DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ASSAM CM LAUNCHES HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME ATAL-AMRIT ABHIYAN IN THE STATE
i. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched 'Atal-Amrit Abhiyan' health insurance Scheme.
ii. The scheme will offer coverage against 437 illnesses in six disease and cover all individuals in eligible families with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.
2. GOVT. LAUNCHES LUCKY GRAHAK YOJANA, DIGI DHAN VYAPAR YOJANA
i. GOI has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants to promote digital transaction.
ii.The first Lucky Grahak Yojana draw was held in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
ii. The main aim of the step is to encouraging people to move towards significantly higher usage of digital transactions.
3. GOVT. TO SET UP INDIA’S FIRST 2G ETHANOL BIO-REFINERY IN PUNJAB
i. The foundation stone of India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery was laid at Tarkhanwala village in Bathinda, Punjab
ii. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is setting up this project at a cost of 600 crore Rupees.
4. UP CM INITIATES POWER PROJECTS WORTH RS 52,000 CRORE
i. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has laid the foundation stone of power projects worth over Rs 52,000 crore across the state.
ii. Along with projects covering transmission and distribution of electricity, three thermal power plants with a total capacity of 33,000 MW will be built in the state.
5. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES NUCLEAR CAPABLE MISSILE AGNI-V
i. India tested its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile in its final operational configuration from Wheeler Island off Odisha.
ii. With this, India will join the super exclusive club of countries with ICBMs (missiles with a range of over 5,000-5,500km) alongside the UK, China, Russia, France and the US.
iii. The nuclear-capable Agni-V, which can even reach the northernmost parts of China with its strike range of over 5,000-km, test-fired from its canister on a launcher truck.
6. SBI ADOPTS SHIRKI VILLAGE IN PEN FOR AADHAAR-BASED PAYMENTS
i. The State Bank of India has adopted Shirki village in Pen taluka in Maharashtra for driving the Aadhaar-based merchant payments.
ii. The merchants in the village have been provided with simple android phones with a USB-based fingerprint capture device.
iii. The consumer pays the merchant by selecting the bank name in the App where he/she has an account and providing the fingerprint in the biometric device attached to the mobile phone
iv. This unique payment mode will enable the lower end of the pyramid in quickly adopting digital payments.
7. IRDA GIVES INITIAL APPROVAL TO 5 GLOBAL REINSURANCE MAJORS
i. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has approved the R3 application and granted certificate of registration to five global reinsurers to opens shops.
ii. The R3 is the final approval from the regulator to begin branch operations.
iii. The five global reinsurers that were granted final approval by the regulator are the US-based reinsurer Reinsurance Group of America, Munich Re and Hannover from Germany, Swiss Re from Switzerland and French reinsurance majors.
8. PANKAJ ADVANI WON NATIONAL TITLE IN 6-RED SNOOKER
i. Pankaj Advani the National title in 6-red Snooker in Mumbai, Maharashtra..
ii. Advani defeated Ishpreet Chadha in the final to grab the title.
iii. Advani is the only player in the world to win all the titles, National, Continental and World, in 6-red Snooker.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME ATAL-AMRIT ABHIYAN LAUNCHED IN WHICH STATE?
d) Tamil Nadu
Q2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING WON THE NATIONAL TITLE IN 6-RED SNOOKER?
a) Geet Sethi
b) Yasin Merchant
c) Ishpreet Chadha
d) Pankaj Advani
Q3. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED ITS HOME-GROWN LONG RANGE INTERCONTINENTAL SURFACE-TO-SURFACE NUCLEAR CAPABLE BALLISTIC MISSILE AGNI-5. WHAT IS THE RANGE OF AGNI 5?
a) 5000 kilometer
b) 3500 kilometer
c) 2500 kilometer
d) 1000 kilometer
Q4. THE FIRST LUCKY GRAHAK YOJANA AND DIGI-DHAN VYAPAR YOJANA AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED BY UNION GOVERNMENT ON GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY. WHAT IS THE MONETARY AMOUNT THAT WAS AWARDED TO THE WINNERS OF THESE TWO AWARDS?
a) Rs 5000
b) Rs 10000
c) Rs 1000
d) Rs 25000
Q5. THE FIRST 2G ETHANOL BIO-REFINERY WILL BE SET UP IN WHICH STATE?
1 - B 2 -D 3 - A 4 – C 5 - B