CURRENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY ONE LINERS : DECEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 14

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

The Mains Examinations of various exams are coming in the forthcoming days. Are you prepared for the General Awareness section and the Banking Awareness which is the scoring part for many aspirants ? If not you should definitely read this one liners if you need a quick & Short content for your preparations henceforth we provide the One Liners for the 2nd Week of December, 2017.

We are providing the aspirants with the curated list of Recent happenings in the Last week of November and so this  could be vital for your preparations for the General Awareness and Static Awareness and also for the Banking Awareness section in the forthcoming exams.

Check the Weekly One Liners from December 8 – December 14 and you could also download the Weekly Current Affairs One Liners as PDF from the link below. There are chances that the recent events from the current affairs can be asked in the forthcoming RBI Assistant Mains Examination 2017 & IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2017 which happens in the forthcoming days.

You can download the Weekly One Liners of December 8 – December 14 from the link given below and you can read the one liners also which is provided below.


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NATIONAL

  • India’s Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an“intangible cultural heritage of humanity”.The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” at its 12th session in Jeju, South Korea.
  • Uttarakhandsigned a MoU with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India Pvt Limited for establishing e-health centers in the State. According to the MoU signed, the HPE company will facilitate telemedicine service at four community health centers in the State.
  • India will open centres of excellence for farmers in India to encourage research in agriculture sector announced by Israel’s Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir.
  • Indiahas been declared free from infectious Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi.
  • Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministryhas signed an agreement with German firm GIZ for technical cooperation in the implementation of transport projects in Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. The agreement has been signed by the ministry’s officer on special duty Mukund Kumar Sinha, and GIZ Country Director Wolfgang Hanning in the presence of Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017was inaugurated by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports  Rajyavardhan Rathore.Additionally,‘Khelo India’ programme has been chalked out to tap talent at the school and college level.
  • An International conferenceis being organized on the Ground water issues in the country with a theme of “Ground water Vision 2030- Water Security,Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation” from December 11 to 13, 2017. The conference will be inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari.
  • Kacheguda Railway Stationunder the South-Central Railway (SCR) has earned the unique distinction of being the first Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station on Indian Railways.
  • Half a billion people have gained access to electricity in India since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate, according to the World Energy Access reportreleased by the International Energy Agency (IEA). This “remarkable” growth puts India on course to achieving access to electricity for all in the early 2020s.
  • The CPI(M)-led Kerala governmentdecided to raise the minimum age for consuming liquor from 21 to 23. The government will make suitable amendments to the existing liquor policy and bring an ordinance for this.Kerala has the second highest level of per capita liquor consumption for any Indian state following Andhra Pradesh.
  • Shri J P Nadda launches new initiatives on Universal Health Coverage Day.The Union Health Minister and MoS (Finance) launched“LaQshya” – Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative and mHealth- a Safe Delivery Mobile Application for health workers.
  • Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology inaugurated the “NIC-CERT”, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities. It was launched inNew Delhi.
  • The 15th Russia, India, China (RIC) Foreign Ministerial meeting was held in New Delhi.The three foreign ministers will exchange views on major international and regional issues of common concern and deepen trilateral pragmatic cooperation.
  • Uttar Pradeshstands on top of recording highest number of cyber crimes in India followed by
  • The Bihar governmenthas launched a new scheme, “Safe City Surveillance Scheme” for checking crime against women.The primary objective is to provide security and assistance 24*7 to reduce the crime rate.
  • The state cabinet ratified the proposal of “Seva Sindhu”,a common citizen platform to promote the delivery system of government services and to address the issues of the common citizen.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Annual General Meeting of Federation Of Indian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It was held in New Delhi. The theme is ‘Indian Business in a New India’
  • The second UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCOWorld Conference on Tourism and Culture was held in Muscat, Capital city of Oman.The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation.
  • According to the UN report, Indian economy is likely to grow by 2 percent in 2018 and go up further to7.4 percent in 2019 on the back of strong private consumption, public investment and the ongoing structural reforms.
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik unveiled the new multi-coloured logo for the Kumbh Mela at a function in the Raj Bhawan at Lucknow.The festival is scheduledto be held in Allahabad in January 2019. The logo comprising of temples, seers, kalash (pitcher) and a ‘Swastika’.
  • The Union Government signed US $250 million loan agreement with World Bank for “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion”.
  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first loan to China to reduce its dependence on coal by over 600,000 tonnes annually by building a natural gas distribution network for villages. Chinais the Largest Shareholder of AIIB.India is the second largest shareholder with 7.5 percent followed by Russia93 percent and Germany 4.5 percent.
  • Sri Lanka formally handed over its southern strategic port of Hambantotato China on a 99-year lease.Two Chinese firms managed by China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CM Port) and Sri Lanka Ports Authority will own port and the investment zone around it.
  • Buddhist monkDhammapiya from Tripura has been elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).

