Search your Topic HERE....

December 08, 2017

8th December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

Leave a Comment

sponsored links

Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (8th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 8th December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The United Kingdom (UK)  today reached a deal with the European Union on its exit terms from the bloc, opening the way for the second phase of talks on post-Brexit relations next year. 
    • UK PM Theresa May said that the deal, which guarantees no hard border in Northern Ireland, will enable people in the UK "to go on living as before".
National Current Affairs
  • The government today extended the Deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN to March 31, 2018
    • It said this is to provide relief to taxpayers who haven't yet completed the linking of the two. 
  • Andhra Pradesh's Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has announced plans to appoint members of Dalit, SC, ST, and fishermen communities as Priests
    • They will be accommodated in 500 temples being built in various Dalit colonies, tribal areas, and fishermen villages where Brahmin priests are not available.
MOUs & Agreements
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Rotary India for intensive efforts towards achieving the immunization target.
    • Aim of this MOU : To provide collaborative support and accelerate efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush, Intensified Mission Indradhanush.
Awards & Honors
  • The Taj Mahal has come second in a TripAdvisor survey listing the UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites rated best by travellers around the globe. 
    • The Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia topped the list.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has awarded 'intangible heritage' status to the traditional Italian art of pizza tossing, Pizzaiuoli.
    • Note : India's Kumbh Mela has been included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. 
  • Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been named the Top Indian actor of 2017 by Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb). 
    • Aamir Khan and Salman Khan occupied the second and third spots respectively.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a penalty of ₹10 lakh on Tata Steel over delays in making necessary disclosures. 
    • Tata Steel on multiple occasions failed to disclose its increased shareholding in a group firm, Tinplate Company of India, within the prescribed time.
  • World's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores is changing its legal name to 'Walmart' after 47 years, effective February 1. 
    • Wal-Mart operates more than 11,600 stores and clubs in 28 countries.
Recent Committees in News
  • The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has set up 3 Member committee to study the matter to give minority status to Hindus in 8 states where their population is less than 50%.
    • Head of this Committee : George Kurien (NCM’s Vice Chairman)
Sports Current Affairs
  • Nagpur's Kanchanmala Pande today became the 1st Indian to win a gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championship, taking place in Mexico.
  • Brussels has lost the right to stage matches at UEFA Euro 2020 following delays in the development of a new stadium.
    • UEFA Union of European Football Associations
    • UEFA President : Aleksander Ceferin 
  • Formula One team bosses have voted Mercedes' championship-winning Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton as the sport's top driver for the fourth successive year. 
  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won this year's Ballon d'Or in a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower, equalling Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's record of five Ballon d'Or titles. 

Monthly Current Affairs PDF Downloads
      sponsored links

      0 Responses:

      Post a Comment

      Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...