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Latest Current Affairs of December 2017

The Real Madrid footballer who has been awarded the Globe Soccer Award for the Best Player of the Year 2017Cristiano Ronaldo
The venue of Indian History Congress being held from 28 to 30 December 2017Jadavpur Univesity, Kolkata
The former football player who has been elected the next President of Liberia succeeding Ellen Johnson SirleafGeorge Weah
The veteran playback singer who has been awarded the Harivarasanam Award 2017 by the Kerala GovtKS Chitra
The Bollywood actress who has been named PETA Person of the Year for her efforts to protect animals including her cruelty free NUSH clothing line.Anushka Sharma
The Indian city which has become the first in the country to have its own logo (designed by Rushi Patel and M Venkateswar Rao)Bengaluru
The city of United Kingdom which has been officially declared as the host city of Commonwealth Games 2022Birmingham
The South African human rights activist who has been chosen to be the next Secretary General of Amnesty International succeeding the present Secretary General Salil Shetty Kumi Naidoo
The 11th edition of bilateral naval exercise conducted by India and Oman near Muscat is namedNaseem Al Bahr (Sea Breeze)
The place in Gujarat where the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of India's First National Rail and Transportation UniversityVadodara
The 4 time Olympic champion who has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017Mo Farah
The major exercise conducted by the Southern Command of Indian Army in the deserts of Rajasthan from 16 to 22 Dec to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory is namedHamesha Vijayee
The Swiss tennis star who has been chosen as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2017Roger Federer
The Bengali poet who has been chosen fro the 31st Moortidevi Award by Bhartiya Jnanpith for his work Du Dondo Phowara MatroJoy Goswami
The joint military exercise by the armies of India and Maldives being conducted at Belagavi in Karnataka is namedExercise Ekuverin
The President of International Hockey Federation who has chosen as the new chief of Indian Olympic AssociationNarinder Batra
The contestant from Lucknow who has bagged the Peter England Mr. India title at an event in MumbaiJitesh Singh Deo
The venue of the 3rd World Telugu Conference being held from 15 December 2017Hyderabad
The word chosen by Oxford Dictionary as the Word of the Year 2017Youthquake
The word chosen by Merriam-Websters Dictionary as the Word of the Year 2017Feminism
The Indian cricketer who has become the only batsman in the world to score 3 double-centuries in ODIs (while playing against Sri Lanka in Mohali)Rohit Sharma
The Bollywood acress who has been chosen for the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017Priyanka Chopra
The first of Scorpene class diesel-electric submarine manufactured by Mazagon Dock Ltd (Designed by French company DCNS) which was commissioned into the Indian Navy at MumbaiINS Kalvari
The eminent Hindi writer who has been chosen to be conferred the 2017 Vyas Samman for her novel Dukkham Sukkham by KK Birla Foundation Mamta Kalia
The country which has announced lifting of its ban on movie theatres imposed more than 35 years agoSaudi Arabia
The famous food scientist and pioneer of Green Revolution in India who has been awarded the Yerarignar Award by 4 institutions Prof. MS Swaminathan
The mountain which has been confirmed to be the highest mountain in the British Antarctic territory (higher than Mt Jackson which was till now considered to be the highest)Mt Hope
The Real Madrid player who has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fifth timeCristiano Ronaldo
The largest congregation of pilgrims in the world which has been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural HeritageKumbh Mela
The country which has been banned from participating in the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea by the International Olympic CommitteeRussia
The new Chairman and MD of Infosys who has been chosen to take over the company from January 2018Salil S Parekh
The venue of 6th International Tourism Mart organised by the Ministry of Tourism, GoI, in association with the North Eastern States from 5-7 December, 2017. Guwahati
The largest joint air exercise launched by South Korea and United States of America from 04 December is named Vigilant Ace
The Indian State which has become the first in the country to pass a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and belowMadhya Pradesh
The district of Uttar Pradesh which has been included in the National Capital Region becoming the 8th district from the State to be included in NCRShamli
The 3rd joint military exercise of India and United Kingdom held in the Mahajan firing range in Rajasthan was namedAjeya Warrior-2017
The cyclone which originated in Gulf of Thailand and caused massive destruction in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadeep before dissipating south-west of Gujarat was namedOckhi
The former Chief Justice of India (29th) who passed away on 01 December 2017Justice AS Anand

Important Days of December

World AIDS Day: 01 December 2017

Designated by: World Health Organisation

Theme: Everybody Counts

First Observed in: 1988

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 03 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all

First Observed in: 1992

International Volunteer Day: 05 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere

First Observed in: 1986

World Soil Day: 05 December 2017

First launched by : International Union of Soil Sciences (2002)

Endorsed by : Food and Agricultural Organisation (Jun 2013)

Accepted by : United Nations General Assembly (Dec 2013)

Theme: Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground

International Civil Aviation Day: 07 December 2017

Established by : International Civil Aviation Organisation (1994)

Adopted by : United Nations General Assembly (1996)

Theme (2015-18): Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind

International Anti Corruption Day: 09 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: United against corruption for development, peace and security

First Observed in: 2003

United Nations Human Rights Day: 10 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Stand up 4 human rights

First Observed in: 1948

International Mountains Day: 11 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

First Observed in: 2003

International Human Solidarity Day: 20 December 2017

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2006


Passing away of Shashi Kapoor

Born: 18 March 1938

Death: 04 December 2017.

