17th & 18th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for scooters in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
2.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”.
3.Former president Sebastian Pinera has won Chile’s presidential runoff election.
4.Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik have won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa.
5.Akane Yamaguchi of Japan beat PV Sindhu in the women’s singles final to win the 2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai.
6.World 10,000m champion Sir Mo Farah has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
7.Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a scheme to provide a pension of Rs.1500 to transgenders above 18 years of age in the state.
8.GST Council has decided to implement the e-way bill mechanism throughout the country by June 1st next year.
9.Pradeep Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Mali.
10.Samsung India has entered into a partnership with UNESCO to launch virtual reality content and 360-degree videos on Indian heritage sites.
11.G.Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award.
12.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs.5 crore on Syndicate Bank for violating the Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) norms.
13.The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland.
14.Ravindra Jaiswal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Sudan.
15.According to the World Migration Report 2018 published by the International Organisation for Migration, Indian diaspora is the largest in the world.
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