DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. KISAN DIWAS: 23 DECEMBER
i. Kisan Diwas is observed every year on 23 December across India Since 2001 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Ch. Charan Singh.
ii. Kisan Diwan is also known as Farmers Day.
2. ICC AWARDS 2016
i. ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Ravichandran Ashwin
ii. ICC Test Cricketer of the Year – Ravichandran Ashwin
iii. ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Quinton de Kock
iv. Virat Kohli was named the captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year.
v. Misbah-Ul-Haq won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award at the 2016 ICC Awards.
3. DELHI NAMED INDIA'S MOST WELL-READ CITY OF 2016 BY AMAZON
i. Delhi has emerged as the country's most well-read city in the fourth consecutive year with Bengaluru and Mumbai taking the second and third spot by Amazon.
ii. For the first time, Karnal, Vadodara and Patna made it to the top 20 cities.
4. CHINA LAUNCHES SATELLITE TO MONITOR GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS
i.China has launched atmospheric CO2-monitoring TanSat satellite in an effort to curb and monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
ii. The 620-kg satellite was sent into a sun synchronous orbit about 700 kilometers above the earth and will monitor the concentration, distribution and flow of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
5. THE WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR ROAD HAS OPENED IN FRANCE
i. The world's first solar road made with 30,000 square feet of solar panels has been opened in the French village of Normandy.
ii. The one-kilometre long road took five years and cost $5.2 million to develop.
iii. The Wattway is projected to produce 280 megawatt hours of energy annually, with an estimated electrical output of 767 kilowatt hours per day.
6. ARGENTINA WON FIFA TEAM OF THE YEAR TITLE
i. Argentina has won the FIFA Team of the Year title after Belgium, finishing with 1634 points to top FIFA’s rankings.
ii. As for India, the Blue Tigers have also climbed a staggering 31 places from last year, finishing the year ranked 135, their best climb up the table in history.
7. INDIA WON BRONZE AT WOMEN'S U18 HOCKEY ASIA CUP
i. India has defeated South Korea to secure the bronze medal at the 4th Women's U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament in Bangkok.
ii. Hockey India announced cash rewards of Rs.1 lakh for each player.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. WHO WON THE SIR GARFIELD SOBERS TROPHY FOR ICC CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 2016?
a) Ravichandran Ashwin
b) Steven Smith
c) Ravindra Jadeja
d) Virat Kohli
Q2. WHICH COUNTRY HAS WON THE FIFA TEAM OF THE YEAR 2016 TITLE?
Q3. WHO WON THE BRONZE IN THE WOMEN'S U18 ASIA CUP 2016 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT?
Q4. WHICH COUNTRY HAS LAUNCHED TANSAT SATELLITE TO MONITOR GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS?
1 - A 2 - C 3 - A 4 - D