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December 27, 2017

27th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • India and Afghanistan today inaugurated their second air cargo route linking Mumbai and Kabul
    • This new route is expected to boost Afghanistan's export of fruits and medicinal plants. 
    • Note : The 1st air corridor between India and Afghanistan was launched in June this year to link Kabul and New Delhi.
  • China and Pakistan today offered to include Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on mutually beneficial principles after the first trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries. 
  • Elections won by India on the global stage in the year 2017 :
    December 2017 Daily Current Affairs
    • Re-elected to the UN's Economic and Social Council.
    • Re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation Council. 
    • Re-elected to the International Court of Justice (Justice Dalveer Bhandari)
    • Elected to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Neeru Chadha - 1st Indian woman).
National Current Affairs
  • Indian national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' was first sung on this day (27th December) in the year 1911, at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress.
    • India had no official national anthem at the time of independence as 'Jana Gana Mana' was adopted as the national anthem by the Constituent Assembly on 24th January 24 1950.
    • Note : The anthem was composed by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Government launched two schemes, they are :
    • Prakash hai to vikas hai Scheme
    • This is a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state. 
    • This scheme was launched on Good Governance Day (25th December 2017 - former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday)
    • Kisan Uday Yojana :
    • This is a scheme for farmers in which existing 5 HP (Horse Power)/7.5 HP submersible and coupling sets of farmers will be replaced free of cost. 
    • The scheme will cover 10 lakh farmers by 2022 and will lead to 35% saving on power consumption.
New Appointments
  • BJP's veteran leader and five-time MLA Jai Ram Thakur took oath as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh after the party formed the state government with 44 seats.
    • He defeated Congress candidate Chet Ram from Seraj with a margin of over 11,000 votes. 
    • He had earlier served as state Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
Awards & Honors
  • Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma has been named Person of the Year by animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
  • Hollywood actress Heather Menzies-Urich (68), known for playing the role of Louisa von Trapp from the 1956 musical 'The Sound of Music', passed away.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Hollywood Actor Vin Diesel has been named the top-grossing actor of 2017 by Forbes, with $1.6 billion in global ticketing receipts from his film 'The Fate of the Furious'. 
    • Dwayne Johnson stood at 2nd position with $1.5 billion receipts followed by the 'Wonder Woman' actress Gal Gadot, whose films earned $1.4 billion worldwide.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The governments of India and Tamil Nadu signed an agreement with the World Bank for the multilateral lender to provide a $318 million loan for modernisation of irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu, improve market opportunities for small and marginal farmers and their adoption of climate resilient techniques. 
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea on to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.
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