27th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Bhartiya Janata Party MLA Jairam Thakur was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.
2.Maharashtra government has set up a 17-member development authority for the Raigad fort, capital of warrior king Shivaji, headed by Rajya Sabha member Sambhaji Shahu Chhatrapati.
3.President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the 100th ‘Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association’ at Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
4.The United Nations (UN) has approved a $286 million cut in its annual budget for the next year.
5.The governments of India and Tamil Nadu signed an agreement with the World Bank for the multilateral lender to provide a $318 million loan for modernization of irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu.
6.Actress Anushka Sharma has been named the PETA 2017 Person of the Year by animal rights organization People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
7.Vin Diesel has beaten his Fast and Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson to be named this year’s top-grossing actor.
8.Veteran musician Robbie Malinga has passed away.
9.Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time.
10.India is set to overtake the United Kingdom and France to become the world’s fifth largest economy next year.
11.Pranita P Sarangi, a professor of Biotechnology at IIT, Roorkee, has bagged this year’s Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award.
12.South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) launched half a dozen ‘Atal Jan Aahaar Kendra’ centers for poor, under which people can get lunch at Rs.10 only.
13.Anisa Sayyed has won the women’s 25m air pistol gold medal in the 61st National shooting championships in Thiruvananthapuram.
14.Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories has launched Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Alkeran (melphalan hydrochloride) for Injection, in the United States market.