Current Affairs: 4 December 2016

Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann shortlisted for FIFA Best Player

  • Griezmann was Euro 2016's top-scorer. The 23-player list was shortlisted following votes from national team captains, coaches and select media persons.
  • Winner to be announced on January 9.

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Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

  • The Hornbill Festival began in the Naga Heritage village of Kisama. The festival coincides with the Statehood Day of Nagaland which is observed on December 1.

75% of old notes deposited in Banks

  • With almost a month remaining to deposit old currency notes, about 75% of the old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes in circulation have reportedly been deposited into the banking system. 

Union HRD Ministry launches Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan

Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) was launched by the Union Ministry for HRD to bring awareness about the cashless economic system. It was launched by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. It is the campaign by Higher Educational institutions for the digital economy.

Rakesh Asthana takes additional charge as Director of CBI

  • The Union Government has given senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He took charge following the retirement of Anil Sinha. 

BSF celebrates 51st Raising Day

The Border Security Force (BSF), the biggest border guarding force in the world celebrated its 51st Anniversary of Raising Day. Various cultural programmes were organised for BSF veterans and personnel during the Raising Day celebrations. On this occasion, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh presented prestigious “Maharana Pratap Trophy- 2016” on the BSF Punjab Frontier.
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