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Person Current Affairs December 2nd Week 2017
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Person Current Affairs December 2nd Week 2017

 1. PM Narendra Modi Inaugurated Unique World-Class Hospital in Ahmedabad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a unique world-class hospital at the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vidyapeeth Pratisthanam in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The 200-bed hospital is an integration of Yoga, Ayurveda and Allopathy.

The hospital has world-class facilities in all the 3 streams offering the best possible care for any ailment.Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s association with the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vidyapeeth Pratisthanam goes back a long way. This world-class hospital aims at providing top of the line medical and health care on subsidised rates. What sets it apart is that it fuses the best of traditional and modern medicine. It offers holistic care using Ayurveda, Yoga and allopathy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world was moving towards a back to basic approach to health and wellness.And the adoption of International Yoga day by the UN is testimony to this.

Swaminarayan Gurukul Vidyapeeth lives by the motto of service for all before service of self...and this spirit was visible in the colourful inaugural function.

2. HDFC Banks Aditya Puri Only Indian on Fortunes Businessperson of the Year Top 20 List.

Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of HDFC Bank, is the only Indian on Fortune’s ‘Businessperson of the Year’ list. The Businessperson of the Year list is an annual ranking of world’s top 20 heads of companies. At the 18th position, Aditya Puri is the only head of an Indian company on the list.

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang, a Taiwan-born American entrepreneur and businessman, has topped the list. Some others who made it to the list are: Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Mary Dillion of Ulta Beauty, Francisco D’Souza of Cognizant, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems.

“Earlier this year, the Reserve Bank of India labelled HDFC Bank, India’s largest private bank by market capitalization, a ‘domestic systematically important bank’—in other words, ‘too big to fail,`” Fortune wrote in its report.

“Remarkably, HDFC has gotten that big (amassing more than 40 million customers) in just 23 years of existence. CEO Aditya Puri, now 66, has been in charge for all of those years, and it’s he who gets credit for turning HDFC into India’s most reliably profitable retail banking powerhouse. While many of the bank’s competitors have struggled, profits at HDFC have grown at a 20% annualized rate over the past three years,” Fortune said.

In 2016, four leading India-born CEOs, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga, who delivered big in taking their companies ahead, had featured on the list. Then, Aditya Puri was in the 36th position.

Aditya Puri has been the Managing Director of HDFC Bank since its inception in 1994. “During his 23 years at the helm, he has been an advocate of technology and convenience banking and he is credited with using technology to change the way banking is done in India,” HDFC said in a statement.

3. Deepika Kumari Wins Bronze at Indoor Archery World Cup.

India returned with a solitary bronze medal by Deepika Kumari at the Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 2 that concluded on Sunday.

Deepika, seeded third, defeated 13th seeded Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia 7-3 in the women`s recurve bronze play-off to bring some smile to the camp after the men`s top seed Atanu Das crashed out in round two.

It was a disappointing end to their campaign, close on the heels of the overwhelming success at the Asian Championship in Dhaka, where they bagged a rich haul of nine medals three gold, four silver and two bronze.

Deepika got past three of her teammates Nivetha Ganesan 6-0, Laishram Bombayla Devi 7-3 and Ankita Bhakat 6-2 to make the last-four.

But Korean second seed Kim Surin shattered the former world number one`s gold medal dream with a thrilling 6-5 win in the shoot-off (10-9) and Deepika had to settle for third place.

The fifth Indian in the draw, Monika Saren was blanked 0 -6 by the eventual silver medallist Surin in the last-16.

None of Indian male archers could make the quarter-finals.

Das, who topped the qualifications, could not replicate that when it mattered most, making a round two exit with a 3-7 loss to the 16th seed and eventual silver medallist Matteo Fissore of Italy.

In an all-Indian first round clash 12th seeded Jayanta Talukdar beat Rahul Banerjee 7-3, but lost 2-6 in the very next round to the fifth seeded Kim Joo Wan of Korea.

Swami Indrachand, seeded 10th, won his first round with a comfortable 7-1 win over China`s Peng Cheng only to face a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Plihon Pierre in the next round.

4. Time Readers Vote Saudi Crown Prince Person of the Year.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is leading Time magazine’s people’s poll for its “Person of the Year 2017” award.

The famous poll — which has been published on an annual basis for 90 years — awards a chosen person who has had “the most influence over the news in the last 12 months.”

By lunchtime on Monday, Crown Prince Mohammed had clinched 24 percent of the “people’s vote,” ahead of the magazine’s deadline for submissions by the end of Dec. 4. The official Time Person of the Year will be announced on Dec. 6.

Crown Prince Mohammed has racked up global headlines this year as he spearheads political and economic reform in Saudi Arabia.

Key reforms in Saudi Arabia have included the move to allow women to drive, plans to sell a stake in national oil giant Aramco, restricting the powers of the religious police and a clampdown on corruption that has seen many royals and business people detained.

By securing almost a quarter of the vote, Crown Prince Mohammed is currently 18 percentage points ahead of the nearest contender, the #MeToo campaign, which highlighted sexual harassment cases globally.

Time editors drew up the shortlist of 33 people from diverse fields of activities across the world.

Ultimately the magazine’s editors have the final say in who is deemed Person of the Year — but the reader plays an important role and provides editors with “a window into who the reader thinks most shaped 2017,” according to the magazine.

The Time Person of the Year award has previously honored luminaries including Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin (1993), Gandhi (1930) and Winston Churchill (1940, 1949).

It has also previously seen some controversial choices of winner, such as Joseph Stalin (1942) and Ayatollah Khomeini (1979).

Former US President Barack Obama, who has been included in the shortlist 11 times, is the person who has been cited most often, and was named Person of the Year in both 2008 and 2012.

5. Yuvraj Singh Launches UNICEF-ICC`s Adolescent Campaign.

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be promoting a UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia, which will also have the ICC`s backing. Yuvraj launched the "Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents" campaign in South Asia here.

Yuvraj was joined by under-19 players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who will compete in the ICC under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January next year. A panel discussion was followed by a friendly match between the players and the youth who attended the event which was jointly organised by UNICEF South 

"There are 340 million adolescents in South Asia. When I see the energy, passion and determination of these young people, I feel so much hope. While the challenges in this region are vast, my hope is that their energy can be harnessed to create a better tomorrow for all adolescents in South Asia" Yuvraj said.

ICC CEO David Richardson said the ICC under-19 World Cup will give young players the real flavour of international cricket. "Our partnership with UNICEF is an important one and the commitment that place have shown to being part of the panel is a wonderful demonstration of that," he said.


 

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