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CURRENT AFFAIRS - 1st December 2018

INTERNATIONAL
• The 2018 G20 Summit is being held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina 13th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20) G20-Formed in 1999,it is an international forum of the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies,Collectively, the G20 economies account for around 85 percent of the Gross World Product (GWP), 80 percent of world trade. Background study:G20 (members,Indian's presence,effect on world and India ).
• UN predicts El Niño likely to form by February The UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has predicted that there is a 75-80% chance of a weak El Niño weather pattern forming by February and a slightly lower likelihood that it will continue through the northern hemisphere winter of 2018-19. Background study:ENSO,El Nino (causes,effect),La Nina (causes,effect).
• The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released Global Wage Report The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released Global Wage Report 2018-19. As per the report, women are paid the most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labour. On average, women are paid 34% less than men. Background study:ILO,How it effect indian in many way?
• Climate Vulnerable Forum The Climate Vulnerable Forum is an international cooperation group of developing countries tackling global climate change. Leaders at the Climate Vulnerable Forum have called on world’s governments to raise the ambition of their climate targets by 2020 in order to save vulnerable nationsthreatened by warming beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. Background study:find in map-marshall islands,Maldives.
• PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellites HysIS (Indian) and 30 (foreign satellites) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. Data from the satellite will be used for various applications including agriculture, forestry, soil/geological environments, coastal zones and inland waters, etc Background study:PSLV,GSLV,ISRO.
• Union Minister has mooted “Heli-Clinics”/Helicopter Clinics for remote areas which could help to provide specialized medical care to people living in inaccessible hilly terrains of the States like Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast. Background study:Ayushman Bharat
• Konkan 18:It is the naval exercise between India and United Kingdom. The 2018 edition will be held in Goa.
• COPE INDIA 2019:It is a bilateral exercise between Indian Air Force (IAF) and US Air Force (USAF) conducted on and over Indian soil. The 2019 edition will be held in West Bengal.

IAS World, an institute for Civil Services Examination (CSE), has moved into its new spacious and well equipped premises from 26th November 2011.

              

              

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