Daily Current Affairs: December 6, 2016

India, China will help maintain Asia’s growth rate in 2017: Asian Development Bank

It said that India’s growth prospects have got a boost from the acceptance of the 7th pay panel recommendations and likely implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime next year.

Dr. Ambedkar’s birth day to be celebrated as Water Day: Uma Bharti

Lauding the contribution of Dr. B R Ambedkar in water resources management of the country Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that his birth day 14th April will be celebrated as “Water Day”.

MMTC to tie-up with SBI to sell govt minted ‘Indian Gold Coin’

Haryana bans carrying of arms at weddings

The Haryana government has banned carrying of arms at wedding functions after several incidents of celebratory firing were reported.

Haryana: International Gita Mahotsav begins in Kurukshetra

In Haryana, the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 began today at Kurukshetra amid chanting of hymns and ‘Gita Pujan’ performed by Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, and Chief Minister Manohar Lal.

  • The Mahotsav is being organised to mark Gita Jayanti for 4 days starting December 6.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passes away at 68

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 68, after failing to recover from a cardiac arrest she suffered. Her death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals, who had earlier denied media reports of her passing away.

O Panneerselvam is new Tamil Nadu CM

As the death of AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was announced, the party announced senior AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam as the new AIADMK chief and the new Tamil Nadu chief minister. He was sworn in by TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhawan, amid the presence of party leaders.

Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th Chief Justice Of India

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur recommended the government to appointment Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as his successor. CJI Thakur will retire from office on January 3, 2017.

Bernard Cazeneuve named as next French PM

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister after former Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in the presidential election.

Google has launched Trusted Contacts app for Android

Google has introduced a new app called Trusted Contacts, which is around personal safety and will help users alert their family and friends.

  • The app is currently only available on Android and the Play Store description say this is a “personal safety app that opens a direct line of sharing between you and your loved ones.”

Paytm to merge its wallet business with payments bank

One97 Communications, the firm that owns Paytm, is restructuring its business ahead of the launch of its Payments Bank, merging the wallet business with payments bank operation.

HDFC Life enters micro-insurance segment

Private insurer HDFC Life has forayed into micro-insurance segment by launching two products, Jeevan Suraksha and Credit Suraksha to provide financial security at a nominal cost.


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