Current Affairs 25 December
1. Jairam Thakur will be the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.
2. Odisha’s University of Agriculture and Technology and state-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) signed an agreement to develop and promote rice straw based bio-fuel production in the state.
3. Haryana’s talented pistol shooter Manu Bhaker bagged a gold medal by winning the junior mixed team event at the 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions.
4. China successfully conducted the maiden flight of its first indigenous amphibious aircraft.
5. The government will sign a memorandum of understanding with Russia to create Catamarine (boats) which will run in rivers and seas in the country.
6. Indian boxers won three gold, a silver, and a bronze medal at the Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
7. India finished runners-up after going down 1-0 to Bangladesh in the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship in Dhaka.
8. Indian economy is expected to witness sharp recovery in the January-March quarter and its GDP growth likely to be around 7.5 percent for 2018, says a Nomura report.