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Current Affairs One Liners - 19th December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 19th December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 19th December 2017

Study all the important Current Affairs from Current Affairs One-liners - 19th December 2017. These Current Affairs One-Liners include all the important news updates related to Sports, Achievements, Recent Government Schemes which are very important for upcoming IBPS, SSC exams.

  • International Migrants Day is celebrated on 18 December. 2017 Theme: Safe Migration in a World on the Move.
  • Ms. Smita Nagaraj took the oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • India reaches 2nd position on horticultural crops, fruits production list leaving others behind. China ranks the first.
  • GST Council clears e-way bill mechanism to be implemented by 1st june where goods worth more than 50,000 have to be pre-registered online before they can be moved from one state to another.
  • Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for scooters at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area in Bhubaneswar.
  • Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Ayush Mission (NAM) from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020.
  • UIDAI temporarily bars Airtel from conducting Aadhaar linked e-KYC verification.
  • Digital payment giant Paytm has announced that its QR now allows offline merchants to accept unlimited payments directly into their bank accounts at zero charge.
  • Online mobility platform Ola announced the launch of a comprehensive in-trip insurance program, customized for its driver-partners across the country.
  • Sodexo said it has partnered food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy to enable the former Meal Cards users to order food.
  • A research institute for the study of the 'Bhagavad Gita' will be soon set up by the Uttar Pradesh government in this temple town.
  • Uber Technologies has joined forces with BBM Messenger to allow users around the world, including in the application’s biggest market of Indonesia, to book rides via the messenger service.
  • Oracle Corp. agreed to buy Aconex Ltd, an Australian company that makes cloud-based collaboration software for construction projects, for 1.56 billion Australian dollar (1.19 billion dollar) cash as it tries to gain more customers in the rapidly growing market.
  • Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
  • Sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election.
  • The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a "polio-free country," given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country.
  • Iran has opened its first museum dedicated to a solo female artist — Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who has received widespread international attention during decades of exile.
  • The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland.
  • The Indian Railways has cleared Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system. 
  • Work has begun to integrate the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on 40 Sukhoi combat aircraft which is expected to fulfil critical needs of the Indian Air Force in the wake of evolving security dynamics in the region. 
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) bid adieu to the iconic MI-8 helicopter after several years of service in critical operations.
  • Samsung India has entered into a partnership with UNESCO to launch virtual reality content and 360-degree videos on Indian heritage sites.
  • Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik Clinch Gold at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
  • Dubai World Super series Finals 2017 Highlights: Silver For PV Sindhu After Contesting Against Akane Yamaguchi.
Note Down Points

These note down points are related to today's Current Affairs. The General Awareness questions that can arise from today's current affairs for SSC, IBPS exams, are mentioned in note down points.
  • Union Public Service Commission was founded in 1 October 1926
  • Beijing is the capital of China.
  • National Ayush Mission was launched by the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • GST stands for Goods and Service Tax.
  • UIDAI stands for Unique Identification Authority of India.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) was founded on 7 April 1948.
  • The head quarter of WHO is situated in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Tedros Adhanom is the head of WHO.
  • UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • The head quarter of UNESCO is situated in Paris, France.
  • UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945.
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