NDA & CDS Exams: Important Facts of December 2017

For the benefit of CDS and NDA aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in December 2017. They are divided into five parts – National & States, India & World, International Affairs, Persons in News and Sports.

Created On: Jan 8, 2018 12:31 IST
NDA & CDS Exams: Important Facts of December 2017
NDA & CDS Exams: Important Facts of December 2017

For the benefit of CDS and NDA aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in December 2017. They are divided into five parts – National & States, India & World, International Affairs, Persons in News and Sports. They are as follows.

National & States

•    This Union Ministry launched the pilot project ‘Blue Flag’ for cleanliness of beaches - Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

•    India festival recognized by UNESCO as India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - Kumbh Mela

•    This State received the Award for Best State in Promoting Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the year 2017 - Chhattisgarh

•    This former Indian President's birthday is observed as National Agricultural Education Day on 3 December every year - Rajender Prasad

•    India celebrates Navy Day every year on 4 December. The day was proclaimed to mark - Operation Trident

•    This State Government approved 5 per cent reservation to Kapu Community - Andhra Pradesh

•    This state launched India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant - Kerala

•    India has conducted a successful test launch of this surface to air missle with indigenous radio frequency seeker – Akash

•    This Indian state has become the first one to pass a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below - Madhya Pradesh

•    Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated every year in India on - 7 December

•    Initiative launched on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day 2017 - Laqshya

•    India’s First Runway on 'Sea Bridge' will be located at - Lakshadweep Islands

•    Operation launched recently to rescue the people affected by Ockhi Cyclone in India - Operation Synergy

•    This city will host the Indian Science Congress 2018 – Imphal

•    Union Cabinet recently approved an agreement with UNESCO for establishment of the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography in – Hyderabad

•    Google X has signed a MoU with this Indian state to set up its first development centre outside USA - Andhra Pradesh

•    BR Ambedkar International Centre was recently launched in - New Delhi

•    The World Conference on Vedas was inaugurated by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in this city - New Delhi

•    This ship is the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard - ICGS Sujay

•    This submarine is the first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine to be commissioned into the Indian Navy - INS Kalvari

•    This person will head the 3-member committee constituted by the National Commission on Minorities to give minority status to Hindus in 8 states - George Kurien

•    The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on this day - 14 December

•    This country will host 2021 Champions Trophy and 2023 World Cup - India

•    The Skill Development Ministry has signed a MoU with this automobile manufacturer to impart skill training to youth - Maruti Suzuki

•    He was sworn in as the chief minister of Gujarat – Vijay Rupani

•    President Ram Nath Kovind formally inaugurated the 100th annual conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) at - Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh

•    This city got India's first ever AC local train – Mumbai

•    This state recently celebrated its 56th Liberation Day in India – Goa

•    This state has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during  the emergency period as ‘Loktantra Sainani’ - Rajasthan

•    Losar Festival celebrations were organised at – Ladakh

•    Bilateral military exercise “EKUVERIN 2017” began recently between India and - Maldives

•    The Good Governance Day was observed on - 25 December

•    The good governance day is observed to commemorate this veteran political leader’s birth anniversary - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

•    This airport when completed will be India’s biggest airport - Jewar

•    This state’s assembly has passed a stringent bill, UPCOC, which is aimed at curbing organised crime and terror in the state - Uttar Pradesh

•    This sports activity was referred to the five-judge Constitution bench for determining whether it is a cultural right within Article 29 of the Constitution - Jallikattu

•    This city will host Commonwealth Games in 2022 – Birmingham

•    Indian army conducted a major exercise called 'Hamesha Vijayee' in this state - Rajasthan  

•    Vijay Diwas, the day commemorating India’s 1971 victory over Pakistan, was observed on this day - 17 December

•    India has been declared free from Trachoma. Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection of - Eyes

•    This Railway station was declared as India's first 100% energy-efficient station - Kacheguda Railway Station

India & World

•    This country will be the new Member of Wassenaar Arrangement - India

•    This country overtook Saudi Arabia as top oil supplier to India – Iraq

•    This country has largest Diaspora population in the world, as per the UN World Migration Report 2017 – India

•    This country will be hosting the 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - India

