Daily Current Affairs: December 10, 2016

NITI Aayog requests NPCI for incentivizing digital payments

In a bid to promote electronic transactions, NITI Aayog has asked NPCI to frame an award scheme to incentivise people using digital mode for making payments through weekly and quarterly lucky draws.


Govt launches Digidhan campaign to promote digital transactions

Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad launched Digidhan Abhiyan, to enable every citizen, small traders and merchants to adopt digital payments in their everyday financial transactions.

  • Mr Prasad said during the Abhiyan, citizens will be informed about various modes of digital payments by educating them to download, install and transact digital payments.
  • The ministry has also launched a new website ‘cashlessindia.gov.in’ to promote awareness about digital transactions.

Government to launch 19 e-governance schemes for Digital India initiative

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will launch 19 e-governance schemes over the next few months keeping with PM Modi’s Digital India initiative to digitise several of its activities including effective cyber security mechanisms, database for foreign diplomats in Delhi and create possible database for all non-resident Indians.


Telangana government to come with its own ‘T-Wallet’ soon


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announced that every Bihar household to be lit up by end of next year


Jharkhand waives VAT on mobiles below Rs 5000


MP govt to bear marriage expenses of slain cops’ daughters

The Madhya Pradesh government will bear marriage expenses of all the police officials who die in the line of duty, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced in Bhopal


Kerala launches mobile apps to fight corruption

Seeking to fight corruption with the active participation of people, Kerala government launched two mobile applications – ‘ArisingKerala’ and ‘Whistle Now’ which can be used to upload information regarding graft.


‘First cashless village’ in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is all set to lay the foundation stone and provide Rs. 50 crores for development-related works at Naxal hit Palnar village in Datnewada district to make it the “first cashless village” in the state.


SBI partners Goibibo to offer discounts via its E-Store app

SBI Card has joined hands with travel aggregator Goibibo to offer discounts on booking for flights, buses and hotels through the newly launched SBI’s mobile application E-Store.


IAMAI sets up committee to fight against the menace of online piracy

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has constituted a working group as part of its efforts to fight online piracy and developing business standards and best practices for the digital entertainment industry. The committee will be chaired by Ajit Mohan of Hotstar and co-chaired by Uday Sodhi of SET India and Salil Kapoor of HOOQ.


Ivory Coast to register three million undocumented children

Ivory Coast’s government announced a programme – ‘One Child, One Birth Certificate’ to provide birth certificates for three million children left undocumented by years of war, poverty and migration.


US Secretary of State John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making


Japan launches ‘space junk’ collector to clear tonnes of clutter

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are experimenting with a tether to pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of space clutter including cast-off equipment from old satellites and pieces of rocket.


Human Rights Day: December 10 2016

Human Rights Day is being celebrated very year on 10th December 2016. The day is celebrated every year to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Theme for the year 2016: “Stand up for someone’s rights today!”

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