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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (14th December 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)
Daily Current Affairs of 14th December 2017
International Current Affairs
- 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be Chief Guests for India's 69th Republic Day celebrations.
- About ASEAN :
- Full form : Association of Southeast Asian Nations
- Motto : "One Vision, One Identity, One Community"
- Secretariat : Jakarta
- Chairman : Lee Hsien Loong
- Secretary General : Le Luong Minh
- Working Language : English
- Members :
- 10 Member States
- 2 Observers
- Timor Leste
- Papua New Guinea
- The word 'Feminism' has been named the Word of the Year by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
- This word was chosen because it was reported the sharpest increase in look-ups (around 70%) when compared to the previous year.
National Current Affairs
- The 27th National Energy Conservation Day is being observed in India today (14th December 2017).
- This day is observed in India to make people aware about the importance of energy as well as saving or conserving the more energy by using less energy.
- Important Points to Note :
- The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the year 2001.
- The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional body which comes under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the energy use.
- Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today launched the logo for the Kumbh Mela, which will be organised in Allahabad during January-March 2019.
- The logo features temples, saints, rivers, kalash, and the swastik among other elements.
- Tagline of Kumbh Mela 2019 : 'Chalo Kumbh chalo-chalo Kumbh chalo'
- Important Note : Recently the UNESCO has declared the Kumbh Mela as India’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.