Here top 5 current affairs for competitive exam
1.Revised data from the Back series of the GDP: Everything you need to know about the new GDP data
Almost four years after moving to a new series of GDP, on November 28, 2018, the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MOSPI) of the Union published the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the years 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.
By modifying data from previous years using 2011-12 as the base year instead of 2004-05, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CSO) reduced the GDP growth rate under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of 10.3 percent. percent in the financial year 2010-11 to 8.5 percent.
2.Capital punishment in India: SC supports the constitutional validity of the death penalty
On November 28, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the death penalty and awarded Chhannu Lal Verma life imprisonment instead of the death penalty for murdering three people, including two women.While dictating the ruling, a bank of three judges composed of judges Kurian Joseph, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta expressed different opinions, and Judge Joseph said that the provision of capital punishment has not become a deterrent and that the others two maintain their continuity in the rarest rare cases.
Although the three judges differed in the applicability of the death penalty, they were unanimous in commuting or reducing the death sentence of Chhannu Lal Verma.
3.ISRO successfully launches the HySIS satellite on board the PSLV-C43
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), on November 29, 2018, successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), an Earth observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from the Sriharikota launch center in Andhra Pradesh.
HySIS is an Earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The mass of the satellite is about 380 kg. The main objective of the satellite would be to study the Earth’s surface in the visible, near infrared and infrared shortwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The foreign satellites launched together with HySIS include 1 Micro satellites and 29 Nano satellites from 8 different countries.
4.Arvind Saxena appointed president of UPSC
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on November 28, 2018 appointed Arvind Saxena as the new president of the Public Service Commission of the Union (UPSC).
The term of your appointment shall be from the date you enter the office of the President until August 7, 2020 when you reach 65 years of age or until you receive more orders, whichever comes first. The government had appointed Saxena as interim president of UPSC in June 2018. He took over Vinay Mittal, who had completed his term.
5.Sunil Arora is appointed new Commissioner of Elections
President Ram Nath Kovind on November 26, 2018 appointed Sunil Arora as the new Commissioner of Elections. He will succeed OP Rawat, who retired on November 24. Arora, 62, was named a member of the Electoral Commission on August 31, 2017. She was brought in last year to fill the vacancy created by the withdrawal of the former CEC Nasim Zaidi.
He is now expected to take over his new position on December 2, 2018. Sunil Arora is an EEI officer of the Law of Rajasthan in 1980, who held the top positions in several government departments and ministries.