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Current Affairs Dec. 15, 2017

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra has been elected as president of the Indian Olympic Association for a four-year term by an overwhelming majority in the polls held at its Annual General Meeting(AGM).
  • UNESCO has recognized India's Kumbh Mela -- the largest congregation of religious pilgrims in the world - as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity".
  • BCCI has appointed Tufan Cohosh as the chief operating officer of the NCA (National Cricket Academy).
  • Former India Wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim appointed as BCCI new General Manager, Operations.
  • Incumbent Secretary General Rajeev Mehta was re-elected for his second term.
  • BCCI on Tuesday appointed Tufan Ghosh as the chief operating officer of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
  • The Oberoi, New Delhi will reopen from January 1, 2018, after a massive renovation work since 21 months which cost 600 crores.
  • The Oberoi group founded by Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi in 1934.
  • The Oberoi, New Delhi, was the first hotel to be built by Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi.

  • IOC - International Olympic Committee
  • ISL - Indian Super League
  • NEUFC - North East United FC
  • BCCI - Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • COA - Committee of Administrators
  • ACC - Asian Cricket Council
  • SAIL - Steel Authority of India
  • ICBM - Intercontinental ballistic missile
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational,  Scientific and Cultural Organisation
  • NCA - National Cricket Academy


  • IOC President - Thomas Bach
  • Sjoerd Marjine - Coach of Indian Hockey Team
  • Steve Smith - Australian Cricket team captain
  • Ajinkya Rahane - Current India cricket team vice-captain
  • Rahul Johri - BCCI CEO
  • CK Khanna - BCCI acting president
  • Dr. KK Agarwal - IMA ( Indian Medical Association) president
  • Faizan Mustafa - Vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • P K Singh - SAIL Chairman
  • Aruna Sharma - India's steel secretary
  • Indian Overseas Bank CEO - R Subramaniakumar
  • NITI Aayog CEO - Amitabh Kant
  • Abu Dhabi crown prince - Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
  • Google CEO - Sundar Pichai
  • Roberto Azevedo - WTO (World Trade Organization) Director General
  • Apple chairman - Arthur D. Levinson
  • Apple CEO - Tim Cook
  • Executive chairman of Oberoi group - Prithviraj Singh Oberoi
  • CEO of Oberoi group - Vikram Singh Oberoi
  • Apple CEO - Tim Cook
  • Executive chairman of Oberoi group - Prithviraj Singh Oberoi
  • CEO of Oberoi group - Vikram Singh Oberoi

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