09th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Anti-Corruption Day was observed on 9th December.
2.Eminent Hindi writer Mamta Kalia honored with the literary award ‘Vyas Samman’ for the year 2017 for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”.
3.The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry inked an agreement with Germany’s GIZ for technical cooperation in the implementation of transport projects in Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar, and Kochi.
4.India has become free from Trachoma—a chronic infective disease of the eye and a leading cause of infective blindness, a report was released by the ministry of health and family welfare.
5.Uttar Pradesh will be hosting the 8th Hockey India Senior National ‘A’ Division Championship from March 15 to 26, 2018.
6.International Council for Monuments and Sites or ICOMOS to organize the first-ever ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2017 in Delhi.
7.Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Mahesh Sharma inaugurated “Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage” in New Delhi.
8.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum set up at Barkul near Chilika.
9.Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of USD 346 million fund highway up-gradation project in Karnataka.
10.Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza have won the International Tennis Federation’s player of the year awards.
11.Sri Lanka named Chandika Hathurusingha as their new head coach of Cricket.
12.Senior Tamil journalist and humourist Ja Ra Sundaresan has passed away.
13.K. Jeeva Sagar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Kuwait.