DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY OBSERVED ON 10TH DECEMBER
i. The Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December.
ii. It aims at promoting and raising awareness of the two Covenants of Human Rights Day.
iii. Human Rights Day was stated in 1948.
iv. It has stood as the first major stride forward in ensuring that the rights of every human across the globe are protected.
2. INDIA AND VIETNAM INK NUCLEAR COOPERATION PACT
i. India and Vietnam have signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, it will strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
ii. The two countries signed three other agreements also— to enhance aviation links, to jointly work in the area of energy efficiency and promotion of parliamentary cooperation.
3. 21ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA
i. The 21st International Film Festival of Kerala started in Thiruvananthapuram.
ii. The Festival opened with Navid Mahmoudi's directorial debut 'Raftan,' which narrates the story of a couple attempting to migrate from Iran to Europe.
4. JAPAN LAUNCHES KOUNOTORI 6 CARGO SPACESHIP
i. Japan has successfully launched a rocket carrying the unmanned cargo spaceship Kounotori 6 to deliver supplies for astronauts living in the International Space Station.
ii. The H-2B rocket carrying the spaceship lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southwestern Japan.
iii. The spaceship carries some 5.9 tonnes of supplies, including food, drinking water and other necessities, as well as some batteries and ultrasmall satellites.
5. PETER GILCHRIST GRABBED THE LONG UP TITLE OF IBSF WORLD BILLIARDS
i. Peter Gilchrist of Singapore defeated Sourav Kothari to win the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Long Up title.
ii. The event was held in Bengaluru.
6. CHANNEL DIGISHALA LAUNCHED TO EDUCATE RURAL INDIA ABOUT CASHLESS TRANSACTION
i. Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, launched a TV channel named ‘DigiShala’ to promote cashless transaction in rural areas.
ii. The government also initiated ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’ to achieve the objective of educating, enabling and informing citizens about the cashless economy.
7. L&T BAGS CONTRACT TO CONVERT SARDAR PATEL STADIUM TO WORLD’S BIGGEST CRICKET STADIUM
i. Larsen & Turbo has bagged a contract from the Gujarat Cricket Association to make Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium of Gujarat the world’s biggest cricket stadium.
ii. Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium is situated in Motera, Ahmadabad.
iii. After the renovation, it will take over the Melbourne Cricket Ground of Australia in terms of seating capacity.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHAT WAS THE THEME OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY THAT WAS OBSERVED ON 10 DECEMBER 2016?
a) My Voice Counts
b) Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always
c) Every day is Human Rights Day
d) Stand up for someone’s rights today
Q2. WHICH FREE-TO-AIR CHANNEL WAS LAUNCHED BY UNION IT MINISTER RAVISHANKAR PRASAD TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT DIGITAL PAYMENT?
a) Pathshala Tv
b) Digi TV
c) Digishala Tv
d) None of the above
Q3. WITH WHICH COUNTRY INDIA ON 9 DECEMBER 2016 SIGNED A CIVIL NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT?
c) South Korea
Q4. NAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF VIETNAM WHO WAS ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO INDIA IN DECEMBER 2016.
a) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
b) Truong Nhu Tang
c) Nguyen Thị Doan
d) Phạm Bình Minh
Q5. WHICH COUNTRY LAUNCHES KOUNOTORI 6 CARGO SPACESHIP?
b) South Africa
1 - D 2 - C 3 - B 4 - A 5 - D