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Saturday, December 10, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. DONALD TRUMP NAMED TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016
i. The TIME magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump as Person of the Year 2016 and called him the President of the 'Divided States of America'.
ii. The magazine cited his role for the stunning victory in the US Presidential election.
iii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the 11 candidates shortlisted by Time for its annual honour.

2. NABARD TO PROVIDE RS. 120 CR TO BANKS FOR SETTING UP POS DEVICES IN VILLAGES
i. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development said it will extend support aggregating about Rs. 120 crore to banks for deployment of two Point-of-Sale devices per village in one lakh villages having a population of up to 10,000.
ii. The move is aimed at taking rural India closer towards cashless payment systems.

3. MAHILA E-HAAT TIES UP WITH INDIA POST, SBI
i. The Women and Child Development Ministry has tied up with India Post and SBI.
ii. This will offer more payment options to buyers and simplify shipping of products bought from "Mahila E-haat", an online marketing platform for women entrepreneurs.

4. KARNATAKA BANK GETS AWARD
i. Karnataka Bank Ltd has bagged the ‘Best MSME Bank Award (private sector) 2016’ instituted by Assocham.
ii. Union Minister of State for MSME Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary handed over the award.


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. HARRY POTTER TOPS AMAZON'S BEST-SELLING BOOKS OF 2016
i. Amazon has announced Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as the best-selling book of 2016.
ii. The playscript by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, was also named this year's 'Most Wished For' and 'Most Gifted' book.

2. US DESIGNATES INDIA AS MAJOR DEFENCE PARTNER
i. India and the United States vowed to expand the bilateral defence cooperation.
ii. Outgoing American defence secretary Ashton Carter met his counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi for the record-breaking seventh time.
iii. He termed New Delhi as a "major defence partner".

3. TWO BANKS OF ABU DHABI TO MERGE AS THE BIGGEST BANK IN GULF NATION
i. Stockholders of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank on December 7, 2016, approved to merge into the biggest bank of all Gulf Countries with an asset of $ 178 billion.
ii. After the merger the combined company will be named as NBAD.
iii. The FGB shareholders will receive 1.254 NBAD shares for each FGB share they hold and FGB stockholders will own 52% of the new bank.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. DONALD TRUMP NAMED TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016
i. The TIME magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump as Person of the Year 2016 and called him the President of the 'Divided States of America'.
ii. The magazine cited his role for the stunning victory in the US Presidential election.
iii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the 11 candidates shortlisted by Time for its annual honour.
iv. Meanwhile, Modi won the online readers' poll conducted by Time magazine for Person of the Year 2016, the second time he emerged winner of the reader's choice poll.

2. TRUMP SELECTS IOWA GOVERNOR BRANSTAD AS U.S. ENVOY TO CHINA
i. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as his incoming government's ambassador to China. "Branstad has a tremendous understanding of China and the Chinese people and is someone who very much impressed the President-elect.
ii. Terry Edward Branstad is an American politician who is the 42nd Governor of Iowa, in office since January 2011. Branstad was also the state's 39th governor from 1983 to 1999, and he was president of Des Moines University from 2003 to 2009.

3. NABARD TO PROVIDE RS. 120 CR TO BANKS FOR SETTING UP POS DEVICES IN VILLAGES
i. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development  on 08 December said it will extend support aggregating about Rs. 120 crore to banks for deployment of two Point-of-Sale  devices per village in one lakh villages having a population of up to 10,000.
ii. The move is aimed at taking rural India closer towards cashless payment systems.

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