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December 06, 2017

6th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 6th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The India-headquartered International Solar Alliance (ISA) will become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation today.
    • The ISA, headquartered in India, has its Secretariat in the campus of the National Institute of Solar Energy, Gwalpahari, Gurgaon, Haryana.
    • As of date, 46 countries have signed and 19 countries have ratified the framework agreement of ISA.
  • The Foreign Ministers of China  (Wang Yi) and Russia (Sergey Lavrov) will visit India for a trilateral meeting.
    • Note : This will be the first high-level visit from China to India after the Doklam standoff.
    • This meeting will review global and regional issues of mutual interests and discuss trilateral exchanges and activities.
  • UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is on a visit to North Korea. 
    • This is the first time in over six years that a high-ranking UN official is visiting the reclusive nation. 
National Current Affairs
  • The Babri Masjid was demolished on this day (6th December) in the year 1992, after a political rally organised by the VHP and BJP turned violent.
    • The rally was aimed at gathering support for building a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi. 
  • Karnataka is going to provide 4% reservation for differently-abled people in the A and B categories of government jobs.
    • Currently, the disabled have 3% reservation in those categories and 5% in C and D categories. 
    • Note : Karnataka is also going to give a monthly allowance of ₹400 to four lakh people with disabilities.
  • The 22nd conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) was recently held New Delhi
    • It was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) Health & Family Welfare Anupriya Patel.
Awards & Honors
  • American biologist Joanne Chory has been awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize, which includes a $3 million cash award, for "deciphering how plants optimise their transform sunlight into chemical energy." 
  • The Aamir Khan starrer 'Dangal' was named the Best Asian Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) 2017.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named the Indonesian monkey who sparked a copyright case after snapping a grinning selfie from a British wildlife photographer's camera in 2011 as its 'Person of the Year'. 
  • PM Narendra Modi has topped the 2017 list of Most Followed Indians on Twitter, with 37.5 million followers. 
    • Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan stood at 2nd spo with more than 31.6 million followers. 
    • Deepika Padukone is the only woman in the top 10.
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won a readers' poll for TIME's 'Person of the Year 2017' award, scoring 24% of the votes. 
    • The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment claimed the second place in the poll with 6% of the votes. 
    • Important Note : Last year, Indian PM Narendra Modi won the poll while US President Donald Trump won the title.
Science & Technology
  • Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired with an indigenous radio frequency seeker.
    • The missile was successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The 6 member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the Rpo Rate, the rate at which banks borrow from RBI, unchanged at 6% for the second time in a row during its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review today.
    • This comes after retail inflation in October rose to a 7-month high of 3.58%. 
    • The RBI last cut the rate by 25 basis points in August.
    • The next meeting of the the 6 member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is scheduled on 6 and 7 February, 2018.
  • Social media giant Facebook has topped the List of best tech companies to work for in 2018 in the US, according to Glassdoor.
  • Romania's former King Michael I (96), who was forced to abdicate from throne after Soviets abolished the monarchy, passed away today. 
    • He first acceded to the throne in the 1920s when he was six years old, and then again in the 1940s.
Sports Current Affairs
  • MS Dhoni, who represented Pune in the last two IPLs, has been cleared to play for Chennai Super Kings next year, following the franchise's return. 
  • The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, over state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. 
  • Afghanistan's Mujeeb Zadran has become the first male cricketer born in the 21st century to play international cricket
    • Zadran, who was born on March 28, 2001, achieved the feat after taking the field in an ODI against Ireland today.

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