Current Affairs 7th December 2017 for Banking /SSC

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1-Govt Sets Up Panel to Address NPAs in Power Sector

Government- sets up a high-level committee– headed by NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant- to address NPAs in India’s power sector.
Important keywords:
  • NITI- National Institution for Transforming India.
  • Chairperson- Narendra Modi, Vice Chairperson- Dr. Rajiv Kumar.

2-Johnny Hallyday, France’s ‘Elvis Presley’ Passes Away

France’s biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The singer sold about 100 million records and starred in a number of films in a career that began in 1960.
He was made a Chevalier of the Legion D’Honneur by President Jacques Chirac in 1997. The French sim
ply called him “Our Johnny”.

3-India and Cuba Sign MoU for Enhanced Cooperation in Health Sector

India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
The objective of this MoU is t

o establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources in both countries.
Important keywords:
  • J. P. Nadda- Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
  • Cuba Capital- Havana, Currency- Cuban peso.

4-Indian and Italy Sign MoU for Cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary Issues

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh with H.E Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister for Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies have signed a new MoU for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues that will replace the one signed in 2008.
Important keywords:
  • Italy Capital- Rome, Currency- Euro.

5-United states officially recognizes jerusalem as the capital of Isrel

United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The United States of America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It’s a move that upends decades of U.S. policy, was the announcement made by the U.S President Donald Trump which invited lots of criticism but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu termed this as ‘historic day’ for Israel.  The Israeli leader says his country “will continue to work with the president and his team to make that dream of peace come true.
Donald Trump is pledging to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, and Netanyahu is urging other countries to follow suit. The Members of Israel’s cabinet have praised the move as “destined” and “overdue.”

6-UP, First State to Endorse Centre’s Triple Talaq Draft Bill

Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state to endorse the Centre’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognizable and non-bailable offense.
As per the draft law, its three years’ imprisonment and a fine to a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq” three times. The bill is all set to be introduced in the coming winter session of parliament.
Important keywords:
  • UP CM- Yogi Adityanath, Governor- Ram Naik.

7-Swiggy Appoints Vishal Bhatia as CEO of New Supply Business

Online food delivery start-up Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd) has appointed Vishal Bhatia as chief executive officer for its new supply business.
Bhatia comes with 19 years of experience in consumer goods firms like Reckitt Benckiser Group, PepsiCo and Britannia.
Important keywords:
  • Sriharsha Majety- CEO & Co-founder of Swiggy.

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