28th December 2017 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.India’s largest mobile-first financial services platform, Paytm announced that its app has crossed the 100 million milestones on Google Play Store, this makes Paytm the country’s first payments app to cross the 100 million downloads mark.
2.India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile at low altitude, from a test range in Odisha.
3.Senior IPS officer Abhay was appointed Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
4.Veteran singer K S Chitra has been selected for this years prestigious ‘Harivarasanam award’, instituted by the Kerala government.
5.The country’s largest lender, SBI said its board had approved raising Rs.8000 crore through various sources, including masala bonds, to meet Basel III capital norms.
6.Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched a mobile application ‘Livestock Disease Forewarning’ (LDF). It was developed by the ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (ICAR-NIVEDI), Bengaluru.
7.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has inaugurated the 25th National Children Science Congress in Ahmedabad.
8.The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) was launched in Mumbai, with an objective to provide a platform for the development of coaches and to look after their welfare.
9.The 2018 edition of the historic ‘Indian Science Congress’ will be held at Manipur University, Imphal, in March.
10.Five-time MLA and former Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister Rajeev Bindal were named the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker.
11.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme has emerged as the most trending hashtag on Twitter in 2017, followed by #jallikattu and #GST.