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December,2016 Current affairs Postmortem Index


December,2016 Current affiars Postmortem Index

Index
POLITY and NATIONAL                                
1.    Supreme Court ruled that National Anthem must be                     
played before screening of films
2.    15 new caste are approved to be included in Central OBC list                
3.    Rajya Sabha members submit plea to remove Hyderabad HC judge            
4.    'Triple talaq' a cruel and most demeaning form of divorce practised by Muslim community: HC                                        
5.    International conference on housing & urban development                
6.    RS passes Disabilities Bill with more benefits                        
7.    Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and (FAO)                                 
8.    Ban all liquor shops on all national, state highways from April 1: Supreme Court    
9.    Muslims in IAF can’t keep beard on religious grounds: SC                
10.    Government to set up single tribunal for inter-state water disputes            
11.    EC seeks end to anonymous donations of above Rs 2000 to political parties        
12.    J&K has no sovereignty, says SC                                
13.    Govt mulls merging cyber tribunal with TDSAT                        
14.    Cabinet clears creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services.            
15.    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights gets SKOCH Awards for POCSO e-Box                                            
16.    PM Modi inaugurates country’s first Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur        
17.    SC criticises poor implementation of SC/ST Act                        
18.    It’s time govt takes care of digital hurdles                       
19.    Centre reconstitute panel helping Krishna Board                    
20.    NITI Aayog launches the National Index for Performance on Health Outcomes     
21.    Ken-Betwa river linking project gets Wildlife Board clearance                
22.    27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was held at Thiruvananthapuram    
23.    SAMPLE QUESTIONS                                   
INTERNATIONAL
1.    ESCAP raised concern of high trade cost in India                    
2.    Draft National Defence Authorisation Act,2017                    
3.    Venezuela suspended from MERCOSUR                        
4.    Heart of Asia conference adopts 'Amritsar Declaration'                 
5.    BRICS nations vow to automatic sharing of tax information          
6.    India, US finalise Major Defence Partner agreement                    
7.    India, Vietnam sign nuclear pact, three other agreements                
8.    Kolkata-Mizoram trade route to open via Myanmar                    
9.    Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary-general                    
10.    After Pak General, Chinese media suggests India to join CPEC            
11.    SAMPLE QUESTIONS                                    
SCHEMES
1.    VISAKA(Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan)                            
2.    Stanpan Suraksha App                                
3.    SECI to Launch 1000 MW Rooftop Solar PV Scheme for Government Sector     
4.    President of India Launches ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign         
5.    National Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood to be launched             
6.    Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative launched in Haryana                
7.    NITI Aayog announces launch of the schemes or incentivising digital payment    
8.    Swasthya Raksha Programme                            
9.    Power Ministry to launch GARV-II app to ensure power access to all         
10.    Govt revises North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy       
11.    National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)                     
12.    Coal Mitra                                        
13.    Swachh Swasth Sarvatra launched                            
14.    Govt meets PMUY target of 1.5 crore LPG connection additions this financial year
15.    SAMPLE QUESTIONS                                    
INDIAN ECONOMY
1.    RBI raises Market Stabilisation Scheme(MSS) limit to Rs. 6 lakh crore to manage liquidity                                        
2.    National roll-out of Plan Accounting and Public Finance Management System    
3.    Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016                     
4.    Japan drags India to WTO against steps on iron, steel imports            
5.    'Google Tax' detrimental to start up ecosystem: Experts                 
6.    India and Singapore Sign a Third Protocol for Amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)                                
7.    Nepal rejects India’s ‘open sky’ offer                            
8.    Apex Corridor developmental body(NICDIT)                        
9.    Sample Questions                                    
ENVIRONMENT
1.    Union Cabinet approves India’s position in Kigali conference.            
2.    Environment Ministry issues final notification on Eco-Sensitive Zone(ESZ) in Sanjay Gandhi National Park                                    
3.    Cancel illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake:NGT bench to Rajasthan govt        
4.    Majuli to be India's first ever carbon neutral district                
5.    Centre Announces Notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016                                             
6.    NCRPB tells States to submit action plan to curb pollution                
7.    Too hot to handle-alarming rise in forest fires this year.                
8.    Chinese launched TanSat to monitor global carbon emission            
9.    NGT bans waste burning in open areas across country                
10.    Cabinet approves International Solar Alliance (ISA): Signing of the Framework Agreement                                         
11.    Sample Questions                                    
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
1.    World’s first water wave laser                                
2.    Delhi HC scrapped government ban on fixed dose combination drugs        
3.    Now ,a cheap way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity                
4.    Drugs technical advisory board suggests one-time licensing for drugs        
5.    India offers tsunami alert system to SCS(South China Sea)countries        
6.    Ammonia detected in Earth's troposphere for first time                
7.    War against malaria far from over:WHO                        
8.    World's first cloned goat with Cashmere wool born in China            
9.    Ultrasound device to be mapped                            
10.    TIFR discovery challenges theory of superconductivity                
11.    World's first Chikungunya vaccine developed                    
12.    Molten Jet Stream discovered deep inside Earth’s core                
13.    First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells            
ART & CULTURE
1.    Yoga included in UNESCO’s Intangible heritage list.                
2.    Hornbill festival starts in Nagaland                            
3.    Auroville Foundation                                     
4.    Islamic State retakes historic city of Palmyra                    
5.    Rio de Janeiro, the ‘Marvellous City’, gets UNESCO world heritage status        
6.    Thiruvallur finally gets pride of place in Haridwar                    
7.    ‘Kuchipudi’ performers dance their way into Guinness World Records        

Miscellaneous
1.    Demonetisation: Cyber security body warns micro-ATMs against malware attacks
2.    Amazon unveils Launchpad programme in India to help startups sell globally     
3.    Exercise Konkan 16                                    
4.    MoES(Ministry of Earth Science) launches Winter Fog Campaign in New Delhi     
5.    Disabled children miss out due to lack of support services:  India Social Development Report (SDR) 2016                            
6.    FSSAI decides to ban use of newspapers for packing food                
7.    Military exercise                                    
8.    Nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile's test fails for the fourth time.        
9.    Global Wage report 2016-17                                
10.    2016 Jnanpith Award                                    
11.    Agni 5 Successfully Test Fired                            
12.    DRDO successfully tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon                
13.    Sample Questions