Current Affairs Today | Current Affairs and General Knowledge 27 December 2017

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Current Affairs 27 December 2017

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Current Affairs 27 December 2017- Headlines

  • On Tuesday, for the first time, Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament.
  • 32 cataract operations were done at the Community Health Center (CHC) in UP on Monday with the help of torchlights as there was no electricity or power back-up.
  • Serbia arrested a Kurdish political activist who sought asylum in Serbia after escaping from Turkey where he was jailed for 15 years in prison.
  • On Tuesday, New Zealand hit the West by 66 runs in the rain-affected third one-day international to make a clean sweep of the three-match series.
  • David Warner enjoyed a gift-wrapped century after being relieved on 99 as Australia appeared on top at the close of a circular first day of the Boxing Day test against England on Tuesday.

Current Affairs Today – Current Affairs 27 December 2017

Karnataka State Government Launches 25 Bio-Diesel Buses

Karnataka State Government Launches 25 Bio-Diesel Buses

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has launched 25 bio-diesel buses in the state to reduce pollution caused by diesel buses. These eco-friendly buses will be present on four routes, including Tirupati and Chennai. Costing around ₹90 lakh each, bio-diesel buses eject 60-70% fewer ejections than diesel buses. These buses would save ₹80 lakh each year.

Tata Power Solar enables India’s First Rooftop Solar Carport

Tata Power Solar enables India’s First Rooftop Solar Carport

Tata Power Solar appointed India’s first rooftop solar carport at Unity One mall in Rohini, in association with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). DMRC is to provide 300KW of solar electricity. The plant is expected to set off 438 tons of carbon discharge yearly.

Amazon India launched a Startup Challenge

Amazon India launched a Startup Challenge

Amazon India co-operated with hardware accelerator “HAX” and crowd-funding community “Kickstarter” to launch “Startup C-Cube”. Startup C-Cube is a multi-level challenge for the startups. This started in Bengaluru on December 5. The move is suspected to bring new companies together to work towards building product startup ecosystem.

Actor Salman Khan launches his App ‘BeingInTouch’ on his 51st Birthday

Actor Salman Khan launches his App 'BeingInTouch' on his 51st Birthday

Actor Salman Khan on Twitter declared the launch of his own app, ‘BeingInTouch’. He launched this app on the occasion of his 51st birthday. The BeingInTouch app gives an access to Salman’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts at one place. Also, this app has interesting videos and never seen before photos of Khan. Salman also speaks more about his personal life in this application.

Wi_Fi Services are Provided For 100 Villages in Haryana State

Wi_Fi Services are Provided For 100 Villages in Haryana State

The government of Haryana provided Wi_Fi services for 100 villages in the state. Haryana government also decided to rename all Common Service Centers (CSC), which were opened in urban and rural areas, and E-disha centers as ‘Atal Seva Kendras’ at district headquarters. This decision was declared by Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, during the launch of 53 new IT services regarding six departments on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day. This day is celebrated annually to mark the birthday of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake of Sri Lanka passes away

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake of Sri Lanka passes away

83 Years old Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, passed away on 27 December 2017 in Colombo. Wickremanayake served as a Prime Minister in Mahinda Rajapaksa Government in the year 2005. PM Wickremanayake earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001, succeeding the then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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Current Affairs Today | Current Affairs and GK 23rd December 2017

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23rd December 2017 Current Affairs

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Highlights of 23rd December 2017 Current Affairs

  • Priyanka Chopra is in the 7th Position on 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
  • Indian Railways are planning to make all Railway stations 100% LED lit by 31st March 2018.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs Lanches SAMEEP to make students understand Indian Foreign Policy.
  • DARPAN is launched by Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha.
  • The Central Road Fund amendment Bill, 2017 is passed in Lok Sabha.
  • Central Government Approves Setting up of 42 Mega Food Parks.

Current Affairs Today – Current Affairs 23rd December 2017

Priyanka Chopra is in the 7th Position on 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Forbes CEO said that the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on surveys of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. They considered the period from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017, as one year period.

Priyanka Chopra is in 7th Position on 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

The process for measuring the ranking may have changed this year when compared to the last year, but the list’s top three names have remained constant. Priyanka Chopra is the only woman who is in the top 10 list.

Indian Railways is planning to make all Railway stations 100% LED lit by 31st March 2018

Indian Railways are Planned to make all Railway stations 100% LED lit by 31st March 2018

In a proposal to reduce power consumption, the Indian Railways has planned to make all stations 100 percent LED by March 31, 2018. Until November 2017, about 3500 railway stations will be 100 percent LED and cut power consumption. Nearly 20 lakh LED lights were installed in this process.

The Ministry of External Affairs Lanches SAMEEP to take Foreign Policy to Classroom

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched Students and MEA Engagement Program – SAMEEP. This scheme lets students know the engagement of India with the World and its global ambitions.

The Ministry of External Affairs Lanches SAMEEP to take Foreign Policy to Classroom

It is a thought-out decision taken by MEA to make students understand India’s foreign policy and India’s global commitments across the country. Under SAMEEP program, the Ministry of External Affairs is going to explain how the Ministry functions. This is probably aimed at attracting more students to choose careers in the Ministry of External Affairs.

DARPAN is Launched by Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha

DARPAN has Launched by Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha

The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has launched “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India” project to improve the quality of service and to add value to the service. He also said that 43,171 Branch Post Offices have moved under the “DARPAN” Project with the aim of financial addition to rural people by March 2018.

The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is passed in Lok Sabha

On 19th December 2017, Lok Sabha passed the Central Road Fund Bill. The bill was introduced on 24th July 2017. Now Lok sabha seeks to change the Central Road Fund Act, 2000. As per this act, the Cess Levied and collected on high-speed petrol and diesel is distributed for national highways, railways, State roads, Border area roads, and Rural roads.

The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Passed By Lok Sabha

The bill allocates Two and a Half percent funds collected to accelerate the maintenance of national waterways and equal percentage from the share of national
Highways.

The Central Government approved setting up of 42 Mega Food Parks

The Indian Government has approved to set 42 Mega Food parks in India to improve modern Infrastructure for food processing in our country.

Central Government Approves Setting Up of 42 Mega Food Parks

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Food Processing Union Minister of India said in Lok Sabha that 9 Mega Food parks have become functional and Ministry has targeted 6 more mega food parks in this financial year and 12 more parks by the next financial year. She says that it would help in creating demand for farmer’s produce to increase better remuneration, processing and value addition.

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