24th & 25th December 2017 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Good Governance Day is observed annually on 25th December, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2.Jai Ram Thakur will be the 14th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
3.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated centenary celebrations of Yoga Institute in Mumbai.
4.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim as the new General Manager (GM) of its Cricket Operations.
5.India’s first home-grown high purity gold reference standard the Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201) was launched at the India Government Mint, Mumbai.
6.Vijender Singh defended his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific super middleweight titles against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur.
7.The country’s first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services in Mumbai.
8.UN chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former senior US government official Henrietta H Fore as the new executive director of UNICEF.
9.The world’s longest glass bridge was opened to the public at Shijiazhuang, China.
10.Former Uttarakhand Governor Banwari Lal Joshi has passed away.
11.Uttar Pradesh government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture, and farming.
12.Bengaluru becomes the first Indian city to have its own logo.
13.To enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches, the environment ministry has launched a pilot project “Blue Flag” for its clean-up and development.
14.Dhirendra Pal Singh was appointed the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
15.India is all set to get its first runway on a ‘sea bridge’ in Agatti Airport, Lakshadweep.
16.IndiGo become the first Indian carrier to operate over 1,000 flights in a day across the country.
17.The Centre has recognized Odisha as a ‘Champion State’ for recording the highest growth in exports during 2016-17.
18.China has conducted the maiden flight of its domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.