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Latest Current Affairs 01st December 2017

Veteran journalist A Surya Prakash re-appointed Prasar Bharati chairman : Information and broadcasting ministry issued an order after a panel headed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu recommended A Surya Prakash’s name for the post.

Barack Obama meets PM Modi in Delhi : Answering a Q& A session with the young minds the former US President said that healthy children in any country is a sign of a better future.

Cyclone Ockhi claims 10 lives in Kerala, Tamil Nadu : Air Force and Coast Guard have launched a massive rescue operation off the Kerala coast to save hundreds of fishermen stranded in the rough sea.

Uttar Pradesh civic polls 2017 : BJP wins 14 out of 16 municipal corporations : BJP Party President Amit Shah expressed his happiness at the massive victory for the party. Questioning the Congress Party he pointed out that the people of UP had voted them out even in Rae Bareli and Amethi.

NITI Aayog & EU Delegation to India release 1st ever Resource Efficiency Strategy for India : A large number of experts, academicians and delegates attended the event.

Defence Ministry launches Armed Forces Week : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has appealed to the countrymen to join in this Armed Forces Week, in wearing Armed Forces flag to pay respects to the brave sons and daughters of our nation.

EAM Sushma Swaraj attends Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit : In June, India and Pakistan had become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival : Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food.

SC notice to govt. on plea to ban convicts from heading parties : A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud agreed to examine the validity and contours of Section 29A in the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration of associations and bodies as political parties with the Election Commission are dealt under this section.

Cyclone Ockhi hits Tamil Nadu, Kerala : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy has announced relief of 4 lakh rupees each to the kin of the five people killed in Kanyakumari district from the State Disaster Relief Fund.

Centre approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission : The Cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission. This mission will cover all districts in the country.

Home Minister releases NCRB report : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday released the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report, Crime in India for 2016.

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Reporter shot dead in Uttar Pradesh : A journalist was shot dead by unidentified persons near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Five terrorists shot dead in separate encounters in J&K : In Jammu and Kashmir, separate attacks by Security Forces on terrorists in Badgam and Baramulla have neutralised five terrorists, including four from Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Cyclone Ockhi hits Tamil Nadu, Kerala : Torrential rains pounded southern districts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Kerala, crippling life and claiming eight lives – four each in the two states, as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ on Thursday.

Poll campaign in full swing in Gujarat : The Prime Minister will be returning to Gujarat on the 3rd and 4th of December. He had addressed 8 rallies in two days this week and is set to step up the campaign pace once again. PM will tour Saurashtra and south Gujarat and address seven rallies.

GDP growth bounces back at 6.3% : The GDP grew 6.3 in the second quarter, which is 0.6 percent higher than the first quarter growth rate of 5.7 percent.

Pakistan: 4 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Directorate : At least four people have been reported injured in a firing incident at the Agriculture Directorate on University Road, Peshawar.

Hopes fading, Argentina ends rescue aspect of search for sub : The Argentine navy said it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago.

Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championships : The sole Indian participant and defending Asian champion retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds.

Hockey World League Finals: India draw 1-1 against Australia : Both teams matched each other in every aspect of the game but could not find another goal and the match ended in a draw.

India all set to face Australia in Hockey World League final : India will open their campaign against world champions and title holders Australia in Pool B, on the first day of the tournament.

Happy opening dilemma as India brace up for another big win : An infinitely superior India will be eager to carry out yet another demolition act on a below-par Sri Lanka when the two teams clash in the third and final Test starting in New Delhi tomorrow.

65-million-year-old turtle fossil found in Mexico : The fossilized remains of a turtle thought to 65 million years old has been discovered in Mexico’s arid north, shedding new light into life into the once lush desert areas of Coahuila.

Awareness programme on World AIDS day : The World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1 to raise awareness about AIDS and to mourn those who succumbed to the condition.