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Weekly Current Affairs 03 December to 09 December , 2017

We are sharing Weekly Current Affairs 03 December - 09 December 2017 (English Edition). This file of Weekly Current Affairs is a collection of important news and events that occurred in the week 03 December - 09 December 2017. These News are highly important for various competitive exams and interviews.
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  • National News
  • International News andamp; Foreign Affairs
  • New Appointments
  • Defence andamp; Science
  • Important Days
  • Sports
  • Awards

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Current Affairs December 10

1. MSME Sambandh: Public Procurement Portal for MSMEs launched:

  • With an aim to monitor the implementation of public procurement from MSMEs by Central Public Sector Enterprises, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has launched a new portal ‘Sambandh’.
  • The new portal will help the Ministry and CPSEs to assess their performance in the procurement process according to the Procurement Policy, 2012.

2. India becomes new member of WassenaarArrangement:

  • Multilateral export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement has decided to admit India as its new member.
  • With this, India has become the 42nd member of the regime.
  • Wassenaar Arrangement along with NSG, MTCR and Australian Group, regulate the conventional, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and technologies.

3. Bodhi Parva held in New Delhi:

  • Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of BIMSTEC, India hosted the ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC festival of Buddhist Heritage’ at New Delhi.
  • The festival has showcased the International and Indian Buddhist art and architecture.

4. India’s first mobile food testing lab launched:

  • India’s first mobile food testing laboratory providing on the spot food safety test facility has been launched in Goa.
  • It was launched by ManoharParrikar.
  • This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country.

5. 9th December: International Anti-Corruption Day:

  • With an aim to raise awareness about corruption and the possible ways to fight against it, the International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9th December every year across the globe.
  • The theme for this year is- ‘United against corruption for development, peace and security’.

6. MamtaKalia chosen for VyasSamman 2017:

  • Renowned Hindi writer MamtaKalia has been chosen for VyasSamman for her novel ‘DukkhamSukkham’.
  • She was selected by the selection committee headed by renowned author VishwanathPrasad Tiwari.

7. Kacheguda: India’s first energy efficient railway station:

  • Kacheguda railway station in Hyderabad has become the first energy efficient railway station in the country.
  • The station has achieved 100% energy efficient status by replacing 1312 conventional lights with light emitting diode.

8. India to host South-East Asia Connectivity Summit:

  • India will host the South-East Asia Connectivity Summit on December 11-12.
  • It will be a part of India’s Act East Policy and will be very crucial as it comes ahead of the visit of the leaders of the 10 members of ASEAN.
  • ASEAN members are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

9. 10th December: World Human Rights Day:

  • World Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th December across the globe.
  • On this day, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris.

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Current Affairs December 9, 2017

1. CBDTextends deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN:

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the date for linking Aadhaar with PAN till 31st March 2018.
  • The date has been taken keeping in mind that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking procedure.

2. Home Minister asks five eastern states to check influx of Rohingyas:

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked five eastern states to be extra careful against the influx of Rohingyas and illegal immigrants through the Bangladesh border.
  • These five states (West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura) share border with the neighbouring Bangladesh.

3. TNSCERT offers video classes on YouTube:

  • The Tamil Nadu State Council of Education and Research Training (TNSCERT) has launched a You Tube channel to provide videos on different subjects such as Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Most of the videos are bilingual and are recordings of regular school classes.

4. Mateusz Morawiecki becomes the new PM of Poland:

  • Mateusz Morawiecki has become the new Prime Minister of Poland replacing BeataSzydlo who has recently resigned.

5. Apollo Munich Health Insurance launches new Health Wallet Plan:

  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance has launched first of its kind ‘Health Wallet’ that will cater not only the customers’ hospitalization and OPD expenses, but also ensures affordability of continuing their policy in their golden years.
  • Every year there will be a provision that the unused reserve amount get carry forward and earn 6% bonus.

