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National – Across the India:
1. The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) was held from 2nd – 4th December 2016 at Science City in Kolkata, West Bengal.
It was organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with the support of the Union Ministry of AYUSH to facilitate development and growth of AYUSH system of medicine comprising Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
International – Across the Globe:
1. The sixth edition of ‘Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process of Aghanistan‘ conference, an annual regional gathering of Asian and other countries was held in Amritsar, Punjab (India).
It was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
It concluded with adaptation of Amritsar Declaration with its prime focus on terrorism.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana crowned 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the year award.
Sprint king Usain Bolt from Jamaica has been awarded the 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award in male category for sixth time.
Earlier he had won it in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the award in women’s award category.
2. Hailakandi district of Assam has become the first district to pay wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts.
It completed this task before the 15th December 2016, deadline set by the state government for cashless transactions of salary payments to the plantation workers.
Economics & Banking GK:
1. The premier cyber security agency CERT-In has cautioned bankers, customers, and traders against skimming and malware attacks on micro ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) terminals.
The move comes as usage of POS and micro-ATMs counters have witnessed a sharp surge post demonetization.
2. RBI is going to issue new currency notes of Twenty and Fifty rupees denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005.
All old the previous currency notes of old Rs. 20 and Rs. 50 denomination issued by the Bank will continue to be legal tender.
Science & Technology:
1. The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on “inappropriate” promotion of baby food items.
The mobile application has been developed by the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI).
1. The Indian Navy Day is observed annually on 4th December to celebrate the magnificence, achievements, and role of the naval force of the country.
The observance of the day commemorates the launch of Operation Trident by the Indian Navy against Pakistan on 4th December 1971.
1. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Violence broke out at Apollo hospital as soon as the news started tricking out, even though the hospital has not put out an official statement.
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