DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22nd DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA AND KYRGYZSTAN SIGNED 6 AGREEMENTS
i. India and Kyrgyzstan have signed 6 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation.
ii. The agreements were signed in New Delhi during the State visit of Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaye.
2. 9TH WORLD CONFLUENCE OF HUMANITY, POWER AND SPIRITUALITY: NEW DELHI
i. The ninth edition of World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality, organised by ASSOCHAM in association with SREI Foundation and Times Foundation, introduced a fresh culture of ‘Spirituality @ Work’ through its brand Sach Bharat, inspiring distinguished industrialists, business leaders, industry captains and noted politicians to imbibe spirituality at their respective work places and lives.
ii.The Confluence was inaugurated in the presence of ASSOCHAM President Mr. Sunil Kanoria, Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, and SREI Foundation Chairman Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria.
3. GOVT ANNOUNCES RS 207 CRORE PROJECT FOR PROTECTION OF MAJULI ISLAND
i. Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh has announced to provide 207 crore rupees for protection and development of the world heritage island Majuli located in Assam.
4. CHHATTISGARH CM LAUNCHES COUNTRY’S FIRST CASHLESS BAZAAR IN RAIPUR
i. Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh has launched India’s first cashless bazaar in Raipur.
ii. This ‘Smart’ bazaar be composed of nearly Over 900 shops which are providing the facilities of cashless payments using POS, UPI.
5. INDIA GETS MOST FDI FROM SINGAPORE
i. India has received the maximum Foreign Direct Investment inflows from Singapore in 2015-16 followed by Mauritius, a report by industry chamber PHDCCI and KPMG.India attracted $13.69 billion FDI from Singapore in that financial year.
6. CORPORATION BANK BAGS SKOCH SILVER AWARD
i. Corporation Bank has bagged the SKOCH silver award for attaining the position of number 1 channel partner of LIC of India for the past three financial years.
7. CHINA COMMISSIONS ITS 1ST 7-TONNE CIVIL HELICOPTER
i. China commissioned its first seven-tonne helicopter, which can be used for operations like search and rescue and law enforcement, marking a new advancement in its aviation industry
ii. The AC352 civil helicopter is a multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter with a 7.5-tonne maximum take-off weight.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WITH WHICH COUNTRY INDIA HAVE SIGNED 6 AGREEMENTS TO BOOST BILATERAL COOPERATION?
Q2. UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED RS 207 CRORE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MAJULI ISLAND. THE ISLAND IS LOCATED IN WHICH STATE?
b) Andhra Pradesh
Q3. INDIA’S FIRST CASHLESS BAZAAR RECENTLY CAME UP IN WHICH STATES?
Q4. FROM WHICH COUNTRY INDIA GETS ITS MOST FDI?
b) Hong Kong
Q5. WHICH COUNTRY HAS COMMISSIONED ITS 1ST 7-TONNE CIVIL HELICOPTER NAMED AC352?
c) South Korea
1 - B 2 - C 3 - B 4 - A 5 - D