21st December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.The inaugural India-U.S. Designations Dialogue was held in New Delhi.
2.The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) headed by Dr. Bibek Debroy convened its 3rd meeting in New Delhi.
3.The government informed the Lok Sabha that it had so far infused a capital of Rs.51,858 crore in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) under its ‘Indradhanush Plan’ since 2015-16.
4.National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Dalian Municipal People’s Government signed a joint investment agreement in Dalian to co-develop a collaborative technology platform called the Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP).
5.The traditional 40-day long period of harsh winter known as the ‘Chillai Kalan’ began in the Kashmir Valley.
6.The Union Cabinet approved the Ministry of Railways’ initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
7.Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.
8.Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever.
9.Birmingham has been confirmed as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
10.India’s first and only design university, World University of Design opened it to campus at Sonipat, Haryana.
11.India and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at developing Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
12.The 11th edition of ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ or ‘Sea Breeze’ between Indian Navy and Oman Navy was held at Said Bin Sultan Naval Base, Wudam, Oman.