Current Affairs Weekly - December 3rd Week

Current Affairs
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·       Union Cabinet approves amended DTAA between India and Tajikistan.
·       The Union Government has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana to encourage consumers and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to encourage merchants for transition to digital payments.
·       The Union Cabinet has approved MoU signed between ISRO and United States Geological Survey (USGS) for Cooperation in t exchange and use of US Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data.
·       The seventh edition of India, Maldives bilateral EKUVERIN Exercise 2016 began at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives.
·       Union Cabinet approves India’s approach to climate change negotiations at COP22 to UNFCCC.
·       Pakistan Army has successfully test fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed Babur cruise missile.
·       The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.
·       The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
·       Prime Minister Narendra Modi was placed at 9th position among 74 of the world’s most powerful people list released by the Forbes Magazine.
·       The Union Government has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) Scheme for citizens of 161 countries.
·       The fifth edition of the India-Arab Partnership Conference was held in Muscat, Oman
·       Haryana became the first state in the country to launch Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) initiative for safety of women.
·       The UN cultural body UNESCO has accorded world heritage status to Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (nicknamed as Marvelous City).
·       The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has officially added word ‘Brexit’ in it.
·       Assam government has launched ‘Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli’ (SACReD, Majuli) to make river island Majuli country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020.
·       NTPC, NALCO ink MoU to establish a 2.4 GW power project at Gajmara, Odisha.
·       Rajasthan Government has launched Annapurna Rasoi Scheme
·       Indian Navy’s eight landing craft utility (LCU) L-58 was launched by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) in Kolkata, West Bengal.
·       Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana comes into effect.
·       The Union Government has appointed Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa as the next Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
·       The Union government has appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Jain as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB). 
·       China has launched its first fully-owned overseas satellite ground station near the North Pole enabling it to collect satellite data anywhere on the Earth at fastest speed in the world.
·       The Union Government has appointed Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as new Chief of Army Staff (CoAS).
·       The Union Government has appointed senior IPS officer Anil Dhasmana as new chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
·       India and Tajikistan have signed four agreements in areas including on double taxation avoidance, money laundering and counter-terrorism.
·       The NASA has successfully launched constellation of eight mini-satellites as part Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) into space to improve hurricane forecasting.
·       The Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon launch ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal
·       The Union Power Ministry is going to launch new mobile application GARV-II to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country.
·       The Union AYUSH Ministry has launched ‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’ to promote health and health education in villages.
·       The Union Government has decided to set up a single permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-State river water disputes.
·       According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that African nations developing lifestyle diseases.
·       The Madras High Court has banned all unauthorised Sharia courts in mosques across Tamil Nadu
·       PM lays foundation stone of country’s first Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur.
·       Renowned Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar.
·       India and Kyrgyzstan sign 6 agreements in various fields.
·       India ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index
·       According to report published in Forbes magazine, India has surpassed its colonial masters United Kingdom to become world’s sixth-largest economy in GDP terms for first time after nearly 150 years.
·       Union Cabinet approves creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services.
·       Long range nuclear-capable subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay was testfired
·       Kaisa Matomaki and Maksym Radziwill have been jointly won the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics for their ‘revolutionary’ collaborative work on short intervals in number theory.
·       Hong Kong, a China-administered special territory has decided to withdraw visa-free facility for Indians from January 23, 2017.
·       Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved approved 5.13 trillion yen ($43.6 billion) in defence spending for the fiscal year starting in April 2017.
·       China successfully launched TanSat, a global carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite to understand the effects of climate change.
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