Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 30th December 2017

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1. Bilateral Meeting Between External Affairs Minister of India and Jordan Held in New Delhi

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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.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • 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.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • 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.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • 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.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Liberia Capital- Monrovia, Currency- Liberian dollar.

6. IDBI Bank Gets Rs 2,729 crore from Government

i. Public sector IDBI Bank has received the capital infusion of Rs 2,729 crore from the government of India. The help includes re-capitalisation bonds, budgetary support, and equity dilution.
ii. The other banks that have received the capital infusion are Bank of India, UCO Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank and Central Bank of India. The total capital received by these stressed banks form the government is Rs 7,500 crore.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • IDBI MD and CEO- Mahesh Kumar Jain, Headquarter- Mumbai.

7. China Launches World’s Largest Human Genome Research Project
i. The world’s largest human genome research project of 100,000 people was launched by China to document their genetic makeup for a study that aims to help generate the precision medicines of the future. 
ii. It is the country’s first large project detecting the genetic links between health and sickness and will involve people from different ethnic backgrounds and regions.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • China Capital- Beijing, Currency- Renminbi, President- Xi Jinping.

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