December 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs December 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of December 2017 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Indian film actress Dia Mirza has been chosen as the United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India. Diya is also the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India. With this new role, Dia will enhance her awareness of environmental issues and make her work more effective for her solutions.
  • On December 15, 2017, Narinder Batra, chief of the International Hockey Federation, was elected the new President of the Indian Olympic Association. Narinder Batra got a total of 142 votes, while Khanna got 13 votes. Batra has been elected to this post for a term of four years.
  • Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has been elected as President of Chile for another term again. Pinera got 54.58 percent of the votes in the presidential election, while opposition opponent Alejandro Guillier got 45.52 votes. He will hold his post from 18 March 2018 next year.
  • On December 21, 2017, Indian Foreign Service Senior Officer M. Subbarayudu has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Peru (Capital-Lima). He is a 1994 batch IFS officer.
  • On December 25, 2017, Vijay Rupani has been sworn in for the second time in the Chief Minister's post in Gujrat's Capital Gandhinagar. At the same time, Nitin Patel has been the Deputy Chief Minister for the second consecutive time. The BJP had secured majority in the recent Assembly elections by winning 99 seats in the 182-member house.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • 16-year-old Syrian Muslim al-Jondi was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize 2017 for efforts to ensure the rights of children in Syrian refugees.
  • Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia won the Readers' poll for Time magazine Person of the Year 2017 'title.
  • Famous writer of Hindi, Mamta Kalia has been selected for her novel 'Dukhkam - Sukkam' for the year 2017, the prestigious award of Vyas Samman 2017.
  • Priyanka Chopra has been awarded this year's Mother Teresa Memorial Award. This award is given to people working in the direction of social justice. Priyanka Chopra was awarded this award for her contribution in social work. Priyanka Chopra is also UNICEF's goodwill ambassador and she is known for supporting various philanthropic activities.
  • On December 16, 2017, the famous Bengali poet Joy Goswami has been selected for the year 2017 Moortidevi Award. He will be the first Bengali writer to receive this award. He will be given this award for his poetry collection 'Du Bondo Fowara Mito'.
  • On 21st December, 2017, the announcement of this year's Sahitya Akademi Award has been announced to the writers of 24 language works, including the famous critics of Hindi Ramesh Kuntal Megh, Beg Ehsas of Urdu, Niranjan Mishra of Sanskrit, and Shrikant Deshmukh of Marathi.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • By overtaking Saudi Arabia, Iraq has become the top country in terms of export of crude oil to India in the current financial year.
Top India Current Affairs
  • Under the chairmanship of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) starting from 2017-18 with a three year budget of Rs 9046.17 crore.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Former Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sain Anand died at the age of 81. He was the 29th Chief Justice of the country who remained in the post from October 10, 1998 to October 31, 2001.
  • France's biggest rockstar Johnny Hallyday has passed away. He was 74 years old.
  • Dinesh Chandra Nath, former Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) died on December 10, 2017. He was walking ill for some time. He was appointed Special Director of IB in 1995. After retired from the IB in 1997 he was also working as the Executive President and Director General of the International Institute of Safety Management.
  • Famous writer, Director and Actor Neeraj Vora, known for his films like Satya, Phir Hera Pheri and Race, has passed away on December 14, 2017. He breathed his last at Criti Care Hospital in Mumbai. He was in coma for several months.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • Mukesh Ambani, one of India's top entrepreneurs, has been ranked sixth on Forbes' billionaires list. Jeff Bezos is in the top spot in this list.
  • According to the report of Duff and Phelps, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has surpassed the superstar Shah Rukh Khan of Hindi films as a valued celebrity. Kohli's brand value reached $ 1.44 million.
  • According to a report titled 2018 World Economic League Table, India will become the fifth largest economy in the world by defeating Britain and France in 2018. This report has been released by the Center for Economics and Business Research.
  • According to a report of Care Ratings, India is at the fifth position in the list of countries with the highest non-performing assets (NPAs). Greece is top of the list.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • In the Asian Archery Championships held in Dhaka Capital of Bangladesh, Indian archers performed brilliantly with three gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
  • The Golf World Cup will be played for the third time in 2018 in Melbourne, in which 28 teams will play in the Metropolitan Club. Denmark will try to retain its title in the 59th phase of the tournament, which will be held from 21 to 25 November next year, in which 28 teams of two golfers will represent their country. It is the only tournament in addition to the Olympics in which the top golfers represent their country.
  • West Indies cricket team opener Chris Gayle has become the first batsman in the world to hit 800 sixes in T20 cricket. He has achieved this achievement during an innings of 126 not out against Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League match played in Dhaka.
  • Indian opener Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score three double hundreds in one-day internationals He did this by playing an unbeaten innings of 208 against Sri Lanka. He became the first captain to make double centuries in the history of cricket.
  • Mumbai's Aryan Govas and Pune's Arjun Kadhe won the second consecutive ITF doubles titles in the Egyptian Futures Tennis Tournament in Cairo.
  • Indian captain Mithali Raj was selected in the ICC ODI Team of the Year while Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the only cricketer to make the ODI and T20 place of the year announced by the World Organization.
  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored a century in only 35 balls against Sri Lanka and equaled the world record for completing hundreds on the lowest balls in T20 international cricket. He equaled the record of fastest century of South Africa's David Miller.
  • Haryana's pistol shooter Manu Bhakher won the gold medal in junior mixed team event in the 61st National Shooting championship competition.
  • Jitu Roy, one of India's top shooters, won gold medal with a new record in the 50 meter pistol event in the 61st National Shooting Championship.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • India successfully tested the indigenously developed Advanced Air Defense (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile from a testing center in Odisha. This missile is capable of hitting any ballistic missile coming from a very low altitude.
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