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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 DEC. 2014

CURRENT AFFAIRS 11-DECEMBER
v  21ST JUNE – ‘WORLD YOGA DAY’
·         UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 21 June as ‘International Day of Yoga’
·         175 Nations join the resolution as Co-Sponsors. The Highest Number ever for any General Assembly resolution.
·         UN has 193 Members.
·         UN Head Quarter is at New York.
v  NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW -2014
Indian Origin American Author Akhil Sharma’s Novel ‘ Family Life’ has been selected by New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2014.
v  INDIA-RUSSIA SIGN 20-AGREEMENTS:HIGHLIGHTS
·         India and Russia unveiled the ‘Druzhba-Dosti' vision to strengthen the bilateral relationship over the next decade during Russsian President Vladimir Putin Visit to India.
·         Russia's Rosatom will build 12 Nuclear Reactors in India.
·         Two sides will develop a joint 5th generation fighter and multi-role transport aircraft.
·         Both sides agreed to Increase the trade from current $10 billion to $30 billion by 2025.
·         Russian oil Company Rosneft has signed a 10-year crude supply deal with Essar Oil.
·         Russia promised to contribute in the ‘Make in India’ programme by Manufacturing Advanced Helicopters.

v  TIME’S 2014 ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’:
Ebola fighters including Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers were collectively nominated as Times Magazine’s 2014 ‘Person of the Year’.

v  BHUTAN BECAME THE 180TH MEMBER OF WROLD BANK AGENCY ‘MIGA’: 
·         Bhutan became 181th  member of Multi Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
·         This will benefit the Bhutan’s Private Sector and Corporation to explore External Commercial Borrowing (ECB)


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