Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 December 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 December 2017

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16 December 2017

Meghalaya became the first state in the country to operationalize The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017, a law that makes a social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice. It was launched by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma at a national convention in Shillong. The... Read More

category: Important Days

16 December 2017

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, laid the foundation stone of the 'Nyaya Gram project' of the High Court of Allahabad in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.  This judicial academy will make a significant contribution to the capacity of the lower judiciary in Uttar Pradesh. As per the President, the Nyaya Gram project would prove... Read More

category: Obituary

16 December 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60-megawatt Tuirial hydroelectric power project from Aizawl, Mizoram. Mizoram had become the third power- surplus state in the north-east after Sikkim and Tripura. The hydropower project would produce "251 million units" of electrical energy every year. The Tuirial project, which was... Read More

category: International

16 December 2017

Indian and Columbia are set to join hands in the field of agriculture and fisheries with an aim to boost the economy and mutual co-operation of both the countries. Notably, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture... Read More

category: International

16 December 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Bank launched a special financial scheme for journalists of the state. The scheme "J&K Bank Sahafat Finance Scheme" was launched by the bank's chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmad. The scheme will enable journalists to buy cameras, laptops, tablets and books. The minimum loan amount for the purpose has been fixed at... Read More

category: Business & Economy

16 December 2017

Oxford Dictionaries crowned "youthquake" as its word of 2017 in a nod to the unexpected level of youth engagement in this summer's election in the United Kingdom. An amalgamation of "youth" and "earthquake", the noun is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions... Read More

category: Schemes

16 December 2017

Since 1980 India led to substantial increase in inequality so much that top 0.1% of earners has continued to capture more growth than all those in the bottom 50% combined, according to the World Inequality Lab in its World Inequality Report 2018. In 2014, the share of national income captured by India's top 1% of earners was 22%, while the... Read More

category: Obituary

16 December 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a ban on plastic items like carry bags, plates etc in Haridwar and Rishikesh, located on the banks of the River Ganga. The move was taken to to tackle and prevent pollution of the Ganga. The NGT passed the direction after noting that despite its earlier order, plastic was being used in these areas causing... Read More

category: Sports

16 December 2017

R Hemalatha appointed as the new Director of the country’s premier National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad.   Hemalatha is a medical graduate of Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. She assumes office at a historic moment as the institute enters its centenary year. She has served as secretary of the Nutrition Society of India,... Read More

category: Sports

16 December 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60-Megawatt Tuirial Hydropower Project in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram.  The completion of this project is a reflection of the Centre's commitment to complete ongoing projects and usher in a new era of development in the North Eastern region. He will inaugurate the... Read More


16 December 2017

The third World Telugu Conference began in Hyderabad amidst much fanfare. The main aim of the Conference is to promote Telugu and its literature besides helping the present generation learn more about Telugu language and its rich culture and heritage. Telangana Government has put in place elaborate arrangements for the 5-day event for which... Read More


16 December 2017

The emblems of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been named “Winter Dream” and “Flight,” respectively. The emblem launching ceremony was held at the National Aquatic Center, which staged the swimming events during the Beijing 2008 Games. In 2022, this venue will be transformed into an ice rink for... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

16 December 2017

The Vijay Diwas day marks the glorious victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, in alliance with Bangladesh Mukti Bahini. On 16th December in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops, surrendered to the allied forces consists of Indian Army. The anniversary of... Read More

category: International

16 December 2017

The Indian diaspora is the largest in the world, with over 15 million migrants from India living abroad, according to the World Migration Report 2018 published by the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations migration agency. Because the country has the largest number of migrants abroad, India also receives the highest amount... Read More

category: International

16 December 2017

The State Bank of India introduced a loyalty program for its valued customers. This program is called as State Bank Rewardz, the program gives the customers several opportunities to earn reward points and earn many times faster at Max Get More partner outlets. Thus, one can become a member of the State Bank Rewards Loyalty Program and earn... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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