Current Affairs – December 2017

Current Affairs – December 2017

 

December 31

  • MP CM flags off mobile museum Adi Shankara Sandesh Vahini in Kochi

  • China cuts the ribbon of its first solar highway which will charge the running electric vehicles

  • Viswanathan Anand bags bronze

  • Israel withdraws from UNESCO

  • Maiga appointed as the new PM of Mali

  • Mystery Writer Sue Grafton passes away at 77

  • Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest and other peaks

  • Pratibha Gai honoured with Damehood by queen Elizabeth

  • NASA’s “Girl of the Year” doll

  • Jitu Rai bags men’s 50m pistol national title

  • India leads in global milk production

December 30

  • China launches World’s Largest Human Genome Research Project

  • Vinay Sahasrabuddhe appointed as President of ICCR

  • US and Turkey open gates for visa services

  • Bilateral Meeting held between External Affairs Minister of India and Jordan

  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player at Globe Soccer Award

  • Nirmala Sitharaman launches Start-up Incubation Centre in Mangalore

  • 78th Session of Indian History Congress held in Kolkata

  • China successfully tested its first Photovoltaic road

  • Delhi govt launches mobile app that would connect 1600 SMC members

 

December 29

 

  • Former Zimbabwe army chief sworn in as vice president

  • Amardeep Singh Bhatia appointed as Director of SFIO

  • Israel to name a station after Trump

  • Indo-Maldives Joint Exercise ‘Ekuverin’ Concludes

  • Prithvi supersonic interceptor missile successfully test fired

  • Agriculture Minister launches LDF app

  • Prince Harry named President of African Conservation Group

  • Chola MS honoured with Golden Peacock Award for risk management

  • India ranks 5th in list of countries with highest NPA levels

  • Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship

  • Ex-footballer George Weah to become Liberia’s president

  • International sweet festival going to held in Hyderabad

  • India’s first bitcoin trading app

  • Russia launches satellite for Angola

  • Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

 

December 28

  • Gujarat CM inaugurates 25th National Children’s Science Congress

  • Vin Diesel, Forbes 2017 top-Grossing Actor

  • IPS officer Abhay appointed DG of Narcotics Control Bureau

  • Reddy’s unveils cancer drug in U.S.

  • Anushka Sharma crowned PETA’s ‘Person of the Year’

  • India provides medical assistance to Yemen

  • Paytm becomes India’s first payments app to cross 100 mn downloads on Play Store

  • United Nations cuts budget by $286 million

  • Anisa wins Womens 25m Pistol with New National Record

  • The creator of Bugs Bunny, Bob Givens, passes away at 99

  • K S Chitra bags ‘Harivarasanam’ Award

  • PM Modis Mann Ki Baat among most trending Twitter hashtags in 2017

 

December 27

  • ISRO, NASA jointly working Dual Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite

  • Music Legend Robbie Malinga passes away

  • In a first, Saudi Arabia hosts World Chess Games

  • Indian Boxers won 5 Medals at Galym Boxing Tournament

  • India’s first pod taxi to follow US safety norms

  • Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

  • Only 1.7% Indians paid income tax

  • President inaugurates conference at ANU in Andhra Pradesh

December 26

  • Modi to be First PM to attend World Economic Forum in 20 years

  • India’s First Runway on ‘Sea Bridge’ in Lakshadweep

  • Bengali film actor Partha Mukhopadhyay passes away

  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates world’s biggest sand Santa face at Puri beach

  • UP govt launches free household power connection scheme ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’

  • Bengaluru becomes First Indian City to have its own Logo

  • Singapore’s Dy PM to join Sushma Swaraj at ASEAN-India PBD in Singapore

  • India to become fifth largest economy in 2018: Report

 

December 25

 

  • Book on Gauri Lankesh’s writings launched

  • 25 December: Good Governance Day

  • World’s Longest Glass Bridge opens in China

  • Maharashtra tops in GST collection in first five months

  • Indian Economy may reach 7% growth

  • AG600: World’s largest amphibious aircraft takes off

December 24

  • India is the 5th most vacation deprived country globally

  • BCCI appoints Saba Karim as General Manager

  • Mumbai, Gurugram girls win Mrs India contest

  • BND-4201: India’s first home-grown high purity gold reference standard launched

