19th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said India will host a meeting of WTO members in February to muster support for food security and other issues.
2.Bharti Airtel has signed a definitive agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A., under which Airtel Rwanda Limited will acquire 100% equity interest in Tigo Rwanda.
3.The skill development ministry and Maruti Suzuki signed an agreement to impart training to youth and enhance their employment potential.
4.Goa has celebrated its 56th Liberation Day today.
5.India ranks 60th out of 127 countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 as compared to 66th rank on GII 2016, topped by Switzerland.
6.Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel has been honored with the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award for 2017 for driving innovation in mines.
7.Iraq has overtaken Saudi Arabia for the first time to become India’s top crude oil supplier in the current fiscal.
8.England’s women cricket team won the BBC Team of the Year Award.
9.A pop and jazz singer, Keely Smith has passed away.
10.India’s top-ranked junior shuttler, Aakarshi Kashyap has won U-17 and U-19 singles titles at junior Nationals in Guwahati, Assam.
11.National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure.
12.Veteran actress Rekha received the first Smita Patil Memorial Award in Mumbai.
13.Washington resident Shree Saini has been crowned Miss India USA 2017.