Tuesday, 20 December 2016

20th December Current Affairs

Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 20th December Current Affairs.

Jaipur Wax Museum at Nahargarh Fort Inaugurated
  • Bollywood actor Govinda inaugurated the Jaipur Wax Museum on Saturday at the 18th-century Nahargarh Fort, which overlooks the city. 
  • The museum houses wax sculptures of around 25 personalities, including actor Amitabh Bachchan and warriors Maharana Pratap and Sawai Jai Singh. 
  • Govinda said, "I hope there will more activities like this in Jaipur."
Justice JS Khehar to be the 1st Sikh Chief Justice of India
  • President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cleared the appointment of Justice JS Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India, and the first from Sikh community. 
  • Justice Khehar will be sworn in as the 44th CJI on January 4, 2017. He will have a short tenure of about seven months until August 28, 2017, following which he will retire.
Karun Nair fastest Indian to score maiden 200 in Tests
  • Karun Nair became the fastest Indian to score maiden double ton in Tests, reaching the milestone in his career's third innings during the ongoing Chennai Test against England o. 
  • Nair surpassed Vinod Kambli, who took four innings to score a double ton. This is also Nair's maiden Test ton, with his previous best innings score being 13.
Lakshmi Bai awards, 7 more Yash Bhartis given away
  • Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was on a spree of awards distribution on Monday, giving away Rani Lakshmi Bai award to 88 women achievers and 306 women village pradhans and Yash Bharati to seven more achievers from the state. 
  • Receivers of Rani Lakshmi Bai Bravery Award include Prachi Sharma and Pratibha, two pilots of Lucknow Metro for being the first train operators during the trial run in December.
Punit Goenka honoured with Business Today 'Best CEO Award'
  • Punit Goenka, Managing Director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has been honoured with the Business Today 'Best CEO Award' in the Media and Entertainment category for 2016 
  • The methodology of Business Today's Best CEO Awards focused on the operational performance of companies and their shareholders returns which was conducted by BT's Knowledge support partner for the process PwC India.
International Human Solidarity Day 20 December
  •  The United Nations' (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. 
  • It also aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.
  •  On International Human Solidarity Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty.
India beat England by innings and 75 runs, win series 4-0
  • India has won the five-match test series against England, 3-0-1. 
  • In the fifth and final test played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, England wrapped up the second innings at 207 in 88 overs on 20 December 2016.
  • Virat Kohli is the man of the series for his 655 runs in the series.
EPFO lowers interest rate on EPF to 8.65 percent for FY17
  •  Employee's Provident Fund Organization EPFO decided to lower the interest on EPF deposits for the current fiscal to 8.65%, from 8.8% provided in 2015-16, for its over four crore subscribers. 
  • The Employees Provident Fund Organisation's apex decision-making body, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), has taken a decision to lower the interest rate to 8.65 percent for the current fiscal 2016-2017 from 8.8 in 2015-16.
India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival kicks off in Kathmandu
  •  The five-day India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival (INCF-2016) begins in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 19, 2016 to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. 
  • The Main aim of the festival to promote crafts based bilateral relations and enhance cultural exchanges between the artisans of India and Nepal.
Single tribunal to decide all inter-state water disputes
  • The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes subsuming existing tribunals, a step which is aimed at resolving grievances of states in a speedy manner. 
  • Besides the Tribunal, the government has also proposed to float some benches by amending the Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956 to look into disputes as and when required.iii. Unlike the Tribunal, the benches will cease to exist once the disputes are resolved.
World's oldest water sample found to be 2 billion years old
  • University of Toronto scientists have discovered the oldest water sample dating back to about two billion years, more than 500 million years more ancient than the previous oldest samples. 
  • The water pool was found at a depth of nearly 3 kilometres in a Canadian mine. The discovery could give clues about life forms beneath the surface of other planets.
Atletico de Kolkata wins 2016 Hero Indian Super League beating Kerala Blasters 5-4
  • After a final that tasted like porridge, Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) regained the Indian Super League (ISL) title by beating Kerala Blasters. 
  • ATK won by 5-4 against kerala blaster. It has finally ended and Atletico de Kolkata are the ones that have come out on top against all odds.
Harvard researchers create world’s smallest radio reciever 
  • Harvard researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have built the world’s smallest radio receiver, made out of atomic scale defects in pink diamonds. 
  • The tiny radio is robust and biocompatible, which means it can be used in all sorts of extreme applications, from a space probe headed to Venus to a pacemaker embedded in a human body.
World's first cloned goat with Cashmere wool born in China
  • The world's first cloned goat bearing superfine Cashmere wool was born in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 
  • The goat will be raised in a base for animal husbandry research conducted by experts from agricultural universities and academies in Inner Mongolia and southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Micromax, Uber join hands to offer integrated experience
  • Mobile phone brand Micromax Informatics, and taxi-hailing service Uber announced a partnership that will help Micromax customers book an Uber ride on their phones without having to download application.
  • Through the partnership, Micromax aims to push nearly 100 million devices that offer an integrated experience with Uber over the next three years.
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