INTERNATIONAL

  • In a major development, leading export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement decided to admit India as its new member. The decision was taken at the groupings plenarymeeting in Vienna. India will become the Arrangement’s 42nd participating state as soon as the necessary procedural arrangements for joining the WA are completed.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has approved a further $44.5 million credit for Madagascar. It is to support the country’s economic recovery.
  • The Taj Mahal, India’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, is the second-best UNESCO world heritage sitein the world, according to a new survey.
  • Musician Diddy was on the top of Forbes’ annual world’s highest-paid musician. The list is based on pretax income from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017.
  • A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a 1 billion yuan ($151 million)floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui. The project features panels fixed to floats on the surface of a lake.
  • US President Donald Trump signed a 692 billion dollardefence budget. The budget would give legislative authority to implement his South Asia strategy and authorise critical missile capabilities to confront North Korea’s threats.
  • Alphabet Inc’s Google launches artificial intelligence(AI) research center in  The research center is the first of its kind in Asia and will comprise a small team operating out of its existing office in Beijing.

APPOINTMENTS

S.No Name Post Post Previously Held by
1. Beata Szydło Poland Prime Minister (Resigned)
2. Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Prime Minister (Appointed)
3. Shri Azar A.H.Khan Next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan
4. Deepak Parekh International Ambassador for campaigning the UK Capital to the World
5. Raffaele Bergamasco Performance Director for senior women pugilists
6. Uma Shankar RBI Executive Director Meena Hemchandra

AWARDS

S.No Award Name Awarded To
1. Vyas Samman for her novel“Dukkham Sukkham” Mamta Kalia (Renowned Hindi Scholar & Writer)
2. Yeraringan’ Award  Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
3. Chairman of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council India) Nakul Chopra (succeeds Viacom18 Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats)

BUSINESS

  • Axis Securities, a subsidiary of Axis Bank become the first-ever broking arm of a bank to take membership of a commodity exchangeby registering itself with NCDEX. It is announced by Axis Securities Managing Director, Arun Thukral.
  • The government extended the deadlinefor mandatory linking of PAN with Aadhaar by three months to March 31, 2018.
  • India’s Maruti Suzuki becameIndia’s sixth most valued firm, crossing India’s largest lender  Maruti Suzuki’s market capitalisation stood at 2.74 trillion, marginally ahead of SBI’s market value of 2.71 trillion. Reliance Industries is the country’s most valued company.

SPORTS

  • The Indian captain is the current 1 in ODIs and T20 formats.Root is third behind Smith and Kohli, with Pujara fourth, Williamson fifth and Warner at sixth.
  • The Indian captain is the current 1 in ODIs and T20 formats.Root is third behind Smith and Kohli, with Pujara fourth, Williamson fifth and Warner at sixth.
  • The Real Madrid striker claimed the La Liga title as well as the Champions League in another trophy-laden year, beating Messi and Neymar. He clinched Ballon d’Or 2017for fifth time to equal Lionel Messi’s record haul.
  • Visually impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pandescripted history becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico.Pande, who works with Reserve Bank of India (RBI), stood first in the in 200 meters medley event in S-11 category.
  • India started with a bang at the 10th Asian Airgun Shooting Championships, collecting five medalson the event’s opening day in Wako City, Japan.
  • The Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar has launched India’s first mobile food testing laboratory in Goa. Parrikar unveiled the vehicle,worth Rs 41 lakhin presence of Goa Food and Drugs Administration minister Vishwajit Rane.
  • India hosted “Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage” at theIndira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi as part of celebrations of 20th Anniversary of BIMSTEC and was was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma.

Hockey World League Final (HWLF)

  • Winner (Gold) – Australia
  • Runner (Silver) – Argentina
  • Bronze – India

  • India bagged 21 medalsat the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol at Wako City Japan and also booked 4 Youth Olympic Games quotas.
  • Shubhankar Sharma wins in Joburg Open, claiming his First European Title.It was held in Randpark Golf Club, South Africa.

OBITUARY

  1. Lalji Singh – “Father of DNA Fingerprinting in India”
  2. Sukharanjan Sengupta – Veteran Journalist

IMPORTANT DAYS & EVENTS

Day EVENT THEME
10th December World Human Rights Day Let’s Stand up for equality , Justice and Human Dignity

 


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