GK Update 31st December 2017

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. Bilateral Meeting Between External Affairs Minister of India and Jordan Held in New Delhi
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al Safadi held a bilateral meeting in New Delhi and discussed deepening bilateral ties across multiple sectors.
ii. Mr Safadi discussed steps to set up a robust agenda for deepening and diversifying areas of cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, defence and security and people-to-people contact.
  • King of Jordan- Abdullah II.
  • Jordan Capital- Amman, Currency- Jordanian dinar.
2. 78th Session of Indian History Congress Held in Kolkata
i. The three-day long 78th session of the Indian History Congress begun in Kolkata, West Bengal. The Indian History Congress had six sections this time – Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Countries Other than India, Archaeology and Contemporary India.
ii. The aim of conducting Indian History Congress is for promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian History.
  • CM of West Bengal- Mamta Bannerjee, Governor- Keshari Nath Tripathi.
3. Nirmala Sitharaman Launches Start-up Incubation Centre in Mangalore
i. Nirmala Sitharaman has launched a start-up incubation centre called the Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Learning (CEOL) in Mangaluru, Karnataka.
ii. She has allocated Rs. 1.5 crore from her MPLAD (Member of Parliament’s Local Area Development) scheme for the development of CEOL. She represents Karnataka as an MP in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman is the present Defence Minister of India.
4. KKR Gets RBI Nod to Start India’s 1st Foreign-Owned ARC
i. US buyout giant KKR & Co has become the first foreign investor to fully own an asset reconstruction company (ARC) in India as it received approval from the Reserve Bank of India.
ii. KKR, one of the most aggressive investors in financial services, plans to deploy a major chunk from its record Asia fund for buying troubled assets in the country, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
5. George Weah Elected Liberian President
i. Former football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia’s president. The closest rival of Mr Weah was his opponent Joseph Boakai. Mr Weah won the elections with more than 60% of the vote.
ii. He succeeded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades.
  • Liberia Capital- Monrovia, Currency- Liberian dollar.

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