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Current Affairs One Liners - 20th December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 20th December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 20th December 2017

Study all the important Current Affairs from Current Affairs One-liners - 20th 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.
  • The 56th Liberation Day of Goa was celebrated with great pomp & show in Panaji on December 19, 2017. 
  • Minorities Rights Day in India is celebrated on 20 December 2017.

  • The government has engaged private lender ICICI Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). 
  • India currently ranks 60th out of 127 countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 as compared to 66th rank on GII 2016. The list is topped by Switzerland. 
  • Ola is acquiring Foodpanda India from Germany based Delivery Hero Group.  
  • Government to bear MDR charges on digital transactions up to Rs 2,000. 
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said India will host a meeting of about 40 WTO members in February to muster support for food security and other issues.  
  • With the introduction of NTA, NEET - the national level medical entrance exam - and JEE - national level engineering entrance exam - might be conducted twice a year to give an opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance. 
  • The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved a policy that would offer transgenders in the state pensions, ration cards, plots for housing and financial aid to open businesses. 
  • The Punjab government has imposed a complete ban on manufacturing, sale, production, storage, supply, and usage of the kite-flying thread made out of nylon, plastic or any other synthetic material including the Chinese ‘manjha’ (dor) in the state. 
  • National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure. 
  • Iraq has overtaken Saudi Arabia for the first time to become Indias top crude oil supplier in the current fiscal, helped by sales of discounted heavy crude. 
  • The Supreme Court has come out with a series of directions to ensure that public infrastructure is accessible to differently-abled persons and ordered that the June 2019 deadline set by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to make all government buildings providing public services made fully accessible to them be strictly adhered. 
  • A tribal village in Chhattisgarh, Balrampur district got electricity connection for the first time since Independence. 
  • Union Minister, Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the first national-level Training of Trainers program to sensitize various Central Ministries and Departments on utilization of Sendai Monitor for developing action plans for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).  
  • Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel has been honoured with the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award for the year 2017 for driving innovation in mines. 
  • Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017. 
  • G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award. 
  • BBC Sports Personality 2017: England women cricketers win team award. 
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: World 10,000m champion Mo Farah wins. 
  • Junior National Badminton Championships: Aakarshi Kashyap wins titles in U-17 and U-19 categories. 
  • India finishes 1st at junior boxing championship in Germany. 
  • Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs.

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.  
  • The head quarter of ICICI Bank is situated in Mumbai.  
  • Chanda Kochhar is the CEO of ICICI Bank. 
  • Bern is the Capital of Switzerland. 
  • Berlin is the Capital of Germany. 
  • NTA stands for National Testing Agency. 
  • The National Green Tribunal was established in 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective disposal of the cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of the forests and other natural resources. 
  • Dipak Mishra is the current Chief Justice of India. 
  • Raman Singh is the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. 
  • BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation. 
  • The head quarter of BBC is situated in London, UK. 
  • Baghdad is the Capital of Iraq. 
  • Riyadh is the Capital of Saudi Arabia. 
  • Bhavish Agarwal is CEO of OLA. 
  • MDR stands for Merchant Discount Rate.

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