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10th December Current Affairs
FSSAI bans use of newspapers for packing food
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to ban the use of newspapers for wrapping and packing of food items. In general, it is a common practice by small corner shops and street vendors. The FSSAI has asked commissioners of food safety of all states and Union territories to take necessary steps to restrict the use of newspapers for packing, serving and storing of food items.
State Information Ministers Conference begins
After a gap of seven years, the central government will hold state information ministers conference (SIMCON) to discuss the policy issues in the films & broadcasting sector. It also aims at new initiatives in the information domain. Information and broadcasting (I&B) minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, will inaugurate this two-day conference.
Minister of Railways inaugurates Website of National Rail Plan, 2030
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has recently launched a website of National Rail Plan, 2030 (NRP-2030) on Rail Bhawan at New Delhi. It aims to develop the Indian Railways services in travelling and freight across the country. The website is www.nationalrailplan.in.
Kerala CM Pinarayi launches Haritha Keralam Mission
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the Haritha Keralam Mission. It is a comprehensive program for creating new development perspectives by maximum utilization of opportunities. This can be done through waste management, water resources and agricultural development using organic farming.
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English most powerful language in the world: World Economic Forum
In the first week of December 2016, the 2016 World Power Language Index (PLI) has announced that English language is the most powerful language in the world. World Economic Forum (WEF) has published this index. The Index ranked English first in the top 10 most powerful languages in the world. Hindi language was ranked 10th in the 2016 PLI.
Pakistan lifts ban on Indian cotton imports
Pakistan has lifted the ban on imports of ginned cotton from India. Earlier, the Department of Plant Protection (DPP) of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research put cotton imports from India on hold through Wagah border checkpost and Karachi port. But, now this ban was uplifted.
India-UK Conference inaugurated in Delhi
On Ease of Doing Business, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ramesh Abhishek and British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith has inaugurated the India-UK Conference in New Delhi. The two day conference will act as an opportunity to enhance the strategic bilateral partnership between the two countries to the next level.
IDFC Bank appoints Veena Mankar as non-executive chairperson
The IDFC Bank board of directors has approved the appointment of Veena Mankar as Non-Executive Chairperson from December 9, 2016, up to July 26, 2018. Upon the approval from the Reserve Bank of India, this appointment happens.
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Michael Jordan highest-paid athlete of all time: Forbes
Michael Jordan was the highest-paid athlete of all time according to the Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes ever. He was with the personal wealth totaling $1.7 billion.
2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI)
India stood at the 7th rank among 163 countries in the 2016 Global Terrorism Index (GTI). According to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016 released by the Institute for Economics & Peace, India has ranked seventh place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2015.
First American astronaut to Orbit Earth is no more
John Glenn, the first American astronaut to Orbit Earth passed away recently. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Researchers discover hot hydrogen atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere
A team of researchers from University of Illinois discovered the existence of hot atomic hydrogen (H) atoms in an upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere, known as the thermosphere.