1st December, 2016
Chandrababu Naidu Committee constituted for promoting Digital economy.
- With the aim of promoting digital economy and cashless society, Chandrababu Naidu committee has been constituted by NITI Aayog.
Yoga included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO
- Yoga has been included in the Intangible Cultural Heritage list by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
2nd December, 2016
Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship title 2016.
- Norway’s Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship 2016.
3rd December, 2016
International Children’s Peace Prize 2016 conferred upon Kehkashan Basu.
- The prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize for the year 2016 has been conferred upon Kehkashan Basu, an Indian environmental activist based in UAE.
4th December, 2016
4th December: Navy Day.
- Indian Navy Day is celebrated on 4th December every year across the nation.
Usain Bolt, Almaz Ayana conferred with IAAF World Athlete of the year award 2016.
- Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana has been conferred with the prestigious IAAF World Athlete of the year award 2016.
5th December, 2016
Jayalalithaa bid adieu to the world.
- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, famously known as Amma passed away following a cardiac arrest.
6th December, 2016
Justice JS Khehar to be the 44th Chief Justice of India
- Justice J.S Khehar will be succeeding Justice T.S Thakur to be the 44th Chief Justice of India.
7th December, 2016
‘Konkan 16’- joint maritime exercise between India and UK begins.
- Joint maritime exercise between India and United Kingdom, Konkan 16, has begun in Mumbai.
8th December, 2016
Water Day to be observed on birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar
- The Union Government has announced to celebrate 14th April i.e the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as “Water Day” across the country.
- Dr. B.R.Ambedkar is known as the Father of Indian Constitution.
9th December, 2016
December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day.
- International Anti- Corruption Day is celebrated on 9th December every year across the globe.
10th December, 2016
December 10: Human Rights Day
- Commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day every year across the globe.
- 2016 Theme or campaign: “Stand up for someone’s rights today”.
11th December, 2016
India attains 7th position in Global Terrorism Index 2016.
- India ranked 7th out of 163 countries in Global Terrorism Index 2016.
12th December, 2016
Ratan Watal Committee constituted for Digital Payments.
- Ratan Watal committee has been constituted with the aim of reviewing existing systems of payment and for recommendations for better system of Digital Payments.
100 Million for 100 Million Campaign launched.
- 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign , organised by Kailash Satyarthi has been launched by President Pranab Mukherjee with the aim of addressing issues like child labour, violence against children, child slavery etc.
13th December, 2016
Antonio Guterres takes charge as the Secretary General of UN.
- Antonio Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, is all set to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the 9th Secretary-General of UN.
- President of UN General Assembly is Peter Thomson.
14th December, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo bestowed with FIFA Ballon d’Or Award 2016.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been bestowed with the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the year 2016.
15th December, 2016
EKUVERIN- Joint military exercise of India and Maldives begins.
- Seventh edition of EKUVERIN , joint military exercise between India and Maldives has begun at Laamu Atoll, Maldives.
Narendra Modi- Ranked 9th in the Forbes’s World’s Most Powerful People list .
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked 9th out of 74 people in the World’s Most Powerful People list of Forbes.
- President of Russia, Vladimir Putin was ranked number one in the list.
16th December, 2016
Oxford English Dictionary added ‘Brexit’ and ‘Youtubers’ in it.
- Oxford English Dictionary has recently added two new words, Brexit and Youtubers.
- Brexit is defined as ,“the (proposed) withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and the political process associated with it”, and Youtubers as , “frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.”
UNESCO gave World Heritage Status to Rio de Janeiro
- World Heritage Status has been given to Rio de Janeiro(Also known as Marvellous City) by UNESCO.
Haryana launches Mahila Police Volunteer initiative.
- Haryana becomes the first state in India to launch Mahila Police Volunteer initiative with the aim of ensuring safety for women.
17th December, 2016
Rajiv Jain gets appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau.
- Rajiv Jain succeeds Dineshwar Sharma as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB).
Air Marshal BS Dhanoa- Air Chief of IAF.
- Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is all set to replace Arup Raha as the new Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
18th December, 2016
Anil Dhasmana- new chief of Research and Analysis Wing.
- Anil Dhasmana succeeds Rajinder Khanna as the new chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
19th December, 2016
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge as the Chief of Army Staff.
- Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat is all set to replace Army Chief General Dalbir Singh as the new Chief of Army Staff (CoAS).
20th December, 2016
India’s first Indian Institute of Skills to be opened up in Kanpur
- India’s first Indian Institute of Skills to be opened up in Kanpur, with the aim of making India the Skill Capital of the world.
21st December, 2016
India becomes world’s sixth-largest economy.
- In the recently published report in Forbes magazine, India has become the world’s sixth largest economy in terms of GDP , by surpassing United Kingdom.
22nd December, 2016
December 22: National Mathematics Day.
- Marking the birth anniversary of the great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on 22nd December across the nation.
24th December, 2016
December 24: National Consumer Day.
- National Consumer Day is observed on 24th December every year across the nation.
26th December, 2016
Prestigious Jnanpith Award 2016 to be conferred on Shankha Ghosh.
- The prestigious Jnanpith Award 2016 will be conferred upon Bengali poet, Shankha Ghosh.
- He will be the 52nd recipient of this award.
27th December, 2016
Anil Baijal has been appointed as the Lt Governor of Delhi.
- Anil Bajpai is all set to succeed Najeeb Jung as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
29th December, 2016
Viral V Acharya takes charge as the Deputy Governor of RBI.
- Viral .V.Acharya is all set to take charge as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
30th December, 2016
Coal Mitra portal launched.
- A web portal, Coal Mitra, has been launched by Union Ministry of Coal in order to ensure flexibility in procurement of domestic coal.
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