Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs December: Week 3

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • RBI Imposes Additional Actions Under PCA on United Bank of India.
  • RBI Imposes Rs 5 crore Penalty on Syndicate Bank.
  • Government Ropes in ICICI Bank to Enable Cashless Payments on e-NAM.
  • IRDAI panel suggests easing of G-Sec rule for insurance companies.
  • Yes bank and European Investment Bank announced a co-finance programme of $ 400mn for the clean power project.
  • AU small finance bank joins hand with Sahaj e village for banking service.
  • Govt. infuses Rs. 52000 cr in PSBs under Indradhanush Plan.
  • SBI Card and Bharat Petroleum launch BPCL SBI card.
Weekly Current Affairs December: Week 3


  • Pradeep Kumar Gupta appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Mali.
  • Ravindra Jaiswal appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Sudan.
  • M. Subbarayudu appointed as Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Peru.
  • Justice UD Salvi Appointed Officiating Chief of National Green Tribunal (NGT).
  • NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retired.
  • Airtel Payments Bank CEO Shashi Arora Resigns.
  • Apple appoints Michel Coulomb to lead India operations.


  • Bengali Singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay Passes Away.
  • Jazz and Pop singer Keely Smith passes away.
  • Former UP Governor Banwari Lal Joshi passes away.

Honour and Awards

  • Rekha Receives First Smita Patil Memorial Award.
  • Shree Saini Crowned Miss India USA 2017.
  • Actor Salman Khan has topped the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year with the earning of Rs 232.83 crore.
  • Tata Steel Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) gets Golden Peacock Innovation Award.
  • Authors Mamang Dai and Ramesh Kuntal Megh have won this year's Sahitya Akademi award.

Weekly Current Affairs December: Week 1

Important Days

  • International Migrants Day: 18 December 2017
  • The theme for the year 2017 is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”.
  • National Mathematics Day- 22nd December.
  • Nation Celebrates Kisan Diwas- 23rd December,
  • Birth anniversary of the fifth prime minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh.

MoUs and Partnerships:

  • Assam Signs MoU with Isha Foundation to Save Rivers.
  • Andhra Pradesh Government Signs Agreements With Alphabet X.
  • Skill Development Ministry and Maruti Suzuki Sign MoU to support Skill India in the automobile industry.
  • India, Myanmar Ink MoU for Development of Rakhine State.
  • India signed an agreement with Switzerland for Information Exchange.
  • A loan agreement has been signed between India and Germany for Pare Hydroelectric Plant Project.

Important News- World

  • Andrej Babis Appointed as new Prime Minister of Czech.
  • According to Forbes' annual ranking for the best countries for business in 2018, US is at the top place.
  • France Passes Law to Ban all Oil and Gas Production by 2040.
  • Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile’s Presidential Election.
  • World Bank Provides Loans of $125 Million for STRIVE Project.
  • WHO Certifies Gabon as Polio-free.

Important News- India

  • E-way Bill to be Made Compulsory from February 2018.
  • Companies Amendment Bill 2017 Passed by Parliament.
  • Lok Sabha Passes Immovable Property Amendment Bill.
  • First National Training of trainers programme for Sendai Framework held in New Delhi.
  • DARPAN Launched for Financial Inclusion of Rural Population.
  • Cabinet Approves Establishing India's 1st National Rail and Transportation University.
  • India's First design University Opens in Haryana.
  • GST Council Clears e-way Bill Mechanism.
  • India has largest diaspora population in the world: UN Report.
  • India to Host Meeting of WTO Member Countries on Food Security.
  • Russia’s Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin Visits New Delhi.
  • Cabinet Approves "Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector".
  • MEA Launched SAMEEP to Take Indian Foreign Policy to Students Across Country.
  • NGT Bans Plastic Items in Towns Located Along Ganga.
  • Indian Railways plans to make all stations 100% LED lit by March 2018.
  • NITI Aayog to set up Methanol Economy Fund to promote production and use of the clean fuel.
  • Parliament passes Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.
  • India selected as Chair of Ad Hoc Committee of Kimberley Certification Scheme.
  • Govt. approves setting up of 42 Mega food park.

Business, Science and Technology

  • Ola Acquires Food Panda India Business, further invest $200 million.
  • Bharti Airtel to buy Millicom’s Operations in Rwanda.
  • Quikr Acquires HDFC's Digital, Realty Units in all Stock Deal.


  • India and Maldives are organising the eighth edition of EKUVERIN joint military exercise in Belagav, Karnataka.
  • Hamesha Vijayee Military Exercise Begins in Rajasthan.
  • Naseem-Al-Bahr 2017: India, Oman Conducted Naval Exercise.

Important News- States

  • Losar Festival Celebrated in Ladakh.
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune's initiative, Avantika University has become India's first design university with a unique academic structure.
  • UP To, Have Cow Protection Committees in All Districts.
  • Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Approves Pension for State's Transgender.
  • Goa Celebrates 56th Liberation Day.
  • Vijay Rupani Remains Gujarat Chief Minister and Nitin Patel His Deputy.
  • PM inaugurates 60 MW Tuirial Hydropower Project in Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project gets environmental clearance in Telangana.
  • India’s First National Rail and Transportation University to come at Vadodara.

Sports News

  • PV Sindhu Wins silver at BWF World Superseries Finals.
  • Sir Mo Farah has been named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2017.
  • Messi Gets La Liga’s Best Player Award 2017.
  • Sushil Kumar Clinches Gold at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
  • Junior shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap won U-17 and U-19 singles titles at Badminton junior Nationals in Guwahati, Assam.
  • India Finishes 1st at Junior Boxing Championship in Germany.
  • Ekta Bisht First Indian Women Cricketer named in ICC ODI & T20 Teams.
  • Birmingham to Host Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Weekly Current Affairs December: Week 3 Weekly Current Affairs December: Week 3 Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on December 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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