12th December 2017 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the “NIC-CERT”, a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in New Delhi.
2.India is all set to host the 2023 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2021.
3.Australia beat Argentina 2-1 in the final of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) to win gold at Kalinga Stadium, Odisha.
4.Nakul Chopra, President of AAAI and Senior Advisor, Publicis Communications, has been elected as the next Chairman of BARC India.
5.According to UN report, India’s economy is projected to grow at 7.2 percent in 2018 and 7.4 percent in 2019.
6.Saudi Arabia is to have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years after the government announced that it was lifting its ban on movie theaters.
7.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds his 5th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the leading Economists in New Delhi.
8.Mt Hope was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft) in the UK.
9.Jammu and Kashmir government has launched “SAUBHAGYA” (Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna), with an aim to provide free electricity connections to poor people in the State.
10.Bihar government decided to introduce a “safe city surveillance” system across the state to check sexual harassment and crime.
11.The 19th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017) was jointly organized by DRDO and IIT Delhi in New Delhi.
12.India has ranked 109th in mobile internet speeds and 76th in fixed broadband speeds in Ookla’s November Speed test Global Index.
13.The Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development was held in Oman, Muscat.
14.Actress Priyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.
15.Dhammapiya from Tripura has been elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).