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30 December 2018 Current Affairs

30 December 2018 Current Affairs

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Ambika Prasad Panda appointed CMD of SECL
Ambika Prasad Panda was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL). She is at present Director of finance in SECL. She has been appointed the CMD of SECL for a period of five years.


PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed resigned
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed resigned over mistreatment of the national sport in the country. He had earlier been the captain and has been serving as the secretary for 3 years.


Forty First Meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee held in New Delhi
The 41st meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee was held in New Delhi. In the meeting, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 3,10,597 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).


Book ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ By Tony Joseph Released
The book titled ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ written by Tony Joseph was released. The book talks about the migration of the First Indians also known as ‘Aryans’ who arrived here 65,000 years ago.


Swachh Surveksahan Award For GHMC
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was awarded Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings. The GHMC was also at the 27th place among 4,041 cities.


ESAF SFB Gets RBI Nod to operate as Scheduled Bank
ESAF small finance bank has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank. This makes ESAF small finance bank (SFB) the fifth scheduled bank from Kerala. ESAF microfinance institution, started in 1992, was one among the ten applicants to receive approval from RBI to start banking operations in 2016.


3rd Edition of Women’s National Boxing Championships Begins
The third edition of women’s national boxing championships begins in Vijayanagara, Karnataka. Country’s top boxers will be vying for top honors as the tournament will be held at the JSW Sports-owned Inspire Institute of Sport.


Former Nigerian President Shagari passed away at 93
Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari passed away in the country’s capital city of Abuja at the age of 93. He served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958-1975 before he was elected president in 1979.


 

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