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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 DEC 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      VIJAY RUPANI SWORN IN AS CHIEF MINISTER OF GUJARAT
i. Vijay Rupani was sworn in at a grand ceremony in the State capital of Gandhinagar as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state. Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to 21 ministers including Mr Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel.
ii. Along with Mr Rupani as CM and Nitin Patel as his Deputy, a total of 19 ministers 9 of them in cabinet rank and 10 MoS were sworn in.

2.      MODI TO BE FIRST PM TO ATTEND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN 20 YEARS
i. PM Narendra Modi will become the first PM in 20 years to attend the World Economic Forum’s annual jamboree of the global elite. The meeting will be held in Davos town of Switzerland.
ii. The 5-day Davos Annual Meeting of Geneva-based WEF will begin in January 2018. Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister at the Davos summit since 1997 when the then Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had attended.


3.      25TH NATIONAL CHILDREN SCIENCE CONGRESS HELD IN GUJARAT
i. The 25th edition of National Children Science Congress was held Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Ahmedabad.
ii. The theme of the 5-day Congress this was ‘Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development’ with the special focus on persons with disabilities.
iii. The NCSC is ideal and innovative programme for children to inspire, empower and expand their minds to world. It is a flagship programme of department of Science & Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology.     
iv. This year 50 children and teachers from Asian nations had participated in the event. Apart from science exhibition, the event also witnessed various activities such as presentations by child scientists, hands-on demonstrations, poster session and cultural programmes.

4.      SLCM TIES UP WITH HDFC, INDUSIND BANK FOR POST HARVEST CREDIT
i. Agri service solutions provider Sohan Lal Commodity Management having operations across India and Myanmar has tied up with HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank to provide collateral management services.
ii. This tie-up will not only help improve the farmers' access to post-harvest credits at affordable interest rates, it will also provide easy access to scientific storage facilities leading to a fair price discovery of their products in the market.

5.      UP INKS MOU WITH SOUTH KOREA IN FIELD OF TOURISM, SKILL DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE AND FARMING
i. The Uttar Pradesh government has signed Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea on to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.
ii. It was signed after a delegation from South Korea’s Gimhae city met CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow and discussed ways to improve cooperation between the two countries.
iii. The MoU will go a long way in cementing the bond especially cultural and historical relations between Uttar Pradesh and South Korea. Earlier, in 2000, an agreement was signed to develop Ayodhya and Gimhae as sister cities, following which memorial was constructed in Ayodhya which is visited by large number of tourists from South Korea every year. The people in South Korea believe that 2,000 years ago, Ayodhya princess had married Korean King Kim Suro. At present, members of the ‘Crock Clan’ are considered as their descendants.

6.      AMAZON ACQUIRES CONNECTED SECURITY CAMERA MAKER 'BLINK'
i. Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company 'Blink' that makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras.
ii. The move could help Amazon compete in the fast-growing home security camera market and against similar devices made by Nest, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet.

7.      SAMSUNG, AXIS BANK TIE-UP TO OFFER 'BILL PAYMENTS' ON SAMSUNG PAY
i. Smartphone manufacturer Samsung launched its 'Bill Payments' on its flagship payments service, Samsung Pay in partnership with Axis Bank.
ii. With the introduction of 'Bill Payments', consumers will be able to pay their utility bills seamlessly through Samsung Pay, set reminders and search favourite biller based on their current location.

8.      INDIAN BOXERS CLAIM 5 MEDALS AT GALYM BOXING TOURNAMENT
i. Indian boxers have claimed three gold, a silver, and a bronze medal at the Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
ii. In the event, the country’s Gold Medal winners were K Shyam Kumar in 49kg, Naman Tanwar in 91kg and Satish Kumar in the 91kg category claimed gold medals. The19-year-old Naman Tanwar was also adjudged the best boxer of the tournament.

9.      BENGALI FILM ACTOR PARTHA MUKHOPADHYAY PASSES AWAY
i. Famed Bengali film actor Partha Mukhopadhyay had passed away. He was 70. Mukhopadhyay portrayed a number of memorable roles in the 1960s after getting a break as a child artiste in the film Maa directed by Chitto Basu in 1958.
ii. The state government had conferred Mukhopadhyay with a special award for his contribution to Bengali films.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. PM NARENDRA MODI WILL BECOME THE FIRST PM IN 20 YEARS TO ATTEND THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S ANNUAL JAMBOREE OF THE GLOBAL ELITE. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN?
a)  France
b)  Germany
c)  Switzerland
d) The Netherlands
Q2. SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURER SAMSUNG LAUNCHED ITS 'BILL PAYMENTS' ON ITS FLAGSHIP PAYMENTS SERVICE, SAMSUNG PAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH?
a)  Axis Bank
b)  South Indian Bank
c)  IDBI Bank
d)  HDFC Bank
Q3. WHO IS THE PRESENT GOVERNOR OF GUJARAT?
a)  Jagdish Mukhi
b)  Om Prakash Kohli
c)  Vajubhai Vala
d)  Satya Pal Malik
Q4. FAMOUS BENGALI PERSONALITY PARTHA MUKHOPADHYAY HAD PASSED AWAY RECENTLY. HE WAS A?
a)  Playback Singer
b)  Footballer
c)  Flute Player
d)  Film Actor
Q5. WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE THE 25TH NATIONAL CHILDREN SCIENCE CONGRESS?
a)  Science and Intelligence
b)  Science and Youth: Joint Venture
c)  Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development
d)  Science for Future

ANSWERS: 
1 - C    2 - A    3 - B    4 - D    5 - C



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