DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY OBSERVED ON 10TH DECEMBER
i. The Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December.
ii. It aims at promoting and raising awareness of the two Covenants of Human Rights Day.
iii. Human Rights Day was stated in 1948.
iv. It has stood as the first major stride forward in ensuring that the rights of every human across the globe are protected.
2. INDIA AND VIETNAM INK NUCLEAR COOPERATION PACT
i. India and Vietnam have signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, it will strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
ii. The two countries signed three other agreements also— to enhance aviation links, to jointly work in the area of energy efficiency and promotion of parliamentary cooperation.
3. 21ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA
i. The 21st International Film Festival of Kerala started in Thiruvananthapuram.
ii. The Festival opened with Navid Mahmoudi's directorial debut 'Raftan,' which narrates the story of a couple attempting to migrate from Iran to Europe.
4. JAPAN LAUNCHES KOUNOTORI 6 CARGO SPACESHIP
i. Japan has successfully launched a rocket carrying the unmanned cargo spaceship Kounotori 6 to deliver supplies for astronauts living in the International Space Station.
ii. The H-2B rocket carrying the spaceship lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southwestern Japan.
iii. The spaceship carries some 5.9 tonnes of supplies, including food, drinking water and other necessities, as well as some batteries and ultrasmall satellites.
5. PETER GILCHRIST GRABBED THE LONG UP TITLE OF IBSF WORLD BILLIARDS
i. Peter Gilchrist of Singapore defeated Sourav Kothari to win the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Long Up title.
ii. The event was held in Bengaluru.