DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD AIDS DAY OBSERVED ON 1ST DECEMBER
i. World AIDS Day is observed across the world on 1st December annually.
ii. The theme for 2016 World Aids Day is ‘Hands Up for HIV Prevention’.
iii. The day is observed to raise awareness to the Aids pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.
2. SACHIN TENDULKAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY "PLAYING IT MY WAY" NAMED BOOK OF THE YEAR
i. The autobiography of India’s Sachin Tendulkar “Playing it my way” has won the prestigious Crossword Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography category.
ii. The book is penned by Boria Majumdar.
iii. Earlier, it also had entered the Limca Book of World Records for being the best selling.
3. ANDHRA PRADESH CM CHANDRABABU TO HEAD CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE E-PAYMENTS
i. NITI Aayog under the banner of the Union Government, constituted a 13-member committee to promote cashless economy.
ii. The committee will be headed by Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.
iii. The committee will be formed by Chief Ministers of various states representing different political parties to examine and promote the use of digital payment systems across the country.
iv. The Committee will identify the best global practices for implementing an economy primarily based on digital payment.
4. NATIONAL ANTHEM MUST BE PLAYED IN THEATRES BEFORE MOVIES, ORDERS SUPREME COURT
i. The Supreme Court made it mandatory for cinema halls to play the National anthem before the screening of a film in theatres across the country.
ii. A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said that “People must show respect to the national anthem and the national flag and pay respect to the anthem.
5. HIMACHAL PRADESH RAJ BHAWAN ADOPTS CASHLESS SYSTEM AFTER PM’S APPEAL
i. Raj Bhawan of Himachal Pradesh has adopted the cashless system for all kind of payments.
ii. Governor Acharya Devvrat has directed Raj Bhawan’s official in Shimla to use a cashless system or cheque in all kinds of payments.