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Current Affairs For Govt Jobs Preparation 8 December 2017

Current Affairs For Govt Jobs Preparation 8 December 2017

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bhim Rao Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi. The Prime Minister also unveiled two statues of BR Ambedkar in the middle of Janpath.


  • According to a survey conducted by online travel portal Trip Advisor, Taj Mahal is the worlds second best UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Private sector ICICI Bank has started online service to open a PPF account for customers. Customers of the bank will no longer have to submit documents to open this account.


  • The India Center Foundation (ICF) will organize the Global Partnership Summit (GPS) first time in India. It will be organized from December 11 to 14, 2017. This conference is a joint initiative of India and Japan.


  • "Dangal" was unanimously given the Best Asian Film Award at the Seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards ceremony.


  • National Tansen Award given to Madhya Pradesh government in the field of Indian classical music will be conferred on this year by Pandit Ullas Khalalkar, a reputed singer of classical music.


  • India and Cuba have signed Memorandum of Understanding for promotion of mutual cooperation in health sector.


  • India and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of agriculture and plant hygiene. This will replace the Memorandum of Agreement signed in 2008.


  • Frances biggest rockstar Johnny Halliday has passed away. He was 74 years old. Indian captain Virat Kohli secured second place in the ICC Test rankings of batsmen with a jump of three places.


  • The National Commission for Minorities has set up a three-member committee headed by George Kurien to consider minority status for Hindus in eight states.


  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6% with its key policy rates in the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review.


  • Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia won the Readers poll for Time magazines Person of the Year 2017 title.


  • India successfully launched a test-launch from a surface test range from Odisha to Odishas supersonic missile, Akash, which has indigenously built Radio Frequency Seeker.


  • An Indian doctor and disability rights activist Dr. Satyendra Singh was given the prestigious Henry Viscardi Achievement Award in America to spread awareness about the rights of physically challenged people and to improve the quality of their life.


  • One 97 Communications, which operates financial services platform Paytm, has appointed Softbanks Kabir Mishra as its director at the board of directors.


  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed Indian businessman Deepak Parekh as the international ambassador, who will support the British capital worldwide.


  • India won the first South Asian Regional Badminton Competition (Team Championship) by defeating Nepal 3-0.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the list with the highest number of Indians on Twitter, with 37.5 lakh followers in the 2017 list.


  • BCCI Chief Executive Rahul Johri has been included in the top 10 Sports Business Executive of the Year 2017.


  • Dr DK Taneja, the famous osteoporologist from Madhya Pradesh, Indore has been elected as the President of World Orthopedic Concern in the International Osteoporosis Conference in South Africa. In the history of 42 years of this international institution, Dr. Taneja is the third Indian to receive this honor.

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