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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. VG KANNAN APPOINTED CEO OF INDIAN BANKS’ ASSOCIATION
i. V G Kannan has took charge as Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association .
ii. He succeeds M V Tanksale.
iii. Kannan had retired as Managing Director & Group Executive of State Bank of India.

2. INDIAN-AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED AS MAYOR
i. First time, an Indian-American woman Savita Vaidhyanathan has been elected as the new Mayor of the key Californian city of Cupertino..

3. SEVENTH EDITION OF BILATERAL EXERCISE ‘EKUVERIN’ STARTED IN MALDIVES
i. The Seventh edition of Exercise EKUVERIN will be held at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives.
ii. The aim of the exercise is to conduct military training with emphasis on amphibious & counter-terrorism operations with a view to enhancing interoperability between the two armies.
iii. The Exercise is a 14-day platoon level joint military exercise between the Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force.

4. SMRITI MANDHANA NAMED IN ICC WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR
i. India’s Smriti Mandhana has been named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
ii. The women’s team of the year has been added to the list of awards to acknowledge and appreciate outstanding performances of women’s cricketers over a 12-month period.

5. INDIA TOPPED ASIA’S INNOVATION CHART
i. India has topped the Asia's innovation chart Index.
ii. The ‘Silicon Valley’ of the east, Bengaluru, which is 5th largest hub at the global level, saw most of the innovations in 2016.


6. 5TH EDITION OF INDIA-ARAB PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
i. The 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference was held in Muscat, Oman.
ii. The theme of the conference was ‘Partnership towards innovation and cooperation in IT’.

7. ICFA PRESENTS 'GLOBAL AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP AWARD 2016' TO RATAN TATA
i. Indian Council of Food and Agriculture has presented 'Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016' to Tata Sons interim Chairman Ratan Tata in Mumbai on 15th December 2016.
ii. The Leadership Awards jury conferred on Tata the 'Lifetime Achievements Award 2016' for his transformational role in scaling Tata Group as the globally admired group during his stint of two decades as Chairman.

8. NIGERIA'S AMINA MOHAMMED: NEW UN DEPUTY SECRETARY­GENERAL
i. New United Nations Secretary­General Antonio Guterres has announced Nigeria’s Environment minister, Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary­General.
ii. Guterres also announced the appointment of  Ms.Maria Viotti of Brazil and Ms Kyung­wha Kang as Special advisor on policy, a new role he intends to create.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. THE SEVENTH EDITION OF EXERCISE EKUVERIN COMMENCED RECENTLY. THE EXERCISE IS BETWEEN WHICH TWO COUNTRIES?
a)  India and Cambodia
b)  India and Sri Lanka
c)  India and Mauritius
d)  India and Maldives
Q2.  5TH INDIA – ARAB PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN WHICH PLACE?
a)  UAE
b)  Oman
c)  Saudi Arabia
d)  Kuwait
Q3. WHO WAS RECENTLY APPOINTED AS THE DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS?
a)  Jan Eliasson
b)  Amina Mohammed
c)  Antonio Guterres
d)  None of the above
Q4. WHICH INDIAN-AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED AS MAYOR OF CALIFORNIAN CITY?
a)  Savita Vaidhyanathan
b)  Smriti Mandhana
c)  Vandana Luthra
d)  Suchi Mukherjee
Q5. WHO IS APPOINTED AS CEO OF INDIAN BANKS’ ASSOCIATION?
a) Rajiv Takru
b)  K V kamath
c)  V G Kannan
d) Mohan V Tanksale

ANSWERS: 

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

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