6. Irrfan Khan receives Honorary Award at Dubai International Film Festival:

  • Renowned actor Irrfan Khan has received an Honorary Award at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.
  • He has been awarded for his incredible acting in more than 80 films in Bollywood and Hollywood.

7. TajMahal: 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site:

  • In the survey of online travel portal Trip Advisor, TajMahal has been designated as the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world.
  • Before TajMahal, Angkor Wat has also received this status.

8. First gold for India in 1st World Para Swimming Championship:

  • KanchanmalaPande of Nagpur has become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico.

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One liners Monthly Current Affairs November 2017

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We are sharing monthlyone liners Current Affairs (November -2017). ThisOne liners QuestionsCurrent Affairs is a collection of important national and international news and events that occurred in the month of November 2017.These News are highly important for various Banking and other competitive exams.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Special Banking Arrangement for the payment of outstanding subsidy for: Fertilizers
  • India has secured ________ rank in the Ease of Doing Business Report 2018:100th
  • The Global Clubfoot Conference was recently organized at:New Delhi
  • Ease of Doing Business Report is released by: World Bank
  • The Panel constituted by the Government to oversee the mergers among the country’s 21 state-run banks will be headed by: Arun Jaitley
  • Recently, Indiana, a state in US has signed a sister-state pact with: Karnataka
  • Neelamani N. Raju has been appointed as the first woman police chief of: Karnataka
  • The Union Cabinet has approved an agreement for custom related matters with which of the following countries? Armenia
  • 21st World Congress on Mental Health which was organized in: India
  • The 9th edition of the Global Green Film Fest has been hosted by: New Delhi
  • The theme for the 9th edition of the Global Green Film Fest is: Conservation of Water
  • India has secured __ rank on the Global Gender Gap Index Report 2017: 108th
  • The Global Gender Gap Index Report is released by: World Economic Forum
  • Exercise Blue Flag 2017 will be hosted by: Israel
  • Recently Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan for: Andhra Pradesh
  • World’s tallest statue is: Spring Temple Buddha statue
  • PRABAL DOSTYK is a joint training exercise between: India and Kazakhstan
  • Institution whichhas been awarded with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation: The Royal Opera House of Mumbai
  • Highest literary award of India : Jnapith Award
  • India’s first Blackbuck conservation reserve will be established in: Uttar Pradesh
  • The Headquarters of IUCN is in: Switzerland
  • Jnapith award for the year 2017 received by : Krishna Sobti
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet which approves the appointment of the Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is headed by: Prime Minister
  • With respect to GI tag, the term GI stands for: Geographical Indication
  • BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellites have been launched by: China
  • Country whichhas launched Asia’s largest artificial island-building ship is : China
  • Countrywhich has won the 2017 Women Hockey Asia Cup Title is: India
  • Named as the ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women’s Youth World Championship is : MC Mary Kom
  • State which have signed a pact with 44 agro based enterprises: Haryana
  • Bank which has recently received approval from RBI to operate as Scheduled Commercial Bank: AU Small Finance Bank
  • ICIJ is a group of: Journalists
  • The full form of PETA is: People for Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • OHEPEE Project is related to: Odisha
  • India’s first voice based international remittance service has been launched by: ICICI
  • UN-India Partnership Fund is managed by: UNOSSC
  • Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App has been launched by: Coal India Limited
  • UN-India Partnership Fund has been established for: Development projects
  • India’s rank on the Global Business Optimism Index is: 7th
  • Which Indian city has been included recently in the UNESCO’s list of creative cities network for contribution in music is: Chennai
  • Gold medal in Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Light Flyweight category won by: MC Mary Kom
  • CityWhich has been selected recently to establish India’s 2nd Technology and Innovation Support Centre is: Chennai
  • Recently India has doubled the import duty on : Wheat
  • UNESCO’s headquarters is in : Paris
  • The Government’s equity in India Post Payment Bank is: 100%
  • Which of the following cities has India Post Payment Bank: Raipur
  • Recently the Government has notified the third protocol for tax avoidance with: New Zealand
  • Bank of China has recently launched its first branch in: Karanchi
  • The direct train service “Bandhan Express” has been started between India and: Bangladesh
  • Bank which is going to launch its Smart Up zone in Kochi: HDFC
  • The world’s most visited city by international travelers is: Hong Kong
  • India’s second largest private sector lender bank is: HDFC
  • The number of countries in the European Union is: 28
  • The Headquarters of Bank of China is in: Beijing
