Daily Current Affairs: December 31, 2016

Shri Thawarchand Gehlot Launches Mobile App and Facebook Page of National Trust on its Foundation Day

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched the ‘Mobile App and Facebook Page’ of the National Trust at a function to mark the ‘National Trust Foundation Day’ on the theme “Celebrating Inclusion”.

Women undergoing institutional delivery to get Rs 6,000 aid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that women who undergo institutional delivery and vaccinate their children would get an assistance of Rs 6,000, a move aimed to improve maternal mortality rate and health of the mother and the child.

Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state in 2016

2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim as it became India’s first fully organic state besides being adjudged the cleanest state, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Centre extends deadline for direct tax dispute resolution scheme

The Centre extended the last date for availing the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme to January 31, 2017 from the earlier deadline of December 31, 2016.

Bank of Baroda launches agriculture investment credit scheme in Rajasthan

State-run Bank of Baroda said it has launched an agricultural investment credit for the farmers of Rajasthan.

  • Under the scheme, farmers can avail of loan from the bank’s branches for construction of farm ponds, installation of solar pumps, installation of micro irrigation, and for any other viable agriculture and allied activities.

Mumbai chess prodigy Kush creates history in UAE tourney

Creating history, Mumbai prodigy Kush Bhagat has won all three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championship that concluded in Al Ain Chess Club, UAE.

British-Indian professor knighted in New Year’s honours

Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a Knighthood along with Olympic stars Andy Murray and Mo Farah among others by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions.

Playback singer Anuradha Paudwal conferred with honorary D Litt degree

Noted playback singer Anuradha Paudwal conferred with honorary D Litt degree by the D Y Patil University on its 5th convocation ceremony, held in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.


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