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US Electoral College formally elects Donald Trump as President

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Six weeks after winning the polls, the Republican Candidate Trump was able to secure the 270 votes needed to formalise his victory. While the result will be officially announced on 6 January 2017 in a special joint session of Congress, he will assume the office on 20 January 2017.

Zika-linked birth defects more severe than previously thought: Researchers

Dec 20, 2016
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Zika infection during pregnancy is associated with fetal death, fetal growth restriction and a spectrum of central nervous system abnormalities.

India wins five-match series against England

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The 5th match was played from 16 to 20 December 2016 at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India won by an innings and 75 runs.

Union Government released Rs 450 crore to Telangana for development of backward areas

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

These additional resources from the Central Government would enable the State to devise and implement schemes best suited for mitigation of backwardness and alleviation of poverty.

Environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

His seminal work on water conservation 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' fired the imagination of common people and ecology warriors and gave wings to India's indigenous wisdom on this subject.

NSG commandos may march on Republic Day Parade

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

For the first time in the history of Republic Day celebrations, the National Security Guard may participate in the parade. The decision was taken following a meeting between the Union Home and Defence Ministries.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled Charter on Citizen’s Rights

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The charter was unveiled to counter the accusations of Western nations about Iran’s ongoing human rights violations, including brutal practices such as public execution, torture, violence against women and discrimination against minorities.

Union Government forms high-level task force on Indus Water Treaty

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This task force will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra. The other members of the team include NSA Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

Scientists discover 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A rainbow-headed snake, a dragon-like lizard and a newt that looks like a Klingon from Star Trek were among the 163 new species that were found in the region.

Madras HC bans illegal ‘Sharia courts’ in Tamil Nadu

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

A bench of justices ordered a ban on the illegal functioning of Sharia courts in Tamil Nadu following a PIL by Abdul Rahman, a 29-year-old engineer who was forced to give his consent for divorce by one such court.

United Nations votes to deploy observers in Aleppo

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution 2328 (2016) that marks the first show of unity in months among world powers on the issue.

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The first mention of the name Thiruvalluvar was found in the 10th century in a text called Thiruvalluvarmaalai.

Huge dead zone discovered in the Bay of Bengal

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Researchers have discovered a huge area covering about 60000 square km that has little or no oxygen in the Bay of Bengal. The zone is reported to host microorganisms, which are ready to remove all the nitrogen from the water but traces of oxygen stop them from doing so.

Resolution seeking demonetisation of Rs 5000 notes adopted in Pakistan

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Senator Usman Saifullah who tabled the resolution argued that the Rs 5000 note was being used in illegal transactions and should be withdrawn.

Justice J S Khehar appointed as 44th Chief Justice of India

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The incumbent Chief Justice T S Thakur on 6 December 2016 had communicated his recommendation to the Union Government to appoint Justice Khehar. Justice Thakur will retire on 3 January 2017 after tenure of a year.

PM Narendra Modi unveiled first ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

On this occasion, Modi also launched Kaushal Pradarshini to portray major skill development initiatives of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

Karun Nair became second Indian to score triple century in Tests

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With this, Nair became the second Indian batsmen to score triple century in tests. Earlier, Virendra Sehwag scored two triple centuries in test matches.

Centre to set up single tribunal to decide inter-state water disputes

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Union government has proposed the creation of one permanent Tribunal. It will be chaired by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court referred cases against note ban to Constitution Bench

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The primary responsibility of the constitution bench will be to review the constitutionality of the demonetization scheme, procedural irregularities in its implementation if any and violation of citizen’s right by the cap on cash withdrawals from ATMs and bank counters.

Old notes worth over Rs 5000 can only be deposited once before 30 Dec

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

RBI has stated that the deposit of old notes exceeding the amount of Rs 5000 will be allowed only once per account till 30 December 2016, the last date for the submission of the old notes.

Disney launches Hour of Code campaign to teach computer programming to school kids

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

‘Hour of Code’ campaign launched in India by Disney will teach computer programming to school children through online tutorial featuring characters from Disney movie ‘Moana’.

Atletico de Kolkata crowned 2016 Indian Super League champions

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The team defeated the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time.

UK became the 1st country to legally approve 3-parent technique

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

A 3-parent baby contains Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from three parents. This technique allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies by replacing a mother's faulty mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) with another woman's mDNA.

Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle crowned Miss World 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle grabs the Miss World 2016 title beating her counterparts from Indonesia and Dominican Republic. Miss India Priyadarshini Chatterjee failed to qualify into the top 10 after getting to the top 20.

Vijender Singh defeats Francis Cheka to retain WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Singh took less than 10 minutes to knock Cheka out in the third round itself to retain the title. The Haryana boxer had won the title in July 2016 by defeating WBC European champion Kerry Hope.

India, Tajikistan signed 4 agreements to boost bilateral relations

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The agreements/Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed in New Delhi during the State visit of Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon.

Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich manoeuvre, dies

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Heimlich also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients. He was also the inventor of the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

State Bank of India launched State Bank MobiCash

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The State Bank MobiCash developed in partnership of SBI and BSNL is compatible for both feature as well as smart phones.

British Library to digitise 4000 Bengali books

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project will make South Asia’s rich literature accessible to everyone. It has received a funding of almost 500000 pounds from Newton Fund.

India defeats Belgium to win 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The third place in the tournament went to Germany, who was defeated by Belgium in the semi-final. Also, it was the first time that a host nation has won the Cup in 11 editions of the tournament.

Lanura becomes first village to go cashless in J&K

Dec 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Cashless economy is an economy in which almost all transactions are done digitally or by using cards.

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