Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 December 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 December 2017

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12 December 2017

Sports affair: India bagged a rich haul of 21 medals including six gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals at the 10th Asian Airgun Shooting Championships which was concluded on Monday in Wako City, Japan. On the last of a championship, Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Baker booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by winning... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 December 2017

Japan moved one step ahead towards joining US-led moon mission project as the cabinet approved the plan. Japan eagerly wants to send Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time by joining the project. The project plans to build a new space station in the moon's orbit. Japan wants to contribute to the U.S.-led project under... Read More

category: International

12 December 2017

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Government is aiming to construct 40 Kilo Metres of road every day in the country by next year. He has termed the introduction of sea-plane a 'big revolution' in the field of transport in India. It's a great achievement for our government that we have already started the... Read More

category: International

12 December 2017

Recently 14 United Nations Peacekeepers were killed in Congo and several others were injured. Later UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers or UN “blue helmets” in recent history. The mission's military, police and civilian staff were encouraged to continue their... Read More

category: International

12 December 2017

Uttar Pradesh stands on top of recording highest number of cyber crimes in India followed by Maharashtra. While Assam stands on the fifth position, as per latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 696 cybercrime cases were reported during 2016 in Assam, which is an increase of over 44 percent compared to the previous... Read More


12 December 2017

Australia beat Argentina 2-1 in the final of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) to win gold at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Argentina beat India (who won bronze earlier) in the semifinals. Blake Govers scored the winner from a penalty corner with just three minutes left in the game. Earlier, Australia scored first through Jeremy... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

12 December 2017

India's Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal and a junior world record in 10m air pistol at the ongoing Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification tournament in Wako City, Japan. He became the third Indian to bag quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the 10th Asian Airgun Championship. The... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 December 2017

India is all set to host the 2023 World Cup, the global cricketing event’s 13th edition after the BCCI confirmed the host nation. India will also host the upcoming Champions Trophy in 2021. The ICC World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales. This will be the first time that the event will be held entirely in India: the nation on three... Read More

category: Business & Economy

12 December 2017

The Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley holds his 5th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the leading Economists in New Delhi. According to the Finance Minister, India recorded an average growth of 7.5% from 2014-15 to 2016-17, significantly higher as compared to the growth in the previous two years.  The fiscal deficit as a ratio of... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

12 December 2017

The Union government fixed Rs 2,890 per gram as the price of new series of sovereign gold bonds (SGBs). The government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank, has decided to offer a discount of Rs 50 per gram to investors applying online and making payments digitally.  Earlier, Government had floated Series III of Sovereign Gold Bonds... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

12 December 2017

Pistol aces Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu bagged a bronze each to continue India's medal charge at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol in Wako City, Japan. Jitu won an individual bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol, which also helped the Indian team comprising Shahzad Rizvi and Omkar Singh besides Jitu, to bag the Team gold in the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

12 December 2017

Britain is a new highest mountain after new satellite data revealed the peak was almost 400 metres taller than previously thought. Mount Hope, in the British Atlantic Territory, was recently re-measured and found to be 377 metres taller than previous calculations. This takes it to 3,239 metres, meaning it knocks Mount Jackson, the current title... Read More

category: International

12 December 2017

Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities. They launched in New Delhi. NIC-CERT has been set up with the objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates world-class security... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 December 2017

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred 'Yeraringan' Award to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, in Chennai. Prof. M.S. Swaminathan was a transformative leader who has inspired many scientists to focus on the problem of Indian agriculture. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit was present on the occasion.... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 December 2017

Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years after the government announced the lifting of the ban on movie theatres. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad in a statement said that opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification.  The government statement said that... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

12 December 2017

The Indian National Congress announced that Rahul Gandhi has been elected as its new President, taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi. Rahul was declared the party President after no other candidate filed a nomination to contest the presidential elections. The Congress had earlier announced that 89 nominations were filed proposing Rahul... Read More

category: Sports

12 December 2017

Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched new initiatives including Laqshya-A Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative and safe delivery application at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day. The main goal of this initiative is to reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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