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".