20th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the first national-level Training of Trainers programme to sensitize various Central Ministries and Departments on the utilization of Sendai Monitor for developing action plans for Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi.
2.Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi has been appointed acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
3.AU Small Finance Bank has announced signing a MoU with Sahaj e-Village for extending its banking service in remote areas.
4.Apple has appointed veteran company executive Michel Coulomb as new Head of Sales for India.
5.Assam government and Isha Foundation inked an MOU for rejuvenation and conservation of rivers of Assam.
6.Delhi has ranked 7th in the most expensive premium office locations in the world according to report by JLL India.
7.World Bank has committed USD 125 million (around Rs 800 crore) loan to India for the STRIVE project for skill development.
8.France’s parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040 within the country and its overseas territories.
9.Barcelona star Lionel Messi has received La Liga’s top scorer and best player awards for the 2016-2017 football season.
10.YES Bank and the European Investment Bank will co-finance $400-million funding for renewable power generation in the country
11.Europe’s youngest leader Sebastian Kurz was sworn as Austria’s new chancellor.
12.Indian Railways said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018.
13.The Indian Army’s Southern Command, conducting exercise ‘Hamesha Vijayee’, is the deserts of Rajasthan.