Current Affairs Daily Digest: December 28, 2016

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for December 28, 2016 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

CCEA approves road connectivity project for LWE affected areas

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India, Bhutan sign MoU for green construction

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International Current Affairs

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe offers condolences to Pearl Harbour attack victims

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Union Government gives nod for apex corridor development body

The Union Government has approved the re-designation of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMICPTF) as National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT). NICDIT will be the apex body to oversee integrated development of all industrial corridors across the country. Read more

Tribal development remains poor: Tribal Ministry report

According to recently released annual report of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the tribal population in India lags behind other social groups on various social parameters. The tribal population lags in parameters such as child mortality and infant mortality and women’s health, education, poverty etc. Read more

NBWL gives nod to Ken-Betwa Inter-Linking of Rivers Project

The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given its clearance for the Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project, paving the way to begin work for linking two rivers. The clearance of NBWL was requires since the project requires diversion of forest land from core area of Panna Tiger Reserve. Read more

States Current Affairs

India’s first Digi Dhan mela held in Gurugram

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Kerala’s Nedumkayam becomes first cashless, digital tribal colony

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Bihar Government approves 50 % reservation in judicial services

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Gujarat government announces Biotechnology Policy 2016

Gujarat Government announced its ‘Biotechnology Policy-2016’ to establish state as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products. The policy has provisions for various incentives for investors who are keen to set up their units in the state.  Read more

Environment, Science&Technology Current Affairs

ISRO to deploy five communication satellites in 2017

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Indian Army partners with IIT Gandhinagar for critical technology requirements

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Astronomers discover universe’s biggest Galaxy Supercluster near Milky Way

A team of international astronomers has discovered Vela super cluster, one of the biggest super galaxy clusters near the Milky Way. It was spotted by a research team of astronomers from South Africa, Australia and Europe with help slew of telescopes including the Anglo-Australian Telescope (Sydney) and South African Large Telescope (Cape Town). Read more

Kerala to seek Union government’s approval for using deer antlers in Ayurveda medicines

The Kerala Government has approached the Union Government for allowing use of antlers of spotted deer and sambar of Ayurveda medicines. SBWL is seeking suitable amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for using the antlers for medicinal purposes. Read more

Persons in News

Former MP CM Sunderlal Patwa passes away

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Thomas Bossert appointed as top Counterterrorism adviser by Donald Trump

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Viral V Acharya appointed as RBI Deputy Governor

The Union Government has appointed Viral V Acharya (42) as new Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will have regular three-year tenure. He will fill the post that fell vacant after Urjit Patel after he was made RBI Governor to succeed Rajan with effect from September 2016. Read more

Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan chosen for 2016 Bihari Puraskar

Eminent Rajasthani litterateur Dr Satya Narayan was chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar 2016 by the K K Birla Foundation. He was been chosen for his Hindi book titled Yeh Ek Dunia published in 2010. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games

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Virat Kohli named as Cricket Australia’s ODI Captain of Year
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Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala appointed as IOA’s life presidents
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