INTERNATIONAL CURRENT EVENTS DECEMBER
Bangladesh Elections 2018: Sheikh Hasina wins third consecutive term as rime minister Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina secured her third consecutive term and fourth overall with a landslide victory in the nation's general elections This is an unprecedented feat in the country's political history as no other leader in Bangladesh has been able to win a third consecutive term
UAE reopens its embassy in Syria, after 6 years of The United AfuSnenceionis resumed its The United Arab Emirates h s resumed its diplomatic services at its embassy in Damascus in Syria after six years of suspension. The move signals a thaw in the relations between the two countries, as also with the Arab world
Palestine to apply for full UN membership in January 2019 Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki has declared that Palestine would initiate an application to gain full state membership at the United Nations in January 2019. . To secure full state membership, the Palestinians would require the support from at least nine out of the UNSC's 15 member states.
.lapan announces withdrawal from IWC to resume commercial whaling Japan has announced its decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and said that it will resume commercial whaling from July 2019. . The commercial whaling will be limited to Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic Zones
Patrick_Shanahan to replace James Mattis as US Defence Patrick Shana Secr Riking over as . Patrick Shanahan will be t king over as the acting US Defence Secretary fronm January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis, who announced his resignation recently. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump through a tweet.
India, lapan sian Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements on_Japan's assistance Loan to India The Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards Sustainable Development Goals in India aims to contribute to promotion of SDGs in India especially in social development by supporting the efforts by the Union Government to strengthen policy framework.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns. eites differences with Irump cites differences with Trump . Jim Mattis, the Defence Secretary of the United States abruptly announced his resignation on December 20, 2018, citing policy differences with President Donald Trump as the main reason behind the move Mattis would be retiring at the end of February 2019.
tional Migrants Day International Migrants Day_observed with theme 'Migration with Dignity The International Migrants Day was observed on December 18, 2018 with the theme 'Migration with Dignity'. Treating every migrant with dignity is one of the fundamental requirements today. The total number of international migrants increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million persons in 2015
WEF'S Global Gender Gap Report 2018: Iceland tops; India ranks 108th Though India made no improvement in the overall gender gap ranking, it recorded improvement in wage equality and managed to fully close its tertiary education gender gap for the first time.
UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees A majority of UN member states have voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees. The agreement aims to guide the international community in supporting refugees and countries and communities hosting large numbers through the mobilisation of political will.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gra crowned Miss Universe 2018 Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe after she won the final round of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17. The nal three contestants ncluded MISS Philippines, South Africa and Venezuela
UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya The UK court has ordered the extradition of Indian businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya from Britain to India to face charges of fraud filed against him The decision follows a nine-month-long trial on an extradition warrant, which began with Mallya's arrest in April 2017 and ended in September.
India,Peru sign agreement for co operation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters India established diplomatic relations with Peru in March 1963 India-Peru relations have since then been traditionally cordial and friendly. Since 1987, there has been an increasing economic cooperation between both sides
.India,UAE sign agreement on currency swap India and the UAE have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap during Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Abu Dhabi for the 12th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting. The agreement on currency swap between the countries will allow trading in their own currency.
Asia Pacific Summit 2018 beains in Kathmandu Around 1500 participants from 45 countries are attending the summit. They will discuss various global issues, including peace, development, good governance and role of parliamentarians, climate change and role of media
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