English Current Affairs for 30th December 2017

National News
1.     The Eighteenth meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi, under the chairman ship of Arun Jaitley
2.     ISRO has announced that it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat – 2 series each observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its polar rocket on January 10.
3.     The last MIG – 27 aircraft roared over Hasimara Air Force base in Bengal for the last time as the IAF bade farewell to this legacy fleet in a function.
4.     Government think-tank NITI Aayog is slowest among 52 Central Ministries and Departments when it comes to addressing public grievances reveals a government report.
5.     More than 5,000 youths from different parts of the country will attend the 22nd National Youth Festival, scheduled to be held in Jaipur.
6.     State – run power giant NTPC group’s capacity will cross the 51,000 MW mark on 31 December with the beginning of commercial operations of Unit – 2 of the Kudgi super thermal project.
7.     Coming to the rescue of ailing banks the centre has pumped in capital of 7,577 crore in various weak public sector banks
8.     India has the highest level of Non-Performing Assets (NPA) among BRICS countries and is ranked fifth on a list of countries, reported by CARE Rating
9.     Former football star Geogre weah has been elected as Liberia’s President
10.   Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Best Player of the year accolade at the Globe soccer Awards
11.  Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company limited has been awarded the Prestigious “Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management” for the year 2017 
12.   Viswanathan Anand lifted the World rapid Chess championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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