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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. EPFO LOWERS INTEREST RATE ON EPF TO 8.65%
i. Employee's Provident Fund Organization decided to lower the interest on EPF deposits for the current fiscal to 8.65%, from 8.8%.
ii.The Employees Provident Fund Organisation's apex decision-making body, the Central Board of Trustees  has taken a decision to lower the interest rate.

2. INDIA-NEPAL FOLK CRAFTS FESTIVAL STARTED IN KATHMANDU
i. The five-day India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival 2016 begins in Kathmandu, Nepal  to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries.
ii. The Main aim of the festival to promote crafts based bilateral relations and enhance cultural exchanges between the artisans of two countries.

3. ANDY MURRAY WINS 3RD BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
i. After claiming his second Wimbledon title and maiden ATP World Tour Finals crown, Britain's world number one Andy Murray won third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
ii. Murray previously won the award in 2013 and 2015.

4. PRIYANKA CHOPRA: ASSAM TOURISM BRAND AMBASSADOR
i. Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra became the brand ambassador of Assam state tourism.
ii. Priyanka Chopra will promote brand entity of "Awesome Assam".

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI UNVEILED FIRST EVER INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SKILLS
i. PM Narendra Modi  unveiled first ever Indian Institute of Skills at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
ii.  Modi also launched Kaushal Pradarshini to portray major skill development initiatives of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
iii.  The primary objective of the institute is to empower India’s youth to be more employable and self-sustainable.
iv.  The plan is to set up six such institutes across the country in coming years.
About Kaushal Pradarshini
i.  The objective is to provide quality education, better skills and employment opportunities.
ii.  National Mission for Skill Development was launched in July 2015 to train a minimum of 300 million skilled people by 2022.

 2. JUSTICE J S KHEHAR APPOINTED AS 44TH CJI
i. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar  was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
ii. Justice Khehar will be the first Chief Justice of India from the Sikh community.

3. UNION GOVERNMENT FORMS HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE ON INDUS WATER TREATY
i. The Union government  formed a high-level inter-ministerial task force to look into all the strategic aspects of Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan.
ii. This task force will be headed by PM Narendra Modi's Principal Secretary  Nripendra  Mishra.

4.  KARUN NAIR BECAME SECOND INDIAN TO SCORE TRIPLE CENTURY IN TESTS
i.  Indian cricketer Karun Nair scored triple century in first innings of the fifth and final test-match against England.
ii. Nair became the second Indian batsmen to score triple century in tests after Virendra Sehwag.

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