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CURRENT AFFAIRS RECAP | 27 DECEMBER 2016



• A group of scientists recently discovered two materials that are capable of resisting temperatures of nearly 4000 degrees Celsius. These two materials are ?
Tantalum carbide & hafnium carbide

• The former Sri Lankan Prime Minister who passed away recently at the age of 83 is ?
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

• The state that recently entered into the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time ever is ?
Jharkhand

• The author of the book titled ‘India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty: An Uneasy Courtship’ is ?
B M Jain

• This country’s parliament recently passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on its heavy industries ?
China

• This state has decided to reduce the fares of its public transport by almost 75% in order to reduce pollution ?
Delhi

• The foundation stone for India’s first Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery was laid in ?
Punjab

• This state’s government has connected 100 of its villages with Wi-Fi services ?
Haryana

• Scientists have found this supercluster of galaxies hidden near the Milky Way ?
Vela

• This Union Ministry launched the Twitter Seva to improve its service delivery ?
Ministry of External Affairs

• This batsman achieved highest unbeaten score by an opening batsman in first-class cricket record by scoring 359 runs ?
Samit Gohel

• It is in this city of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project ?
Dehradun

• Aadhaar Pay cashless merchant solution was launched by ?
IDFC Bank

• Company that will launch Digitally Safe Consumer campaign in India ?
Google

• Person who sketched National Emblem Lion Capital of Ashoka and died recently ?
Dinanath Bhargava







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