Current Affairs Monthly PDF – December 2016

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Top Questions of December 2016

  1. Which state will host the National Games of 2022 as declared by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)? –Meghalaya
  2. Q) What is Easypay.?
  3. What is the connection between Kalam Island off Odisha and – Agni – 5
  4. Know about Anil Baijal, a 1969 batch IAS officer of UT cadre?
  5. What is Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM)?
  6. What is ‘Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process’?
  7. India in terms of the size of the economy overtook United Kingdom to emerge as the sixth largest economy in the world?
  8. Q)Who was crowned Miss World 2016 -Stephanie Del Valle
  9. Q)India’s first ever ‘Indian Institute of Skills’ (IIS) will be established in which city of Uttar Pradesh? –Kanpur
  10. Q) China operationalized world’s longest bullet train network that is 2,252 kilometers in length, name two cities connected? –Shanghai and Kunming
  11. Q) Role of Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting –Arunachal Pradesh
  12. Q)What is ‘tag-free’ Airports who became Tag-Free in India? –New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad
  13. Q)What is  Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code?

 Why Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1951 was sited recently by SC?

What is 145 M777 ultralight howitzer guns and its significance with India and US.?

Q)Which is India’s External Intelligence wing, and who was appointed as the new Chief of it? –Anil Dhasmana

Q) Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead by a gunman in a shocking incident at a photo exhibition in Ankara.

Q)The first Humsafar Express, the new series of express trains for inter-city overnight journeys designed specifically for middle-class passengers, was launched by Indian Railways between which two destinations? –Gorakhpur and Anand Vihar (Ghaziabad)

Q)What is the name of the 17thGyalwang Karmapa who is visiting the state of Arunachal Pradesh and its significance? – Urgyen Trinley Dorje

Q)Who was selected as the new Chief Justice of India on 6 December 2016? –Justice J.S. Khehar

Q) Name of the remote sensing satellite that was successfully launched by ISRO on and was the last launch of its 2016 itinerary? –Resourcesat-2A

Q)The government will observe B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary as ‘Water Day’ on 6 December 2016.

Q)What is–‘DigiShala’

 

 

The Swedish newspaper was recently asked it to delete the reference made by President Pranab Mukherjee to the Bofors scam in an interview to it, as a claim protested by the Indian Government on 27 May 2015. India has expressed disappointment over the disrespect shown to the President, the newspaper has defended its right to publish what was said during the interview.

Know, who is Vijay Kelkar and what is PPP !

Vijay Kelkar is a renowned economist and a former Finance Secretary. He was appointed head of newly constituted committee to give recommendations to recast the model of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model in India. India is one of the largest PPP market with over 900 projects. The Kelkar committee will review the PPP policy, suggest a better risk-sharing mechanism between private developers and the government after analysing such projects.

Know, who is Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar !

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar was crowned as the new Maharaja of of Mysuru (Mysore) royal family. He is the 23-year old grandson of Princess Gayathri Devi, who was the eldest daughter of the last Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar. The coronation was held at Mysuru’s famous Amba Vilas Palace, which was decked up for the occasion.

Know about Sepp Blatter!

Swpp Blatter, was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term at the 65th Annual Congress of FIFA held at Zurich for four year term.

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan stood against Blatter in this election. It is worth mentioning that FIFA is going through a major controversy regarding corruption in the organisation with two FIFA vice presidents and a recently elected FIFA executive committee member still in custody.

 


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