Daily Current Affairs 26 December 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 December 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 December 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 26 December 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Three Andaman and Nicobar Islands to be renamed

  • 1. Ross Island :- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island
  • 2. Neil Island :- Shaheed Dweep Island
  • 3. Havelock Island :- Swaraj Dweep Island
  • Governor :- Admiral D K Joshi

2. India’s longest rail-road bridge

  • Bogibeel river bridge is the longest rail-cum- bridge in India measuring 4.94 kilometres over the Brahmaputra river.
  • It is a combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river in the north eastern Indian state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district, which was started in the year 2002 and took a total of 200 months to complete the project as heavy rainfall in the region being the main cause for the slow progress.

3. Dwijen Mukhopadhyay passes away

  • Singer Dwijen Mukhopadhyay has passed away at 91.
  • Dwijen Mukhopadhyay was an Indian composer and singer whose musical career spanned six decades. He was an accomplished performer of Rabindrasangeet, Bengali basic songs, Bengali and Hindi film songs. He has recorded more than 1500 songs, of which about 800 are songs of Rabindranath Tagore.

4. Nirendranath Chakrabarty passes away

  • Nirendranath Chakrabarty from Bengal has passed away in Kolkata.
  • He won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1974 for the book of poems ‘Ulanga Raja’ (The Naked King).

International News

1. Turkmenistan’s first messaging app

  • Turkmenistan, where Facebook and Twitter are banned, has launched its first messaging app ‘BizBarde app’.
  • Capital: Ashgabat || Currency: Turkmenistan manat

2. Trilateral Chabahar Agreement

  • The first meeting of the committee of the Trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran was held in Chabahar in Iran.
  • Chabahar Port is a seaport in Chabahar located in southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman. It serves as Iran’s only oceanic port, and consists of two separate ports named Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti, each of which has five berths.
  • Indian firm India Ports Global Limited took over operations at the Shaheed Behesti port in Chabahar.
  • Chabahar provides the only viable route for trade between India and Afghanistan.

3. Rajasthan International Film Festival

  • Rajasthan International Film Festival will be held from 19 to 23 January 2019 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival will be organized by RIFF Film Club.

Business News

1. New MD & CEO Corporation Bank

  • PV Bharathi has been appointed as the MD and CEO of the Corporation Bank.
  • Headquarters: Mangalore || Founder: Khan Bahadur Haji Abdullah Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur

2. Book – ‘A Rural Manifesto – Realising India’s Future through her Villages’

  • Book – ‘A Rural Manifesto – Realising India’s Future through her Villages’ is authored by Varun Gandhi.
  • Varun Gandhi is an Indian politician. He is a Member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Sultanpur constituency. He is also member and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was inducted into Rajnath Singh’s team in March 2012 as General Secretary. Varun Gandhi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

3. Top Performing Police Stations Across India

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the list of top performing police stations across the nation at Inaugural Session of the DGPs or IGPs Conference in Gujarat.
  • 1. Kalu (Bikaner, Rajasthan)
  • 2. Campbell Bay (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
  • 3. Farakka (Murshidabad, West Bengal)

4. Dhola–Sadiya Bridge

  • The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge, also referred to as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu is a beam bridge in India on Lohit River, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • At 9.15 kilometres (5.69 mi) in length, it is the longest bridge in India.
  • The 9.76 kilometres (6.06 mi) Kacchi Dargah–Bidupur Bridge under construction in the Indian state of Bihar, is expected to become the longest bridge in India upon its estimated completion in December 2020.

Sports News

1. Drivers’ Driver of the Year

  • Lewis Hamilton has claimed Drivers’ Driver of the Year Award.
  • Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. A five-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

2. Maharashtra Kesari 2018

  • Bala Rafique Shaikh has won Maharashtra Kesari 2018.
  • He defeated Abhijeet Katke of Pune in the wrestling duel.
  • Maharashtra Kesari is an Indian-style wrestling championship, established in 1961 in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

3. US Kids Jr Golf World Championship

  • Arjun Bhati bagged Gold Medal in the US Kids Junior Golf World Championship in Malaysia.

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