By the end of the year in the country, electrification of 100 percent households in 25 states is complete; Now, only about 10.48 lakh households have electrification in Assam, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh; The Central Government is running the government to achieve 100% electrification targets in the country; Prime Minister, Sahitya Livriyas every household scheme (good luck); Good luck plan period extended from December 31, 2018 to 31 March 2019
The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018, on December 31; The provisions made in this bill will improve medical education in the country and improve the quality of medical education; Bill to replace 25 MCM members with 21 doctors in place of MCI; This bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2017; On the demand of MPs, the government had decided to hand over it to the Standing Committee of Parliament
The Central Government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava, who is presently posted as the Information Commissioner, as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC); Along with them four new commissioners were also appointed in the Information Commission; These include former IFS Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, former IRS Vanja N. Sarna, former IAS Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra, former secretary of law affairs; There are currently three Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission and after their new appointment, their number will be seven. 11 posts are approved by the Chief Information Commissioner in the Commission
Full Nagaland declared turbulent for 6 months; The central government used the powers conferred under Section 3 of AFSPA, i.e. Armed Forces (Privileges) Act, 1958; Under this law Nagaland will remain ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months from December 30, 2018; This law is applicable in Nagaland for decades; AFSPA lets security forces operate any operations and arrest anybody without any prior notice.
The government created an airport at Port Blair Airport; Foreign tourists can now go straight to Andaman-Nicobar; Permission has been granted to foreigners recently in some areas of this island; The Central Government has given the permission to pass the Port Blair airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands under the Bye-Laws (b) of Passport (Entrance to India) rule, 1950, as an official immigration check post.
India and African countries agree to expand defense cooperation; Joint military exercises will be held in Pune between 18 and 27 March between India and African countries; India-Africa field training will be the name of this exercise; Participate in many African countries including Tanzania and Kenya; Recently visited Tanzania and Kenya, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
India’s Finding Beauty in Garbage won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Asia South East Film Festival held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; This film brings the issue of the mountains of garbage made in Dibrugarh city of Assam; The film is also shortlisted for the Short & Sweet Film Festival in Utah (US).
The international level drone Olympics will be held in India for the first time in February 2019; Indigenous and foreign companies creating drones will take part in it; Promotion of drone startup in the country; Indian Army will know the capabilities of foreign drones; Dual Olympics will also be played in two different categories; There will be four kilo dragon drones and over four kilos of weights drones
Indian women cricketer Smriti Mandhanna selected ICC Women Cricketer of the Year; Rachel Hayoy Flint award given to him; Smriti Mandhana, the second woman cricketer to receive this award; Jhulan Goswami got the award 11 years ago
Film director Mrinal Sen passed away on December 30 in Kolkata; Mainly director of Bengali films Mrinal Sen made his first feature film ‘Nightbhor’ in 1955; ‘Neil Akher below’ gave him local identity; ‘Bysh Shravan’ established them internationally; Bhuvan Shome, who was directed by him, started a new phase in the Indian film industry called ‘New Cinema’ or ‘Parallel Cinema’; In 1977, Mithun Chakraborty received the National Award for Best Actor in his film ‘Mrigaya’; He was awarded ‘Padma Vibhushan’ and ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ award in 2005.
Born in Kabul in Afghanistan in 1937, Kader Khan, who interfered in many cinematic genres, died in Canada; He was called Bollywood’s all-rounder artist; Kader Khan acted in almost 300 films and wrote about 200 films; Kadar Khan is considered to be a major contributor to writing the dialog for the movies of Megastar Amitabh Bachchan
Woman cricketer of the year award
Recently, India’s Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachel Heoyey Flint Award as the International Women’s Player of the Year (ICC).
Ramesh Hayoy Flint Award has been given to Smriti Mandhana as ‘Women’s Cricketer of the Year’ and ‘Women’s ODI Player of the Year’.
Mandhana is the second Indian woman cricketer to receive ICC prize after fast bowler Jhulan Goswami. Jhulan was selected in 2007.