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December 21, 2017

21st December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st December 2017

National Current Affairs
  • The Union Cabinet today approved a plan to set up India's first National Rail and Transport University in Gujarat's Vadodara
    • This is aimed at providing skilled human resources and build the capability of the Indian Railways. 
  • The Patiala House Court today acquitted all accused in the 2G scam case, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi
    • Note : The scam, which pertains to the allotment of licences to telecom operators at throwaway prices in 2007-08, caused the government a ₹1.76 lakh-crore loss. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Today is 105th foundation day of India's first SWADESHI BANK 'Central Bank of India".
    • Central Bank of India was completely owned and founded by Indians with out any Britishers share.
    • It was established on 21 December 1911 by Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala with Sir Pherozeshah Mehta as Chairman.
    • Sorabji Pochkhanawala is the only banker in who's honour postage stamp was released by the President of India.
  • The United Kingdom has topped Forbes' rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018 for the first time.
    • Important Points to Note :
    • Last year UK stood at 5th position.
    • The UK is followed by New Zealand and the Netherlands.
    • India was ranked 62nd on the list.
  • The Manipur government will build its Behiang town as a second trade corridor to southeast Asian countries.
  • With a brand value of $144 million (₹921 crore), India captain Virat Kohli has dethroned actor Shah Rukh Khan to become the Most valuable celebrity brand in India.
New Appointments
  • The former CEO of online travel site Orbitz, Barney Harford has been appointed as the 1st ever Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the ride-hailing startup Uber.
Science & Technology
  • The UK government has announced that it is going to pass a legislation to make high-speed broadband a legal right in early 2018. 
    • This move is part of the Digital Economy Act, passed earlier this year.
Awards & Honors
  • The Sahitya Akademi has announced it's annual Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2017 in 24 languages today. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who took four wickets against Sri Lanka, has become the highest T20I wicket-taker in 2017
    • Chahal took 19 T20I wickets this year.
  • Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the cricketer with most fielding dismissals in T20Is
    • With his 4 dismissals in the T20I against Sri Lanka, Dhoni took his overall tally to 74 dismissals, two more than South African cricketer AB de Villiers. 
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