Daily Current Affairs -22th December 2016

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1. Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung resigns

1. In a sudden move, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today resigned amid a protracted bitter confrontation with the AAP government.
2. Without citing reasons, Jung’s office said he has submitted his resignation to the Centre. 65-year-old Jung, a former IAS officer, had assumed charge of Lt Governor of Delhi on July 9, 2013. “Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has submitted his resignation to the Government of India.


2. India to host 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space in 2017 

1. India will be hosting the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCSS) in 2017 in which over 100 countries are expected to participate. GCCS will deliberate on issues related to promotion of cooperation in cyberspace, to enhance cyber capacity building and norms for responsible behaviours in cyberspace. 
2. The UK had hosted the first GCCS in 2011 followed by Budapest in 2012, South Korea in 2013 and the Netherlands in 2015.


3. Union Cabinet approves ordinance to pay salaries by cheques 

1. The Union Cabinet has approved a draft ordinance to empower states and allow industries to pay workers’ wages digitally, through a direct bank transfer to accounts or by cheque in a bid to encourage cashless transactions. 
2. The draft ordinance proposes changes to the Section 6 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.


4. Nepal to hold first military exercise with China 

1. Nepal will hold its first ever joint military exercise named Pratikar-1 with China on February 10, 2017. The focus of the drill will be on training Nepali forces in dealing with hostage scenarios involving international terror groups. 
2. This military drill does not violate the 1950 India-Nepal treaty of peace and friendship and does appear unconventional.


5. BRICS bank approves USD 75 million loan for solar project in China

 1. The New Development Bank (NDB) India has approved $75 million loan for Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power Project in China. It has maturity length of 17 years. 
2. The project is a solar photo-voltaic power plant with total capacity of 100 MW. NDB was jointly founded by the BRICS countries by the BRICS (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) and headquartered in Shanghai.
3. It was formally opened in July 2015 with an objective of financing infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries.


6. China launches TanSat satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

1. China successfully launched TanSat, a global carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite to understand the effects of climate change. 
2. It was launched on board of Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi Desert. It was the 243rd mission of the Long March series rockets. 
3. With this, China became third country after Japan and United States to have its own satellite to monitor greenhouse gases (GHGs).


7. December 22: National Mathematics Day

1. The National Mathematics Day is observed every year on 22nd December to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian autodidact Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
2. This year, it is 129th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.


8. Kaisa Matomaki, Maksym Radziwill win 2016 SASTRA Ramanujan award 

1. Kaisa Matomaki and Maksym Radziwill have been jointly won the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics for their ‘revolutionary’ collaborative work on short intervals in number theory. 
2. Their mathematical work dwells on properties of numbers in “short intervals.


9. RBI imposes penalty on 5 foreign banks for violating FEMA rules 
1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed fine on five foreign banks namely, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and The Royal Bank of Scotland for violating reporting requirements of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999. 
2. The fines were imposed by Central Bank by exercising its powers under the provisions of Section 11(3) of FEMA 1999. Germany’s Deutsche Bank has been imposed a fine.


10. Bank of Baroda became first Indian company to support FIFA U-17 World Cup 

1. The Bank of Baroda (BoB) became the first Indian company to sign up as a national supporter of the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be hosted by India in October 2017. 
2. While FIFA already has international sponsors for all events, including Coca-Cola, Wanda, and Adidas BOB is the first Indian supporter. The 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup will see participation from 24 countries and matches will be played at six different venues. 


11. Ravichandran Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test cricketer of the Year 

1. Ace Indian cricketing bowler Ravichandran Ashwin was named the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 and the ICC Test cricketer of the Year 2016. 
2. With this, he became the second Indian player after Rahul Dravid to bag the two coveted prizes in the same year. Ashwin has been ranked Number one bowler and all-rounder in Test cricket. 
3. This year, he picked up 72 wickets in 12 matches at an outstanding average of 23.90 and scored 612 runs at an average of 43.17. He is the only Indian in ICC’s Test Team of the Year. 
4. Besides, Virat Kohli was named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year. While Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma also featured in the ODI Team of the Year.


12. Hong Kong revokes visa-free entry to Indians

1. Hong Kong, a China-administered special territory has decided to withdraw visa-free facility for Indians from January 23, 2017. This decision was taken on the ground to prevent illegal immigration as number of Indian asylum seekers was on the rise. 
2. Over half a million Indians visit Hong Kong for business, trade and holidays. Under the new rules, Indian travellers will have to complete a pre-arrival registration. Such pre-registration would not be necessary for those transiting through the Hong Kong airport without leaving the airport transit area.

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