Current Affairs Pocket : 28th Dec. 2018

Nepal Caps Expenditure Of Its Citizens In India

  • Nepal imposed a monthly limit on the amount of Indian currency its citizen can spend in India. A spokesperson of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) stated that a Nepali citizen would be unable to spend more than INR 1 lakh per month while paying for goods and services in India.
  • The decision was taken to address the country’s current account deficit. The policy applicable to prepaid, credit and debit cards of Nepali banks came into effect.

India Announces INR 4,500 Crore Assistance To Bhutan

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 4,500 crore financial assistance to Bhutan for its 12th five-year plan after holding wide-ranging talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering. The new five-year plan of Bhutan began in 2018 and will continue till 2022.

National Children’s Science Congress Begins In Bhubaneswar

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 26th edition of National Children’s Science Congress in Bhubaneswar in which as many as 800 students from ten Asian and seven Gulf countries are participating.
  • This year’s theme is ‘Science, Technology and Innovations: For clean, green and healthy nation’. It is for the second time that the National Children’s Science Congress is being organized in Odisha. Earlier, the mega event was held in 2015.

Madhya Pradesh’s Divya Patidar Joshi Crowned Mrs. India 2018 Title

  • The Mrs. India My Identity Beauty Pageant 2018 finale was held in Delhi and Divya Patidar Joshi was crowned with the prestigious honour.
  • Hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam, Divya won the crown of Mrs India this year from among 24 promising contestants. She won all the rounds of Beauty with Brain contest along with Best Cat Walk title.

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