Current Affairs December 01, 2017
1. MoU between India and Italy in health sector:
- India an d Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for increasing bilateral cooperation in health sector.
- There will be exchange and training of doctors, officials, healthcare professionals and experts.
- Mou also provides for short term training of human resources in health to upgrade the material and infrastructural resources involved in the health care, medical education and training.
2. India- Singapore signs Bilateral Agreement for Naval Cooperation:
- India and Singapore have signed a Bilateral Agreement for Naval Cooperation to provide logistical support to the Indian Navy ships at the Singapore’s Changi Naval Base located near the disputed South China Sea.
- The agreement will allow the refuellingand restocking of the Indian ships at Singapore’s Naval Base.
3. Clean Sea 2017:
- The Indian Coast Guard has recently conducted a Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise- ‘Clean Sea 2017’ at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
- The exercise aims to tackle the disaster of Oil Spills according to the provisions mentioned in National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan.
4. 1st December: World AIDS Day:
- With an aim to spread awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrom (AIDS), the World Aids Day is celebrated every year on 1st December across the Globe.
- The theme for this year is- ‘Right to Health’.
5. Ajeya Warrior 2017: India-UK combined Military Exercise:
- Indo-UK combined Military Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2017’ was recently started in Rajasthan.
- It was the third joint military exercise between the two countries.
- The 14 day long exercise aims to increase the mutual cooperation and coordination between the two countries.
6. North Korea tests Hwasong-15:
- North Korea has successfully test fired Hwasong-15 which is nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
- It is North Korea’s most powerful ICBM.
7. PM inaugurates HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi:
- Prime Minister NarendraModi has inaugurated the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.
- Former US President Barack Obama and Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah will also address the 2-day long summit.
8. HEFA approves projects of over 2000 crore rupees for six higher education institutions:
- Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) has given approval for projects worth 2000 crore rupees for improving the research infrastructure of six higher educational institutions.
- These institutes are- IITs Bombay, Madras, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur and NIT Suratkal.
9. First Sikh woman elected as Mayor in US:
- PreetDidbal has been elected as the Mayor of Yuba city in California. With this she has become the first Sikh woman to achieve the position in US.
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