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Current Affairs December 02

  • On December 2, 'International Abolition Abolition Day was celebrated all over the world.

 

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  • The first country to end slavery - 1807, crosses the abolition of Britain's Slave Trade Act. Slavery is still legal in a country like Mauritania.
  • December 3 is World Disabled Day. This day is an international ritual promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
  • 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disability and equality
  • One of the world's worst industrial catastrophes in which methyl isocyanate killed more than 15,000 people after leaking from Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) insecticide plant on December 2-3, 1984.
  • President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented wreath to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 3rd December, 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • On its first flight, three astronauts, including two astronauts, have been scheduled to launch at the International Space Station (ISS) for a four-and-a-half-month mission.
  • According to the figures released by the Central Statistics Office, India's economy grew 7.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018-19.
  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has begun the 24th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP-24) in Katowice, Poland.
  • Theme - 'One World One Sun One Grid'
  • The Asia Pacific Summit -2018 begins in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.
  • Theme - "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values".
  • Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley addressed the inaugural session of the 80th session of Planning Commission of the World Trade Organization, Mumbai on December 3, 2018.
  • Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador - President of Mexico
  • Mr. Sunil Arora - New Chief Election Commissioner of India [23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)]