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Friday, December 16, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. PM MODI 9TH MOST POWERFUL PERSON REPORT BY FORBES
i. Prime minister Narendra Modi has ranked 9th on the Forbes list of 74 of the World's Most Powerful People.
ii. The list has topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had US President-elect Donald Trump in the second place.
iii. Barack Obama is at 48th spot.

2. 'BREXIT' AND 'GET YOUR FREAK ON' ADDED TO OXFORD DICTIONARY
i. 'Brexit' and 'Grexit' (hypothetical withdrawal of Greece from the EU) are among the 1,500 new words and phrases added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
ii. 'Get your freak on' (sexual activity, especially unconventional) and 'glam-ma' (glamorous grandmother) have also been added. 'Bomb', a surfing term for large wave, and 'Bama', popularised by Beyoncé in Formation, are among the additions.

3. PAYTM LAUNCHES ‘EACH ONE, TEACH ONE’ TO INCREASE DIGITAL INCLUSION
i. Paytm has announced a program to increase the digital inclusion in the country where in it is calling upon consumers and merchants across India to teach others on how to use Paytm to pay and accept money.
ii. The campaign is aimed at transforming user behaviour and further accelerating the country’s ongoing shift from cash to digital payments.

4. RIO GETS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS
i. The Marvelous City or Rio de Janeiro officially has entered into the UN’s list of world heritage sites while UNESCO status was announced in 2012 in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.
ii. The UN cultural body, UNESCO given this status to Rio to highlighted the “extraordinary fusion” of man-made and natural beauty.

5. GOVT ANNOUNCES LUCKY GRAAHAK YOJANA FROM CHRISTMAS
i. The Government has announced to launch a 'Lucky Graahak Yojana' and 'Digi Dhan Yojana' to encourage digital payments.
ii. Schemes will begin from 25th Dec till April 14, 2017.
iii. 7,000 weekly awards and a maximum award of Rs 50,000 each for merchants will be awarded under Digi Dhan Vyapari Yojna.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDO AND RUSSIAN BILATERAL NAVAL EXERCISE INDRA NAVY- 2016 BEGINS
i. The 9th edition of Indra Navy exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy began in the Bay of Bengal.
ii. This annual bilateral maritime exercise will continue till 21 December 2016.
iii. The main aim of this exercise is to enhance the interoperability between the two navies and develop the common understanding of maritime security operations.
iv. The first edition of this maritime exercise between India and Russia was first held in 2003.

2. ANDY MURRAY AND  ANGELIQUE KERBER NAMED ITF PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
i. Briton Andy Murray and Germany's Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions.
ii. Murray won Wimbledon in July and retained his crown in Rio de Janeiro in August.
iii. Kerber won the Australian and U.S. Open titles as well as an Olympic silver medal in Rio.

3. GUJARAT TO HAVE WAGAH-LIKE BORDER VIEWING POINT
i. The ever-popular ‘border viewing point’ of the Wagah border will soon be recreated in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district.
ii. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the inaugural event of the annual ‘Rann-Utsav’ at Dhordo in the Rann of Kutch .
iii. The new viewing point will be opened at Nadabet near Suigam, a village near the India-Pakistan border.
 iv. The main purpose of the development is to promote tourism and all tourists visiting the centre will be provided with the same facilities that are made available at the Wagah Border.

4. PV SINDHU WINS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD
i. Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu has won the Badminton World Federation  2016 Most Improved Player of the Year award at the Players’ in Dubai.
ii. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

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