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Important Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017

Important Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Anupriya Patel inaugurated the 22nd AWWP Conference


Hon'ble Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel recently inaugurated the 22nd Conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) in New Delhi.
●    The five-day conference is being organized by the Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) and National Drug Regulatory Authority (NDRA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
●    The main objective of this program is to suggest ways to develop approaches for convergence and uniformity of the regulation of medical devices in Asia and its areas and facilitate exchange of knowledge and expertise between the regulators and the industry.
●    The Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) of national regulators of 30 member countries and members of the industry was formed in 1999 as a voluntary non-profit organization.
●    Its purpose is to promote regulatory uniformity in the regulation of medical devices in Asia and other areas in accordance with the guidelines issued by the International Medical Equipment Regulatory Forum (IMDRF).
●    AHWP IMDRF, WHO, works closely with international organizations like International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
●    The government has made in the medical equipment sector in the country, the Make in India, Research and Development (R & D) and ecosystem for promoting innovation.

RP Group offered to invest in Haryana

Dubai-based company RP Group of Companies has expressed interest in investing in the affordable housing and integrated multilateral freight centers developed under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme in Haryana.
●    According to an official statement, the company's founder and managing director Ravi Pillai expressed this desire during a meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
●    The company proposed to build low cost houses for industrial laborers in Manesar, Bahadurgarh and Kundli.
●    Company offered to prepare it with new technology in order to ensure it got ready within a year.
●    Company also proposed to invest in the Integrated Multilateral Freight Corridor in Nangal Choudhary of Mahendragarh.
●    The project, being prepared to reduce the time spent in transporting goods, is being developed as UAR India's largest freight correction center.
●    Earlier, Khattar welcomed Pillai saying that the government's plan is to develop an economic corridor on either side of Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway.

 
Conference on Energy Ministers of States in New Delhi on December 7

States of Energy and New and Renewable Energy of States and Union Territories will be held in New Delhi on December 7, 2017.
●    The conference will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Energy and New and Renewable Minister, Shri Raj Kumar Singh.
●    The purpose of this conference is to review the implementation of various schemes / programs and subjects related to energy and renewable energy sectors.
●    Along with this, issues related to energy and renewable energy sector will also be discussed in the conference.
●    In the conference, senior officials of Ministers, Secretaries and Public Sector Undertakings of States and Union Territories will review the latest progress and discuss topics on important schemes.
●    The closing session of this conference will be from the acceptance of the conference proposal by the representatives of the States and Union Territories and the participating participants in the conference.

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: INTERNATIONAL RELATION


ISA will become a joint international intergovernmental organization


The International Solar Coalition will become an international intergovernmental organization based on the treaty tomorrow (December 6, 2017) after the approval of the draft format of agreement on November 6, 2017, as 15th country by Guinea.
●    It will be headquartered in India.
●    The secretariat of the organization has been established in the premises of the National Solar Energy Institute located in Gurugram, Haryana.
●    ISA has been established after India's initiative.
●    It was jointly organized by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and President of France, separately from COP-21 during the United Nations Climate Conference on November 30, 2015 in Paris.
●    The purpose of this organization is to overcome obstacles in the path of promoting solar energy.
●    At the same time, there is a country which is fully or partly in the path of the Cancer line and Makar Line and is rich in solar energy, to meet the demand of solar energy through better coordination.
●    So far, 46 countries have signed the agreement form on ISA and 19 countries have ratified it.
 

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: DEFENCE 

Successful test of the Aakash missile


Missile Aakash, which was equipped with indigenous technology capable of hitting the ground from the ground, today successfully tested the complex of ITR range in Chandipur at 1:48 pm from Complex 3.
●    The missile was tested at all levels through radar, telemetry and electro-optical system.
●    Dr. J. Satish Reddy, Scientific Advisor to the Director General (missile), DRDO and Defense Minister (R.M.), Mr. MSR Prasad, Director of DRDL, Dr. J. Chandra Mauli, Program Director, Dr. B. K. The top scientists of the DRDO including Das were also present.
●    Defense Minister's scientific salahkar congratulated all the DRDO scientists and military forces for successful testing.
●    This missile has been included in the army from ground to air as a low-range firepower missile.
●    This is the first ground-to-air missile, in which the system of indigenous technology has been used to penetrate its target on the basis of radio waves.
●    After this successful trial, India has acquired the ability to build missiles capable of hitting the air from any kind of land.

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: SPORTS

India won only 2 medals in Rio Olympics

Prior to the Rio Olympics, she was not one of the strongest contenders, but three women players scattered their shine and saved India from returning empty-handed from the Brazilian city.
●    Crossing all the challenges, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Deepa became 'heroines', who were not expected.
●    In this way, all these three people saved the country from returning empty-handed for the first time since 1992.
●    Indu became the youngest player to win an Olympic medal at the age of 21, who won the Silver Medal, which has never been before in Badminton.
●    Sakshi won the Bronze Medal and also came for the first time in women's wrestling.
●    India's first woman gymnast missed the margin of 0.150 points from Deepa Bronze Medal.
●    Lalita Babar became the second Indian woman to qualify for the final of the track event after 32 years in Olympic history.
 

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: ECONOMICS

AAI will invest Rs 800 crores in the construction of new building of Patna Airport

The much anticipated construction of the new terminal building of Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna is expected to begin next year.
●    An investment of Rs 800 crores is possible in the construction of the proposed terminal building.
●    With the construction of the new building, the capacity of the airport will increase to 45 lakh passengers per year and 2,250 passengers in busy hours.
●    There is also the possibility of meeting the growing demand.
●    AAI operates the Indian Airlines Authority, Patna Airport.
●    In a statement issued today, the Authority said that in order to meet the growing demand from passengers, AAI has decided to construct a new terminal building at a cost of Rs 800 crore, which will be able to handle the burden of 45 lakh passengers annually.
●    Its construction will commence in April 2018.
●    The existing capacity of Patna Airport is basically to handle the burden of seven lakh passengers, but in the previous year it took care of 21.1 lakh passengers.
●    AAI is also going to invest Rs 800 crore to build a new terminal building in Bihta Air Base.
 

Current Affairs 5th DECEMBER 2017: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

4G downloads live in speed, Vodafone tops second


In the sense of the download speed of 4G technology-based internet, Reliance Jio is dominated.
●    In the month of September, the average download speed of Reliance Jio was 21.9 Mbps.
●    At the same time during the 3G technology, the download speed at Vodafone network was pegged at 2.9 Mbps.
●    According to data available on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Trai website, according to the download speed in the 4G internet, Reliance Jio was ranked first in September.
●    The company is the ninth consecutive month in this segment and the average download speed on its network was 18.4 Mbps in August.
●    Vodafone ranked second on the 4G network in the month of July due to download speed.
●    The average download speed of 8.7 Mbps on its network, 8.6 on the network of Idea and the speed of 7.5 Mbps on the network of Airtel.
●    However, the average download speed of all the three companies, except for Jio, decreased in comparison to the previous month.

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