Tuesday, 27 December 2016

27th December Current Affairs

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 27th December Current Affairs.

Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title
  • Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri on 25 December 2016 won the title of the $10000 ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures.
  • It is the first singles trophy of the season. It was his 11th title on the ITF Pro Circuit. 
  • The third seed from India defeated the tournament’s number two Shintaro Imai of Japan 6-4, 7-5. Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.
  • With the win, the world number 534 takes away $1440 in prize money along with 18 ATP ranking points.
Integrated tiger habitat conservation project launched in Karnataka
  • Wildlife conservation has received a boost with the launch of an integrated tiger habitat conservation project around M.M. 
  • Hills and Cauvery wildlife sanctuaries in Chamarajanagar district, with support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
  • The project aims to conserve forest habitats by assisting in the sustainable development of communities living in and around the protected areas.
  • It is being implemented by the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, and the Wildlife Trust of India in association with the Forest Department.
Punjab to Get its First Bioethanol Plant at Bathinda
  • Union food processing minister laid the foundation stone of Punjab’s first second-generation Bioethanol plant at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. 
  • Deputy CM Punjab S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas Sh. DharmendraPradhan also joined her.
  • Built up at 49 acres of land, the 500 crore plant offers a practical solution to the problem of stubble burning by converting crop residue to Ethanol.
  • The state of the art bioethanol plant offers a long-term solution to farmer’s challenge of disposing off crop residue.
  • Using an efficient technology, agriculture waste is converted into fuel grade ethanol, offering a permanent solution to the age-old practice of crop residue burning.
Odisha govt to launch DAMAN programme for malaria control
  • The Odisha government has decided to launch a new malaria control programme, Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (malaria control in inaccessible areas) DAMAN, with a total spending of 120 crore rupees for five years. 
  • The programme will be implemented in 8 thousand villages of all 79 blocks of eight high malaria endemic southern districts - Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangapur, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Nuapada and Kandhamal with an annual expenditure of 24 crore rupees. 
  • The Odisha government has decided to launch a new malaria control programme, Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (malaria control in inaccessible areas) DAMAN, with a total spending of 120 crore rupees for five years.
Central Government of India releases Rs 1,982 crore for Andhra Pradesh's Polavaram project 
  • The Centre has released Rs 1,982 crore for the multipurpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which sanctioned the long term irrigation fund under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. 
  • Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project which has been accorded national project status by the central government. 
  • This dam across the Godavari River is under construction located in West Godavari District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh state and its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha States also.
Central Government of India releases special stamp on freedom fighters & Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library
  • Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications has brought out a Special Cover on freedom fighter 'Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar' and a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Personalities Series: Bihar' & a stamp on 'Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library'.
Maharashtra CM launched 'Transform Maharashtra' initiative
  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched an initiative 'Transform Maharashtra' at IIT Bombay's 'Mood Indigo' festival.
  • Under it, the chief minister will address issues related to youth in governance.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha
  • Actor Mithun Chakraborty ha resigned from the Rajya Sabha citing health issues. 
  • The 66-year-old actor was nominated to the Upper House by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). 
  • He still had nearly two years of tenure remaining in the Rajya Sabha.
Salman Khan launches his app 'BeingInTouch' on 51st birthday
  • Actor Salman Khan on Twitter has announced the launch of his app, 'BeingInTouch', on his 51st birthday 27 December 2016. 
  • The app will provide access to Salman's social media accounts, along with his unseen pictures and videos. 
  • The app users can also avail discounts from various brands on the app. 
  • It is currently available for download on Google Play store.
China Passes Environment Tax Law to Curb Pollution
  • China has passed a new law to levy environment tax on polluters, especially on heavy industries. 
  • The environment tax law was adopted by the legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) standing committee at a meeting in Beijing. 
  • The law will be implemented on January 1, 2018.
  • Battling recurring pollution enveloping its cities,The Environment Tax Law was adopted by the legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
Dr Barbara Jatta becomes first ever female director of Vatican Museums
  • Dr Barbara Jatta(54) has appointed as the first female director of Vatican Museums by Pope Francis. 
  • It will be effective from January 2017 Jatta is currently working as the Deputy Director of the museums Since June 2016 
  • With this appointments she will become the highest-ranking female administrator in the Vatican.
Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away
  • Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake died at the age of 83. 
  • He was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital last week. Wickremanayake had served as prime minister during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term as president from 2005 to 2010.
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