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…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 30, 2016

PM Narendra Modi launched UPI based mobile payment app called BHIM Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘BHIM App’ (Bharat Interface for Money) which he claimed would make digital transactions easy for the common man. The BHIM app, Modi said, was named after Babasaheb Ambedkar, speaking at the Digi Dhan Mela at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. BHIM is a biometric…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 29, 2016

Minimum Rs 10,000 fine for holding old notes, no jail term: Govt Government has made holding of more than 10 junked Rs 500/1000 notes a penal offence punishable with a minimum Rs 10,000 fine, but the harsher four-year jail term has been dropped. Govt will establish world class educational institutions for Minority communities Centre sets target of providing housing to…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 28, 2016

Cabinet nod for ratifying International Solar Alliance agreement The Union Cabinet gave post facto approval to India’s ratification of the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) launched last year jointly by India and France at Paris on the sidelines of the 21st Conference of Parties on climate change. The ISA, headquartered in India with an interim secretariat at…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 27, 2016

CPWD to help Bhutan in green and sustainable construction Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the construction major under the Ministry of Urban Development will assist Bhutan in green and sustainable construction of infrastructure. A Memorandum of Understanding in this regard was signed between CPWD and Department of Engineering Services, Ministry of Works and Human Settlements, Royal Government of Bhutan in…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 26, 2016

Rs 1,981 crore assistance for Polavaram irrigation project Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti handed over a Rs 1,981 crore cheque to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the Polavaram irrigation project. Indo-Bangla border to be completely sealed by mid 2018 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the security of the more than 200-kilometre-long Indo-Bangladesh border was a…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 24, 2016

Passport norms eased for single parent, orphans and sadhus The government said that rules for obtaining passports have been eased for various categories, including single mothers, orphans, sadhus and adopted children. According to the new norms, a single parent will not have to disclose the name of his or her partner; the passport need only have the name of one…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 23, 2016

Niti Aayog launches ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index Government think tank Niti Aayog launched a performance index on health services to nudge states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems. The index is launched along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. PM Modi features on Government of India calendar for 2017 Government of India to launch Lucky…

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Daily Current Affairs: December 22, 2016

Government to undertake 100 days Good Governance Campaign from 25th December Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting said that the Government is committed to bring about transformational changes in the country with the mantra of ‘Reform, Perform & Transform’. The vision has been depicted in the Government of India Calendar 2017 with the theme “Mera Desh Badal…

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