Current Affairs Daily Digest: December 23, 2016

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for December 23, 2016 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung submits his resignation

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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Cancer Centre in Varanasi

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Northeast Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy in Shillong

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Government announces new rules to ease process of getting passport

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Government allows use of old notes for tax payment under PMGKY

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Government reconstitutes committee helping Krishna River Board

The Union Water Resources Ministry has reconstituted a committee that was tasked with assisting the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB). The new committee will be headed by A.K. Bajaj, former chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). Read more

Government launches Coal Mitra portal to facilitate flexibility in utilization of domestic coal

The Union Ministry of Coal has launched Coal Mitra, a web portal for allowing flexibility in utilization of domestic Coal. Read more

States Current Affairs

Puducherry introduces 3% quota for disabled in Government jobs

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UP Government approves inclusion of 17 OBCs in SC list

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Defence Current Affairs

Indo-Tibetan Police Force inducts yaks at China border

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International Current Affairs

France becomes first country to use drones for national mail service

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US imposes more sanctions on Russia

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Saudi Arabia projects $53billion deficit in 2017

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Environment, Science & Technology Current Affairs

Flock launches world’s first chat OS

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World’s first solar road opens in France

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Newly discovered fish named after Obama

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NGT bans open waste burning across the country

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a complete ban on burning of waste in open places across the country and announced a fine of Rs. 25,000 on each incident of bulk waste burning. The green panel’s judgement was given on the petition seeking directions to local bodies in states and Centre for improving solid waste management methods. Read more

Scientists use ‘pregnancy fluid’ to strengthen weak bones

UK-based researchers have found that stem cells harvested from pregnant woman’s amniotic fluid can be used to strengthen weak bones. Read more

Japan successfully launches solid fuel rocket

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2 from the Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan. Read more

Banking, Business & Economy Current

Tata Motors shareholders remove Nusli Wadia from board of directors

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Amul to invest Rs 200 crore in Wes Bengal

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India suffers from huge gender pay gap: ILO Report

Recently released Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has found that India suffers from huge gender pay gap. It shows that India has among the worst levels of gender wage disparity (men earning more than women in similar jobs) with the gap exceeding 30%. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

Mary Kom given AIBA Legends award

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Argentina wins FIFA Team of the Year title

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Mahinder Pal Singh first Sikh cricketer in Pakistan to join national academy

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Ashwin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the year

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