Daily Current Affairs 7 December 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7 December 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 7 December 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 7 December 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Aadhar-mobile linking deadline to remain February 6

  • Attorney General KK Venugopal said it would require a judicial order from the SC to extend the deadline to March 31, 2018.
  • He further said that govt would issue a notification extending the deadline for other services.

2. Jama Masjid was originally Jamuna Devi Temple : BJP MP

  • BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said that it was known as Jamuna Devi Temple before it was “broken down by the Mughal emperors”.
  • Earlier, he claimed that the Taj mahal was originally a Lord Shiva temple names ‘Tejo Mahal’.

3. UP becomes 1st state to endorse Triple Talaq draft bill

  • UP endorsed the Centre’s draft bill on Triple Talaq which recognises the practice as a non-bailable offence.
  • The Centre has asked the states to send their respective views on the proposal, which will be introduced as a bill in the winter session of Parliament next week.

International News

1. Hamas calls for revolt against Israel

  • The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new uprising against Israel after US President formally recognised the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • The Hamas said that the US decision has killed the peace process between Israel and Palestine.

2. India’s NSG membership cannot be linked to Pakistan : Russia

  • Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said India has an impeccable proliferation record while Pakistan cannot claim the same qualifications for the membership.
  • Ryabakov further said Russia is discussing India’s bid with China which has opposed the application.

Business News

1. Bitcoin surpasses $14,000 mark

  • Bitcoin set a new record high surpassing the $14,000 less than 24 hours after it topped $12,000.
  • Bitcoin’s year-to-date gain increased to more than 1,350% and has advanced 40% this month.

2. Hong Kong’s premium office space ranked most expensive

  • New York’s Midtown is world’s second most expensive office space.
  • Offices at the top end of the Hong Kong market command an average of $323 per square foot per year in occupancy costs.

Sports News
1. Virat Kohli rises to second spot in ICC Test rankings

  • Kohli started the Sri Lanka series in sixth position.
  • Australian captain Steve Smith holds the number 1 position in ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

2. IPL hikes minimum auction reserve price for players

  • The reserve price for uncapped players was escalated from Rs.10 lakh, Rs.20 lakh and Rs.30 lakh to Rs.20 lakh, Rs.30 lakh and Rs.40 lakh respectively.
  • For the capped, new reserve prices are Rs.50 lakh and Rs.75 lakh.

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