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17th December Current Affairs 2016
India’s first residential transgender school to come up in Kochi
In the commercial capital of Kerala state Kochi, India’s first residential school for the transgender people will be established soon. It will come up in a space leased out by a Christian organization. Transgender rights activist and artist Kalki Subramaniam will open Sahaj International School on December 30.
Raj CM Vasundhara Raje launches Annapurna Rasoi Yojna
Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje takes the initiative to follow the Amma way. Raje has recently launched Annapurna Rasoi Yojana at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation by flagging off vans. This Annapurna Rasoi Yojana will sell meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Rs 5 to Rs 8.
Haryana becomes first state to launch Mahila Police Volunteer initiative
The Government of Haryana has recently launched the Mahila Police Volunteer initiative for the safety of women. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched this initiative. With this launch, Haryana has become the first State in the India to adopt the scheme. The scheme is a part of a number of initiatives taken up by the Union Government to achieve gender equality.
Paytm launches ‘Each one, teach one’ to increase digital inclusion
Paytm, a digital wallet has recently announced a new program to increase the digital inclusion in India. Under this scheme, it is calling consumers and merchants all versed with Paytm to teach others to use Paytm efficiently.The main motive of this campaign is to increase the use of digital wallet and transforming the user to use the cash to digital payments.
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ICFA presents ‘Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016’ to Ratan Tata
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) has recently presented the ‘Global Agriculture leadership Award 2016’ to Tata Sons interim Chairman Ratan Tata. According to ICFA, the leadership Awards jury conferred the ‘lifetime Achievements Award 2016’ for his transformational role in scaling Tata Group as the globally admired group during his stint of two decades as Chairman.
Govt appoints Sunil Arora as IICA Director General
Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora has been appointed as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
The First Indian Cricketer to Make It to ICC’s Women’s Team of the Year 2016
First time in the history of women’s cricket in India, Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the Women’s Team of the Year 2016. The 20-year-old turned Smriti has scored 157 runs in the three One-Day Internationals, including a maiden century.
5th Edition of India-Arab partnership conference held in Muscat, Oman
The 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference was held in Muscat, Oman. This Conference was in collaboration with the Oman Foreign Ministry, Arab League Secretariat, the Ministry of External Affairs in India, the General Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Arab Countries (GUCCIAC) and Federation of the Arab Business (FAB). The theme of the conference is ‘Partnership towards innovation and cooperation in IT’.
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India tops Asia in innovation chart
The India has emerged as the most preferred destination for innovation in Asia. India is the No. 1 innovation destination in Asia and No. 2 in the world for new innovation centers.
Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed named UN’s Deputy Secretary-General
Incoming United Nations (UN) Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed Nigeria’s Environment Minister Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General. Recently, Guterres was sworn in as the ninth male UN Chief. He will take over from current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017.
Veteran Hollywood actor Bernard Fox has passed away
The Welsh-born performer, who starred in Bewitched and Hogan’s Heroes, Bernard Fox has passed away recently. He was suffering from heart failure for last few days.