  • The President of the Bank of China is: Chen Siqing
  • Recently Urdu has been declared as the second official language of Telanganastate:
  • Indian state which has signed a twin city agreement with the Government of Seoul is: Delhi
  • Recently India has been re-elected as a member of the executive board of: UNESCO
  • The Director-General of UNESCO is: Audrey Azoulay
  • Recently the Cabinet has approved a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with: Hong Kong
  • National Testing Agency (NTA) will be created for the purpose of: Conducting entrance examinations for higher educational institutions
  • The Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)is : BibekDebroy
  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an agency working under Ministry of: Home Affairs
  • The ex-officio Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is: Prime Minister
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit 2018 will be hosted by: Papua New Guinea
  • World Pneumonia Day is observed on: 12th November
  • Agency which has been selected to receive the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017 is: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC)
  • Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on: 12th November
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has its Headquarters located in: Singapore
  • India Disaster Response Summit which was recently held in New Delhi was jointly organized by National Disaster Response Authority (NDMA) and: Facebook
  • Project Saksham has been launched by: Ministry of Railways
  • Prime Minister NarendraModi has recently inaugurated the rice field laboratory named after him in: Philippines
  • International Child Rights Day is celebrated on: 20th November
  • ‘Hausla 2017’ is related to: Children
  • According to the recently released report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the most polluted city of India is: Varanasi
  • ASEAN Secretariat is located in: Indonesia
  • Country whichhas announced to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered police stations is: China
  • The pollution level is considered to be good when the Air Quality Index (AQI) ranges between: 0-50
  • The Chairman of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)is: S.P. Singh Parihar
  • The theme of the 37th India International Trade Fair is: Startup India Standup India
  • The partner country in the 37th India International Trade Fair is: Vietnam
  • India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has been organized by: National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog
  • Country which is the partner in India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit is : USA
  • The 10th South Asia Economic Summit was recently held in: Kathmandu
  • Indian city Which is going to host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA)is : Mumbai
  • The theme for the 10th South Asia Economic Summit was: Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia
  • India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was recently held in: Odisha
  • Joint security exercise ‘SagarKavach’ was recently conducted between: Odisha and West Bengal
  • The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference was held in: New Delhi
  • HunarHaat is organized by the Ministry of: Minority Affairs
  • World’s first fully electric cargo ship has been launched by: China
  • Country Which has recognized Yoga as sports is: Saudi Arabia
  • The theme of the15th APCERT Conference was: Building Trust in the Digital Economy
  • The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) has its Headquarters in: Basel
  • World’s first fully electric cargo ship will use batteries is: Lithium
  • Recently appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board (FSAB) is: Urijit Patel
  • India’s First Wave-Powered Navigation Buoy has recently been launched in: Chennai
  • Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017 will be organized by: India
  • India’s first Mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) will be established in: Maharashtra
  • JOHAR (Jharkhand’s Opportunities for Harnessing Rural Development) scheme is related to:Double the income of tribal and dalit families
  • SAMPRITI is a joint military exercise between India and: Bangladesh
  • The International Day for Tolerance is observed worldwide on: 16th November
  • Which two states have become partners with Madhya Pradesh under Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojna: Manipur and Nagaland
  • The Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award 2017 received by: Anand Kumar
  • West Seti Hydropower Project will be a joint venture of: Nepal and China
  • 12th edition of North East Business Summit was recently held in: New Delhi
  • Nagaland has become the first north eastern state to launch Point of Sale (POS) facility for paying the electricity bill payments.
  • Moscow Declaration has been adopted to end: Tuberculosis
  • The first ever Namami Barak festival has been recently celebrated in: Assam
  • Country Which has recently opened its first permanent highway to the Arctic Ocean is: Canada
  • Private sector bank RBL has opened an all women branch in: Chennai
  • The event for the Miss World 2017 was held in: China
  • Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Developmentgiven to: Manmohan Singh
  • Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) has been launched by: NASA
