Current Affairs Weekly - December 2nd Week

Current Affairs
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1.     Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK to support Ease of Doing Business in India.
2.     Union Cabinet approves Reforms to boost employment generation and exports in Made-ups Sector.
3.     Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Afghanistan on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
4.     Veteran journalist Cho S Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai following a prolonged illness.
5.     Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Vietnam on Cooperation in IT.
6.     The Union Cabinet has approved the development of Phase – 1 of the Pune Metro Rail Corridor Project.
7.     The Reserve bank of India (RBI) in its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review for year 2016-17 has kept key rates unchanged.
8.     English has been ranked first in the top 10 most powerful languages in the world according to the 2016 World Power Language Index (PLI).
9.     Triple talaq unconstitutional, violates rights of Muslim women: Allahabad high court.
10.  Former US aviator, astronaut John Glenn passed away in Columbus, Ohio, US.
11.  Kerala Government launches Haritha Keralam Mission.
12.  The 2016 India International Science festival (IISF) has started at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Campus in New Delhi.
13.  Union Government announces package for promotion of digital & cashless economy.
14.  India has been designated as a major defence partner of the United States.
15.  December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day.
16.  The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has banned use of newspapers for wrapping and packing of food items.
17.  The Indian Army has launched a “Veterans Outreach App” in a bid to reach out to its ex-servicemen.
18.  The tropical cyclonic storm Vardah over southeast Bay of Bengal is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Kakinada.
19.  According to the 2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) India was ranked 7th among 163 countries in the list of most impacted by terrorism in 2015.
20.  Parliamentary Standing Committee seeks transparency in appointment of judges.
21.  The Human Rights Day is observed annually on 10th December to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
22.  Rajasthan High Court scraps 5% quota for Gujjars.
23.  According to the India Social Development Report (SDR) 2016, about 45% of all persons with disabilities (PWD) in India are illiterate.
24.  Union Government launches DigiShala TV channel to promote digital payments.
25.  Japan’s space agency (JAXA) successfully launched a Kounotori 6 (HTV-6) spacecraft that will deliver a large magnetic tether, a space junk collector technology into orbit.
26.  The Union Government has waived the import duty on wheat to zero from 10 per cent for an indefinite period.
27.  India and Vietnam have signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement. With this, Vietnam became 14th country with which India has signed the civil nuclear deal.
28.  Madhya Pradesh Government launches Narmada Seva Yatra.
29.  Scientist creates Nanoceramic material for safer, cheaper nuclear reactors.
30.  President Pranab Mukherjee launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign.
31.  Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest rail tunnel starts regular service.
32.  China launches advanced weather satellite Fengyun-4.
33.  Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (31) from Portugal has won the prestigious 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award.
34.  Punjab Government launches India’s first amphibious bus project.
35.  Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres (67) was sworn in as the 9th UN Secretary-General.
36.  India and Indonesia have signed three agreements in various areas to enhance strategic partnership.
37.  Union Government to launch National Resource Centre Vanjeevan for Tribal Livelihood.
38.  Microsoft launches India’s first Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in New Delhi.
39.  NASA building robotic spacecraft to refuel, repair satellites in orbit.
40.  India becomes world’s 4th largest defence spender.
41.  India, Russia bilateral naval exercise Indra Navy 2016 begins.
42.  6th Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development begins in New Delhi.
43.  Rajya Sabha passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016.

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