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Weekly Current Affair: 7th Dec 2016 to 14th Dec 2016

Published on Friday, December 23, 2016
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced "Lifeline Express is all set to get 2 additional coaches for cancer treatment". 
  • The India-Russia Indra NAVY-2016 naval exercise held in the city of Visakhapatnam and in the Bay of Bengal. 
  • Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed on Water Day. 
  • Vijaya Bank has been adjudged ‘Best Bank for SME Lending’ by ASSOCHAM. 
  • Reserve Bank of India keeps rates unchanged in its 5th Bi-monthly monetary policy. 
  • US President elect Donald Trump named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2016 
  • US President elect Donald Trump appoints ex-CEO of WWW Linda McMahon to head the government's small business Admin. 
  • US President-elect Donald Trump appoints oil giant Exxon Mobil's CEO Rex Tillerson as the next Secretary of State 
  • Shah Rukh Khan named as "Kids Ikon of the Year" 
  • Justice JS Khehar to be the next Chief Justice of India 
  • Justice Mian Saqib Nisar appointed as next Chief Justice of Pakistan 
  • Chief Minister of West Bengal forms anti-child trafficking panel 
  • "Mahila E-haat" ties up with India Post and SBI for more payment options to buyers. 
  • IOC, BPCL, HPCL has signed a pact to set up India's biggest oil refinery 
  • Bharat Earth Movers Limited Ltd (BEML) has bagged the ‘CII National Quality 2016 Award’. 
  • French Capital Paris has sucessfully implemented an odd even formula to tackle air pollution. 
  • Union Government Gives approval of 31.25 KM Pune Metro Rail Project at the total costs of Rs.11,420 Cr. 
  • Venezuela to launch a New Currency of 20,000 bolivar banknotes to help during countrie's economic crisis. 
  • ISRO launched Remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A into the orbit by using PSLV-C36 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. 
  • Union Government announces package for promotion of digtal & cashless econmy in India with a discount of 0.75% on purchase of Petrol/Diesel through ATM Cards 
  • Uttrakhand Banned liquor in 3 districts i.e. Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli. 
  • The World Bank has cancelled $100 million (Rs.674 crore) loan to Pakisatn for natural gas efficiency project. 
  • Union Government scrapped its 10% import duty on wheat. 
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) bans use of newspapers for packing foods 
  • Bluetooth-5 came up with double speed and four times longer range 
  • Japan Launched a spaceship "Magnetic Fishing Net" to collect space garbage from Earth's orbit out into the atmosphere. 
  • India and Vietnam singed MoU on Civil nuclear cooperation deal. 
  • India's Rank 7th among 163 countries in Global Terrorism Index 2016. Iraq Topped in this List followed by Afghanistan. 
  • Ranveer part of Men Of The Year list by Man's World magazine 
  • Union Government decides to print plastic currency notes 
  • Union Gov. launched a 24hours free Tv channel "Digi Shala" for cashless economy. 
  • Anandeshwar Temple in Kanpur adopts e-wallets for donation. 
  • Union Gov. launched Toll Free No. 14444 for e-payment to support cashless transactions. 
  • Iqbal Sayed(Civil Engineer) from Mumbai becomes 1st Indian to win meal at Mr. Olympia 
  • 57 Km Long World Longest Tunnel i.e. Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) officially opened in Swizerland. 
  • "Paolo Gentiloni" appointed as new Italian Prime Minister 
  • President launched a campaign '100 Million for 100 Million Campaign', on his 81st birthday, to end child labour, child slavery and violence against children. 
  • Narmada Sewa Yatra begins from Amarkantak from where the River Originates is aimed at making the Narmada, the lifeline of MP to become pollution free. 
  • The "Ryan Gosling" and "Emma Stone" starrer 'La La Land' has won the 'Best Picture' at 22nd Critics' Choice Award 
  • "Casey Affleck" has won "Best Actor" award at 22nd Critics' Choice Award for 'Manchester by the Sea'. 
  • "Natalie Portman" has won "Best Actress" award at 22nd Critics' Choice Award for 'Jackie'. 
  • "Game of Thrones" has won the award for 'Best Drama Series'at 22nd Critics' Choice Award. 
  • "Varun Aditya" from Indian has won first place for 'Animal Portraits' by National Geography. 
  • EU & Cuba MoU on political dialogue and cooperation. 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo named world's best footballer of 2016 after winning the Ballon d'Or award. 
  • An mobile app on breastfeeding protection called "Stanpan Suraksha" launched. 
  • English as the most powerful language followed by Mandarin by WEF. 
  • IDFC Bank appoints Veena Mankar as Non-Executive Chairperson. 
  • Harry Potter tops Amazon's best-selling books of 2016. 
  • John Glenn, first American in orbit, dies at 95. 
  • Bill English appointed as New-Zealand's Prime Minister 
  • Pankaj Advani clinches World Billiards Title at IBSF World Billiards Championship. 
  • António Guterres sworn in as the 9th UN Secretary-General. 
  • India-UK Conference on Ease of Doing Business inaugurated in Delhi. 
  • Michael Jordan highest-paid athlete according to Forbes Lists. 
  • Google parent Alphabet named company of the year by Fortune 
  • PR Sreejesh Appointed as Goalkeeping Mentor of Indian Junior Hockey Team. 
  • Pakistan Lifts Undeclared Ban on Import of Ginned Cotton from India. 
  • Akbar Ebrahim elected as the president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India 
  • India becomes world’s 4th largest defence spender 
  • Priyanka Chopra appointed as UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador 
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg named America's Richest Entrepreneur under 40 
  • Gujarat tops list of states in LED bulb distribution 
  • Malaysia enthrones new King "Sultan Muhammad V" (15th King) in Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Yes Bank tied-up with grocery delivery startup Grofers to deliver up to Rs. 2,000 cash to customers when they order grocery worth minimum Rs. 1,000 online. 
  • Smriti Mandhana named as the first-ever ICC Women's Team of the Year 
  • Olympian Shiva Thapa wins gold in national boxing c'ships. 
  • Two Banks of Abu Dhabi i.e. FGB and NBAD to Merge as the Biggest Bank in Gulf Nation 
  • Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian State to join UDAY SCHEME. 
  • Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched a website of National Rail Plan, 2030 (NRP-2030) 
  • Union govt ties up with Intel for water, air quality monitoring systems. 
  • L&T bags the contract of Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat to become the world’s biggest cricket stadium in terms of seating capacity. 
  • PV Sindhu wins Most Improved Player of the Year award 
  • Goggle CEO "Larry Page" named world's most powerful CEO in Forbes Lists. 
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin named World's Most Powerful Person in Forbes Lists. 
  • Dipa Karmakar’s biography to be co-authored by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi. 
  • China launches advanced weather satellite Fengyun-4. 
  • Gov. of Uttar Pradesh and Tata Trust Ties to Strengthen Public Distribution System. 
  • First India China Think-Tanks Forum held in New Delhi. 
  • Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Captain To Score Three Double Centuries. 
  • Goa can have only one official language i.e. "Konkani". 
  • India has topped Asia in innovation and has emerged as the third biggest country worldwide in terms of new innovation centres, according to research by consulting firm Capgemini. 
  • AR Rahman's soundtrack for footballer Pele's biopic 'Pele: Birth of a Legend'shortlist for 'Best Original Score' By Oscar 2017. 
  • Mumbai teacher nominated for Global Teacher Prize 2017 in UK
  • Shahid kapoor & Sonam kapoor named PETA's hottest vegetarians of 2016 
  • Saina Nehwal named an 'Integrity Ambassador' by the Badminton World Federation to promote "clean, fair and honourable sport."

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