23rd December 2017 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Kisan Diwas is observed every year on 23 December.
2.South African human rights activist Kumi Naidoo has been appointed as the next Secretary General of Amnesty International.
3.Lieutenant General B S Sahrawat, SM took over the reins of National Cadet Corps as its Director General.
4.Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti launched the ‘Ganga Gram’ project at the Ganga Gram Swachata Sammelan in New Delhi.
5.Airtel Payments Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Shashi Arora have resigned from his post.
6.Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has emerged as the most valuable celebrity brand in the country with a brand value of $144 million.
7.The 2nd edition of Iranshah Udvada Utsav (IUU 2017) has started in Gujarat.
8.Shooting has been excluded from the Commonwealth Games 2022 edition.
9.Made-In-India Surface-to-Air Missile Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) was successfully test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from a defense base off Odisha coast.