  • China launches land exploration satellite

  • UN appoints Henrietta Fore as UNICEF head

  • Vijender Singh retains WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super Middleweight titles

  • US President Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Overhaul Law

  • IOC bans 11 Russians for life over alleged Sochi Games doping violations

  • Jairam Thakur will be Himachal Pradesh’s new CM

  • WHO to add ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental condition in 2018

  • Sushil becomes PWL’s Most Expensive Wrestler at Rs.55 lakh

  • Banwari Lal Joshi passes away

  • Uttarakhand CM launches his biography

 

December 23

  • Kohli becomes India’s most valued celeb

  • No shooting at 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • National Family Health Survey shows decline in Child Marriages

  • 23 December: Kisan Diwas

  • UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

  • Subbarayudu appointed as Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Peru

  • Made-in-India Surface-to-Air Missile QRSAM successfully test fired

  • Patanjali ranked India’s most trusted FMCG Brand

  • Bengali Singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay passes away

  • Lt Gen B S Sahrawat takes over as Director-General of NCC

  • Rohit Sharma hits fastest T20I century, equals world record

  • Russia’s Dy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin visits India

  • Airtel Payments Bank CEO Shashi Arora resigns

December 22

  • 2017 may be among top 3 hottest years

  • Justice U.D. Salvi appointed acting chairperson of NGT

  • Samsung Unveils ‘World’s Smallest’ DRAM Chip

  • 12th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence Awards

  • Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal win Sahitya Akademi Award 2017

  • India’s Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht selected in ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year

  • India and Switzerland ink deal for Information Exchange

  • ICGS Sujay commissioned into by Indian Coast Guard

  • 22 December: National Mathematics Day

  • Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity List 2017

  • UN General Assembly rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

 

December21

  • Messi beats Ronaldo for La Liga Best Player Award

  • Bobsledder banned for life from Olympics

  • India’s first design university ‘World University of Design’ opens campus

  • Golden Jubilee celebrations of Indian Women Pilots Association held

  • Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh resigns

  • Delhi ranks 7th in Most Expensive Office Locations list

  • Indian Hockey Umpires named as umpires for 2018 Hockey Men’s World Cup

  • Naseem-Al-Bahr 2017: India, Oman conducts naval exercise

  • UK tops Forbes’ List of Best Countries for Business in 2018

  • India’s First National Rail and Transportation University to come at Vadodara

  • India, Myanmar sign MoU for Rakhine State’s development

  • OEC 2017 kicked off to foster Sustainable River Basin Management

  • DARPAN Project launched for Financial Inclusion of Rural Population

December 20

  • NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retires

  • Pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89

  • BBC Sports Personality 2017: England women cricketers win team award

  • World’s longest wedding dress train sets Guinness record

  • HAMESHA VIJAYEE: Southern Command conducts major exercise in Rajasthan

  • India and Sri Lanka completes 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey

  • 20 December: International Human Solidarity Day

  • Training of Trainers Program for Sendai Framework held in New Delhi

  • Haryana govt to provide free sanitary napkins to poor women

  • Sonu Sood honoured with Punjab Ratan award

  • UK govt extends pilot student visa scheme to 23 more universities

  • Shree Saini from Washington crowned Miss India USA 2017

  • France passes law to ban all Oil and Gas Production by 2040

December 19

  • BJP wins Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Elections

  • Odisha CM inaugurates Tribal Sports Meet 2017

  • Smita Nagaraj takes over as UPSC member

  • Rekha receives first Smita Patil Memorial Award

  • India won 10 medals in Wushu Sanda Asian Cup

  • Losar Festival celebrated in Ladakh

  • Aakarshi Kashyap wins U-17 & U-19 singles titles at Badminton Jr Nationals

  • India finishes 1st at Junior Boxing Championship in Germany

  • India ranked 60th most Innovative Country, Switzerland Tops

  • Goa celebrates 56th Liberation Day

  • Tata Steel Joda Mine gets Golden Peacock Innovation Award

  • Iraq overtakes Saudi Arabia as top Oil supplier to India

 

 

December 18

  • 2002 World Cup winner Kaka retires from Football

  • 18 December: International Migrants Day

  • Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik clinches Gold at Commonwealth Wrestling C’ships

