Current Affairs Daily Digest: December 29, 2016

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for December 29, 2016 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

IAF’s Advanced Landing Ground at Arunachal’s Tuting becomes operational

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Government sanctions Rs 200 crore for Tirupur’s Textile industry

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CCEA approves Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism affected areas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected Areas to improve rural road connectivity in worst LWE affected districts critical from security and communication point of view. Read more

Government launches IVRS platform to tackle call drops

The Union Government has launched Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) system in a bid to tackle the call drop menace. The system was launched at multiple locations including Delhi and Mumbai to obtain direct feedback from subscribers on call quality on the issue of frequent call drops. Read more

Government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative

Union Government launched Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative to strengthen health centres in open defecation-free (ODF) blocks. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in 708 ODF blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene. Read more

Union Cabinet approves ratification of International Solar Alliance

The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal of Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) for ratification of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement by India. The Agreement was opened for signature on the sidelines of 22nd Conference of Parties (CoP) meeting United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Marrakesh, Morocco. Read more

International Current Affairs

Pakistan opens China-backed Chashma-III Nuclear power plant

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China operationalises world’s longest bullet train line

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China launches 2 high resolution remote sensing satellites

China has successfully launched pair two high-resolution remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 01 and 02 to get commercial images. These satellites were launched on-board of Long March 2D rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi Province. They will provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution. Read more

States Current Affairs

Union Government approves Rs 266 crore investment for Delhi under AMRUT

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World Bank approves Rs 1,563.4 crore credit for rural roads projects in Bihar

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27th meeting of Southern Zonal Council held at Thiruvananthapuram

The 27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Southern Zonal Council consists of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (UT) and Andhra Pradesh. Read more

Anil Baijal appointed as Lt Governor of Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed former bureaucrat Anil Baijal (70) as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He will succeed Najeeb Jung who had resigned before completion of his term and is returning to teaching profession. Read more

Banking, Business & Economy Current Affairs

India second largest arms purchaser in the world after Saudi Arabia: CRS Report

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RuPay card usage at PoS terminals surges 7 times after demonetisation

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Government invites comments for creating new Financial Redressal Agency

The Union Government has invited public comments on a report for the creation of a Financial Redressal Agency (FRA). The report also calls for a new financial consumer protection and redressal legislation and also recommends an initial budget of Rs. 100 crore for the setting up of the FRA. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from Tennis

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