•    The Indian navy conducted bilateral military exercise ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’ with this nation’s naval force – Oman

•    Indian navy completed the 2nd phase of the joint oceanographic survey with this country’s naval force - Sri Lanka

•    India has signed a financial agreement for a skill strengthening project with this International financial institution - World Bank

•    India has signed a MoU with this nation to develop Rakhine state, to enable safe return of Rohingya Muslims – Myanmar

•    It is with this country, India held the 20th Special Representatives level talks on boundary issue –China

•    India and this nation jointly launched the second air cargo route linking Kabul with Mumbai – Afghanistan

•    The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS) is being held in this city - New Delhi

International Affairs

•    This country has withdrawn itself from United Nations’ refugee and migrant pact - United States of America

•    The United States recently launched the largest-ever air exercise along with this nation - South Korea

•    This country recently announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency to combat its economic crisis - Venezuela

•    This person won the 2017 presidential election of Chile - Sebastian Pinera

•    Winner of presidential vote in Honduras election 2017 - Juan Orlando Hernandez

•    The Communications regulator of this country rolled back net neutrality rules that were introduced in the nation in 2015 – US

•    These two Arab nations have formed a new economic and partnership group, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council - UAE & Saudi Arabia

•    The World Soil Day was observed on - 5 December

•    This city will host Commonwealth Games in 2022 - Birmingham  

•    This country inaugurated world’s longest glass bridge recently – China

•    US President Donald Trump recognised this place as the capital of Israel - Jerusalem

•    This country was recently declared polio-free by the World Health Organization - Gabon

•    Former football superstar, George Weah won the presidential elections of this nation – Liberia

•    Day celebrated on 3 December every year - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

•    This nation has lifted its 35-year old ban on commercial movie theatres - Saudi Arabia

•    Qatar has signed a multi-billion dollar deal with this nation to buy 24 Typhoon fighters – Britain

Persons in News

•    The International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 was conferred upon - Mohamad Al Jounde

•    He was appointed as the CEO and MD of Infosys - Salil S Parekh

•    This bollywood actor, writer and director, passed away on 14 December after being in coma for over a year - Neeraj Vora

•    Person sworn-in as the President of Kenya is - Uhuru Kenyatta

•    Person of the Year 2017 as per the Time magazine - The Silence Breakers

•    This Indian is among the six top diplomats, who were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at UN for their contribution towards forming a more secure world – Lakshmi Puri

•    Hindi writer who has been selected for the Vyaas Samman 2017 - Mamta Kalia

•    Father of Indian DNA fingerprinting who passed away recently - Lalji Singh

•    Person appointed as member of the  Union Public Service Commission recently - Smita Nagaraj

•    Person selected for Moortidevi Award 2017 - Joy Goswami

•    Person conferred with 2017 National Design Award - G Satheesh Reddy

•    He resigned as the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal on 19 December 2017 - Justice Swatanter Kumar

•    He was sworn-in as the CM of Himachal Pradesh – Jairam Thakur

•    This Indian actor was honoured with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award - Priyanka Chopra

•    Person awarded with the Harivarasanam Award 2017 - KS Chitra


•    This Indian shuttler won the silver medal at the BWF Dubai World Series Finals 2017 - PV Sindhu

•    This Indian Olympian clinched the gold medal in the 62kg women's freestyle category at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2017 - Sakshi Malik

•    This country won the gold medal at the Hockey World League Final – Australia

•    India won these many medals at the 10th Asian Airgun Shooting Championship – Five

•    This Indian cricketer became the first-ever batsman to score 3 double centuries in ODIs - Rohit Sharma

•    This boxer was named as youth boxer of year by Asian Boxing Confederation - Sachin Siwach

•    He has been elected as the new President of Indian Olympic Association - Narinder Batra

•    This country will host the 46th Congress of the International Hockey Federation – India

•    Person who resigned as National Sports Observer over conflict of Interest issue following the resignation of Mary Kom - Sushil Kumar

•    This country was banned by IOC from Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang – Russia

•    The official emblem of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games is - Flying High

Aspirants are advised to memorize the above given facts as they are prepared by taking the previous year papers into consideration. The above given facts are much helpful for the upcoming CDS (I) 2018 Exam and NDA (I) 2018 Exams.

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