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Current Affairs Update – 2nd Dec 2018

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Current Affairs Update – 2nd Dec 2018

So here is update on the current affairs so as to keep you updated on your Daily GK….
US and Indian Air forces to hold joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’

Indian and US’ Air forces have decided on a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ in two air force stations in West Bengal, starting from Dec 3 to Dec 14. The location is Air Station Kalaikunda and Air Station Arjan Singh (Panagarh).  Its been eight years since the last exercise being held in 2010.  In fact, Cope India had begun in 2004 as a fighter training exercise at Air Station Gwalior.

Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship 2018 title

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, World number one, has again retained his World Chess Championship title by beating US opponent Fabiano Caruanain in a tie-breaker event.  Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion in 2013 after defeating Viswanathan Anand.

UNESCO accepts Korean wrestling as one of the worlds most treasured cultural practices

In a joint bid given by North and South Korea, UNESCO subsequently accepted Korean wrestling as one of the world’s most treasured cultural practices. Consequently, this bid denotes a new step in their reconciliation efforts.  North Korea calls Korean wrestling as Ssirumand and South Korea calls it Sssireum.  This is considered as world’s most treasured cultural practices because people had been practicing this wrestling at village festivals for centuries.

‘Nomophobia’ – The People’s Word Of 2018

Based on popular votes, Cambridge has declared ‘nomophobia‘, which is the fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it, as People’s Word Of 2018.  Nomophobia has won out against gender gap, ecocide and no-platforming.  Nomophobia is a new word made up of syllables from two or more words, in this case ‘no mobile phone phobia’.

Forbes list has 4 Indian-Origin Women in Top 50 Female US Tech Moguls

Forbes has named four Indian-origin women among ‘America’s Top 50 Women in Tech 2018’.  Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology officer (CTO) of Cisco, Komal Mangtani, senior director at app-based cab aggregator Uber, Neha Narkhede, chief technology officer and co-founder of streaming platform Confluent, and Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, CEO and founder of identity-management company Drawbrige, are the ones in the list.  The list also includes IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive Anne Aaron.

Abhinav Bindra: First Indian to get the Blue Cross, highest shooting honour by ISSF

ISSF has awarded the coveted ISSF Blue cross to the ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra. He is still India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist.  Moreover, this is the first time that ISSF confers Blue Cross to an Indian.

Minjee Lee wins Australia’s Greg Norman Medal

Minjee Lee, 22 years, became the first woman golfer to win the prestigious Greg Norman Medal.  Minjee Lee is an Australian professional golfer.

Former US President George HW Bush passed away at 94

On December 1st 2018, the former US President George HW Bush passed away at 94.  He was the 41st US President.


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