Awards: Padma Bhushan (2011); Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2014)

National Film Award: Best Actor for New Delhi Times; Best Feature Film as Producer for Junoon


NEW CHIEF MINISTERS

Himachal Pradesh – Jai Ram Thakur

Gujarat - Vijay Rupani


Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017

LanguageTitle and GenreAuthor
AssameseMoriahola (Novel)Jayantha Mahatab Bora
BengaliSei Nikhonj Manusta (Novel)Afsar Ahmed
BodoThwisam (Novel)Rita Boro
DogriBanna (Short stories)Shiv Mehta
EnglishThe Black Hill (Novel)Mamang Dai
GujaratiGujarati Vyakaranna Baso Varsh (Criticism)Urmi Ghanshyam Desai
HindiVishw Mithak Sarit Sagar (Literary Criticism)Ramesh Kuntal Megh
KannadaKathana Bharathi (Literary Criticism)T.P. Ashoka
KashmiriYeli Parda Woth (Short Stories)Autar Krishen Rahbar
KonkaniKhand Ani Her Katha (Short Stories)Gajanan Jog
MaithiliJahalak Diary (Poetry)Udaya Narayana Singh ‘Nachiketa’
MalayalamDaivathinte Pusthakam (Novel)K.P. Ramanunni
ManipuriChahee Taret Khuntakpa (Play)Rajen Toijamba
MarathiBolave Te Amhi (Poetry)Shrikant Deshmukh
NepaliKriti Vimarsha (Literary Criticism)Bina Hangkhim
OdiaEtavatira Shilpi (Short Stories)Gayatri Saraf
PunjabiSlow Down (Novel)Nachhattar
RajasthaniBina Hasal Pai (Criticism)Neeraj Daiya
SanskritGangaputravadanam (Poetry)Niranjan Mishra
SantaliTahenan Tangi re (Poetry)Bhujanga Tudu
SindhiAachhende Laja Maraan (Essays)Jagdish Lachhani
TamilKaandhal Naatkal (Poetry)(Late) Inqulab
TeluguGaali Rangu (Poetry)Devipriya
UrduDakhma (Short Stories)Baig Ehsas

Launch of DARPAN Project

DARPAN – Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India

Objective - To improve the quality of service, add value to services and achieve financial inclusion of un-banked rural population.

Outlay - Rs. 1400 Crore


National Nutrition Mission

The Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.

Major impact: The programme through the targets will strive to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies. It will create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue alerts for timely action, and encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise the line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals.

Benefits & Coverage: More than 10 crore people will be benefitted by this programme. All the States and districts will be covered in a phased manner i.e. 315 districts in 2017-18, 235 districts in 2018-19 and remaining districts in 2019-20.


7th edition of International Storytellers Festival - Kathakar

Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi.

Organised by: Ghummakkad Narain - the Travelling Literature Festival which was started under the aegis of UNESCO in 2010.

Inaugurated by: Shri Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs

Book launched: Curious Tales from the Himalayas co-authored by Shaguna Gahilote and Prarthana Gahilote.


Time Person of the Year 2017

The Silence Breakers.

The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the #MeToo movement.


Abbreviations in News

PENCIL: Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour




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Current Affairs Questions

1. Which State obsrves its statehood day on 01 December?

  1. Nagaland
  2. Manipur
  3. Manipur
  4. Tripura

2. Which country has declared launching of a new cryptocurrency named Petro?

  1. Qatar
  2. Venezuela
  3. Libya
  4. Saudi Arabia

3. Who of the following has NOT scored 6 double centuries in test matches?

  1. Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Virender Sehwag
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Rahul Dravid

4. Where are the headquarters of International Solar Alliance located?

  1. Paris
  2. Geneva
  3. Gurugram
  4. Dubai

5. In a recent survey Taj Mahal was listed as the second best UNESCO World Heritage Site. Who conducted the survey?

  1. TripAdvisor
  2. Lonely Planet
  3. National Geographic Channel
  4. Discovery

6. Of which of the following diseases was India declared free by the Health Minister Shri JP Nadda?

  1. Glaucoma
  2. Cataract
  3. Trachoma
  4. Melanoma

7. Which State has decided to recognise political prisoners during emergency as Loktantra Senani?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Bihar
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Jharkhand

8. Which country recently handed over its port Hambantota to China on a lease for 99 years?

  1. Seychelles
  2. Maldives
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Myanmar

9. The National Green Tribunal recently banned plastic items like carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns located on the banks of which river?

  1. Narmada
  2. Yamuna
  3. Ganga
  4. Brahamaputra

10. Dhanraj Bhagat, whose 100th birth anniversary is being observed this year was a well-known -

  1. Painter
  2. Sculptor
  3. Musician
  4. Freedom fighter

11. Which country has the highest number of its citizens living abroad?

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Indonesia
  4. Bangladesh

12. Which day in India is observed as Kisan Diwas (Farmers' Day)?

  1. 22 December
  2. 23 December
  3. 24 December
  4. 25 December