Current Affairs For Govt Jobs Preparation 14 December 2017
Priyanka Chopra has been awarded this year Mother Teresa Memorial Award. This award is given to people working in the direction of social justice. Priyanka Chopra was awarded this award for her contribution in social work. Priyanka Chopra is also UNICEF goodwill ambassador and she is known for supporting various philanthropic activities.
Indian film The School Bag has been selected as the best short film at the Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival. Fiction based film is Dhiraj Jindal and its story is on the background of Peshawar of Pakistan.
AAKI Chairperson and Senior Consultant to Public Communications, Nakul Chopra has been elected as the next President of BARC India. He replaces Sudhanshu Watts, CEO of Viacom18 Group, who successfully completes his one-year tenure as Chairman.
Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Professor M.S. Swaminathan was given Yerringen award.
India will host the One Day International World Cup in 2023 and Champions Trophy in 2021. This is the first time that India will host an ODI World Cup for the first time. India has hosted the ODI World Cup on the first three occasions (1987, 1996 and 2011). India has won two (1983 and 2011) tournaments since its establishment in 1975.
Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma has won the Joburg Open title. This is his first title on European tour. Apart from this, he is also the first Asian to win this title in South Africa. With this win, Sharma has claimed one of three tickets in the Open in 2018.
In the 10th Asian Airgun Championships in Wako City, Japan, Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhakkar won gold and silver medals respectively, to determine the quota for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Saurabh won gold medal in individual and team event of the mens 10 meter air pistol youth competition, while Manu won the silver medal in the womens 10 meter air pistol youth competition.
According to the UN report, Indias GDP growth rate is estimated at 7.2% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019.
Russia has signed an agreement to build Egypts first nuclear power plant.
Asian Development Bank has sanctioned $346 million to Karnataka for the construction of upgradation of highways project.
Hindi legend Mamta Kalia will be given the 2017 Vyas Samman for the novel Dukhkam-Sukkham.
The Chief General Manager of the Financial Inclusion and Development Department, RBI, has appointed Uma Shankar for the post of Executive Direct.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar introduced the countrys first Mobile Food Testing Laboratory.
India has won the bronze medal in the Hockey World League Final 2017 by defeating Germany.
Jitu Rai and Hina Sidhu won a 10 meter rifle / pistol bronze medal in the 10th Asian Championship in Wako City, Japan.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Lalji Singh has recently passed away. He was 70 years old.
Kanchanmala Pande has become the first Indian to win gold medal in World Para Swimming Championships.
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises launched MSME Sambandh for public procurement portal for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
According to property consultant Kushman & Wakefield, Delhi-NCR is ranked 84th on the list of the worlds most expensive office places.