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December 11, 2017

11th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (11th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 11th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (11th December) is International Mountain Day.
    • This day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003.
    • This year, the celebration of this Day aims to highlight Mountain Products. Mountain peoples, who are largely family farmers, base their livelihoods on highly diversified activities.
    • Theme of International Mountain Day 2017 — “Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration
  • Ultra Violet has been announced as the 'Color of The Year' for 2018 by Pantone Color Institute, a world renowned authority on colours. 
National Current Affairs
  • Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar today launched India's first-ever mobile food testing laboratory
    • Built at a cost of ₹41 lakh, the laboratory is mounted on a bus which will travel across the state checking food samples on the spot.
Science & Technology
  • China-based firm Three Gorges Group has started producing power from part of a 150-megawatt Floating Solar Plant in east China, the largest of its kind in the world
    • The construction of the project started in July with an investment of about 1 billion yuan ($151 million). The entire facility is expected to come online by May 2018.
New Appointments
  • The Indian National Congress today announced that Rahul Gandhi has been elected as its new President, taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
    • Rahul was declared the party President after no other candidate filed a nomination to contest the presidential elections.
Awards & Honors
  • The 2017 Nobel Laureates were handed their medals, personal diplomas, and cash awards worth 9 million SEK ($1.07 million)
    • While the ceremony for Peace Prize took place in Norway, the remaining honours were awarded in Stockholm by the Swedish King.
  • Quick Look of Nobel Prize Winners 2017
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology / Medicine 2017
    • Jeffrey C. Hall (USA)
    • Michael Rosbash (USA)
    • Michael W. Young (USA)
    • Reason : For the discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
  • Nobel Prize for Physics 2017
    • Rainer Weiss (Germany)
    • Barry C. Barish (USA)
    • Kip S. Thorne (USA)
    • Reason : For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. 
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2017
    • Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland)
    • Joachim Frank (Germany)
    • Richard Henderson (Scotland)
    • Reason : For developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
  • Nobel Prize for Literature 2017
    • Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan)
    • Reason : For his novels of great emotional force.
  • Nobel Prize for Peace 2017
    • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (founded in Australia)
    • Reason : For its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.
  • Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2017
    • Richard H. Thaler (USA)
    • Reason : For contributions to behavioural economics
Sports Current Affairs
  • Australia beat Argentina to win Hockey World League Final Gold at Bhubaneswar.
    • Note : India defeated Germany in the final to grab the Bronze medal.

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