16th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Vijay Diwas is observed across the nation on 16th December.
2.Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmad have launched a special financial scheme “J&K Bank Sahafat Finance Scheme” for journalists of the state.
3.R. Hemalatha has been appointed the director of the ‘National Institute of Nutrition’ Hyderabad.
4.The two-week long 8th edition of the Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘Ekuverin’ has begun at Belagavi, Bengaluru.
5.Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st ‘Moortidevi Award’ for the year 2017 for his poetry collection titled ‘Du Dondo Phowara Matro’.
6.Switzerland’s Roger Federer has been voted the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time.
7.Meghalaya becomes the 1st state in India to operationalize a law that makes a social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma launched ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’.
8.The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG) unveiled the Official emblems of the Olympic & Paralympic winter games Beijing 2022, named ‘winter dream’ and ‘Flying High’ respectively.
9.The first-ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament was organized in Kathmandu, Nepal.
10.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Power project in Aizwal, Mizoram.
11.Vikas Khanna launched his coffee table book “Poeatry” at the Times Litfest in Mumbai.