Daily Current Affairs 2 December 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2 December 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2 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 2 December 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Andhra Pradesh govt approves 5% reservation for Kapus

  • The Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that approves 5% reservation in education and employment to the Kapu community.
  • CM Chandrababu Naidu said that the bill will be sent to the Centre since total reservation now exceeds 50%.

2. PM Modi assures assistance as cyclone Ockhi kills 17

  • PM Modi assured TN CM Edappadi Palanisamy that the govt will provide immediate assistance to the state.
  • The cyclone has claimed 17 lives in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

3. Anshu Prakash appointed as Delhi Chief Secretary

  • Anshu Prakash is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre.
  • Prakash had earlier served as an additional secretary and a financial advisor in the rural development ministry.

International News

1. US Senate passes biggest tax overhaul in nearly 40 years

  • The US Senate voted 51-49 in favour of passing a bill which proposes the country’s biggest overhaul.
  • The tax cut is expected to add more than $1 trillion over 10 years to the US’ $20 trillion national debt.

2. China finds oil field containing 1 bn tonnes of crude oil

  • China has discovered an oil deposit with about 520 million tonnes of proven reserves.
  • China is world’s 13th largest holder of proven oil reserves amounting to 25,620 million crude barrels.

Business News

1. Infosys appoints Salil Parekh as CEO and MD

  • Parekh will join Infosys from Capgemini where he was a member of the Group Executive Board.
  • He has masters degree from Cornells University and bachelors degree from IIT Bombay.

2. Air India to be sold as an integrated airline : Jayant Sinha

  • It means both the domestic and international operations would be sold together.
  • The minister said that the bidders would have options to make multiple bids.

Sports News
1. Kohli becomes fastest batsman to hit 16,000 international runs

  • He achieved the feat in his 350th innings against Sri Lanka.
  • Kohli surpassed Hashim Amla who had reached the mark in his 363rd international innings.

2. Team India commemorates Armed Forces Week

  • The Indian cricket team sported the Armed Forces Flag badges to honour the Armed Forces Week.
  • The Armed Forces Flag Day, which began in 1949 is celebrated on December 7th every year.

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