Current Affairs 25th December to 31st December 2016
Current Affairs 25th December to 31st December 2016
International current affairs
World’s tallest artificial Christmas tree in Srilanka
a) The World’s tallest artificial tree has been unveiled by Sri Lanka.
b) The Height of the tree is about 73 meters ( 238 foot).
c) It was built in capital of sri lanka, colombo.
d) The Previous Guiness record was held by a Chinese firm.
Shinzo Abe becomes first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbour
a) The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe landed in Hawaii to create a remark of becoming the first leader to visit Pearl harbor.
b) Shinzo abe paid tribute and his respects at the USS Arizona Memorial’
c) the tragedy of the site ( Pearl harbor) made United Nations to enter in World War II.
India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V
a) India Succefully tested its “Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)”.
b) The Venue of the testing event was Wheeler Island (Odisha).
c) The nuclear-capable Agni-V has range of about 5000 km.
Govt launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative
a) Government of India has recently launched the “Swachh Swasth Sarvatra” abhiyaan.
b) The aim of the abhiyaan is to strengthen the health centres in “open defecation”- area.
c) The scheme will be launched in 708 open defecation free blocks across the country.
Cabinet approves ordinance to make possession of old notes penal offence
a) The Central Government has given GoGreen signal to promulgation of an Ordinance to make a penal offence for possessing a large number of scrapped banknotes.
b) This ordinance will be implemented from 31st march, 2017.
c) It will be considered as criminal offence.
d) The criminals will be charged a monetary fine of 10,000 rupees.
e) Otherwise the criminal will be charged five times the cash held, or whichever is higher.
25th December, 2016 -Good Governance Day
a) 25th of December, 2016 is observed as Good Governance Day.
b) It is observed on the occasion of the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
c) He turned 92 this year.
d) Under Good Governance campaign, the programmes with key Government initiatives are focused and promoted across whole country.
e) Some of important issues are delivery systems, to promote digital transformation and promote connectivity revolution in all sectors.
Former IAS officer Anil Baijal becomes next Delhi Lt Governor
a) Anil Baijal has taken over the Ex Lieutenant governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to become next Lt. Governor of delhi.
b) Mr. Baijal is a 1969 -batch IAS officer as the next Delhi Lt Governor.
c) Baijal has served as home secretary in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee ( Bharatiya Janta Party) government.
d) Delhi’s former Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung submitted his resign on December 22, 2016.
e) His tenure was supposed to end in June 2o18, but he submitted the resign 18 months before the end of his tenure.
Meghalaya will be the host of National Games 2022
a) The Northeast state Meghalaya will be hosting the National games of 2022.
b) Meghalaya grasped the bid for hosting prestigious 2022 national games with its 50 years of statehood.
c) Earlier, in 2016 After successfully hosting the 12th South Asian Games in Assam .
d) The other bidders in line were andhra pradesh, Goa, chhatisgarh and Uttarakhand.
e) The amount of Rs 5 crore were allocated for the game.
Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)
a) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW).
b) The Venue of the testing the Integrated Test Range was Chandipur in Odisha coast.
c) The weapon targets with high precision and covers a range of about 100 km.
d) One Indigenous designed featured in SAAW is precision-guided bomb.
e)The Weight of the bomb is 120 kg.
Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana launched
a) In order to promote Digital transactions.
b) Government of India has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants to promote digital transaction.
c) The schemes are aimed at encouraging people towards higher usage of digital transactions.
d) In the presence of finance minister Arun Jaitely the first Lucky Grahak Yojana took place.
e) The name of the 15 thousands winners were also announced on the same day.
SBI adopts village of Maharashtra for Aadhaar-based payments
a) India’s pioneer bank “State Bank of India (SBI)” has adopted “Shirki” village.
b)The shirki village is in “Pen taluka” in Maharashtra.
c) In order to promote the Aadhaar card-based merchant payment this initiative has been taken by the bank.
d) Under this scheme, the merchants of the village will be provided with simple android phones ( The phone will have inbuilt feature of fingerprint capturing).
Salman Khan launches his app ‘BeingInTouch’ on his birthday.
a) On the occasion of his 51st birthday Actor Salman Khan has announced the launch of his app, ‘BeingInTouch’, on Twitter.
b) Salman khan celebrates his birthday on 27 December 2016.
c) With the help of the app people can access to Salman’s social media accounts.
d) The account will comprise salman khan’s unseen pictures and videos.
e) The app is currently available for download on GooglePlay Store.
Bank of Maharashtra Adopts Village in Sangli for Digital Transactions
a) The Bank of Maharashtra – a public sector bank has adopted village in Sangli District.
b) A village of Malangaon in Sangli district, Maharashtra is aimed at becoming a completely cashless village.
Tata Motors Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador
a) Bollywood film star Akshay Kumar has been announced the Brand Ambassador of TATA.
b) In order to promote its commercial Vehicle Business Unit Akshay Kumar has been given the responsibility.
c) He will take charge from January 2017.
Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker
a) India’s pioneer cueist “Pankaj Advani” grasped the National title in 6-red snooker.
b) The 6-red snooker is the shorter format of the game.
c) Pankaj advani has been 16 time world champion.
d) In the final, Advani prevailed over local youngster Ishpreet Chadha 7-4 to clinch the title.