Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (15th to 21st December 2017)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week December 2017). Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS Clerk 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week December 2017

1). 15th edition of International film festival held at Chennai was Inaugurated by – Aravind Samy

2). First country to end national radio broadcasts on FM – Norway

Key Points:

  • Norway Capital – Oslo
  • Norway Currency – Norwegian Krone
  • Norway Prime Minister – Erna Solberg

3). Mumbai Metro launched an app for safer commuting – SecuCare app

4).For UPI on mobile for faster, easier payments tie ups between- FundsIndia + Yes Bank

5). Mr India 2017 winner – Jitesh Singh Deo from Haryana

6). Three space station astronauts return to Earth after 139 days – Randy Bresnik, ESA’s Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryazanskiy

7). First museum dedicated to female artist was opened by – Iran

Key Points:

  • Iran Capital – Tehran
  • Iran Currency – Iranian Rial
  • Iran President – Hassan Rouhani

8). World’s steepest funicular railway line was opened at – Switzerland

9). India’s first social audit law was Launched by – Meghalaya

10). Vodafone India new CFO will be effective from 2018- Manish Dawar

Key Points:

  • Current CFO of Vodafone India – Arvind Agarwal
  • Vodafone India Headquarters – Mumbai
  • Vodafone India CEO – Sunil Sood

11). Suvarna Chakoram award from 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala was won by the film – Wajib (Palestinian film)

12). Word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries 2017 – Youthquake

  • Word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries 2016 – Port Truth
  • Word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries 2015 – Emoji

13). 2018 Winter Olympic Games Venue   – Pyeongchang, South Korea

  •       2022 Winter Olympic Games Venue   – Beijing, China

14). World’s first Camel’s hospital was Opened at – Dubai

Key Points:

  • UAE Capital – Abu Dhabi
  • UAE Currency – United Arab Emirates dirham
  • UAE President – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

15). Website for complaints against receiving continuous Aadhaar-linking calls and texts, Which was launched recently by – A petition website, “Speak For Me”

16).Venue of Sixth World Telugu Conference – Hyderabad

It Themes to promote Telugu and its literature besides helping the present generation learn more about Telugu language and its rich culture and heritage.

Key Points:

  • Fifth Telugu conference one held in Dubai in 2015
  • Fourth Telugu conference was held in Tirupati in 2015

17).The country to which WHO certified as polio free Country – Gabon

Key Points:

  • Gabon Capital – Libreville
  • Gabon Currency – Central African CFA franc
  • Gabon President – Ali Bongo Ondimba

18). Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Eastern India’s first CNG stations at – Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Key Points:

  • Dharmendra Pradhan Constituency – Deogarh, Odisha
  • Odisha Capital – Bhubaneswar
  • Odisha Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
  • Odisha Governor – S.C. Jamir

19). Reserve Bank of India imposes penalty on Syndicate Bank of about – 5 crore

Key Points:

  • Syndicate Bank Headquarters – Manipal
  • Syndicate Bank Tagline – A Faithful & Friendly Financial Partner
  • Syndicate Bank MD and CEO – Arun Shrivastava

20).Recently appointed two women Pilots for Indian Air force (IAF) – Pratibha (Rajasthan) and Shivangi (Varanasi)

Key Points:

  • Indian Air Force Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Marshal of the Indian Air Force – Arjan Singh

21). 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions two gold medal winner – Anjum Moudgil

22).Newly appointed Chile’s president – Sebastian Pinera

Who won Alejandro Guillier

Key Points:

  • Chile Capital – Santiago
  • Chile Currency – Chilean Peso
  • Chile President – Sebastian Pinera

23).Newly appointed Honduran’s President – Juan Orlando Hernández

Key Points:

  • Honduras Capital – Tegucigalpa
  • Honduras Currency – Honduran lempira

24). BBC Team of the Year Award won by – England’s women cricket team

Key Points:

  • Overseas Sports Personality of the Year – Roger Federer
  • Lifetime Achievement – Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Coach of the Year – Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm

25). World Superseries Finals held at Dubai’s silver Medalist – PV Sindhu

  • Gold Medalist – Akane Yamaguchi(Japan)

26).Winner of Ashes for 33rd time – Australia

  • Which was Played against England

27).According to the report of UN the list of migrants living abroad was topped by – India (ranges 17mn)

Key Points:

  • Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan and Ukraine also have large migrant populations living abroad, ranging from 6 to 11 million each

28). Losar Festival was celebrated in – Ladakh

Key Points:

  • Jammu and Kashmir Capital – Srinagar(Summer)
  • Jammu(Winter) – Jammu and Kashmir
  • Chief Minister – Mehbooba Mufti
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor – N N Vohra

29). Junior boxing championship was held at Germany

Key Points:

List of Indians bagged medals

  • Gold-medallists –  Bhavesh Kattamani(52kg), Vijeydeep (63kg), Akshay (60kg), Ish Pannu (70kg), Lakshay Chahar (80kg) and Vinit (75kg)
  • Silver-medallists – Anil (48kg), Swapnil Shinde (50kg), Aman (54kg) and Satender
  • Bronze- medallist – Aakash (66kg)

30). Balkan athlete of year gold Medalist- Grigor Dimitrov

  • Balkan athlete of year silver Medalist  – Simona Halep

31). The world’s biggest ever mechanism to reduce carbon was Launched by – China

Key Points:

  • China Capital – Beijing
  • China Currency – Renminbi
  • China President – Xi Jinping

32). world’s 1st ban on oil and gas production was imposed by the country – France

Key Points:

  • France Capital – Paris
  • France Currency – Euro, CFP franc
  • France President – Emmanuel Macron

33).RBI has made a bank under prompt corrective action which names – Bank of India, United bank of India

Key Points:

  • Bank of India Headquarters – Mumbai
  • Bank of India Tagline – Relationships beyond Banking
  • Bank of India MD and CEO – Dinabandhu Mohapatra
  • United Bank of India Headquarters – Kolkata
  • United Bank of India Tagline – The Bank that begins with “U”
  • United Bank of India MD and CEO – Pawan Kumar Bajaj

 34).Newly appointed Chief of National Green Tribunal – Justice UD 

  • Who replaced Justice Swatanter Kumar

35). National AIDS Research Institute (NARI)’s newly appointed Chief – Dr Samiran Panda( A Tropical Medicine Specialist)

  • He was earlier worked as the deputy director at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (Kolkata)

36). National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year won by – Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan from Singapore

  • Who captured an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia

37). La Liga’s top scorer and best player awards for the 2016-2017 fooball season was won by –  Barcelona star Lionel Messi 

38). Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 – Bhubaneswar, India

  • Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 – London, England

37).Highest  T20I wicket-taker in 2017 topped by – Yuzvendra Chahal

38).According to the Forbes’ list, the best countries for business in 2018 topped by – UK

  • India was ranked 62nd

39). Sahitya Akademi award was won by – Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal

40). Punjab Chief Minister launched an app –  PUDA-UCIC(Unauthorised constructions and illegal colonies)

Key Points:

  • Punjab Capital  – Chandigarh
  • Punjab Chief Minister – Amarinder Singh
  • Punjab Governor – V. P. Singh Badnore

41). World’s first sand art certificate course in March, 2018 launched by – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

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