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Current Affairs for December 2016

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Welcome to another edition of monthly Current Affairs bits for IAS Preparation. This post lists the important events that took place in December 2016.

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Climate Change Union Cabinet approves India’s negotiating position adopted at Kigali conference to Montreal Protocol
Defence India inks Rs 5,000 crore defence deal with US to buy 145 M777 howitzers
Economy NITI Aayog constitutes Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote cashless society, digital economy
Polity SC makes national anthem mandatory in cinema halls
Sports Magnus Carlsen wins 2016 Chess Championship title
Heritage UNESCO includes Yoga in Intangible Cultural Heritage list
Space Science TeamIndus to launch India’s first private moon mission in 2017
Economy Union HRD Ministry launches Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan
Culture Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland
Technology Russian Scientist develop new cheap way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity
International Mercosur revokes membership of Venezuela
Economy Public Financial Management System to save interest costs of Government
Cyber Security CERT-In warns micro-ATMs against malware attacks
Conference 6th Heart of Asia conference held in Amritsar, Punjab
Person in News Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away
Trade India crosses $300 billion milestone
Indo-Vietnam India to train Vietnam’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots
Appointment Justice JS Khehar appointed as 44th Chief Justice of India
Cyber Security Banks to bear liability in case of online security breach: RBI
Water Day Dr. B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary will be observed as Water Day
Space Tech Remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A successfully launched
Defence EKUVERIN – 7th Joint Military Exercise between India and Maldives begins
Climate Change India’s approach to climate change negotiations at COP22 receives Union cabinet approval
Economy Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to boost digital payments launched
Heritage UNESCO world heritage status accorded upon Rio de Janeiro
Ecology Majuli set to become country’s first ever carbon neutral district
Animal Safety Union Government issues Notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016
Black Money Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana comes into effect
Urban Development New Delhi Declaration for Urban Plus approach adopted by Asia-Pacific countries
Economy Ratan Watal committee proposal to set up separate payments regulator opposed by RBI
Appointment Air Marshal BS Dhanoa appointed Air Chief Marshal
Appointment Lt Gen Bipin Rawat appointed Chief of Indian Army
Skill Development Country’s first Indian Institute of Skills to be setup in Kanpur 
Ecology Scientists discover huge dead zone in Bay of Bengal 
Energy India ranks 4th in 2016 Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index
Health First Chikungunya Vaccine Developed
Economy India goes past Britain to become world’s sixth-largest economy
Entrepreneurship Creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services Granted Approval
Defence Nuclear-capable Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile test fired
Award Kaisa Matomaki, Maksym Radziwill win 2016 SASTRA Ramanujan award
Environment Alarming rise in forest fires reported by Parliamentary committee
Economy Ordinance to pay salaries by cheques approved
Environment Open waste burning banned by NGT across the country
Health Who Report Says New Ebola vaccine may be up to 100% effective
Governance Passport applications made easier by MEA
Award Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh to be honoured with 2016 Jnanpith Award
Online Governance Twitter Seva launched by Ministry of External Affairs
Defence Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon Successfully Flight Tested
Science and Tech Hafnium carbide identified as  world’s most heat resistant material
Defence Ballistic Missile Agni-5 Successfully Test-fired
Development Ken-Betwa Inter-Linking Project Gets NBWL Approval
International Colombia passes FARC amnesty law

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Thanks for sharing current affairs 2016. Really an amazing collection of information and will be definitely helpful for students who are preparing for IAS Exam.


Thanks for your feedback. Soon I will be launching a Current Affairs course for IAS Aspirants.


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