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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. KAILASH SATYARTHI’S ‘100 MILLION FOR 100 MILLION’ CAMPAIGN
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has  launched the '100 Million for 100 Million Campaign' organised by The Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation.
ii. The Campaign aims at mobilizing 100 million youth and children for the upliftment of 100 million underprivileged children across the world.

2. PAOLO GENTILONI SWORN-IN AS ITALY'S NEW PM
i. Paolo Gentiloni has been elected as Italy's new Prime Minister.
ii. Gentiloni, who served as the Foreign Minister under Renzi, was asked by President Sergio Mattarella to form a new centre-left government that will guide Italy to elections due by February 2018.

3. IAMAI SETS UP COMMITTEE TO WORK ON FIGHTING ONLINE PIRACY
i. Internet and Mobile Association of India has constituted a committee to fight against the problem of online piracy and develop suitable business standards.
ii. Ajit Mohan of Hotstar will be the chairman of the committee.

4. WORLD'S LONGEST TUNNEL OPENS IN SWITZERLAND
i. The world’s longest tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland was opened for regular rail services.
ii. It will carry passengers under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.


5. CHINA LAUNCHES ADVANCED WEATHER SATELLITE FENGYUN-4
i. China has take off the first of its new generation weather satellites Fengyun-4.
ii. The New technology on the satellite will improve the accuracy of weather forecasts -just in time for the winter season.
iii. It was China’s First second-generation weather satellites launched as well as the country’s first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in the geostationary orbit.

6. DIPA KARMAKAR'S BIOGRAPHY
i. Bishweshwar Nandi  coach of Dipa Karmakar will co-author her biography titled: “Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder”.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. NAME THE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THE PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE TO END CHILD LABOUR, CHILD SLAVERY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.
a) Stop Child Labor
b) One in a Million
c) Fight Against Child Labor
d) ‘100 Million for 100 Million’
Q2. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF ITALY ON DECEMBER 11, 2016?
a) Romano Prodi
b) Paolo Gentiloni
c) Matteo Renzi
d) Sergio Mattarella
Q3. WHICH COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY THE INTERNET AND MOBILE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (IAMAI) TO FIGHT AGAINST ONLINE PIRACY?
a) Ratan Watal Committee
b) Uday Sodhi Committee
c) Ajit Mohan Committee
d) Salil Kapoor Committee
Q4. THE WORLD’S LONGEST RAIL TUNNEL, GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL (GBT) IS BUILT IN WHICH COUNTRY?
a) Switzerland
b) Japan
c) China
d) France
Q5. NAME THE FIRST SECOND GENERATION QUANTITATIVE REMOTE-SENSING WEATHER SATELLITE LAUNCHED BY CHINA IN THE GEOSTATIONARY ORBITON.
a) Fengyun-2E
b) Fengyun-3A
c) Fengyun-4
d) Fengyun-2C
Q6. WHO IS AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘DIPA KARMAKAR: THE SMALL WONDER’?
a) Shikha Sabharwa
b) Bishweshwar Nandi
c) Vimal Chauhan
d) Dipa Karmakar

ANSWER:

1 - D    2 - B    3 - C    4 - A    5 - C    6 - B

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