Weekly Current Affairs 28th Nov -8th Dec,2017

  • The Madhya Pradesh Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. With this, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first State where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows.
  • Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been named the UN Environment’s ‘Patron for Clean Air’.
  • ‘Arogya 2017’, the First Ever International Conference on AYUSH and Wellness, has been jointly organized by Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Government of India including Pharmexcil in partnership with FICCI to showcase the strength and scientific valuation of traditional system of medicine.
  • 6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) is being held in Guwahati, Assam. The objective of the eventis to highlight the tourism potential of the region in the domestic and international markets.
  • Former Secretary Shri Shaktikanta Das, Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for the Development Track of the G20.

 

  • Chabahar port, Iran’s Chabahar port is located on the Gulf of Oman and is the only oceanic port of the country. Chabahar port will boost India’s access to Iran, the key gateway to the International North-South Transport Corridor. Chabahar port connecting India, Iran and Afganistan by sea route.
  • Georgia’s Permanent Representative, Tamar Beruchashvili to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been elected as the Vice President of the IMO Assembly. IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
  • The 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship summit (GES) was recently held in Hyderabad. It was hosted by NITI Aayog in partnership with US government. GES 2017 Theme, “Women First, Prosperity for All”.
  • Net neutrality hold that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally or in other words, service providers such as any Network should allow access to all content without favouring any particular product or website.
  • Shah Bano Case for Muslim Women ordered under (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986.

 

  • AbhishekVerma becomes Asian  Archery Champion at Asian Championship Dhaka.
  • Infosys appoints Salil.S.Parekh as CEO and MD.
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities to be observed on date 03 December.
  • Navy Day to be observed on 4th Dec every year to celebrate achievements and role of naval force to the country.
  • International Solar Alliance to become treaty-based international intergovernmental organization.

 

  • Karnataka has become the first state in the country where administration, both civil and police, is headed by women.
  • India has donated 500 metric tonnes of rice to the Kingdom of Lesotho, in Southern Africa, which is facing acute food shortage due to famine.
  • Indian Resource Panel: (InRP) was officially unveiled in 2016, making India one of the first emerging economies to set up a national advisory body on resource efficiency. The InRP was created with support from the International Climate Initiative as part of the project ‘Resource efficiency and secondary raw materials management as a contribution to climate change mitigation’.
  • Wassenaar Arrangement decides to make India its member. The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, commonly known as the Wassenaar Arrangement, is a multilateral export control regime (MECR) with 42 participating states including many former Comecon (Warsaw Pact) countries.
  • Hornbill Festival is the most anticipated festivals of Nagaland, The Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food.

 

  • The Chief Election Commissioners and the Election Commissioners have a tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65, whichever is earlier, and enjoy the same status and receive salary and perks as available to Supreme Court judges.
  • World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus leads to infection and it attacks the immune system. While HIV can be transmitted between people, AIDS is a condition that is acquired only after a person has contracted the HIV infection. AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection.
  • BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation), headquarters are situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh and its member countries are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Ajeya Warrior-2017, a fourteen days training exercise between the Indian Army and the British Army. It is being held in Rajasthan. It is the third joint military exercise between the two countries.
  • International day of persons with disabilities was observed on December 3, and Theme was “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

 

  • Venezuelan has launched its own cryptocurrency, called the Petro.
  • World’s first IT campus set up for differently-abled in Hyderabad by state government.
  • UN General Assembly designated 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day. 2017 Theme: ‘Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’.
  • Supersonic surface-to-air missile- Akash with indigenous radio frequency seeker was recently test fired from a test range in Odisha.
  • Samsung Electronics has developed core battery technology using graphene to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge more quickly.

 

  • Uniform Civil Code, A proposal to have a generic set of governing laws for every citizen without taking into consideration the religion. Article 44 of the Constitution says that there should be a Uniform Civil Code.
  • A very severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ emerges from Southeast Arabian Sea.

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