  • South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) is associated with: International Monetary Fund
  • Country which is not member of SARTTAC: Pakistan
  • Recently the Union Government has signed a loan agreement of US $98 million and a grant agreement of US $2 million with the World Bank for : Solar Park Projects
  • The Reserve Bank of India has decided to launch a multimedia and multilingual campaign in how many languages: 14
  • Country whichhas launched a website to report Fake News is: China
  • IMBAX 2017 is a joint military exercise between India and : Myanmar
  • Which country has won the Under-19 Asia Cup title 2017: Afghanistan
  • On the basis of per capita income, world’s richest country is: Qatar
  • UNPKO stands for: United Nations Peace Keeping Operation
  • IMBAX 2017 was held in: Meghalaya
  • Currently number ofstates have joined the UDAY Scheme is : 27
  • Finance Commission is constituted by: President
  • The first ever North East Development Summit was recently held in: Manipur
  • EBRD stands for: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • The headquarters of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is located at: London
  • BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been successfully test fired from: Sukhoi-30 MKI
  • The Telangana Government has decided to make Telugu compulsory in all the public and private schools.
  • Recently Robert Mugabe has resigned from the post of President of : Zimbabwe
  • EmmersonMnangagwa is the new President of: Zimbabwe
  • Andhra Bank has launched a new scheme, (PS-SBG) for the self-help groups to promote entrepreneurship. PS here stands for: Pattabhi Sitaramayya
  • Who is the Chairman of Inter-State Council: Prime Minister
  • The 36th edition of the International Geological Congress in 2020 will be hosted by: India
  • Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 has been conducted in 4 states. Which among the following states was not involved in it: Karnataka
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch its first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019.The satellite will be launched by: PSLV-XL
  • Lagrangian point L1 is between: Sun and Earth
  • Banks which has launchedBlockchain-based International Payment Service is: Axis
  • World’s first Sanskrit 3D film is: Anurakthi
  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 was held in: Goa
  • International Symposium to Promote Innovation andamp; Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was recently held in: Jaipur
  • WHO has recently released Guidelines on child sex abuse.
  • The International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) 2017 was recently held in: Bangladesh
  • The OdishaGovernment has launched the Fish Pond Yojna.
  • France has beaten Belgium to win first Davis Cup Title in 16 years:
  • India has beaten Pakistan to win Asian Men’s Kabaddi Championship.
  • Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned as: Miss Universe
  • Micro-insurance plan “insurance khata” covering people in the informal sector, agricultural labourers with seasonal incomes has been launched by: India First Life Insurance
  • SAM is world’s first Artificial Intelligence: Politician
  • Recently the Government has constituted the Finance Commission under the Chairmanship of:N K Singh
  • The Headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is in: Philippines
  • International Ambedkar Conclave has recently been organized in: New Delhi
  • International Ambedkar Conclave has been inaugurated by: Ram NathKovind
  • Justice SatrughanaPujahari has been sworn in as a judge of which of the following High Courts: Madras
  • TakehikoNakao is the President of: ADB
  • Recently the Government has constitute 15th Finance Commission.
  • The 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award for the year 2017 has been given to: Hiroshi Marui
  • A High Court Judge is appointed by: President
  • The 8th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit was recently held in: Hyderabad
  • India has agreed to provide financial assistance of $2.87 million for the betterment of Transport system in: Afghanistan
  • Indian Government has recently agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in urban transport sector with : UK
  • State Which has secured the first place in organ transplantation in India is: Tamil Nadu
  • The 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was recently held in: Goa
  • Karan Pierce is recently in news for becoming the first ever female ambassador ofUKto the United Nations.
  • Prime Minister NarendraModi has recently flagged off Metro Rail in: Hyderabad
  • SAUBHAGYA Scheme has been launched by the Ministry of : Power
  • International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People is observed on: 29th November
  • Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for G20.
  • E-commerce companywhich has recently made Aadhaar mandatory for tracking lost packages is: Amazon
  • Robin Campillo’s film “120 Beats Per Minute” which has won the Golden Peacock Award for best film at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is based on: AIDS
  • Appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India is : Pradeep Singh Kharola
  • SnehlataShrivastava has been appointed as the first woman Secretary General of LokSabha
  • The headquarters of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is in: Beijing
  • Afghanistan is not a member state of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  • Bhashan Char Islands are related to: Bangladesh

