29th December 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.India’s Viswanathan Anand has won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh. He defeated Magnus Carlsen.
2.The former football star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential election, defeating the vice-president, Joseph Boakai.
3.The 3-day long 78th session of the Indian History Congress began here at the Jadavpur University campus, Kolkata.
4.Bank of Baroda has entered into MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd, to enable the farmers to purchase agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc.
5.India has signed a loan agreement worth $40 million with the World Bank for “UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project” aimed at increasing tourism-related benefits for local communities in Uttar Pradesh.
6.India has ranked 5th on a list of countries with the highest levels of NPAs, a report by CARE Ratings.
7.The two-week long 8th edition of the Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, ‘Ekuverin’, came to an end at Belagavi, Karnataka.
8.Cryptocurrency dealer ‘Pluto Exchange’ announced the launch of India’s first mobile application for transacting in virtual currencies.
9.Prince Harry has been named the president of African Parks, a conservation group that manages a dozen wildlife areas across the continent.
10.Senior bureaucrat Sumita Misra was appointed as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC).
11.Amardeep Singh Bhatia has been appointed as Director of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).