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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDO AND RUSSIAN BILATERAL NAVAL EXERCISE INDRA NAVY- 2016 BEGINS
i. The 9th edition of Indra Navy exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy began in the Bay of Bengal.
ii. This annual bilateral maritime exercise will continue till 21 December 2016.
iii. The main aim of this exercise is to enhance the interoperability between the two navies and develop the common understanding of maritime security operations.
iv. The first edition of this maritime exercise between India and Russia was first held in 2003.

2. ANDY MURRAY AND  ANGELIQUE KERBER NAMED ITF PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
i. Briton Andy Murray and Germany's Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions.
ii. Murray won Wimbledon in July and retained his crown in Rio de Janeiro in August.
iii. Kerber won the Australian and U.S. Open titles as well as an Olympic silver medal in Rio.

3. GUJARAT TO HAVE WAGAH-LIKE BORDER VIEWING POINT
i. The ever-popular ‘border viewing point’ of the Wagah border will soon be recreated in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district.
ii. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the inaugural event of the annual ‘Rann-Utsav’ at Dhordo in the Rann of Kutch .
iii. The new viewing point will be opened at Nadabet near Suigam, a village near the India-Pakistan border.
 iv. The main purpose of the development is to promote tourism and all tourists visiting the centre will be provided with the same facilities that are made available at the Wagah Border.

4. PV SINDHU WINS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD
i. Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu has won the Badminton World Federation  2016 Most Improved Player of the Year award at the Players’ in Dubai.
ii. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.


5. RAVINDRA KUMAR BECOME FIRST IAS OFFICER TO SCALE MT EVEREST PENS MOTIVATIONAL BOOK
i. The book titled "Many Everest" An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality’ is penned by Ravindra Kumar.
ii. Ravindra Kumar the first IAS to climb the Mount Everest has written a motivational book for students, which was released by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on December 12, 2016 in New Delhi.

6. MALAYSIA  GOT NEW KING SULTAN MUHAMMAD V
i. Malaysia has installed its 15th king, Sultan Muhammad V, in a ceremony marked by honour guards and Islamic prayers in the national palace in Kuala Lumpur.

7. WALTER SWINBURN THE  LEGENDARY JOCKEY AND SHERGAR DERBY WINNER DEAD AT 55
i. Walter Swinburn, one of the most renowned jockeys of his generation and rider of the Shergar, passed away due to long illness.

ii. He was famously known for winning the Epsom Derby horse race three times in his career as a jockey. 

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