Daily Current Affairs 9th December, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 9 December 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Haryana tops ease of doing business rankings

Haryana (with 69 per cent score) has topped the list in the ease of doing business rankings, according to government data. It is followed by Telangana (68.46) and Gujarat (67.74). Also, Jharkhand slipped to the 13th position from seventh last year.

Bodhi Parva BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist inaugurates in New Delhi

Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the Bodhi Parva BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist in New Delhi. 

  • India is hosing the Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage” from 8 to 10 December as part of celebrations of 20th anniversary of BIMSTEC.


BANKING & FINANCE

ADB approves $346 mn loan to upgrade Karnataka highways

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will fund highway upgradation project in Karnataka for which it has approved a loan of USD 346 million. The project will carry out a road safety survey to identify critical accident spots across the state highways and carry out measures to improve these.



BUSINESS

Direct Tax collected for FY 2017-18 up by 14.4%

In a statement released by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the provisional figures of direct tax collections up to November this year show the net collections are 14.4 per cent higher than those for the corresponding period of last year.



SPORTS

India to host senior women’s, men’s boxing World Championships

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has announced that India will host the Senior Women’s World Boxing Championships next year and the Senior Men’s World Championships in 2021.

Delhi to host India Open boxing tournament from Jan 28

India is all set to host its first-ever major boxing tournament for elite men and women–India Open International Boxing Tournament–from January 28 in New Delhi.



AWARDS

Hindi writer Mamta Kalia to get the 27th Vyas Samman

Eminent Hindi writer Mamta Kalia will be honoured with literary award Vyas Samman for year 2017 for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”. The writer will receive an amount of Rs 3.5 lakh as the prize money.



IMPORTANT DAYS

International Anti-Corruption Day: 9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

  • International Anti-Corruption Day 2017 Theme: “United against corruption for development, peace and security”.


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