DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23rd DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. NAJEEB JUNG: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF DELHI RESIGNED
i. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has submitted his resignation to the Government of India.
ii. According to a statement released by his office, Jung, who was the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia university, would be returning to academics.
2. SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD ANNOUNCED
i. Sahitya Akademi announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016 in 24 languages.
ii. Mumbai-based writer Jerry Pinto, Tamil author Vannadhasan, Hindi writer Nasira Sharma are among 24 others declared the winners.
iii. Among the winners are eight book of poetry, seven books of short stories, five novels, two on criticism, one of essays and one play.
iv. The books were chosen on the basis of recommendations made by a jury of three in the languages concerned and approved by its executive board.
3. GIRIJA VAIDYANATHAN : CHIEF SECRETARY OF TAMIL NADU
i. Girija Vaidyanathan has been appointed as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu in place of P. Rama Mohana Rao.
ii. Ms.Vaidyanathan will also hold full additional charge of Vigilance Commissioner and Commissioner for Administrative Reforms.
4. GUJARAT GOVT ANNOUNCES AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE POLICY-2016
i. Gujarat government has announced Aerospace and Defence Policy-2016 to attract investment into fields of aerospace and defence design.
ii. Under the policy, investors will be entitled to get 100 % reimbursement on stamp duty and registration charges paid for purchase, lease or mortgage of land meant for setting up the facility in the areas of Aerospace and Defence.
5. INDIA SURPASSES UNITED KINGDOM TO BECOME 5TH LARGEST ECONOMY
i. As per the report published in Forbes magazine, India has overtaken the United Kingdom in terms of the size of the economy.
ii. With this major shift in world economy, India has now become the 5th largest country in terms of the size of the economy after the United States, China, Japan and Germany.