  • PV Sindhu wins Silver at Dubai World Badminton Superseries

  • Sebastian Pinera wins Chile’s Presidential Election

  • SpaceX for first time successfully launches recycled rocket and spaceship

  • Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approves Pension for State’s Transgenders

  • India reaches 2nd position on horticultural crops, fruits production list

  • Samsung, UNESCO partner for videos on Indian Heritage Sites

  • Real Madrid presented with the FIFA World Champions Badge

  • Satheesh Reddy conferred with National Design Award

  • Mo Farah wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award

December 17

  • WHO certifies Gabon as polio free

  • Man Sails around the World in 42 days, breaks World Record

  • Women to drive trucks, bikes in Saudi

  • Vodafone India appoints Dawar as its CFO

  • Nepal hosts first International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament

  • Joy Goswami to get 31st Moortidevi Award

  • Christian Pulisic becomes youngest to get US men’s footballer of the year

  • FIFA bans head of Brazilian football

  • China unveils satellite network plan for South China Sea

December 16

  • India-Maldives bilateral military exercise ‘Ekuverin 2017′ held in Belagavi

  • World Telugu Conference begins

  • Roger Federer named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

  • Official emblems for Beijing 2022 Winter Games unveiled

  • National Workshop on Role of Sakhi One Stop Centres held in New Delhi

  • 16 December: Vijay Diwas

  • R Hemalatha takes charge as Director, NIN

  • PM Modi inaugurates 60-Megawatt Tuirial Hydro power Project in Aizawl

  • Income Inequality Highest in India since 1980s

  • ‘Youthquake’ named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

  • Meghalaya launches India’s first social audit law

December 15

  • Lucknow’s Jitesh Singh Deo named Mr India 2017

  • Sri Lanka accede to landmine ban treaty

  • Norway becomes 1st Nation to Shut National Broadcasts on FM

  • India hosted 4th India-Australia-Japan trilateral meeting

  • Sachin Siwach named Asia’s youth boxer of the year

  • JK Rowling named a ‘Companion of Honor’

  • WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

  • Telangana develops app to connect citizens, technicians

  • Mumbai Metro launches ‘SecuCare’ app for safer commuting

  • Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox assets for USD 52.4 Billion in stock

  • Narinder Batra New President of Indian Olympic Association

  • Michael Jordan, World’s Highest-Paid Athlete of All Time

  • Union Cabinet clears bill criminalising Instant Triple Talaq

  • Indian Diaspora is Largest in the World: World Migration Report 2018

 

December 14

  • 10 ASEAN leaders to be chief guests for Republic Day

  • India becomes 1st ever team to register Hundred 300+ ODI totals

  • Indian hockey teams end year on 6th and 10th spots

  • Official Logo for Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 released in Lucknow

  • Google to open AI research lab in China, first in Asia

  • Piyush & Prasoon Pandey to honour with Cannes Lions’ Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Russia and Egypt signed for Egypt’s first nuclear power plant

  • South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin

  • Actor-Director Neeraj Vora passes away

  • PM Modi inducts scorpene-class Submarine Kalvari into Indian Navy

  • NGT declares Amarnath Cave shrine a ‘Silent Zone’

  • 14 December: National Energy Conservation Day

 

 

December 13

      • Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award

      • India ranks 100 in global prosperity index

      • 2nd UNWTO/ UNESCO World Conference on Tourism & Culture held in Oman

      • 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit begins in New Delhi

      • Rajasthan, first in India to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi

      • Dhammapiya elected New Secretary General of Intl Buddhist

      • Shubhankar Sharma wins Joburg Open

      • UN releases World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 Report

      • Rohit Sharma becomes 1st batsmen to score 3 ODI double centuries

      • Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota Port to China for 99-Year Lease

      • Bihar Govt launches Safe City Surveillance scheme for Women Safety

      • India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster to be set up in Andhra Pradesh

      • ‘Feminism’: Merriam-Webster’s Word of the year 2017

December 12

    • ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    • Sumitra Bhave to get Kalamaharshi Baburao Award

    • Australia wins Gold of Hockey World League final

    • Vice President confers ‘Yerarignar’ Award to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan

