13.12.2018 Daily APPSC (Andra Pradesh) Current Affairs


·        China’s optical firm to invest ₹500 cr. in A.P.

ð  China-based Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. Ltd. (SOT) is going to invest ₹500 crore to establish a manufacturing unit and create more than 4,000 employment opportunities in the State.

ð  By August 2019 the company would start manufacturing a huge number of camera modules, lenses, vehicle camera modules, augmented reality and virtual reality products.

ð  He said AP had the ecosystem required for companies to sustain which was the reason behind the company’s move to invest in India for the first time.



·        Zoramthanga To Be Sworn In As Mizoram Chief Minister


  • In Mizoram, the new government of Mizo National Front (MNF),headed by Mr. Zoramthanga will be sworn in on 15th December.
  • It was decided at a meeting between Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan and a delegation of the MNF party led by Zoramthanga at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl.


·        Japan chose Disaster as symbol for 2018


  • Japanselected the Chinese character for ‘disaster’ as its ‘defining symbol’ for 2018. The country selected it as it was hit by deadly floods, earthquakes, and storms. The event was organized by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation.
  • Japanese TV stations broadcast the annual announcement live, with Seihan Mori, master of the ancient Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, writing the character on a huge white panel with an ink-soaked calligraphy brush.
  • At the end of every year, the general public votes for the Chinese character they think embodies the key news and events of the previous 12 months. A total of 20,858 people outof 1,93,214 chose the character‘disaster’.



·        Climate Change Performance Index: Sweden tops in the Ranking, India at 11th position


  • The Climate Change Performance Index was released on the sidelines of COP24 Un Summit in Katowice, Poland.
  • S. dropped from 56th to 59th place due to high emissions and poor ratings for the federal government’s policies.
  • The bottom 5 consisted of: Saudi Arabia (60), US (59), Iran (58), Korea (57), Chinese Taipei (56).


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