Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 December 2017

Dec 13, 2017 16:50 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 December 2017

Rohit Sharma becomes 1st batsmen to score 3 ODI double centuries

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma created history on 13 December 2017 by becoming the first batsman in the history of cricket to score three double centuries in one-day internationals (ODI).

The ace batsman achieved the feat during India’s second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali, Punjab, in which India put up a mammoth score of 394/4 in 50 overs. His individual score card read 208 not out in mere 153 balls, which was studded with 13 fours and 12 sixes.

Delhi government to launch accident victim policy

The Delhi government has decided to launch accident victim policy which will cover all hospital expenses of victims of road accidents, acid attacks or burns.

As per government, there is no upper limit on the cost of treatment and all victims irrespective of residence, and even foreigners will be entitled to get free treatment in any Delhi hospital, government or private if the accident takes place in the capital.

In a first, Sikh American Gurbir Grewal nominated to be New Jersey Attorney General

Sikh American Gurbir Grewal on 12 December 2017 became first Sikh public prosecutor to be nominated for the post of Attorney General of New Jersey. Grewal was nominated to the post by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

If Grewal‘s nomination is approved by the State Senate, he will be the first Sikh to assume the top state law enforcement position in the US. He will also be the second Indian-American after Kamala Harris, who held the position in California before her election to the US Senate.

UN releases World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 Report

The United Nations (UN) on 11 December 2017 released the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2018 report in New York.

As per the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018, the current macroeconomic conditions offer policy-makers greater scope to address some of the deep-rooted issues that hamper progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Rajasthan government to recognise political prisoners as ‘Loktantra Sainani’

The state government of Rajasthan has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during  the emergency period as ‘Loktantra Sainani’.

The state’s cabinet decided to change the name of Rajasthan MISA and DIR Bandi Pension Rules 2008 to the Rajasthan Loktantra Sainani samman Nidhi 2008 on 12 December 2017.

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