Weekly Current Affairs December 2018: Week II

Weekly Current Affairs December 2018: Week II

Appointments

Name of the Person Designation
Jon Ridgeon CEO of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Ajay Narayan Jha Finance Secretary
TS Vijayan Additional Director of Yes Bank
Krishnamurthy Subramanian Chief Economic Advisor
Atul Sahai Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of New India Assurance (NIA)
Lalit Kumar Government nominee on private sector ICICI Bank
Swapna Barman Ambassador of YONO by State Bank of India
Shamila Batohi First Female has been appointed as the National Director of South Africa’s National Public Prosecutions
Pawan Singh First Indian to be elected as one of the 7 members of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation
Preeti Saran Elected to the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
Amitabh Chaudhry Additional Director of Axis Bank

Awards and Honours

Awardee Award
Luka Modric Ballon d’Or. (Men’s Category)
Ada Hegerberg Ballon d’Or. (Women’s Category)
Dr. Rajanish Giri Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA)
Rattan Lal Glinka World Soil Prize 2018
Malala Yousafzai Gleitsman Award
Charlotte Prodger Turner Award
Anand Kumar Skoch Award for National Significance
Mr. Imran Hussain “Hero to Animals” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Vashkar Bhattacharjee and Private sector enterprise of China, Tencent UNESCO/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Important Days

Important Day Date Theme
International Civil Aviation Day December 07 Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind
Indian Armed Forces Flag Day December 08
Indian Navy’s Submarine Day December 08
Indian Navy Day December 04
United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities or World Disability Day December 03 Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

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