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National – Across the India:
1. India has been ranked 20th on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017.
The publication was issued by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe.
2. Chhattisgarh has become the first state to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetization of high-value currency notes.
The resolution on 16 November 2016 saw 41 votes in favour and 25 against in assembly.
3. Aligarh leads 500 cities in undertaking Swachh awareness generation activities under the fortnightly thematic activities as required under the Swachh Survekshan-2017.
The other cities in the top 10 in this regard are: Vasai-Virar (Maharashtra), Hyderabad, Gurugram, Chandigarh, Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Vadodara and Rajkot (Gujarat), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Mysuru (Karnataka).
International – Across the Globe:
1. Oxford Dictionaries has declared “post-truth” to be its international word of the year citing a 2,000% spike in its usage.
The word beat competition from “adulting,” “alt-right,” “Brexiteer,” “glass cliff” and “woke”.
2. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a trade route linking the south-western Gwadar port to Kashgar city in China as part of $46 billion project to jumpstart economic growth in the South Asian country.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna launched her second book titled ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’.
Twinkle’s first book was ‘Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me’, which was published in 2015.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
1. In order to counter the current cash crunch post-demonetization, Mumbai Metro said it will issue single and return journey token in real-time cashless transactions.
For this, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has tied up with Paytm.
1. Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt. Gen S K Sinha passed away at a hospital this morning after brief illness. He was 92.
Gen Sinha had joined the army in 1943 and has also served as India’s Ambassador to Nepal and as the Governor of Assam.
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