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December 2016 Current Affairs

PM Modi in his address to the nation spelled-out the road map after demonetization

Dec 31, 2016
Modi termed demonetisation as a ‘Yagna’, which will help India in getting rid of the disease that kept the country in a paralysed mode.

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor

Dec 31, 2016
Earlier on 28 December, President Pranab Mukherjee had accepted Najeeb Jung's resignation and approved Baijal's name as the next L-G of the National Capital Territory.

Akhilesh Yadav expelled from party for 6 years

Dec 31, 2016
Mulayam Singh Yadav accused Ram Gopal of indulging in anti-party activities, which was weakening the party ahead of the assembly elections.

PM Modi launches Mobile App-BHIM for Aadhaar-based digital payment

Dec 31, 2016
The new indigenously developed payment app BHIM has been named after the main architect of the Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.

27th Southern Zonal Council meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram

Dec 31, 2016
The Southern Zonal Council consists of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (UT) and Andhra Pradesh.

Sorin Grindeanu appointed as Prime Minister of Romania

Dec 31, 2016
Grindeanu's name was nominated by the Social Democratic Party which won the 2016 elections that were held on 11 December 2016.

Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds passes away

Dec 30, 2016
She was the mother of actress Carrie Fisher and her death came just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on 27 December 2016.

Committee to review institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism in India constituted

Dec 30, 2016
The committee headed by Justice (retd.) BN Srikrishna has been asked to submit its report in 90-days.

China launches remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 01 and 02

Dec 30, 2016
These two satellites will be operated by the Siwei Star Co. Ltd which will make sure that the staellites complete their mission to click images of the space and transmit them back to the earth.

China operationalises world's longest bullet train line

Dec 30, 2016
The line is a part of the China Railway High-speed’s system of high-speed rail corridors, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming.

Union Government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative

Dec 30, 2016
A part of Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission, the Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative is focused on dual objectives of constructing toilets and enabling behavioural change.

Beipanjiang Bridge, 'world's highest bridge' standing 1850ft above a gorge opens

Dec 30, 2016
Beipanjiang is the highest bridge in the world but the Millau Viaduct, a joint British-French venture on the A75 Autoroute is the tallest bridge in the world.

PPA suspends Arunachal CM, Deputy CM, 5 others from primary membership

Dec 30, 2016
They have been placed under suspension temporarily from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect pending initiation of disciplinary proceedings.

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins announces retirement

Dec 30, 2016
In his 16-year career as a professional, Wiggins won the Tour de France and a record eight Olympic medals.

Union Government approves ordinance to penalize possession of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

Dec 29, 2016
As per the ordinance, anyone holding of the cancelled notes beyond a limit after 31 March 2017, then this act of him or her will be treated as a criminal offence.

50 per cent reservation in Judicial services in Bihar

Dec 29, 2016
The Bihar government has announced 50 per cent reservation in judicial services for EBCs, OBCs, STs and SCs.

Odisha names Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after freedom fighter Parbati Giri

Dec 29, 2016
The State Cabinet took the decision to mark respect for Giri’s contribution to the freedom movement and service to the poor and needy.

CCEA approves Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

Dec 29, 2016
The project will be implemented under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) with an aim to provide all-weather road connectivity to all eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas.

Union Government announced roadmap for early completion of PMKSY & AIBP

Dec 29, 2016
The road map was announced by the government in order to safeguard agriculture from natural disasters like drought and floods.

Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan selected for 2016 Bihari Puraskar

Dec 29, 2016
Satya Narayan was chosen for his Hindi book titled Yeh Ek Dunia which depicts the various circumstances of life in contemporary world.

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