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Monday, December 19, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. INDIA, TAJIKISTAN SIGN FOUR AGREEMENTS TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF TERRORISM
i. India and Tajikistan have signed four agreements in areas including on double taxation avoidance, money laundering and counter-terrorism.
ii. PM Narendra Modi and visiting President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon witnessed the exchange of MoUs in New Delhi.

2. RAJIV JAIN AND AK DHASMANA NAMED NEXT DIRECTOR OF IB AND RAW
i. Jharkhand cadre IPS officer Rajiv Jain was appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau while Anil Dhasmana will head external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing
ii. Both the officers will have tenure of two years.

3. LT GEN BIPIN RAWAT AND B.S DHANOA TO BE NEXT INDIAN ARMY CHIEF AND IAF CHIEF
i. Lt General Bipin Rawat will be the new Chief of Army Staff, while Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, the next Chief of Air Staff.
ii. Lt. Gen Rawat will replace General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
iii. Air Marshal Dhanoa will replace Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

4. ODISHA: GOVT SETS TARGET FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 1000 KM CONCRETE ROAD
i. Odisha government has decided to construct more 2,000 kilometre of cement concrete roads under the Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana in rural areas by March 2017.
ii. The State government has allocated 1,000 crore rupees for the Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana in the current year’s Budget. The sanctioned funds will be utilised in 30 districts of the State for for road construction and drinking water facilities in rural areas.

5. STATE BANK MOBICASH MOBILE WALLET LAUNCHED
i. Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Communications and Minster of State for Railways Manoj Sinha has jointly launched State Bank MobiCash Mobile Wallet, a product by SBI and BSNL.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. VG KANNAN APPOINTED CEO OF INDIAN BANKS’ ASSOCIATION
i. V G Kannan has took charge as Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association .
ii. He succeeds M V Tanksale.
iii. Kannan had retired as Managing Director & Group Executive of State Bank of India.

2. INDIAN-AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED AS MAYOR
i. First time, an Indian-American woman Savita Vaidhyanathan has been elected as the new Mayor of the key Californian city of Cupertino..

3. SEVENTH EDITION OF BILATERAL EXERCISE ‘EKUVERIN’ STARTED IN MALDIVES
i. The Seventh edition of Exercise EKUVERIN will be held at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives.
ii. The aim of the exercise is to conduct military training with emphasis on amphibious & counter-terrorism operations with a view to enhancing interoperability between the two armies.
iii. The Exercise is a 14-day platoon level joint military exercise between the Indian Army & the Maldives National Defence Force.

4. SMRITI MANDHANA NAMED IN ICC WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR
i. India’s Smriti Mandhana has been named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
ii. The women’s team of the year has been added to the list of awards to acknowledge and appreciate outstanding performances of women’s cricketers over a 12-month period.

5. INDIA TOPPED ASIA’S INNOVATION CHART
i. India has topped the Asia's innovation chart Index.
ii. The ‘Silicon Valley’ of the east, Bengaluru, which is 5th largest hub at the global level, saw most of the innovations in 2016.

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