Daily Current Affairs: December 11, 2016

Thimmanaicken Palayam in Puducherry village selected under model village scheme

President launched Kailash Satyarthi’s ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ campaign

President Pranab Mukherjee who turned 81 on 11 December 2016 launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation in which about 5000 children will participate.

Jammu and Kashmir CM flags off fortnightly train for children

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday flagged off a fortnightly special train for children which has been named as ‘Vaadi ki sair’ (Tour of the Valley).

  • Mehbooba flagged-off the fortnightly train ride for children from Banihal to Baramulla

SBI Cards to launch Rs 25,000 limit cards soon

To tap opportunities arising out of limited cash supply, SBI Cards will soon launch a credit card with a cap of Rs 25,000 for those at the lower strata of the society, who have the capacity to pay but don’t have cards.

Niti Aayog mulls Rs 125-crore budget for lucky draws to boost e-payments

Niti Aayog has asked National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to frame a new scheme to incentivise digital payments. Now it has proposed an award scheme with a budget of Rs 125 crore to incentivise people using electronic mode of payments through weekly and quarterly lucky draw contests.

Mobile and Digital Banking induction campaign for youth

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan which comes under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is leading the initiative and has invited interested youngsters to join the drive for #Youth4DigitalPaisa.

Paolo Gentiloni appointed as Italy’s new Prime Minister

Former PM Matteo Renzi’s resigned recently.

World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World’s longest tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) opened for passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.


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