13th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at Mumbai on June 25-26, 2018.
2.Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s GDP forecast for the current fiscal by 0.3% to 6.7 %.
3.Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents.
4.Alphabet Inc’s Google is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent.
5.Khelo India, a programme strives to promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence, will be launched at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore, Youth Affairs and Sports minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said.
6.India has ranked 100th rank among 149 countries in ‘The Legatum Prosperity Index 2017’, topped by Norway.
7.India and Australia held their first ever ‘2+2’ Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries dialogue in New Delhi.
8.Singapore launched its first large-scale electric car-sharing program to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars.
9.South Korea banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
10.Global mobile payments company, OBOPAY has secured a license for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in the country
11.Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD $335 million loan to finance a 100-percent electric metro rail project in Bangalore.
12.A MoU was signed between Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for facilitating the supply of sand for highways construction work.
13.Senior Congress leader and former chief of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee(DPCC) Chaudhary Prem Singh has passed away.