Morning Current Affairs: 26 December 2017

Dec 26, 2017 09:37 IST
Morning Current Affairs: 26 December 2017

Jai Ram Thakur to be sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Five-time BJP MLA Jai Ram Thakur was named as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh along with being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. He will be sworn to the post on 27 December 2017.

The 52-year-old BJP leader edged past party veterans in the race to the top post and he will be the first leader from the politically-significant Mandi region to lead the hill state. Mandi has 10 Assembly seats, second only to Kangra's 15.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister-designate Jairam Thakur said that he will do his best to come up to the expectations of people in the state.

Guatemala to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

After the United States, it is Guatemala, which has announced that it would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The announcement was made by the Central American country’s President Jimmy Morales through a post on his official social media page, Facebook, in which he wrote that he has given instructions to the foreign ministry to start necessary coordination for moving the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Guatemala was one of the 9 nations that had voted against the United Nations resolution that rejected US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Good Governance Day was observed across India

The Good Governance Day (GGD) was observed across India on 25 December 2017. The day is celebrated every year to mark the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The day was established by the Union Government in 2014 to honor the former Prime Minister by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government. In keeping with this principle, the Government of India has decreed the day to be a working day for the government.

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