Tnpsc Current Affairs December 9 2016
Tnpsc Current Affairs December 9 2016
NEW GUINESS WORLD RECORD
- New World Guinness record has set in the US, for most candles lit in a birthday cake.
- A newGuinness World Record has been set in the US for most candles on a birthday cake – where a staggering 72,585 candles were lit on the occasion of late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy‘s 85th birth anniversary.
- Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964.
VENEZUELA TO PRINT 20000 BOLIVAR NOTES
- Venezuela will print a 20,000 bolivar note after hyperinflation turned its currency into worthless pieces of paper.
HARITHA KERALAM MISSION LAUNCHED IN KERALA
- Haritha Keralam Mission has launched in Kerala to promote cleanliness on December 8th.
- The brand ambassadors of theis mission were, famous playback singer K.J. Yesudas and actress Manju Warrier
- Aim of this mission was to clear and remove waste from all the water bodies in the state, ensure disposal of solid wastes and removal of waste water and measures to increase the area of land water cultivation.
- It is a comprehensive program for creating new sustainable development perspectives in the state.
18TH STATE TO JOIN UDAY
- Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th state to join in UDAY Scheme
- UDAY = Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana
WEBSITE OF NATIONAL RAIL PLAN
- Railways Ministry launched Website of National Rail Plan, 2030 (NRP-2030)
- Aim of the plan is to develop the Indian Railways in terms of Service and freight across the country
- Website = nationalrailplan.in
FORTUNE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
- Google’s parent company Alphabet has been named as the Company of the Year by Fortune Magazine in its Annual Blue Ribbon Ranking.
DECEMBER 8, PLASTIC FREE DAY IN KERALA
- Plastic free day is observed on December 8th by the Kochi Corporation as part of the Haritha Keralam Mission.
JOHN GLESS, FIRST AMERICAN TO ROUND EARTH PASSES AWAY
- Former American Astronaut John Gless Passed away in Columbia, Ohio, US
- He was 95 and he was the last surviving member of the Mercury & Mission
- He was the first American to orbit the earth and had circled thrice times earth
UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED PACKAGES FOR DIGITAL AND CASHLESS ECONOMY
- Petroleum companies will offer a discount of 0.75% on diesel and petrol on digital payments.
- 5% discount for buying monthly seasonal tickets in Suburban railway networks through digital payment.
- Passengers will get 10 lakh rupees free accident insurance cover on booking of Railway ticket through online mode.
- Payments through digital mode for railways catering, accommodation, retiring room will also attract 5% discount.
- People will be get 10% discount on General Insurance and 8% discount on new life Insurance policies of PSUs purchased online.
- Discount of 10% will be available to users for payment of toll at Toll Plazas on National Highways.
- NABARD will extend financial support of 228 Crores to eligible banks for deployment of two Point of Sale (PoS) devices each in 1 Lakh villages with population of less than 10,000.
- NABARD will also support Rural Regional Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative Banks to issue Rupay Kisan Cards to over 4 crore 32 lakh Kisan Credit Card (KCC) holders to enable them to make digital transactions.
- Merchants will not over 100 rupees monthly rental for PoS terminals, Micro ATMs.
- No service service charge on digital transactions upto INR 2000.
- All state Government Departments will make Electronic Payments to suppliers, contractors or institutions, on orders exceeds Rs 5000
2ND 2016 INDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
- 2nd India International Festival held at New Delhi
- Theme of the festival = Science for the Masses
- Aim of the festival = to promote the science and technology in India
- First India International Festival was held at New Delhi on December 2015
INTERNATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION DAY
- Every year December 9 was celebrated as International Anti Corruption Day
- Theme of this year = United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security
INDIA BECOMES USA’S MAJOR DEFENCE PARTNER
- India has been designated as the major defence partner with the United States of America
- It makes close with the USA.
FIRST ELITE MEN’S SENIOR NATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT
- The first ever Elite men’s Senior National Boxing Tournament will be held at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sarusajai, Guwahati
KERALA GOVET LAUNCHES ANTI CORRUPTION APPS
- The Kerala Government launches 2 mobile applications on behalf of International Anti Corruption Day
- The apps are “Arising Kerala” and “Whistle Now”
INDIA’S FIRST AMPHIBIOUS BUS PROJECT
- The State Government of Punjab launches India’s First Amphibious Bus Project, named s “HARIKE CRUIS”, that travels on land and as well as in water.
- The bus is imported from Sweden.
- 18 km ride from Amristar to Harike wetlands.
WORLD’S BEST FOOTBALL PLAYER
- 2016 World’s Best Football Player award goes to Portugese Star Christina Ronaldo
- For the 4th time he wins this award
PARIS MADE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FREE
- The French Government announced that in Paris, the public transport will be free
- Due to huge pollution in the city, government will announced this to reduce it.
- Also the government launches odd – even scheme.