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Current Affairs One Liners - 21st December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 21st December 2017

Current Affairs One Liners - 21st December 2017

Study all the important Current Affairs from Current Affairs One-liners - 21st 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 Human Solidarity Day is celebrated on 20 December. 
  • The government has appointed Justice U D Salvi as officiating chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) following the superannuation of Justice Swatanter Kumar.
  •  HDFC Bank to raise Rs 24,000 crore through sale of shares to fund growth.


  • World Bank has committed 125 million dollar (around INR 800 crore) loan to India for the STRIVE project for skill development. 
  • AU Small Finance Bank has announced signing an MoU with Sahaj e-Village for extending its banking service in remote areas through Business Correspondent Agent (BC) model. 
  • YES Bank and the European Investment Bank will co-finance 400-million dollar funding for renewable power generation in the country. 
  • With an aim to create more depth in the Indian debt market, ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS), an arm of ICRA, on Tuesday launched a set of four fixed income indices including one on corporate bonds. 
  • The Hyderabad state government’s prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) finally gets the green nod. 
  • Shri Kiren Rijiju, inaugurated the first national-level training of trainers program to sensitise various Central Ministries and Departments on utilisation of Sendai Monitor for developing action plans for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in New Delhi. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced financial assistance worth Rs 325 crore to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep for relief work in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi. 
  • AYUSH Ministry sets up research institute to boost Ayurveda. 
  • Niti Aayog, the government's policy making body, will soon move a Cabinet note outlining the roadmap for a methanol mission for India through a Rs 5,000-crore methanol economy fund to kickstart generation of this alternate energy source from January 1, 2018.  
  • Haryana Revenue and Disaster Management department has decided to hold a mega mock exercise on earthquake in all 22 districts of the state. The exercise would be conducted in coordination with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi. 
  • Apple has named Michel Coulomb as the head of sales for its operations in India, a key market for the iconic iPhone maker. 
  • The Andhra Pradesh Government in association with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is planning to establish a centre of excellence for children with learning differences as well as a "gaming for e-learning hub". 
  • A bill to amend the companies law to strengthen corporate governance standards, initiate strict action against defaulting companies and help improve ease of doing business in the country, was passed by Parliament.  
  • France's parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040 within the country and its overseas territories. 
  • Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals, the International Olympic Committee IOC) said . 
  • Indian navy in collaboration with its Sri Lankan counterpart successfully completed the second phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. 
  • In an eco-friendly measure to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018. 
  • In a significant show of strength, the army's Southern Command is conducting a major exercise called 'Hamesha Vijayee' in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory.
  • The skill development ministry and Maruti Suzuki signed an agreement to impart training to youth and enhance their employment potential. 
  • The government of Andhra Pradesh has entered into an agreement with the moonshot factory of Alphabet- X - to bring the breakthrough Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology in order to provide internet through the government Fibergrid project.  
  • The Assam government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Isha Foundation for the conservation and rejuvenation of rivers in Assam. 
  • Bharti Airtel signs agreement to buy Millicom's operations in Rwanda. 
  • Shree Saini, a resident of Washington state, was crowned Miss India USA 2017.

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 National Green Tribunal has been established in 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.
  • The CEO of HDFC Bank is Aditya Puri. 
  • The head quarter of HDFC Bank is situated in Mumbai. 
  • HDFC Bank was founded in 1994. 
  • Jim Yong Kim is the President of World Bank. 
  • Kristalina Georgieva is the CEO of the World Bank. 
  • The head quarter of World Bank is situated in Washington D.C. 
  • AU Small Finance Bank was founded in 1996. 
  • The head quarter of YES Bank is situated in Mumbai. 
  • The CEO of YES Bank is Rana Kapoor. 
  • Werner Hoyer  is the President of European Investment Bank. 
  • UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 
  • The head quarter of UNESCO is situated in Paris, France. 
  • UNESCO was founded in 1945. 
  • LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. 
  • Paris is the Capital of France. 
  • Moscow is the Capital of Russia.

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