Current Affairs 2016

Current Affairs Pocket : 30th DEC. 2016

Government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra Initiative The Union Government launched an initiative, Swachh Swasth Sarvatra, on December 29, 2016, to strengthen health centers in open defecation-free blocks. The initiative was launched by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource Development. The ‘Swachh Swasth Sarvatra’ initiative

Current Affairs Pocket : 29th DEC. 2016

Twitter partners with ICICI Bank for advanced customer care Social Networking Service Twitter and Mumbai based ICICI Bank announced a partnership to enable customers with direct online response to their queries and feedback in real-time. With this ICICI Bank become the first bank in India to implement the Twitter based customer service @ICICIBank_Care. Twitter has introduced

Current Affairs Pocket : 28th DEC. 2016

Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Honorary Doctorate for promoting Urdu Language Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, conferred the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan with the honorary doctorate on December 26, 2016, for his contribution towards promotion of Urdu culture. Shahrukh Khan was awarded the ‘honorius causa’ (doctor of letters) at the 6th Convocation of

Current Affairs Pocket : 27th DEC. 2016

‘Kuchipudi’ performers dance their way into Guinness World Records Andhra Pradesh’s own classical dance ‘Kuchipudi’ found a place in the Guinness World Records yet again when a record 6,117 dancers came together to present a show at the IGMC Stadium in Vijaywada. Guinness adjudicator Rishinath declared that “Jayamu Jayamu” item presented in unison by the

Current Affairs Pocket : 24th, 25th & 26th DEC. 2016

India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery to be set up in Punjab The foundation stone of India’s first 2G (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refinery was laid at Tarkhanwala village in Bathinda, Punjab. Central Government Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is setting up this project at a cost of 600 crore Rupees. HPCL’s bio-refinery

Current Affairs Pocket : 23rd DEC. 2016

Sahitya Akademi Award: 2016 Mumbai-based writer Jerry Pinto, Tamil author Vannadhasan, Hindi writer Nasira Sharma are among 24 others declared the winners of the Sahitya Akademi awards 2016. Sharma’s Hindi novel Paarijat, Pinto’s Em and the Big Hoom and Vannadhasan’s Oru Sru Isai won them the literary honour. Among the winners are eight book of

Current Affairs Pocket : 22nd DEC. 2016

RBI to Shortly Issue Rs. 500 Banknote in New Series The Reserve Bank of India on December 19, 2016, announced that it is issuing a new batch of Rs 500 notes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) series with the inset letter R in both the number panels bearing the signature of Dr Urjit R Patel Governor,

Current Affairs Pocket : 21st DEC. 2016

India and Kyrgyzstan sign 6 agreements in various fields India and Kyrgyzstan have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)/ Agreements including in the fields of tourism, agriculture and food industry etc. These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev in New Delhi.