DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14TH DEC 2016
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1. INDIA, INDONESIA SIGNED THREE AGREEMENTS
i. India and Indonesia have signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by PM Narendra Modi and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
ii. The agreements to boost the bilateral relations between the two nation.
2. ANTONIO GUTERRES SWORN IN AS UN SECRETARY-GENERAL
i. Antonio Guterres was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General.
ii. He will succeed Ban Ki-moon as the ninth chief of the organisation
iii. President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson administered the Oath of Office to Guterres at a special plenary meeting of the 193-member General Assembly.
3. PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES COUNTRY'S 1ST AMPHIBIOUS BUS PROJECT
i. The Punjab government has launched country's first amphibious bus project at the Harike wetland near Amritsar.
ii. This amphibious bus project was launched by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
iii. The project has cost the state government over Rs 11 crore.
4. VIVEK RAMASWAMY, APOORVA MEHTA INCLUDED IN FORBES' UNDER 40 RICH LIST
i. Two Indian-origin men have listed in Forbes magazine's second annual list of wealthiest entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
ii. The list is topped by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
iii. Vivek Ramaswamy, a successful biotech entrepreneur has been ranked 24th and Apoorva Mehta stands at 31st spot.
5. LT GEN NAVEED MUKHTAR APPOINTED AS NEW ISI CHIEF
i. Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence.
ii. He replaces Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar who has been appointed as president of the National Defence University in Islamabad.
iii. He was commissioned in the Armored Corps regiment in 1983.
6. INDIA'S GROWTH FORECAST TO 7% POST-DEMONETISATION REPORT BY ADB
i. The Asian Development Bank lowered India's growth forecast for this year from 7.4 % to 7 % due to a slight slowdown in the economy.
ii. The Headquarter of ADB is in manila.
iii. ADB highlighted weak investments and slow down in the agricultural sector in the country among other reasons for the fall.
7. ISRO SIGNS DEAL FOR FIRST PRIVATELY BUILT SATELLITE
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation has signed an agreement with a consortium of six companies to deliver India's first industry-built satellite.
ii. The agreement was signed between M Annadurai, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre and the consortium lead Alpha Design Technologies P Ltd.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHICH STATE LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST AMPHIBIOUS BUS PROJECT?
Q2. INDIA AND INDONESIA SIGNED THREE AGREEMENTS TO BOOST THE BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS IN CONTEXT TO THE PROJECT:
I. MoU on Standardization Cooperation between the BIS and the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia was signed
II. MoU on Youth and Sports Cooperation was signed
III. It was inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Indonesia
IV. Joint Communiqué on combating illegal and unregulated fishing was released
Which is/are correct?
a) Only II and III
b) Only I, II and IV
c) I, II, III and IV
d) Only III
Q3. WHO IS SWORN-IN AS THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL IN DECEMBER 2016?
a) Natalia Gherman
b) Danilo Turk
c) Antonio Guterres
d) Helen Clark
1 - D 2 - B 3 - C