Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017 16:47 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 December 2017

World AIDS day 2017 observed across the world

The World AIDS day was observed across the world on 1 December 2017 with the theme 'My health, my right'.

This year, the United Nations also launched a campaign #myrighttohealth with the main focus on the right to health. The campaign along with this year's theme aims spread awareness about 'Right To Health' of everyone, everywhere. And, right to health is linked to a wider set of rights.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a severe public health threat and this threat can only be dealt if these rights are placed at the centre of global health to provide quality health to everyone leaving no one behind.

FSSAI issues detailed guidelines on recall of food products

The FSSAI (The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), Food safety regulator, asked the companies to frame a proper plan to recall food products from markets if found unsafe. It also asked the companies to inform the authority about the same.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released the guidelines on recalling of food products. The purpose of these guidelines is to help food business operators (FBOs) outline a proper recall plan and apply them when the situation demands.

India, UK combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior-2017’ begins in Rajasthan

The 14-day long Combined Military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the United Kingdom began at the Mahajan Field Firing Range near Bikaner, Rajasthan on 1 December 2017.

The participants include 20 Rajputana Rifles unit of the Indian Army and the first battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment of the UK Army. In total, about 120 Army personnel from both the armies are participating in the exercise.

The exercise is the third joint military exercise between the two countries. While the first exercise of the series was held in 2013, in Belgium, the second such exercise was conducted in the UK in 2015.

Niti Aayog to set up special cell for women entrepreneurs

Niti Aayog has announced that it would be setting up women's cell to help women entrepreneurs.

The cell will be handholding women entrepreneurs on matters such as financing and intellectual properties. It will act as a catalyst and facilitator for women start-ups that are viable and bankable.It will also closely work with the Telangana State Government’s T-hub.

Besides this, the Telangana state government also announced a series of measures to encourage women entrepreneurship in the state.

Passengers can now book Rail Tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM App Payment System

With an aim to boost cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Railways Ministry on 30 November 2017 introduced the facility for booking railway tickets from railway counters through payment systems like Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) App.

This facility will allow passengers to book reserved tickets from Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters and book Season Tickets (MST and QST) from Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counters.

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