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Saturday, December 3, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND DEC 2016

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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1ST DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1ST DEC 2016
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1. GOA TO BECOME INDIA’S FIRST CASHLESS STATE
i. The Indian state of Goa prepares itself to become the first state to operate cashless in the country from 31 December 2016.
ii. This announcement was made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar,  during a rally at Sankhali
iii. The plan includes making even small vendors selling perishable goods accustomed to mobile payment

2. LT GEN AK BHAT APPOINTED NEW DGMO
i. Lt-General A K Bhatt was appointed as the Director-General of Military Operations .
ii. Lt-Gen Bhatt will succeed Lt-General Ranbir Singh.

3. SUSAN KIEFEL BECOMES FIRST WOMAN APPOINTED AS HIGH COURT CHIEF JUSTICE
i. Susan Kiefel has been named Australia's first female High Court chief justice – ending 113 years of men leading the nation's highest court.

4. UTKARSH MICRO FINANCE GETS FINAL NOD TO SET UP SMALL FINANCE BANK
i. Varanasi-based micro-finance institution Utkarsh Micro Finance has received the final license from The Reserve Bank of India to start operations as Small Finance Bank .
ii. In October 2015, Utkarsh Micro Finance had got the "in-principle" approval to set up SFB as per the guidelines issued by the RBI.

5. PLANE CARRYING BRAZILIAN FOOTBALLERS CRASHES IN COLOMBIA
i. A chartered plane with 81 people on board, including members of Brazilian football club Chapecoense, crashed in Colombia with all of them feared dead.
ii. The plane was travelling from Bolivia to Medellín, where the team was scheduled to play the Copa Sudamericana's final.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH NOV 2016
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1. AKODARA IN GUJARAT BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST DIGITAL VILLAGE
i. Akodara village in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat recently declared as first digital village in India.
ii. The village, will use various cashless systems for payments of goods and services.
iii. All transactions in the village are carried out through digital modes like net-banking, SMS or debit cards.

2. INDIA’S FIRST CYCLE HIGHWAY INAUGURATED IN UP
i. Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav has inaugurated India’s first and Asia’s longest bicycle highway between Agra and Etawah in UP.
ii. A rally of 90 cyclists from five countries and across India followed the inauguration ceremony at the Lion Safari in Etawah.

3. BAPU'S CHARKHA AMONG 100 'MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF ALL TIME'
i. A 1946 picture of Mahatma Gandhi with his Charkha in the foreground is among the 100 most influential images of all time .
ii. The Time collection includes 100 of the most iconic and history-altering images, dating from the 1820s to 2015.
iii. Among the pictures is the tragic photo of the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi lying face down on the shore near the coastal town of Bodrum.

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