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Latest Current Affairs of December 2017

The Real Madrid player who has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fifth timeCristiano Ronaldo
The largest congregation of pilgrims in the world which has been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural HeritageKumbh Mela
The country which has banned from participating in the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea by the International Olympic CommitteeRussia
The new Chairman and MD of Infosys who has been chosen to take over the company from January 2018Salil S Parekh
The venue of 6th International Tourism Mart organised by the Ministry of Tourism, GoI, in association with the North Eastern States from 5-7 December, 2017. Guwahati
The largest joint air exercise launched by South Korea and United States of America from 04 December is named Vigilant Ace
The Indian State which has become the first in the country to pass a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and belowMadhya Pradesh
The district of Uttar Pradesh which has been included in the National Capital Region becoming the 8th district from the State to be included in NCRShamli
The 3rd joint military exercise of India and United Kingdom held in the Mahajan firing range in Rajasthan was namedAjeya Warrior-2017
The cyclone which originated in Gulf of Thailand and caused massive destruction in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadeep before dissipating south-west of Gujarat was namedOckhi
The former Chief Justice of India (29th) who passed away on 01 December 2017Justice AS Anand

Important Days of December

World AIDS Day: 01 December 2016

Designated by: World Health Organisation

Theme: Everybody Counts

First Observed in: 1988

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 03 December 2016

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all

First Observed in: 1992

International Volunteer Day: 05 December 2016

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere

First Observed in: 1986

World Soil Day: 05 December 2016

First launched by : International Union of Soil Sciences (2002)

Endorsed by : Food and Agricultural Organisation (Jun 2013)

Accepted by : United Nations General Assembly (Dec 2013)

Theme: Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground

International Civil Aviation Day: 07 December 2016

Established by : International Civil Aviation Organisation (1994)

Adopted by : United Nations General Assembly (1996)

Theme (2015-18): Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind

International Anti Corruption Day: 09 December 2016

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: United against corruption for development, peace and security

First Observed in: 2003


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Passing away of Shashi Kapoor

Born: 18 March 1938

Death: 04 December 2017.

Awards: Padma Bhushan (2011); Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2015)

National Film Award: Best Actor for New Delhi Times; Best Feature Film as Producer for Junoon


National Nutrition Mission

The Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.

Major impact: The programme through the targets will strive to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies. It will create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue alerts for timely action, and encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise the line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals.

Benefits & Coverage: More than 10 crore people will be benefitted by this programme. All the States and districts will be covered in a phased manner i.e. 315 districts in 2017-18, 235 districts in 2018-19 and remaining districts in 2019-20.


7th edition of International Storytellers Festival - Kathakar

Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi.

Organised by: Ghummakkad Narain - the Travelling Literature Festival which was started under the aegis of UNESCO in 2010.

Inaugurated by: Shri Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs

Book launched: Curious Tales from the Himalayas co-authored by Shaguna Gahilote and Prarthana Gahilote.


Time Person of the Year 2017

The Silence Breakers.

The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the #MeToo movement.




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Current Affairs Questions

1. Which State obsrves its statehood day on 01 December?

  1. Nagaland
  2. Manipur
  3. Manipur
  4. Tripura

2. Which country has declared launching of a new cryptocurrency named Petro?

  1. Qatar
  2. Venezuela
  3. Libya
  4. Saudi Arabia

3. Who of the following has NOT scored 6 double centuries in test matches?

  1. Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Virender Sehwag
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Rahul Dravid

4. Where are the headquarters of International Solar Alliance located?

  1. Paris
  2. Geneva
  3. Gurugram
  4. Dubai

5. In a recent survey Taj Mahal was listed as the second best UNESCO World Heritage Site. Who conducted the survey?

  1. TripAdvisor
  2. Lonely Planet
  3. National Geographic Channel
  4. Discovery