    • Ola appoints Viraj Chouhan as its CCO

    • Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters

    • Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu wins 10-m air pistol Bronze at 10th Asian C’ship

    • Mount Hope named UK’s new highest peak

    • World’s largest automated container terminal opens in Shanghai

    • Govt launches mobile app to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas

    • BCCI lifts ban on RCA

    • Finance Minister holds 5th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting

    • Indian Economy likely to Grow by 7.2% in 2018, 7.4% in 2019: UN Report

    • India to host 2021 Champions Trophy, 2023 World Cup

    • Saurabh Chaudhary claims Youth Olympics Games spot with Gold

    • UP and Maharashtra tops in highest number of cyber-crimes

    • India bags 21 medals including 6 gold at Asian Airgun Shooting C’ships

    • Lakshmi Puri among six diplomats felicitated with ‘Power of One’

    • Nakul Chopra elected as BARC India Chairman

December 11

  • 11 December: International Mountain Day

  • India beat Germany, win Bronze at Hockey World League Final

  • Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD

  • Russia-India-China Foreign Ministers meet begins in Delhi

  • Pioneer of DNA Fingerprinting Lalji Singh passes away

  • US, South Korea, Japan started missile-tracking drill

  • China starts World’s Biggest Floating Solar Project

  • ASEAN India Connectivity Summit begins in Delhi

  • Rahul Gandhi elected Indian National Congress President

December 10

  • 10 December: Human Rights Day

  • UN Women, Facebook inaugurates ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai

  • Hindi writer Mamta Kalia chosen for Vyas Samman 2017

  • Shankar appointed RBI Executive Director

  • Indonesia Open Aquatic: Indian Diving Team wins 6 Medals

  • Maruti Suzuki replaces SBI as 6th most valuable Indian firm

  • Ram Nath Kovind awards Presidents Colours to submarine arm of Navy

  • Shooters Ghosh, Mane bag Youth Olympic Games quota places

  • Pakistan to depreciate currency

  • SBI changes name, IFSC codes of branches

 

December 9

  • Kanchanmala Pande wins Gold at World Para Swimming Championship

  • India declared free from Trachoma, a bacterial infection of eye

  • Star Screen Awards 2017 held in Mumbai

  • Prez inaugurates Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in RK Beach

  • India’s GDP growth to rise to 7.5%

  • Dangal named the Best Asian Film at Australian Gala

  • Tamil journalist & humourist Ja Ra Sundaresan dies aged 87

  • Punjab & Haryana HC bans bursting of crackers on New Year

  • International Conference on Groundwater Organized

  • Second vice president of Afghanistan arrives in India for 5 day visit

  • Suresh Prabhu in Argentina to attend 11th Ministerial Conference of WTO

  • Former supermarket worker Dan Middleton named Worlds richest YouTuber

  • FIFA Lifts Kuwait Football Ban

  • Diddy tops Forbes Highest Paid Musicians of 2017 List

  • Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘Bodhi Parva’

  • Facebook Co founder Saverin becomes richest man in Singapore

  • Sarvesh Tiwari appointed as President Para Sports Foundation

  • Shah Rukh Khan named top Indian actor of 2017 by IMDb

December 8

  • India and Cuba Sign MoU for Enhanced Cooperation in Health Sector

  • Lifter Gurdeep creates three national records in IWF C’ships

  • Wassenaar Arrangement decides to admit India as its new member

  • 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site

  • Indian and Italy Sign MoU for Cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary Issues

  • London Mayor Names Deepak Parekh as First International Ambassador

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or, Equals Lionel Messi’s Record

  • Time Person of the Year for 2017

  • First International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 Inaugurated in Delhi

  • Kerala’s Alappuzha in Top 5 UN Clean City List

  • Azar A.H.Khan Appointed Next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan

