9th December 2017 Current Affairs in English

9th December 2017 Current Affairs in English, Today GK Questions

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1. India’s first Military Literature Fest takes off for first time  

Major Highlights:

  • The Military Literature Fest one of its kind begin in Chandigarh yesterday.
  • In the event a large number of military people joined the event to share their experiences.
  • The event has been initiated with the aim to imbibe the patriotism and nationalism among youngsters.
2. Mamta Kalia to be honored with the Vyas Samman

Major Highlights:

  • For her novel ‘Dukkham Sukkham’ she will be honored with the Vyas Samman 2017 by the Sahitya Akademi.
  • The Hindi writer Mamta Kalia is considered eminent in her writing.
  • Ram Vilas Sharma, a poet and literary critic was the first to receive the honor in 1991.
3. Kacheguda, India’s first energy efficient railway station

Major Highlights:

  • This railway station in Hyderabad has now earned the title of being the India’s first energy efficient railway station.
  • It has been given the A1 category for replacing nearly 1300 conventional lights to LED.
  • The station has completed its 100 years which was built by the 7th Nizam in 1916.
4. UNESCO gave the Kumbh Mela recognition of intangible cultural heritage

Major Highlights:

  • The UNESO made the announcement through the tweet post.
  • With the declaration the UNESCO has raised the importance among the pilgrims.
  • The event was added to the list by the UN body along with 33 other new additions.
5. Harika gave Bronze from World Chess Championship

Major Highlights:

  • In the event of the World Chess Championship, Harika Dronavalli won Bronze medal for the India.
  • The 26 year old player won the medal after beating 64 women in the line.

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