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English Current Affairs 11th December 2017

National News 
1.     India to host South East Asian connectivity Summit in New Delhi
• Theme: ‘Powering Digital and Physical linkages for Asia in the 21st Century’
2.     UN women, Face book inaugurates ‘We the Women’ event in Mumbai to empower and recognize the Magnificent Contribution of women in our society
3.     Central Government with soon issue universal ID cards to person with disabilities which will be Valid throughout India
4.     The Ministry of External affairs has through the official Twitter India’s public diplomacy shared pictures of traditional ‘thalis’ from all the 29 states of India
5.     Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Mane became the first Indian Shooters to Secure the women’s and Men’s quota Places for the 2018 youth Olympic games by winning a gold and bronze each at the 10th Asian championship low Rifle/Pistol at Wako city, Japan
6.     Human Rights Day – 10th December
• Theme: Standup for Human Rights
7.     India’s GDP growth to Rise 7.5 % in 2018 and 7.7 % in 2019 says a report of Morgan Staley
8.     India to achieve ‘Electricity for all by early 2020’s says International Energy Agency (IFA)
International News
9.     Afghanistan’s second vice president Mohammed Sarwar Danish will be on five day visit to India starting today He will attend an International conference on ‘Harmony and Memorial of Mother Teresa’
10. Face Book Co – founder Eduardo Saverin has become Singapore’s richest person with a net worth of $ 10.4 Billion
11.  Google Doodle celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of India’s First women photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla
12.  Goa CM unveil India’s First mobile food testing lab which will enable on the Spot food safety
Appointments
13.  Uma Shankar appointment as RBI Executive Director
14.  Sarvesh Tiwari appointed as President Para sports foundation
Banking and Finance
15.  RBI launches campaign against SMS fraudsters – ‘missed call’ Helpline to warn people against promising prize money scams
16. BSE’s India International Exchanges India has received approval from the capital market regulator SEBI on the framework for the listing of debt securities
17.  India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki became India’s sixth most valued firm, crossing India’s largest lender state Bank of India
Economy
18. The Provision Figures of Direct Tax collections up to Nov 2017 show that the net collections are at 4.8 lakhs crore which is 14.4%higher than the last year
Sports
19. South Korea announced it will have 85 Robots at the 2018 winter Olympics as Volunteers
Honours
20.  President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the president colour to the Submarine arm of the Indian Navy in recognition of its extraordinary services to the nation in the past 50 yrs
Obituary
21. Lalji Singh, a pioneer of DNA Fingerprint technology in India passed away
22.  Veteran Journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta passes away
Important Days
23. December 11 - Unicef Day (UNICEF - United Nations Children's International Emergency Fund)
24.   December 11 - International Mountain Day
25.  December 11 - Physics- Max Bourne birthday (135)