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Friday, December 30, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. GOVT LAUNCHES SWACHH SWASTH SARVATRA INITIATIVE
i. Government of India launched Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative, aiming at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks.
ii. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in 708 Open Defecation free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

2. CABINET APPROVES ORDINANCE TO MAKE POSSESSION OF OLD NOTES PENAL OFFENCE
 i. The Cabinet has approved promulgation of an Ordinance to make possession of a large number of scrapped banknotes a penal offence making holding of old 1,000 and 500 rupee notes after March 31st 2017 beyond a threshold amount a criminal offence.
ii. The possession will attract a monetary fine of 10,000 rupees or five times the cash held, whichever is higher.

3. IMPORTANT CABINET APPROVALS ON 28TH  DECEMBER 2016
 i. Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Penalize Person with Scrapped Notes Post March 31.
ii. Cabinet Approves Road Connectivity Project for LWE Affected Areas
iii. Centre gives ex post facto approval for ratification of ISA’s Framework Agreement
iv. Centre Gives Green Signal for Apex Corridor Development Body
v. Centre Approves Rs 266 crore investment for Delhi under AMRUT

4. INDIA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BHUTAN FOR GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
 i. India has signed an agreement with Bhutan for assistance in green and sustainable construction of infrastructure in the Himalayan kingdom.
ii. The MoU was signed between Central Public Works Department  under India’s Ministry of Urban Development and the Department of Engineering Services, under Bhutan’s Ministry of Works and Human Settlements.

5. RAJASTHANI WRITER SATYA NARAYAN CHOSEN FOR BIHARI PURASKAR
 i. Eminent Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan has been chosen for the Bihari Puraskar by the K K Birla Foundation.
ii. He will be awarded  for his Hindi book titled ‘Yeh Ek Dunia’ which was published in 2010.The book is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in the contemporary world. 

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. INDIA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BHUTAN FOR GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
i. India has signed an agreement with Bhutan for assistance in green and sustainable construction of infrastructure.
ii. The MoU was signed between Central Public Works Department , under India’s Ministry of Urban Development and the Department of Engineering Services, under Bhutan’s Ministry of Works and Human Settlements.

2. GOI LAUNCHES SWACHH SWASTH SARVATRA INITIATIVE
i. Govt. of India has launched Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative, aiming at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks in New Delhi.
ii. Launching this initiative, Health Ministry J P Nadda stated that the objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centers in 708 Open Defecation free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

3. HARYANA GOVT. TO SET UP COUNTRY’S FIRST CATERPILLAR TRAIN
i. Haryana Government has decided to set up a pilot corridor for an initiative of 'Caterpillar Train' that will fly over city’s traffic.
ii. The concept of Caterpillar Train was co-developed by an Indian Railways engineer Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya along with Emil Jacob, both PhD  Caterpillar Train scholars at MIT.

4. FORMER IAS OFFICER ANIL BAIJAL TO BE NEXT LT GOVERNOR OF DELHI
i. Anil Baijal has replaced Najeeb Jung as the next Delhi Lt Governor. 
ii. Delhi's former Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung had resigned 18 months before the end of his tenure. 

5. CENTRE APPROVES RS 266 CRORE INVESTMENT FOR DELHI
i. The Central Govt of India has approved investments of Rs266 crore rupees for improving water supply and sewerage networks in Delhi.
ii. With this approval, the Urban Development Ministry has now given nod to a total investment of Rs 489 crore rupees for improving urban infrastructure in the national capital under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation guidelines.
6. SP VAID APPOINTED AS THE NEW J&K POLICE CHIEF
i. The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet has cleared the appointment of 1986 batch IPS officer Dr Shesh Pal Vaid as new Director General of Police.
ii. He will succeed DGP K Rajendra.

7.  RAJASTHANI WRITER SATYA NARAYAN CHOSEN FOR BIHARI PURASKAR
i. Eminent Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan has been chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar by the K K Birla Foundation.
ii .Narayan selected for his Hindi book titled ‘Yeh Ek Dunia’ which was published in 2010.
iii. This book is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in the contemporary world. 

8. MEGHALAYA TO HOST NATIONAL GAMES 2022
i. Meghalaya has got the opportunity to hold the National Games 2022.
ii. Meghalaya clinched the bid for hosting the prestigious 2022 national games in the state overshadowing four other bidders Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgargh and Uttarakhand.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. HOW MUCH AMOUNT HAS BEEN ALLOCATED BY THE CABINET FOR THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN OF DELHI FOR 2016-17 UNDER AMRUT?
a)  Rs. 266 crore
b)  Rs. 223 crore
c)  Rs. 250 crore
d)  Rs. 289 crore
Q2. WHICH INDIAN STATE HAS LAUNCHED INDIA’S FIRST CATERPILLAR TRAIN, AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT THAT WOULD FLY OVER CITY’S TRAFFIC?
a)  Uttar Pradesh
b)  Haryana
c)  Himachal Pradesh
d)  Gujarat
Q3. WITH WHICH COUNTRY INDIA HAS SIGNED A BILATERAL TECHNICAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE?
a)  Italy
b)  Nepal
c)  Israel
d)  Bhutan
Q4. WHICH INDIAN STATE WILL HOST THE 2022 NATIONAL GAMES?
a)  Manipur
b)  Assam
c)  Meghalaya
d)  Mizoram

ANSWER:
1 - A    2 - B    3 - D    4 - C   


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