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English Current Affairs 12th December 2017


National News
  1. The Government has launched LaQshya a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas
  2. Electronics and Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prased launched first NIC – CERT a setup of National Informatics centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities
  3. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj held the 15th Russia – India – China trilateral meet with Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi in New Delhi
  4. India’s first Electronic Manufacturing cluster (EMC) Will be Coming to Andhra Pradesh
  5. Hyderabad launched a drive to turn Hyderabad into “Beggar Free” city which was earlier put to halt after rumors that the drive was initiated because of US president Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump to the City
  6. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee announced a life insurance of 5 lakhs each for pilgrims. Visiting the state for the upcoming Gangasagar fair, the second biggest pilgrimage fair after Kumbh
  7. Union minster of state for Youth Affairs and sports col. Rajyavardhan Rathore confirmed union government will launch a ‘Khelo India’ programme at a cost of 1,756 crore rupees for the period 2017–18 to 2019-20
International news
  1. World’s largest automated container terminal open in Shanghai Yangshan deep water port
  2. British authorities have named Mount Hope as the country’s new highest peak
  3. Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinema in more than 35 years after the government announced the lifting of the ban on movie theatres
Sports
  1. India to host 81 matches from 2019-2023 says BCCI
  2. Shubhankar Sharma of India won the Joburg open golf tournament
  3. Australia retained their Hockey world league final title with Victory over Argentina
  4. India’s Saurabh Chaudhry qualified for the youth Olympic games with a gold medal and a junior world record in 10m air pistol at the ongoing Asia Youth Olympic games qualification tournament in Wako city, Japan
Appointment
  1. Rahul Gandhi elected unopposed as president of Congress
Awards
  1. The Vice President of India, Shree M. Vankaiah Naidu has conferred ‘Yeraringan’ award to prof M.S. Swaminathan in Chennai