, India’s first locomotive-less train, breaches 180 kmph speed limit
India’s first locomotive-less train, Train 18, has breached the 180 kilometres per hour speed limit during a test run at Kota-Sawai Madhopur section in Rajasthan. It will become the country’s fastest train.
World Current Events
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery observed on December 2
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually held on December 2 to raise awareness of the atrocities of modern slavery.
G20 signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate except the US pledge to implement of the pact in full
G20 signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate except the US have pledged to implement of the pact in full. They set a target of reducing the warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
India will host the G20 Summit in 2022: PM Modi
India will host the G20 Summit In 2022, when the country will celebrate its 75th year of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing meet of the international grouping in Argentina.
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) being held in Poland
The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) started at Katowice, Poland. It is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2016.
Sports Current Events
Tata Open India International Challenger Badminton in Mumbai: India’s Lakshya Sen (Men’s) and Ashmita Chaliha (Women’s) win Singles titles
India’s Lakshya Sen and Ashmita Chaliha won Single titles at Tata Open India International Challenger Badminton in Mumbai in their respective category.
Deontay Wilder beats Tyson Fury to successfully defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight title in Los Angeles
American professional boxer Deontay Wilder won World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight title after playing a split draw against former champion Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Bangladesh beat West Indies in 2nd test at Dhaka to win 2-match series 2-0
Bangladesh (508) beat West Indies (110, 213) by an innings and 184 runs in 2nd test at Dhaka to win 2-match series 2-0
PM Modi gifted a football jersey with his name on its back by FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Buenos Aires
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gifted him a football jersey with his name on its back. He met Infantino on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires.