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2 December 2017

Current affairs Raj Shah who holds a key position in the White House, gaggled with reporters on board US Presidential chopper Air Force One, becoming the first Indian-American to enjoy the privilege. Thirty-three old, He did so in the capacity of the Principal Deputy Press Secretary. He was accompanying Mr Trump as he flew to Missouri to deliver a major speech on middle-class tax relief and business tax relief.

2 December 2017

Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbed three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Two Indian boys and girls also booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

2 December 2017

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani grabbed the title of IBSF World Snooker Championship at Al-Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. He defeated Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh in the finals and secured his 18th World Championship title.

2 December 2017

The word 'populism' has been announced as Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2017. The dictionary defined populism as "political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want". It said searches for 'populism' rose when Pope Francis made statements warning against its rising tide.

2 December 2017

Miss Korea Jenny Kim was crowned Miss Supranational 2017 on Friday in Poland. Tica Martinez of Colombia and Bianca Tirsin of Romania were named the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

2 December 2017

India re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under a category that represents nations with the largest interests in international seaborne trade. He had assured the organisation during his UK visit that India would rededicate itself with a renewed commitment towards the development of the objectives of IMO if re-elected, and leverage the opportunity for the accelerated and sustained growth of the global maritime community. It has been one of the earliest members of the IMO, having ratified its convention and joined it as a member-state in the year 1959. India has been elected to the Council of the IMO ever since it started functioning, except for a two-year hiatus during 1983-1984.

2 December 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Sochi in Russia. In June 2017, India and Pakistan had become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The meeting is the first major gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit since the bloc was expanded for the first time to add India and Pakistan as full members in June's Astana summit in Kazakhstan.

2 December 2017

Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar was awarded the Indian of the year special achievement award by Minister of Finance and corporate affairs, Arun Jaitley at a recent event at New Delhi. The beauty queen was given the award for her historic win at the Miss World pageant. She was greeted by Star cricketer Virat Kohli who congratulated her on her success.

2 December 2017

The sole Indian participant and defending Asian champion Shiva Keshavan retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds. India's veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany. Due to technical reasons, the Asian Luge Championships took place at Altenberg in Germany.

2 December 2017

The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Suresh Prabhu was the chief guest for the Shared Value Summit 2017. The summit was held in New Delhi. The theme for this summit was “Equity and Empowerment”. Mr Prabhu will unveil the Inclusive Business List and Emerging Social Enterprise List for the year 2017.

2 December 2017

Google launched Datally App to understand, control and save users mobile data themselves. Datally App available on the Google Play Store will enable users to track their data usage in real time and get personalized recommendations on saving data along with notifications of nearby available public Wi-Fi spots. Turn on the Data Saver bubble to block background data usage and track real-time data usage.You can also block data with one tap if an app’s data usage gets out of control.

2 December 2017

In London “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, which explores women's sexuality, has bagged a top prize at the time Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017.”Lipstick Under My Burkha” is produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and stars Konkona SenSharma and Ratna Pathak Shah. The Founders Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen was introduced this year and sponsored by philanthropist Surina Narula. ♦ The time Global Sustainability Film Awards was launched in 2012. It is an annual film competition for companies and institutions, recognising those whose films most powerfully portray solutions for sustainability.

2 December 2017

India signed a technical cooperation agreement with Spain to implement a Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) under which the trains run at a speed of 180Kmph. The Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri stated that a collaboration with Spain would enable availability of technical advice on specific issues related to the high-speed rail transit. 3 RRTS corridors are expected to link Delhi with Meerut, Panipat and Alwar. An Indo-Spanish technical cooperation agreement was signed between the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Spain. The state-owned Spanish railway infrastructure company would provide an institutional mechanism for mutual cooperation in the field of urban transport and implementation of Regional Rapid Transit System project.

2 December 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces will be on a two-day visit to Visakhapatnam on December 7-8 to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of the Navy's Submarine Arm. The Chief of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh said in Visakhapatnam that President will arrive in the city on December 7 and will visit Andhra University in the afternoon. He will present colours to the Submarine Arm, as per the schedule.

2 December 2017

Seventh edition Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival was held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. The partners for this edition of three-day festival are IGNCA of Union Ministry of Culture in Delhi, Heritage Transport Museum, Gurugram and National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. It is special initiative, to promote the oral storytelling tradition which has existed across the world. It is only oral storytelling festival in India.