Current affairs 7th December

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In today’s article you will read about :
1 . NITI Aayog launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’
2 . Government appointed Lalit Kumar as its nominee on ICICI Bank
3 . Govt. appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as New Chief Economic Advisor
4 . Yasir Shah becomes fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets
5 . Annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit 2018 held in Goa

NITI Aayog launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ :

NITI Aayog organised ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to source sustainable, innovative and technologically-enabled solutions to address various challenges in the development space, with the vision of ‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’. Taking the initiative forward, NITI Aayog is now partnering with Perlin – a Singapore-based AI start up – to launch the ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’, and is inviting developers, students, start-ups and companies to develop AI applications to make significant positive social and economic impact for India.

Government appointed Lalit Kumar as its nominee on ICICI Bank :

The government appointed Lalit Kumar, a 1995-batch Indian Economic Service (IES) officer as the new government nominee on private sector ICICI Bank. He is currently an Economic Advisor in the department of financial services of the finance ministry.

Govt. appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as New Chief Economic Advisor :

The government appointed Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new Chief Economic Advisor. Dr. Subramanian will have a tenure of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared his name. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Yasir Shah becomes fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets :

Breaking an 82-year-old record, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest bowler in the world to reach the milestone of scalping 200 Test wickets. Earlier, the record was held by former Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett who had scalped 200 wickets in 36 Tests. Shah, on the flip side, did the same in just 33 Test matches.

Annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit 2018 held in Goa :

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Goa, hosted the annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit in Goa. The theme of the Summit was ‘Mobilizing Global Capital for Innovation in India.’