Current Affairs Today December 19 2017 Updates

Hello friends here are Current Affairs Today December 19 2017 with quickly updated information on latest happenings from all over the India. Here we present current affairs for candidates in summarized for to go through all information quickly.

India Ranked 60th in latest Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017

India has been ranked at 60th position in latest Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. India has shown improvement of 6 places as compared to its earlier GII ranking of 2016. The GII was prepared on 127 countries. It was Switzerland that toped the list.

India has also launched a programme for states ranking named as “India Innovation Index”. It has been jointly launched by NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together.

This Index will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states on innovation and regularly update it in real time.


Aakarshi Kashyap wins U-17 & U-19 singles titles at Badminton Jr. Nationals

world no.1 Junior shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap has won both U-17 and U-19 singles titles at Badminton junior Nationals held in Guwahati, Assam. In Under-17 category, 16-year-old from Aakarshi Kashyap from Bhilai defeated Malvika Bansod in the final. In under 19 categories final, she has beaten Vaidehi Choudhari.


Satheesh Reddy Conferred with National Design Award

G. Satheesh Reddy has been conferred with prestigious National Design Award for his valuable contribution in indigenous design and development of diversified missile systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies and for his sustained efforts leading to the advancement of aerospace technologies and industries in India. Reddy is Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems.


India to host meeting of WTO members in February on food security and other issues

India will be hosting a meeting of about 40 WTO members in February next year to muster support for food security and other issues. The declaration was made by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu at an Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) event.

 

About EU India Teade

EU is one of the greatest market for India for garments. This sector generates measurable employments for India as per Suresh Prabhu. Adding more to his statement Prabhu said that the government is working on making a standard operating procedure for any new FTA to be entered. India is also in discussion with Canada and Australia for the FTA.

 


Iraq overtakes Saudi Arabia as India’s top oil supplier

Iraq has become Top crude oil supplier ti India by overtaking Saudi Arabia for the first time in the current fiscal year. The has been made possible by the crude oil sales at heavy discounts by Iraq to India.

 


Pension For Transgenders Approved by Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

The Andhra Pradesh state cabinet has approved pension for transgenders in the state. As per the transgenders pension scheme, Rs. 1500 will be provided as pension to transgenders with more than 18 years of age. Other facilities that will be provided under this scheme to transgenders are… Read More here…Pension for Transgenders in AP


Indian junior boxers Tops at boxing tournament in Germany

Indian junior boxers have got top place at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament to finish as overall champions in the German city of Schwerin. India remained at top with six gold medals, four silver and one bronze medal.

Below are the names of Indian Gold Medalists in the Boxing Championship:

 

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