DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. LANURA: FIRST VILLAGE IN J&K TO GO ‘CASHLESS’
i. Lanura, a village in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir became the first village in the state to go cashless.
ii. Amitabh Kant Committee constituted to push cashless transactions
2. PUERTO RICO'S STEPHANIE DEL VALLE: MISS WORLD 2016
i. Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle has been crowned as the Miss World 2016 at an event held in Maryland, US.
ii. India's Priyadarshini Chatterjee also reached the top 20.
3. MANIPUR CM INAUGURATES TWO NEW DISTRICTS AMID NAGA PROTESTS
i. Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh has inaugurated two new districts Pherzawl and Noney.
ii. Now, the total number of the district is 11.
4. SWASTHYA RAKSHA PROGRAMME LAUNCHED BY AYUSH MINISTRY
i. The Union Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Ministry has launched ‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’ to promote health and health education in villages.
ii.The programme was initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences , Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine and Central Council for Research in Siddha.
6. YES BANK, OLA TIE UP TO PROVIDE CASH AT YOUR DOORSTEP
i. YES Bank has partnered with Ola, one of the popular mobile apps for transportation, to provide cash-on-demand at customer’s doorstep.
ii.Customers will be able to use the Ola app to book a cab and opt for ‘cash at their doorsteps’ that will be enabled using Point-of-Sale machines provided by YES Bank.
7. INDIA WON THE HOCKEY JUNIOR WORLD CUP
i. India beat Belgium 2-1 to win the hockey junior World Cup in Lucknow.
ii. This is India’s second world title.
iii.India won their first title in 2001 in Hobart, Australia.
8. FORMER PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER SAUMITRA CHAUDHURI PASSED AWAY
i. Former Planning Commission member Saumitra Chaudhuri passed away.
ii. Saumitra Chaudhuri, a noted economist, joined the Planning Commission as Member in June 2009.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. LANURA, A VILLAGE IN BUDGAM DISTRICT BECAME THE FIRST VILLAGE OF THAT STATE TO GO CASHLESS. LANURA VILLAGE IS LOCATED IN WHICH STATE?
a) Jammu and Kashmir
c) Himachal Pradesh
Q2. WHO HAS WON THE ESTEEMED TITLE OF MISS WORLD 2016?
a) Stephanie Del Valle
b) Evelyn Njambi
c) Yaritza Reyes
d) Catriona Elisa Gray
Q3. WHICH BANK HAS TIED WITH RIDE HAILING SERVICE PROVIDER OLA TO PROVIDE CASH-ON-DEMAND AT CUSTOMERS DOORSTEP?
a) Axis Bank
b) ICICI Bank
c) Yes Bank
d) HDFC Bank
Q4. MANIPUR CM INAUGURATES TWO NEW DISTRICTS. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING IS CM OF MANIPUR?
a) Chandrababu Naidu
b) Okram Ibobi Singh
c) Sarbananda Sonowal
d) Pinarayi Vijayan
Q5. WHO WON THE 2016 MEN'S HOCKEY JUNIOR WORLD CUP?
1 - A 2 - A 3 - C 4 - B 5 - D