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Daily Current Affairs 23rd Dec. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SIGNED MOU TO DEVELOP NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN TELECOM SECTOR
i. The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and implement National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector.
ii. They have agreed to make concerted joint efforts towards skill development by mobilization of financial support under the National Ecosystem for Development of Telecom Skills.

2. RAHUL THAKKAR WON AN OSCAR AWARD FOR TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
i.  Rahul Thakkar was named as winner of the Scientific and Technical Award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences known as Oscar Awards.
ii. The award is shared with Richard Chuang in the category of groundbreaking design of the DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.
iii. This system enabled to review desktop and digital theater and it took about twenty years for the development.

3. INDIA TO BE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN 2016 REPORT BY UN
i. According to the report released by United Nations named World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 Report India will be the fastest growing big economy in the world in 2016.
ii. They have projected India’s growth rate by 7.3 % in the year 2016 and 7.5 % in 2017.
iii. The highest growth rate in India has been attributed to improvement in the macroeconomic environment with the help of sharp decline in the prices of oil, food and metals.

4. SRI LANKA TOPS IN 2015 HDI IN SOUTH ASIA REGION
i. Sri Lanka has topped in 2015 human development index  in the South Asia Region.
ii. The list is released by UN Development Programme  the top three nations in the 2015 HDI are Norway ranked first then followed by  Australia ,Switzerland.
iii. India ranked on 130th place.
iv. The index is released after assessing three areas of human development including Long and healthy life, Access to knowledge,Decent standard of living.

5. NAI MANZIL SCHEME LAUNCHED IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
i. The Nai Manzil scheme is launched for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir.
ii. The scheme was launched for girls in Srinagar from minority communities.
iii. They will  be imparted three month skill development training in seven identified sectors relevant to the region such as  food processing, embroidery, computers IT, Tourism/hospitality, electronics and plumbing etc.   
iv. Nai Manzil Scheme is an integrated Education and Livelihood Initiative for the Minority Communities.

6. AMITABH BACHCHAN AND PRIYANKA CHOPRA REPLACE AAMIR KHAN AS 'INCREDIBLE INDIA' BRAND AMBASSADORS
i. Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra  will replace Aamir Khan as 'Incredible india ‘ brand ambassadors.
ii. The selection are made after Amir khan,who had angered the BJP-led government with his remarks on perceived intolerance in the country.
iii. He had promoted Indian tourism for a decade as the brand ambassador.
ii. He is replaced as Amir khan had termed India an 'intolerant country' which worked against his role as brand ambassador india.

7. PM NARENDRA MODI RELEASED BOOK NAMED THE Z FACTOR
i. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time in New Delhi.
ii. The book is the autobiography of the promoter of Essel/ Zee Group Subhash Chandra.

iii. It is written by Subhash Chandra explaing a ‘truly desi’ self-made businessman who came to Delhi at age twenty with seventeen rupees in his pocket.

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