10th & 11th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December.
2.International Mountain Day was celebrated on 11th December.This Year Theme is “Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration”.
3.Two-day ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on the theme “Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century” began in New Delhi.
4.UN Women in collaboration with Facebook inaugurated a two-day event in Mumbai titled ‘We The Women’ to empower and recognize the magnificent contribution of women in our society.
5.Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar launched country’s first-ever mobile food testing laboratory which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa.
6.The Centre has sanctioned Rs.75 crore for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya.
7.Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME, Giriraj Singh has launched MSME Sambandh portal which will help which will help in monitoring implementation of public procurement from MSMEs by Central Public Sector Enterprises.
8.Uma Shankar, chief general manager (CGM) in charge of the Reserve Bank of India’s financial inclusion and development department has taken over as Executive Director (ED) in the central bank.
9.A pioneer of DNA fingerprinting technology in India and former Vice-Chancellor of Benares Hindu University (BHU) Lalji Singh has passed away.
10.Pistol aces Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu bagged a bronze each at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol in Wako City, Japan.
11.Musician Diddy was on the top of Forbes’ annual world’s highest-paid musician list shows.
12.India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki became India’s sixth most valued firm, crossing India’s largest lender SBI.
13.Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta has passed away.
14.Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as Congress president.
15.The 15th trilateral meeting of the Foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China was held in New Delhi.
16.The health ministry has launched a 15-day door-to-door campaign across the country to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) disease.
17.According to the report of “Office Space Across the World 2017” Cushman & Wakefield, Delhi-NCR ranks at 84th position in the list of most expensive office locations globally.
18.Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has conferred ‘Yeraringan Award’ to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, in Chennai.