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14 December 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates
Here are todays current affairs being published by ExamPariksha.com covering relevant fact based daily important news. To include all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.
☀ On the 15th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the security personnel who were martyred.
- Five heavily armed Pakistani terrorists had attacked the Parliament complex on 13th December 2001, killing at least 9 people.
☀ The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs will launch “Vanjeevan”, which will be the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Tribal Livelihood issues, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
- It is being launched in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC).
- The NRC website and e-knowledge platform on tribal livelihood is also launched.
☀ The Bihar government will provide free WiFi in colleges and universities, while it will also take measures to block pornography and other “undesirable sites”. This facility of free wifi would be in place in educational institutions by February next year.
☀ The Delhi High Court has ordered that the identity of minors subjected to sexual offences should not be disclosed anywhere in judicial records. The victim must be referred by pseudonyms during the course of the investigation and trial.
☀ The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the 7th pay commission for its employees.
More than 16 lakh government employees and 6 lakh pensioners will benefit directly from this implementation. It will add a burden of ₹24,000 crores on the state government.
☀ India and Indonesia have signed three agreements in various areas to enhance strategic partnership during the state visit by Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia to India. These are:
- MoU on Standardization Cooperation.
- MoU on Youth and Sports Cooperation.
- Joint Communiqué on Voluntary International Cooperation to Combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and to promote Sustainable Fisheries Governance.
International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 14 December 2016
The following exampariksha listing of international news has important todays current affairs updates which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC, SSC CGL and State PSCs.
☀Former Portuguese PM António Guterres has been sworn in as the 9th UN Secretary-General at the UN headquarters in New York.
- Guterres (67), had earlier served as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and has replaced South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon.
☀ Priyanka Chopra has been announced as the UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador to promote child rights at the UNICEF 70th anniversary event.
☀ The EU has signed a deal with Cuba on political dialogue and cooperation, as Cuba was the only Latin American country to lack such an agreement earlier. This has come after the EU repealed its 1996 policy which stated that Cuba must improve its human rights conditions before normalisation talks with EU. This deal covers issues like trade, human rights and immigration.
Economy News Current Affairs Updates – 14 December 2016
☀ Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced that the Centre will organise ‘cashless chaupals’ for minority communities to educate them about the cashless economy.
☀ A month after the move for demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 notes, India has become the first country to give discounts on digital payments.
- A discount of 0.75% has been announced on digital payment of fuel,
- Up to 10% discount will be given on e-payment of insurance policies, highway tolls, and railway tickets.
- The government has also waived off service tax on online transactions below ₹2,000.
☀ Software giant Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in New Delhi. This is Microsoft’s 7th Cybersecurity Centre in the world. It will function as a satellite to the its Redmond Digital Crimes Unit (DCU).
14 December 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News
The following important todays current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.
☀ Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has won his 11th World Billiards Championships title after beating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore in the tournament’s final held in Bengaluru.
☀ Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best footballer of 2016 after winning the Ballon d’Or award. Ronaldo, has now won the award 4 times, and is second on the all-time winners’ list behind Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
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