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December 25, 2017

25th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Christmas being celebrated across world with religious fervor & gaiety.
  • Central American country  Guatemala has announced that it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
    • With this, Guatemala will become the first country to follow US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
National Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath jointly inaugurated the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line
    • The Magenta line is equipped with communication-based train control technology, which allows trains to be operated without drivers.
    • A 12.64-kilometer stretch on the line reduces the travel time between Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir and Noida's Botanical Garden from 52 minutes to less than 20 minutes. 
  • Mumbai is going to start the construction of the city's first textile museum at the United Mill compound in Kalachowki in February. 
    • This museum will archive and represent Mumbai's textile legacy.
  • To instill the culture and tradition of our country in the students, the Jharkhand's Education Ministry has directed 40,000 schools to dedicate one day for an annual 'Matri-Pitri Pujan' where students will worship their parents. 
    • Important Note : In 2015, Chhattisgarh had officially declared February 14, also celebrated as Valentine's Day, as Matru-Pitru Divas.
  • Karnataka's capital city Bengaluru has got it's own logo consisting both English and Kannada alphabets.
    • With this Bengaluru will become the 1st Indian city to have its own logo.
    • The English letters ‘Be’ and ‘u’ in the logo represents ‘be you’.
Science & Technology
  • China has successfully launched its second Land Surveying Satellite LKW-2 (also known as Yaogan Weixing-32) into a preset orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert.
    • The satellite will be used for remote sensing exploration of land resources.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • According to the data revealed by the Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are the top contributors among states and Union Territories in the first five months of the rollout of the GST regime.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to complete a 3-0 whitewash in the three-match T20I series in Mumbai. 
    • Rohit Sharma hit his 38th six against SL in 2017 across all formats, the most for any batsman against a particular opponent in a year. 
  • Spinner Washington Sundar became the youngest debutant for India in T20Is after appearing in the final T20I against Sri Lanka. 
  • India lost to Bangladesh 0-1 in the final to finish as the runners-up of the SAFF Under-15 Women's Championship in Dhaka. 
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