Presenting current affairs today December 11 2017 with all latest updates from all areas. Read current affairs regularly to score high in competitive exams.
Khelo India programme for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20 to be launched – Rathore
India will be launching a Khelo India programme for 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an aim to promote Sports among all at a cost of Rs.1756 crore. The announcement was made by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore while he was addressing a function at Yuva Sambardhana Utsav organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. Two programmes launched will be “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence”.
Senior IAS officer of 1985-batch of Karnataka cadre, Pradeep Singh Kharola took the charge as chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India. He took charge from Rajiv Bansal. Kharola has also served as managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd since February 2015.
India at Hockey World League Won Bronze beats Germany
India at Hockey World League has won a bronze medal by defeating Germany with score of 2-1 in Final on Sunday. Germany also shown great game and but India got lead in first half as SV Sunil (20) scored a goal but due to poor defending Germany equalled in the second half.
Then Harmanpreet Singh (54) brilliantly converted a penalty corner just six minutes before the final hooter and sealed the match in India’s favour.
Uma Shankar appointed as RBI Executive Director
Chief General manager of RBI’s financial inclusion and development department Uma Shankar has been appointed as Executive Directorof RBI. Shankar was appointed at the vacant RBI Executive Director’s post because of the retirement of Meena Hemchandra in Condemner last month.
Currently RBI has 11 Executive Directors and each one is given responsibility to supervise the 34 departments headed by CGMs at the central bank.
Maruti Suzuki replaces SBI as 6th most valuable Indian firm
India’s largest car manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki has became country’s sixth most valued firm. It has replaced India’s largest lender SBI. Total market capitalisation of Maruti Suzuki is at 2.74 trillion, marginally ahead of SBI’s market value of 2.71 trillion. Currently Reliance Industries at top in terms of country’s most valued company. Reliance has a market value of 5.8 trillion. Reliance is followed by tech giant TCS, private lender HDFC Bank, ITC and Hindustan Unilever.
China has started building Biggest Floating Solar Project of World with an estimated investment of 1 billion yuan ($151 million). It has been started by China’s unit named Three Gorges Corpp.