December 7

  • Time readers vote Saudi Crown Prince Person of the Year

  • U.P. becomes first State to endorse Centre’s triple talaq draft bill

  • King of rock Johnny Hallyday dies

  • US to recognise Jerusalem as capital

  • Kerala raises minimum liquor drinking age to 23

  • PM Modi Most tweeted about world leader after Trump

  • After Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer

  • Akshay Kumar to promote government’s flagship agri-schemes

  • Vice President inaugurated 12th Annual Convention

  • ISA becomes Treaty-based International Intergovernmental organization

  • Swiggy appoints Vishal Bhatia as CEO of New Supply Business

  • World smallest Mona Lisa created using DNA origami

  • BSF launches test to check personnel’s Psychological health

  • PM Modi inaugurated B R Ambedkar International Centre

  • Center enhances Monetary Allowances for Gallantry Award Winners

  • Australian Govt passes Marriage Equality Law

  • 07 December: Armed Forces Flag Day

  • Kumbh Mela on UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage

 

December 6

  • Shalabh Seth resigns

  • Syrian boy wins Children’s Peace Prize

  • India win South Asian badminton title

  • New president of NRAI

  • Mujeeb Zadran From Afghanistan Becomes First Cricketer Born in 21st Century

  • Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

  • UAE and Saudi Arabia form new group, separate from GCC

  • Akash Missile Successfully Launched

  • Singer Purabi Mukhopadhyay passes away

 

December 5

  • Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor passes away

  • Prithvi Shaw named India’s captain for U-19 World Cup

  • National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities presented

  • Getachew Besha wins full Pune International Marathon

  • India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant opens in Kerala

  • 5 December: World Soil Day

  • First Meeting of the Fifteenth Finance Commission held

  • India and Germany sign Govt to Govt Umbrella Agreement

  • Indian-American Senator Harris tops Global Thinkers List

  • Amitabh Bachchan launches Book on Indian Cinema

  • US Supreme Court allows full enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban

  • UAE, UK, US and French Armies hold Joint Exercises in Abu Dhabi

  • ILO releases World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

  • UPs Shamli District included in NCR

  • The 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 inaugurated in Assam

 

December 4

  • Venezuela to launch new virtual currency

  • 4 December: Indian Navy Day

  • Deepika Kumari wins bronze medal at Indoor Archery World Cup

  • Aditya Puri only Indian on Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year Top 20 List

  • First Sikh Woman elected as Mayor in the US

  • South Korea, US launches largest Air Exercise

  • International Conference on Climate Change begins in Nepal

  • PM Modi inaugurated Unique World-Class Hospital in Ahmedabad

  • Virat Kohli surpasses Brian Lara for Most Double Centuries as Captain

  • US pulls out of UN’s migrant and refugee pact

  • 1st International Exhibition and Conference AROGYA 2017 begun

 

December 3

  • Kohli becomes 4th fastest Indian to 5,000 Test runs

  • Infosys appoints Salil S Parekh as MD & CEO

  • Telangana announces WE-Hub for women

  • World’s largest propeller plane lands at UK airport

  • Kenyatta sworn in as President of Kenya

  • Raj Shah becomes First Indian-American to hold Press Gaggle

  • Madame Tussauds debuts in Delhi with Indian celebrities

  • 3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  • A Surya Prakash re-appointed Prasar Bharati Chief

  • Iranian President inaugurates First Phase of Chabahar Port

  • Nation remembers India’s First President on his Birthday

  • Andhra Pradesh assembly unanimously passes Kapu Reservation Bill

  • British singer Ellie appointed as UN environment global goodwill ambassador

 

 

 

December 2

  • India awarded for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade

  • Miss Korea Jenny Kim Crowned Miss Supranational 2017

  • ‘Populism’ Named Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year

  • Manushi Chhillar awarded Indian of the year special achievement award

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha wins tves Global Sustainability Film award in London

  • India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

  • Shiva Keshavan wins Gold in Asian Luge Championships

  • Mary Kom resigns as National observer for Indian Boxing

  • Sushma Swaraj attends Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit

December 1

  • 1 December: World AIDS Day

  • 7th edition of Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival held in New Delhi

  • India, UK combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior-2017′ begins in Rajasthan

  • Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India

  • Sibi George appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Holy See

  • Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities

  • Nagaland celebrates 54th Statehood Day, 18th Hornbill festival

  • 1 December: BSF Raising Day

  • CCI imposes Rs. 52.24 crore penalty on BCCI

  • Russia to create ‘Independent Internet’ for BRICS Countries

  • Pakistan’s Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigns

  • India and Singapore ink Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation

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