Daily Current Affairs 8 December 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
India declared free from Trachoma, a bacterial infection of eye
India has been declared free from infective Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda made an announcement in this regard and termed it as a momentous achievement.
Prez inaugurates Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in RK Beach
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh featuring the maritime patrol aircraft Tupolev-142M, which served the Navy for almost three decades.
- The museum, at the famous RK Beach Road, will feature the reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which was decommissioned in March this year.
Shri Giriraj Singh Launches Public Procurement Portal for MSEs – MSME Sambandh
A Public Procurement Portal ‘MSME Sambandh’ was launched by Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME in New Delhi. The objective of the portal is to monitor the implementation of the Public Procurement from MSEs by Central Public Sector Enterprises.
Kerala’s ‘zero-waste’ Alappuzha among top five cities in UN list
The waste management system being implemented in Kerala’s coastal town of Alappuzha, often called “the Venice of East”, has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace.
Kacheguda becomes India’s first energy-efficient railway station
Kacheguda Railway Station under the South Central Railway (SCR) has earned the unique distinction of being the first Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station on Indian Railways.
- The station has achieved 100% energy efficiency by replacing 1,312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, among other steps.
1st Intl. Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 inaugurated in Delhi
The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi. The SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.
Wassenaar Arrangement Admits India as Its 42nd Member
India has been admitted as the 42nd member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a global export control regime. This development will burnish India’s nonproliferation credentials and broaden its access to sensitive technologies.
India to achieve ‘electricity for all’ by early 2020s: IEA
According to the World Energy Access report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), half a billion people have gained access to electricity in India since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate. This “remarkable” growth puts India on course to achieving access to electricity for all in the early 2020s, the report added.
India’s GDP growth to rise to 7.5% in 2018: Morgan Stanley
According to global financial services major Morgan Stanley, the Indian economy is expected to witness cyclical growth recovery, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth likely to accelerate from 6.4% this year to 7.5% in 2018 and further to 7.7% in 2019.
Kanchanmala Pande becomes first Indian to win gold at World Para Swimming Championship
Visually impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pande scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship, taking place in Mexico. Pande is currently working with Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for fifth time
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Noted musician Adithyan passes away
Noted South Indian music director, Adithyan, has passed away following a kidney problem.
Tamil journalist Sundaresan passes away
Senior Tamil journalist and humourist Ja Ra Sundaresan has passed away. He was 87.