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Current Affairs for December 2017

 

 

Current Affairs for December 2017

 

 

 

  1. The Ministry of Minority Affairs organised the fourth Hunar Haat exhibition at India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It was organised under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.
     
  2. The Health Ministry has decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations for treatment. Earlier, the Ministry was providing the thrice weekly regimen for the treatment of TB. Recently the government had announced the launch of daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme.
     
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi par-ticipated in the 12th East Asia Summit and the RCEP Leader's meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Manila. During his 3 day visit, Mr Modi met the U.S. President Donald Trump. He also held talks with the Prime Min-isters of Australia, Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand, China and the Sultan of Brunei.
     
  4. The military in Zimbabwe launched a 'coup' on November 15, 2017, calling it a "bloodless correction" to target "crim-inals" surrounding long-time leader Robert Mugabe.
     
  5. Set to become a legal entity in December, the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) plans to add 1,000 gigawatt (GW) of solar power across the globe by 2030 with an investment of nearly 1,200 billion euros. ISA's future plans were made public in Bonn on the sidelines of the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP23).
     
  6. Sampriti, 2017, a Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise was held in Mizoram. It is the seventh such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.
     
  7. Moody's Investors Service upgraded India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.This upgrade comes after 13 years. India's sov-ereign credit rating was last upgraded in January 2004 to Baa2 from Baa3.
     
  8. Centre has given the go-ahead for setting up India's first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at the Jawahar-lal Nehru Port in Maharashtra as part of a plan to develop 14 such industrial clusters to spur manufacturing and generate jobs.
     
  9. RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Finan-cial Stability Institute Advisory Board or the Bank of Interna-tional Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world.
     
  10. Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar, India's lone woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat won gold medal in their respective categories in the National Wrestling champi-onship in Indore.
     
  11. India's campaign in the China Super Series Premier Badminton has ended. World No. 2 P V Sindhu suffered a shock straight-game loss to hitherto unknown Chinese Gao.
  12. Fangjie 21-11, 21-10 in the quarter-finals in Fuzhou. Newly crowned nation-al champions Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy were ousted in the pre-quar-terfinals stage.



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