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Current Affairs December 8, 2017

1. National Commission for Minorities sets up committee to look into Minority status for Hindus:

  • A 3-member committee has been set up by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to consider the matter of giving minority status to Hindus in 8 eight states where their population is less than 50%.
  • George Kurien, the Vice Chairman of NCM will be the head of the committee.
  • The committee will submit its report in three months.
  • According to 2011 census, Hindus are in minority in eight states: Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu andamp; Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Punjab.

2. Health Ministry and Rotary India sign MoU for Immunization:

  • With an aim to achieve the immunization target, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Rotary India National Polio Plus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • The MoU aims to intensified the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, routine immunization including Mission Indradhanushand Intensified Mission Indradhanush.

3. 7th December: International Civil Aviation Day:Image result for 7th dec International air craft day

  • The International Civil Aviation Day is observed every year on 7th December to highlight the importance of International Civil Aviation and the role of International Civil Aviation Organisation in the international air transport.

4. EPFO opens new facility for its members:

  • The Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) has started a new facility for its over 4.5 crore members.
  • This new facility will result in consolidation of their multiple PF accounts with the current Universal Account Number (UAN) by which they will be able to merge 10 previous accounts with their UAN at one time.

5. Maharashtra signs 34 MoUs to transform villages:

  • The Government of Maharashtra has signed 34 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading corporate houses for fulfilling its aspiration of transforming 1,000 villages across the state.
  • The project is expected to benefit more than 75 lakh people in these villages.
  • It will provide 31,000 water tanks in the remote villages to solve the water scarcity problem.

6. 7th December: Armed Forces Flag Day:

  • The Armed Forces Flag day is observed every year on 7th December to commemorate the sacrifices of the soldiers.
  • The day is being celebrated since 1949 to give honour to the brave martyrs.

7. Aircraft Museum inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh:

  • President Ram NathKovind is on a 2-day visit to Andhra Pradesh to inaugurate an Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam.

8. Government engages ICICI Bank for cashless payment on e-Nam:

  • The Government has chosen India’s largest private sector lender ICICI to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with the portal of e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM).
  • At present, the payments are done through bank branches, debit cards and net banking.
  • With this, ICICI Bank will enable BHIM and UPI on the e-NAM portal for making cashless payments.

9. Allahabad Bank and United Bank of India to issue ESOP plan:

  • Public sector lenders Allahabad Bank and United Bank of India have started the process of making employees as stakeholders by issuing employee stock option (ESOP).
  • The step has been taken as a part of capital raising plan.

10. ‘Dangal’: Best Asian Film at Australian Cinema Awards:

  • Movie ‘Dangal’has won the award for the best Asian Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards 2017.

11. KumbhMela wins UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Status:

  • KumbhMela, India’s largest religious festival has secured its place in the UNESCO’s list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.
  • According to the organization, the festival is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.

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