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    Important Current Affairs 6th December 2018 English

    Awards

    Sahitya Akademi awards announced
    Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2018.
    Those who have won the award for their collection of poetry include Sananta Tanti in Assamese, Paresh Narendra Kamat in Konkani, S Ramesan Nair in Malayalam and Dr Rama Kant Shukla in Sanskrit.
    Writers who won the awards for short stories include Sanjib Chattopadhyay in Bengali, Mushtaq Ahmed Mushtaq in Kashmiri and Prof Bina Thakur in Maithili.Inderjeet Kesar in Dogri, Anees Salim in English, Chitra Mudgal in Hindi are among the awardees in the novel category.
    Akademi.An eminent short-story writer, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, bagged the Award for his collection of short stories “AAKH’’. 

    National news


    Mumbai startup first Indian private firm to have satellite in space
    ExseedSAT 1 was launched into space by Space X along with 63 other satellites from 17 countries.
    Exseed Space has become the first Indian privately-funded startup to successfully send a satellite into space.
    About Exceed SAT 1
    1.    Its an open radio transponder.
    2.    Built by Santacruz based startup Exceed Space.
    3.    People can receive signals at 145.90 Mhz with help of TV tuner .


    Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag
    Famous for its healing properties, is a few steps away from receiving GI tag as the Geographical Indications Journal has advertised its application seeking objections.
    About GI Tag
    A GI is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory.


    Government notifies dual fuel usage for agriculture, construction vehicles
    The Ministry Road Transport & Highways has notified dual-fuel usage for agricultural and construction equipment vehicles. "These include tractors, power tillers, construction equipment vehicles and combine harvesters which have originally been manufactured as dual- fuel with diesel as primary fuel and CNG, Bio CNG as secondary, or have been converted as such from in-use diesel vehicles.

    Sports news

    Luka Modric wins Ballon d’Or 2018
    Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018 in Paris
    The last player to win the award outside of Ronaldo and Messi was Brazilian great Kaka in 2007.
    Real Madrid midfielder Modric overtook former teammate Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to win the award for the first time.
    The 33-year old Croatian was awarded the FIFA’s World Cup 2018 MVP, UEFA’s Player of the Year 2018, Best FIFA Footballer of the Year and the number one player by International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

    Environment news


    India third largest contributor to carbon emission.
    India, the third-highest contributor, is projected to see emissions rise by 6.3% from 2017. The 2.7% projected global rise in 2018 has been driven by appreciable growth in coal use for the second year in a row, and sustained growth in oil and gas use, according to the study that was published simultaneously Wednesday in several leading scientific journals.
    The 10 biggest emitters in 2018 are China, U.S., India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Canada. The EU as a region of countries ranks third.

    Economy news

    Govt forms panel to look at selling of OIL, ONGC fields to private companies
    The government has constituted a six-member committee to look at selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL to private and foreign companies to boost domestic output.
    The panel is headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.

    International news


    Patents granted by India up by 50% in 2017: UN
    The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 % in 2017.
    Last year’s number was more than double the 6,022 patents granted in 2015, according to WIPO statistics. 
    While India ranked 10th in the number of patents given last year, no Indian company or university figures in last year’s global list of the top 50 patent applicants.
    About WIPO
    The World Intellectual Property Organization is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations.
    Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
    CEO: Francis Gurry

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