Sunday, 11 December 2016

10th December Current Affairs

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 10th December Current Affairs updates.

Japan launches 'magnetic fishing net' to collect space garbage
  • Japan on Friday launched a spaceship carrying a 700-meter-long tether to pull some of the space debris from Earth's orbit out into the atmosphere.
  • The Japanese space agency, JAXA, will pilot its “electrodynamic tether” for the first time. It is one of many possible solutions that have been proposed to deal with space garbage.
India, Vietnam sign civil nuclear cooperation deal
  • India and Vietnam on Friday signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement for the peaceful use of atomic energy.
  • Three other agreements to enhance aviation links, jointly work in the area of energy efficiency, and to promote parliamentary cooperation were also signed.
CBI arrests former Air Force chief SP Tyagi in AgustaWestland bribery case
  • In a sudden and first of its kind action, the CBI on Friday arrested former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi , his cousin Sanjeev, and a lawyer in the sensational Rs 450 crore bribery case in the procurement of 12 VVIP helicopters from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 government.
India ranks 7th in 2016 Global Terrorism Index
  • According to the 2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) India was ranked 7th among 163 countries in the list of most impacted by terrorism in 2015. The fourth edition of the index was released by Sydney-based think-tank Institute for Economics & Peace. India is one of six Asian countries ranked in the top 10 nations most impacted by terrorism.
Ranveer part of Men Of The Year list by Man's World magazine
  • Actor Ranveer Singh has featured on the cover of 'Man's World' as he is part of the 'Men Of The Year' list by the magazine. Ranveer was called one of 'The Outliers' by the magazine.
44 fake accounts with Rs100 crore found in Axis Bank branch
  • Income Tax officials have allegedly discovered 44 fake bank accounts in raids conducted on an Axis Bank's branch in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. The fake accounts were created using forged documents and demonetised currency worth Rs100 crore was deposited in them.
Government decides to print plastic currency notes
  • The government on Friday informed the Parliament that a decision has been taken to print plastic currency notes. Further, the process of procurement of material for the same has been initiated, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal stated.
Human Rights Day: 10 December
  •  The Human Rights Day is observed across the world on 10 December every year. 
  • The day aims at promoting and raising awareness of the two Covenants of Human Rights Day.
  •  Human Rights Day was established in 1948, and ever since that auspicious day it has stood as the first major stride forward in ensuring that the rights of every human across the globe are protected.
Kerala launches mobile apps to fight corruption
  • The Kerala government has launched two mobile applications which can be used to upload information regarding graft.
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the applications - 'ArisingKerala' and 'Whistle Now - at a function here on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day. 
  • Using the apps, people can upload videos and audios related to corruption around them.
Onir’s documentary on Down Syndrome wins international award
  •  Indian filmmaker Onir's documentary, 'Raising The Bar' has won the 'Award of Recognition' at the 'Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards'. 
  •  The documentary is about six Indian and Australian youth with Down Syndrome. "I have always celebrated human rights and diversity.
21st International Film Festival of Kerala begins
  • The 21st International Film Festival of Kerala began in Thiruvananthapuram on 09 December 2016.
  • It opened with Navid Mahmoudi's directorial debut 'Raftan,' which narrates the story of a couple attempting to migrate from Iran to Europe. 
  • The eight-day festival, hosted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Kerala Cultural Affairs Department, is set to showcase 184 films from 62 countries.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down
  • Muhtar Kent has announced that he will step down as the CEO of Coca-Cola in May 2017 and will be succeeded by company President and COO James Quincy. 
  • Kent, who has been CEO since 2008, will continue as Chairman.
Peter Gilchrist wins the Long Up title of 2016 IBSF World Billiards
  • Peter Gilchrist of Singapore defeated Sourav Kothari to win the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Long Up title on 8 December 2016. 
  • The event was held in Bengaluru, India. 
  •  Peter defeated Sourav by 883 points with a score of 1500-617.
Channel DigiShala Launched to Educate Rural India about Cashless Transaction
  •  Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ravi Shankar Prasad, launched a TV channel named ‘DigiShala’ on December 9, 2016 to promote cashless transaction in rural areas. 
  • Apart from the channel, the government also initiated ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’ to achieve the objective of educating, enabling and informing citizens about the cashless economy. “DigiShala” is a free-to-air channel which is telecasted nationally on DD free-DTH service having a viewership of two crore across the country.
L&T bags contract to convert Sardar Patel Stadium to world’s biggest cricket stadium
  • Larsen & Turbo (L&T) has bagged a contract from the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) to make Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium of Gujarat the world’s biggest cricket stadium in terms of seating capacity.
  • Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium is situated in Motera, Ahmadabad in Gujarat. 
  •  After the renovation, it will take over the Melbourne Cricket Ground of Australia in terms of seating capacity. Melbourne Cricket Ground has a seating capacity of 100,024 people while the renovated Sardar Patel Stadium will have 1,10,000 seats as against 54,000 seats.

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