Current Affairs of 9 December


Heather Nauertas
Heather Nauertas
Heather Nauertas - US President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauertas the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Nauert will replace Nikki Haley, who will be leaving the post by the end of 2018.


Meng Wanzhou
Meng Wanzhou
Meng Wanzhou - China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Ms Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer and daughter of the firm's founder, is accused of breaking US sanctions on Iran. She was held in Vancouver, Canada and faces extradition to the US, where she could be jailed for up to 30 years if found guilty.

Vanessa Ponce de Leon
Vanessa Ponce de Leon
Vanessa Ponce de Leon - Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city, Sanya. Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the runner-up. Former Miss World Manushi Chillar presented the crown to the new winner.

INDRA NAVY-18
INDRA NAVY-18
INDRA NAVY-18 - The tenth edition of INDRA NAVY-18 maritime exercise will be conducted off Visakhapatnam from December 9-16. The primary aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.

Aviaindra Exercise
Aviaindra Exercise 
Aviaindra Exercise - The Indian and Russian air forces will begin a 12-day war game in Jodhpur with an aim to enhance their operational coordination. The exercise - Aviaindra - will be unique as the Russian Air Force will not bring its assets and will take part in the drill using Indian platforms.

Project SMART
Project SMART
Project SMART - The Maharashtra state government launched an ambitious project State of Maharashtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (SMART) in 10,000 villages with an objective to achieve sustainable farming within the next three years. The project SMART will be assisted by the World Bank.

Kannur International Airport
Kannur International Airport
Kannur International Airport - Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu jointly inaugurated the Kannur International Airport. With this, Kerala became the only state in the country to have four international airports. Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram are the other three cities with an international airport.

The Republican Ethic
The Republican Ethic
The Republican Ethic - The Vice President of India Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu released Compilation of Selected speeches of the President, Ram Nath Kovind titled, “The Republican Ethic” in English and “Loktantra ke Swar” in Hindi at a function in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Global Wage Report
Global Wage Report
Global Wage Report - According to the Global Wage Report 2018-19 published by International Labour Organization (ILO), Women are paid the most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labor. On average, women are paid 34% less than men. This gap in wages, known as the gender wage gap, is the highest among 73 countries.

Visa on Arrival for South Korea
South Korea and India
Visa on Arrival for South Korea - South Korean nationals can now fly into India and obtain a visa on arrival since the home ministry recently approved South Korea as the only country other than Japan eligible for this facility. The visa on arrival conditions will be the same as Japan, allowing South Korean passport holders double entry for a period not exceeding 60 days for business, tourism, medical and conference purposes.

Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India Youth Games - Khelo India Youth Games-2019 will be held in Pune of Maharashtra from the 9th to 20th of January. 

Clean Sea – 2018
Clean Sea – 2018
Clean Sea – 2018 - The Indian Coast Guard has conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea - 2018’ at sea off Port Blair.