Daily Current Affairs 10th December, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 10 December 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

India to host southeast Asia connectivity summit

Keeping with Indias initiative of connectivity with southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, New Delhi will host an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme “Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century”.

  • Its focus areas are Infrastructure, Roadways, Shipping, Digital, Finance, Energy and Aviation.

UN Women, Facebook inaugurates ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai

UN Women in collaboration with Facebook inaugurated a two day event in Mumbai titled ‘We The Women’ to empower and recognise the magnificent contribution of women in our society.

  • The event witnessed speakers from different walks of life including Textile and I&B Minister, Smriti Irani, Sakshi Malik, Mithali Raj, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar and others.


BANKING

RBI Launches Campaign Against SMS Fraudsters

Taking the fight to the arena used by fraudsters promising prize money from the RBI, the central bank has itself launched an SMS campaign and a ‘missed-call’ helpline to warn people against such scams. Typically, such fraudsters make calls or send SMSes and emails to gullible people promising lotteries and prize money from the Reserve Bank — at times from the RBI Governor himself — to trap them into sharing their banking account details or paying some ‘fees or charges’ to get the money.

  • “Don’t pay fees or charges to get large sums in return. RBI/RBI Governor/Government never sends such email/SMS/call,” the central bank says in one such SMS, while asking them to give a missed call to a phone number (8691960000).
  • The missed call to this helpline number is returned with another call that provides more information on steps to be taken in such cases — including filing of complaint with the cyber cell of the local police and on a specially designed website sachet.rbi.org.in.


APPOINTMENTS

Uma Shankar appointed RBI Executive Director

Uma Shankar, chief general manager (CGM) in charge of the Reserve Bank of India’s financial inclusion and development department has taken over as executive director (ED) in the central bank.

  • Shankar has been elevated after Meena Hemchandra the executive director in charge of the central bank’s supervision department retired at the end of November.


OBITUARY

Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta passes away

Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta has passed away due to old age-related health problems. He was 85.



IMPORTANT DAYS

Human Rights Day: 10 December

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.



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