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CURRENT AFFAIRS ON THE WEEK - 19 DECEMBER to 23 DECEMBER 2016



• It is with this country India signed 6 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation - Kyrgyzstan


• Union Government announced Rs 207 crore for development of Majuli Island. The island is located in – Assam


• The debut film of Legendary Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor who passed away recently - Lovely to Look At


• This State Government announced creation of a separate Ministry for the development of Other Backward Classes - Maharashtra


• The word named by Merriam-Webster as Word of the Year 2016 is - Surreal


• The 2000-batch IAS officer of UP cadre appointed as the CEO of Noida Authority is - Deepak Agarwal


• The country that topped the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index that was released recently is - China


• The International Boxing Association recently granted full membership to the Boxing Federation of India. The President of the Boxing Federation of India is - Ajay Singh


• India’s first cashless bazaar recently came up in - Chhattisgarh


• Scientists have discovered a huge dead zone in- Bay of Bengal


• This court was recently banned for unauthorised functioning- Sharia Courts


• This Indian Special Forces unit may participate in the Republic day parade on 26 January for the first time in history- National Security Guard (NSG)


• State that attained 100 percent Aadhaar saturation in India recently- Himachal Pradesh


• State that launched the subsidised meal scheme ‘Annapurna Rasoi' recently- Rajasthan


• Pherzawl and Noney districts were recently inaugurated in which state- Manipur


• Famous environmentalist who passed away recently and authored the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab'- Anupam Mishra


• Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kehar will replace – Justice T S Thakur


• The Tamil poet whose statue was recently inaugurated on the bank of River Ganga in Haridwar is - Thiruvalluvar


• The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy UN observers to monitor evacuations in the Syrian city of - Aleppo


• A rainbow-headed snake was recently discovered by the scientists in - Greater Mekong


• The ranking of India in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index is - Fourth


• This country unveiled a Charter on Citizen’s Rights to guarantee a number of rights such as right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and freedom f movement – Iran


• The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the interest rate payable on their PF savings for 2016-17 to - 8.65%


• For the first time in nearly 150 years, India's economy surpassed the economy of this country – The United Kingdom


• The country whose Senate has passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of its biggest currency notes (Rs 5000 currency notes) is – Pakistan


• Lanura village that became the first village to go cashless of in the state is located in - Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir


• India’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills will be set up in this city – Kanpur


• It is with this country India signed 4 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation – Tajikistan


• This country became first in the world to legally approve the 3-parent technique – The United Kingdom


• These three words were added to the Oxford Dictionary – Brexit, YouTuber and Bama


• The person appointed as the Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India is - V K Sharma


• The winner of the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup is - India


• The famous medical researcher and inventor of Heimlich manoeuvre who passed away recently is - Henry Heimlich


• Indian boxer Vijender Singh recently knocked out Tanzania's Francis Cheka to retain - the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title


• The winner of the 2016 Indian Super League is - Atletico de Kolkata


• This International library has undertaken a project that includes digitisation of over 4000 early printed Bengali book- British Library


• The winner of Miss World 2016 is – Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle


• She represented India in the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant that recently concluded in the United States of America - Priyadarshini Chatterjee


• This legendary Hollywood Actress passed away recently at the age of 99 ?
Zsa Zsa Gabor


• Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel inaugurated the Conference on Youth Development in ?
Delhi


• State Bank MobiCash Mobile Wallet that was launched in third week of December is a product developed by ?
SBI and BSNL


• The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes and it will be headed by ?
a retired Supreme Court judge




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