Current Affairs India - 18 December 2014

1. India's space agency ISRO launched its heaviest rocket ever, the 630-tonne, three-stage Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, from its base at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh today.

This successful launch will help the space organisation put heavier satellites and astronauts into orbit and help India become a competitive player in the multimillion dollar commercial launch market.

2. Indian film -The Lunchbox- has been named as the best first feature at the 18th annual Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awards in Toronto. It is also the only Indian movie to win a TFCA award.

It was voted as the best first feature by the members of the association, which includes Toronto-based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary.