05th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Soil Day is celebrated on 05th December. This Year theme is “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”.
2.International Volunteer Day was observed on 05th December. This Year theme is “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere”.
3.The 15th Finance Commission held its first meeting under the chairmanship of NK Singh in New Delhi.
4.The third edition of the DRC-NITI Aayog Dialogue between India’s NITI Aayog and China’s Development Research Council, held in Beijing.
5.The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved $583 million to develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Power Project.
6.Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ‘50 Leading Global Thinkers’.
7.Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan launched a book based on Indian cinema in Mumbai, book titled ‘Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars!’.
8.The two-week United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and France joint army training exercise “Flag4” was kicked off in Abu Dhabi.
9.Credit rating agency ‘Fitch’ cut India’s GDP forecast for the current fiscal to 6.7 per cent from 6.9 percent and 2018-19 fiscal year to 7.3% from 7.4%.
10.The 6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) -2017 was held in Guwahati, Assam.
11.Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel inaugurated the 22nd conference of Asian Harmonisation Working Party (AHWP) in New Delhi.
12.Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia in Colombo.
13.Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has passed away.