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December 02, 2017

2nd December 2017 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (2nd December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 2nd December 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
    • This day has been adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations convention for the prevention of the human trafficking and of the exploitation of the human being and of others.
    • This Day was first celebrated in 1986.
    • The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
    • Theme of the year 2017 : "Remember Slavery: Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent"
  • India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Category-B.
    • The Category-B represents the developing countries and countries with largest interests in international sea-borne trade. 
    • IMO is a specialised United Nations agency which regulates global shipping.
  • The word 'Populism' has been announced as Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2017
    • The dictionary defined populism as "political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want". 
  • China's capital Beijing has banned fireworks to combat air pollution and reduce firework-triggered accidents ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations.
National Current Affairs
  • Andhra Pradesh Assembly today unanimously passed the bill providing 5% reservation for Kapu, Balija Vontari & Telaga communities in education and employment sectors. 
    • These communities will be placed under BC-F category. 
  • The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM), with a three-year budget of ₹9046.17 crore, to target the problems of malnutrition, stunting, and low birth weight babies. 
    • The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries.
Awards & Honors
  • Miss Korea Jenny Kim was crowned Miss Supranational 2017 in Poland. 
    • Tica Martinez of Colombia and Bianca Tirsin of Romania were named the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. 
    • Note : India's official entry to the competition, Peden Ongmu Namgyal, reached top 25, but failed to make it to the top 10.
  • Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has been awarded a doctorate degree in Philosophy Honoris Causa by the ITM University in Gwalior. 
    • Yuvraj was awarded the degree for his "extraordinary sporting prowess and as a catalyst of change with great integrity and humility". 
New Appointments
  • IT major Infosys today appointed Salil Parekh as its new CEO and Managing Director, effective January 2, 2018. 
  • The UN World Tourism Organization has appointed fictional character Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017'. 
    • Hello Kitty will promote the 'Travel. Enjoy. Respect' campaign, and highlight the role tourism can play in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Senior IAS officer Anshu Prakash was appointed the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government. 
  • Former Chief Justice of India Justice Adarsh Sein Anand passed away today after prolonged illness.
    • He was the 29th Chief Justice of India from October 1998 to October 2001.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's Shiva Keshavan retained his Gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships in Germany.
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 16,000 runs in international cricket, achieving the feat in his 350th innings against Sri Lanka today. 
  • Indian archers grabbed three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships in Dhaka. 

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