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CURRENT AFFAIRS | 19 December - 24 December 2016

• President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated this ordinance for the fifth time on 23 December 2016 ?
The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance

• This noted Bengali poet was conferred with the 52nd Jnanpith Award ?
Shankha Ghosh

• The theme of National Consumer Day 2016 is ?
Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal

• This industrialist was removed by the Tata Motors shareholders from the Board of Directors?
Nusli Wadia

• The National title in 6-Red Snooker was won by ?
Pankaj Advani

• The 5th session of India - Kazakhstan Joint Working Group on Trade & Economic Cooperation was held in ?
New Delhi

• As per a recent report by the World Health Organisation, 46% population of this continent suffer high blood pressure ?

• Railway Ministry and National High Speed Rail Corporation entered into a tripartite agreement with this agency to develop Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project ?
Japan International Cooperation Agency

• This urban local body won the Platinum Award in the Outstanding Digital Initiative category as part of the Digital India Awards 2016 ?
Surat Municipal Corporation

• These two movies have made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the Oscars ?
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sarbjit

• India received the maximum FDI inflows in 2015-16 from ?

• India’s first cashless bazaar was launched in ?

• Mobile app launched by Union Ministry to monitor rural electrification data?

• Head of the newly constituted high-level task force on Indus Water Treaty ?
Nripendra Mishra

• National Mathematics Day was observed on 22 December 2016 across India to mark the birth anniversary of ?
Srinivasa Ramanujan

• The Indian footballer who was recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Woman Player of the Year award is ?
Sasmita Malik

• The Indian striker who recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Player of the Year award is ?
Jeje Lalpekhlua

• The Indian bowler who occupied 1st place in the ICC Rankings for Test Bowlers is ?
Ravichandran Ashwin

• The author of the poetry titled Kavyanirjhari who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Sanskrit language is ?
Sitanath Acharya

• The author of the novel titled Paarijat who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Hindi language is ?
Nasira Sharma

• This country has withdrawn its visa-free facility for Indians ?
Hong Kong

• This civil servant has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu ?
Girija Vaidyanathan

• Nepal has initiated a new bilateral military engagement with ?

• India won the bronze in the Women's U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament after defeating ?
South Korea

• The winner of the 4th Women's U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament is ?

• The winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 is ?
Ravichandran Ashwin

• The actor recently declared the PETA’s Person of the Year for 2016 is ?
Sunny Leone

• Country that launched the TanSat satellite recently to understand the climate change ?

• Uber recently announced partnership to help customers book a cab without downloading the application with ?

• The world's first cloned goat bearing superfine Cashmere wool was born in ?

• Country that commissioned its first 7-tonne civil helicopter recently ?

• This popular film star topped the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List ?
Salman Khan

• This state government allotted land to NPCIL for setting up 6600 MW nuclear power project in Kovvada ?
Andhra Pradesh

• This north-eastern state has decided to opt for cashless payment in all its public transactions ?

• This Indian dairy brand is planning to invest Rs 200 Cr in a processing plant in Bengal ?

• The new service launched by Google to enhance public convenience is- ?
Google Map toilet locator

• The Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended a national policy to curb ?
Forest Fires

• The Winter Olympian from India, who won the gold medal at Asian Luge Championship is ?
Sheva Keshavan

• This Queen’s last letter to India has been put up on display at an Indian Museum ?
Queen Victoria

• This reigning monarch has decided to step down as the patron of some of the charity organisations by the end of 2016 ?
Queen Elizabeth II

• This telecom company has paired up with SBI to launch a mobile app in Assam to facilitate cashless transaction ?
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

• As per a Union Cabinet decision, the ├Źndian Enterprise Development Services will be created in the Ministry of ?
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises


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