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Important Facts For Prelims

Important Facts for Prelims (10th December 2018)

  • 10 Dec 2018
  • 2 min read

Sonepur Fair

  • The Sonepur Mela also known as Malegaon Mela or Harihar Kshetra Mela is held on Kartik Poornima (full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganga and Gandak.
  • It is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month.
  • It has its origins during ancient times. The fair used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia.
  • The famous Harihar Nath temple in Sonpur was built by Raja Ram Narain, an influential person during the late Mughal period.

Yellow Vest Protest

  • France has witnessed four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs and other issues.
  • The protest became known as the "yellow vest" or "gilets jaunes" movement because protesters took to the streets wearing the high-visibility yellow jackets that are required to be carried in every vehicle by French law.
  • The original “Yellow Vest” protests were dominated by working-class people who were upset over fuel tax increase and their declining living standards.
  • Protests have also erupted over other issues, including calls for higher wages, lower taxes, better pensions and easier university entry requirements.
  • The widely supported movement's core aim is to highlight the economic frustration and political distrust of poorer working families.

Exercise Aviaindra 2018: India-Russia

  • Exercise Aviaindra is being held at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 10-21 Dec 2018.
  • Exercise Aviaindra is an Air Force level exercise between India and Russia was conducted for the first time in 2014.
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