Current Affairs – December 2016

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O Panneerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam (65) was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu following death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao at a solemn ceremony held in the Raj Bhavan, Chennai. Besides, all 31 members of the outgoing Ministry from the Jayalalithaa’s… Read More »

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Amazon launches global startup program ‘Launchpad’ in India

E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its global startup program ‘Launchpad’ in India. The program will enable Indian startups to sell their products overseas. In this regard, Amazon India has tied up with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)’s Start Up India and NASSCOM. Amazon also has partnered with NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups and Indian Angel… Read More »

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India crosses $300 billion milestone

India has received over US $300 billion US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. The cumulative FDI inflows during the period amounted to US $310.26 billion. With this, India firmly established its credentials as a safe investment destination in the world. Key Facts 33% of the FDI came through the… Read More »

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai following cardiac arrest. She was 68. Jayalalithaa was one of the country’s most articulate and determined political personalities and a top film actress of the 1960s and 1970s. She was famously known as Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (revolutionary leader) or Amma. About J Jayalalithaa… Read More »

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6th Heart of Asia conference held in Amritsar, Punjab

The sixth edition of ‘Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process of Aghanistan‘ conference, an annual regional gathering of Asian and other countries was held in Amritsar, Punjab (India). It was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. It concluded with adaptation of Amritsar Declaration with its prime focus on terrorism. Key… Read More »

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Stanpan Suraksha app launched to promote breastfeeding

The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on “inappropriate” promotion of baby food items. The mobile application has been developed by the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI). Key Facts Stanpan Suraksha is first-of-its-kind app deveopled for promoting breastfeeding and baby food promotion… Read More »

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