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December 12, 2017

12th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (12th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 12th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad today announced that Public cinemas would be allowed in the country for the first time in over 35 years.
    • Note : Cinemas were banned in the conservative kingdom following opposition from clerics.
  • The United States, Japan, and South Korea began a 2-day joint missile tracking drill off the coast of Japan. 
    • The drill is aimed at "practising detecting and tracking potential ballistic missiles from North Korea".
National Current Affairs
  • The Election Commission today told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest elections from two constituencies
  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that Television channels cannot telecast Condom Ads that are indecent and inappropriate for children between 6 am and 10 pm
Awards & Honors
  • Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra was honoured with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice for her work in helping refugees with food, shelter and education.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has asked mutual fund companies to ensure that individual clients compulsorily submit Aadhaar details from January 2018
    • The instruction has been issued after the government amended the law against money laundering in June. 
  • Russia and Egypt signed a deal to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant
    • According to this agreement, Russia would cover 85% of the construction costs and service the plant's four reactors for 60 years.
Deaths
  • DNA scientist and former BHU Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh (70) passed away.
    • He is considered as the 'Father of DNA fingerprinting in India'.
    • He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2004.
New Appointments
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) today announced that all its member nations have decided to prolong Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's term until September 30, 2020. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that India will host the 2021 ICC Champions Trophy and 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup
    • This will be the first time that India will entirely host the World Cup, after having previously hosted the tournament partially in three editions. 
  • A 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture of legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona was unveiled at a club in Kolkata during his visit to the city. 
    • The statue features the 1986 World Cup-winning captain holding the trophy he helped Argentina win. 
  • The BCCI today decided to revoke the ban imposed on Rajasthan Cricket Association since May 2014, on the condition that former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi stays away from its functioning. 
    • Note : The RCA was suspended after it re-elected Modi as president despite him being banned by the BCCI. 
  • The Afghanistan cricket team, which was recently made a Test-playing nation, will play its first-ever Test match against India in India in 2019. 

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