DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. EPFO LOWERS INTEREST RATE ON EPF TO 8.65%
i. Employee's Provident Fund Organization decided to lower the interest on EPF deposits for the current fiscal to 8.65%, from 8.8%.
ii.The Employees Provident Fund Organisation's apex decision-making body, the Central Board of Trustees has taken a decision to lower the interest rate.
2. INDIA-NEPAL FOLK CRAFTS FESTIVAL STARTED IN KATHMANDU
i. The five-day India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival 2016 begins in Kathmandu, Nepal to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries.
ii. The Main aim of the festival to promote crafts based bilateral relations and enhance cultural exchanges between the artisans of two countries.
3. ANDY MURRAY WINS 3RD BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
i. After claiming his second Wimbledon title and maiden ATP World Tour Finals crown, Britain's world number one Andy Murray won third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
ii. Murray previously won the award in 2013 and 2015.
4. PRIYANKA CHOPRA: ASSAM TOURISM BRAND AMBASSADOR
i. Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra became the brand ambassador of Assam state tourism.
ii. Priyanka Chopra will promote brand entity of "Awesome Assam".
5. DEEPAK AGARWAL APPOINTED CEO OF NOIDA AUTHORITY
i. The Uttar Pradesh Government appointed Deepak Agarwal as the CEO of Noida Authority.
ii. Deepak Agarwal will replace P K Agarwal.
6. UNION GOVERNMENT RELEASED RS 450 CRORE TO TELANGANA
i. The Union Government released Rs 450 crore to Telangana for the development of backward areas in the state.
ii. These additional resources from the Union Government would enable the State to devise and implement schemes best suited for mitigation of backwardness and alleviation of poverty.
7. INDIA RANKS 4TH IN GLOBAL WIND POWER INSTALLED CAPACITY INDEX
i. India was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index.
ii. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW.
iii. The Index was topped by China, followed by USA and Germany.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. EPFO LOWERS INTEREST RATE ON EPF FROM 8.80% TO?
Q2. WHICH SPORTSPERSON WINS 3RD BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD?
a) Nico Rosberg
b) Roger Federer
c) Andy Murray
d) Novak Djokovic
Q3. WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS BECAME THE BRAND AMBASSADOR OF ASSAM STATE TOURISM?
a) Deepika Padukone
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Katrina Kaif
d) Kareena Kapoor
Q4. WHO IS APPOINTED AS CEO OF NOIDA AUTHORITY?
a) Deepak Agarwal
b) Rama Raman
c) Pramod Kumar
d) Deepak Kumar
Q5. WHAT IS INDIA’S RANK IN GLOBAL WIND POWER INSTALLED CAPACITY INDEX?
1 - A 2 - C 3 - B 4 - A 5 - D