DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI UNVEILED FIRST EVER INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SKILLS
i. PM Narendra Modi unveiled first ever Indian Institute of Skills at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
ii. Modi also launched Kaushal Pradarshini to portray major skill development initiatives of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
iii. The primary objective of the institute is to empower India’s youth to be more employable and self-sustainable.
iv. The plan is to set up six such institutes across the country in coming years.
About Kaushal Pradarshini
i. The objective is to provide quality education, better skills and employment opportunities.
ii. National Mission for Skill Development was launched in July 2015 to train a minimum of 300 million skilled people by 2022.
2. JUSTICE J S KHEHAR APPOINTED AS 44TH CJI
i. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
ii. Justice Khehar will be the first Chief Justice of India from the Sikh community.
3. UNION GOVERNMENT FORMS HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE ON INDUS WATER TREATY
i. The Union government formed a high-level inter-ministerial task force to look into all the strategic aspects of Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan.
ii. This task force will be headed by PM Narendra Modi's Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra.
4. KARUN NAIR BECAME SECOND INDIAN TO SCORE TRIPLE CENTURY IN TESTS
i. Indian cricketer Karun Nair scored triple century in first innings of the fifth and final test-match against England.
ii. Nair became the second Indian batsmen to score triple century in tests after Virendra Sehwag.
5. ATLETICO DE KOLKATA CROWNED 2016 ISL CHAMPIONS
i. Atletico de Kolkata was crowned the Indian Super League champions for the second time.
ii. The Indian Super League is a men's professional football league in India.
6. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY : 20 DECEMBER
i. The United Nations' International Human Solidarity Day is annually observed on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity.
ii. On IHS Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. INDIA’S FIRST EVER INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SKILLS WILL BE SET UP IN WHICH CITY?
c) New Delhi
Q2. JUSTICE JAGDISH SINGH KHEHAR WAS RECENTLY APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA BY THE PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE. JUSTICE KEHAR IS THE?
a) 43rd Chief Justice of India
b) 42nd Chief Justice of India
c) 44th Chief Justice of India
d) 41st Chief Justice of India
Q3. WHO WON THE 2016 INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE?
a) Atletico de Kolkata
b) Kerala Blasters
d) NorthEast United
Q4. KARUN NAIR BECAME SECOND INDIAN TO SCORE TRIPLE CENTURY IN TESTS. WHO WAS THE 1ST INDIAN TO SCORE TRIPLE TON?
a) Saurav Ganguli
b) Virendra Sehwag
c) Yuvraj Singh
d) Virat Kohli
Q5. WHEN IS THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY OBSERVED?
a) December 17
b) December 19
c) December 18
d) December 20
1 - A 2 - C 3 - A 4 - B 5 - D