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Current Affairs December 2016: Week IV

Published on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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  • Virat Kohli tops the list of Lord's Top 20 Players of 2016. 
  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo honoured at Globe Soccer Awards as "Best player award". 
  • Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo wins European Sportsperson of the Year award by the Polish news agency PAP. 
  • PM launches Unified payment interface (UPI) based mobile payment app called BHIM. 
  • Full form of BHIM- Bharat Interface for Mobile. 
  • Odisha govt to launch DAMAN programme for malaria control. 
  • Full Form of DAMAN - Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran. 
  • Union Gov. launch mobile App ‘Smart Consumer’ & OCMC to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances. 
  • Full Form of OCMC - Online Consumer Mediation Centre. 
  • Good Governance Day is being observed by the government on the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birth anniversary on 25th December. 
  • Government of Haryana connects 100 villages with Wi-Fi services and decided to rename all common service center and E-dish center as "Atal Seva Kendras" 
  • Dinanath Bhargava (Co-artist) who sketched National Emblem 'Lion Capital of Ashoka', died at the age of 89 in Indore. 
  • Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Pune Metro project's Phase-I. 
  • US President Barack Obama has signed a $618-billion defence policy bill, which "enhances security cooperation between the US and India". 
  • Google India has partnered with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for a campaign called 'Digitally Safe Consumer' to help protect consumer interest. 
  • Renewable energy Solar power project of 3.5 MW starts at HAL Airport Bengaluru. 
  • External Affairs Ministry launches 'Twitter Seva' platform. 
  • India's Longest Range Nuclear Capable Missile, "Agni 5" sucessfully tested at Kalam Island odisha by DRDO. 
  • Four Person won Kirloskar Vasundhara awards for their contributions to the environment namely, Ayyappa Masagi, Vengurla's Ramdas Kokare, Subbiah Nallamuthu. 
  • The Theam of the Kirloskar Vasundhara awards festival is 'Save River, Save Life'. 
  • The Pune city has won three awards for Smart City project in a competition organised by Business-World Awards 2016. 
  • Government of Assam launches health insurance scheme "Atal-Amrit Abhiyan" which will provide coverage against several critical illnesses. 
  • The Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) launches ‘Bank Sakhi’ scheme, An innovative method of employing women in villages. 
  • Indian Tennis player "Yuki Bhambri" clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title. 
  • Union food processing minister laid the foundation stone of Punjab’s first second-generation Bioethanol plant at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. 
  • Karnataka govt launches 25 eco-friendly bio-diesel buses in the state 
  • The oil ministry has appointed Jusitice G.S. Singhvi as the government’s arbitrator in a $1.55 billion dispute with Reliance Industries Limited & ONGC. 
  • The government appointed Viral Acharya as the fourth Deputy Governor of the RBI. 
  • Former IAS officer Anil Baijal to succeed Jung as Delhi lieutenant governor. 
  • Former World No 1 Tennis Player Ana Ivanovic announces retirement. 
  • China launches high-resolution remote sensing satellites. 
  • India has eased the process of procurement of Indian tourist visas for Bangladeshis. 
  • The ninth edition of Times Green Ganesha culminated with an awards ceremony in Mumbai. 
  • Mumbai's Tata Hospital records 100% cashless transactions. 
  • Tembhli village in north Maharashtra became First Indian to get Aadhaar card & the village are truly 'cashless' 
  • 7-year-old Kush creates history in Youth Chess Championship. 
  • Sorin Grindeanu named Romania's new Prime Minister. 
  • Institutionalisation Of Arbitration Mechanism: Justice Srikrishna To Head The Committee Appointed by Union Government 
  • Amul's 'India 3.0' book launched, The book was unveiled by social commentator Santosh Desai. 
  • State Bank of India ties up with to conduct joint marketing activities. 
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates six major Railway projects in Kerala. 
  • Union government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Scheme for better health outcomes. 
  • National capital "Delhi" registers as India's highest per capita income 
  • Haryana police gets India's 1st digital investigation centre. 
  • Bollywood Movie 'Dangal' voted 2016's Best Film by Indian film critics' poll. 
  • Union Government launches IVRS platform to tackle call drops. 
  • Full Form of IVRS - Integrated Voice Response System. 
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissions 600 MW thermal Power unit in Telangana. 
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) signs MoU with Heritage Foods Ltd (HFL) to provide dairy loans to farmers 
  • South Indian Bank unveils a full fledged mobile banking app for NRI's. 
  • World Bhojpuri Conference begins in Varanasi, UP. 
  • PM launches UPI based mobile payment app called BHIM 
  • Full form of BHIM- Bharat Interface for Mobile. 
  • India has signed a Tax treaty with Singapore amended to bring parity with Cyprus, Mauritius. 
  • Lionel Messi named World's Best Playmaker of 2016 by IFFHS. 
  • Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) students develop first aid app with Red Cross Society 
  • The highest bridge in the world, set at a height of 1,854 feet, opened to traffic in China. 
  • The first transgender principal of an Indian college, Manabi Bandopadhyay, submitted her resignation. 
  • Rio Olympics silver medal-winning shuttler PV Sindhu was unveiled as the official face of the 2nd International Kite Festival.

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