Daily Current Affairs 12th December, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 12 December 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

India to host 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

India and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Secretariat has announced that the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB will be hosted by India at Mumbai on 25th and 26th in June, 2018. The theme of the meeting will be Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration.

14th Inclusive Finance India Summit begins in New Delhi

The 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit began in New Delhi to build consensus on strategies and a unified vision for achieving universal financial inclusion in India.

  • The summit offers a platform for a plethora of information to all the thought leaders and industry veterans to debate and discuss the issues and challenges involving the Financial Inclusion in the country.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture held in Oman

The Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development, hosted by the government of the Sultanate of Oman, was held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.



ECONOMY

Indian economy likely to grow by 7.2% in 2018 & 7.4% in 2019: UN report

According to UN’s ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report, Indian economy is likely to grow by 7.2% in 2018 and go up further to 7.4% in the following year on the back of strong private consumption, public investment and the ongoing structural reforms.

India’s economy expected to grow at 7.5% in 2018:Nomura

Global investment bank Nomura has predicted India’s economy to register a 7.5 per cent growth rate in 2018, saying it is on the cusp of a cyclical recovery.

India ranks 100 in global prosperity index

After rising up in the Ease of Doing Business Index, India has upgraded its ranks in ‘The Legatum Prosperity Index 2017’ as well. The index, which offers an insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world, ranks India 100th on the list of prosperous countries among 149 countries.

  • Norway heads the ranking, followed by New Zealand, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden


BUSINESS

Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. The deal is worth $400 million.



SPORTS

Khelo India programme to be launched at Rs.1756 crore- Rathore

Khelo India, a programme strives to promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence,will be launched at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced. He also said that 2018 will be celebrated as Year of Sports.



AWARDS

Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice

Priyanka Chopra, who has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, has been feted with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.

  • Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people.

Vice President confers ‘Yeraringan’ Award to Prof M S Swaminathan

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred ‘Yeraringan’ Award to Prof M S Swaminathan. He called him a transformative leader who has inspired many scientists to focus on the problem of Indian agriculture.



IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Neutrality: 12 December

International Day of Neutrality is a United Nations observance held on December 12 each year. It was officially declared by a UN General Assembly resolution adopted in February 2017 and first observed on December 12 of the same year.



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    Thanks Shubhra Ma’am 🙂

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