Daily Current Affairs- 31th December 2016

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 31th December 2016. Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge is very helpful for IBPS Bank Exams, SBI , RBI Assistant,NIACL, SSC and Railway Exams.
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1. Anil Baijal takes oath as Lt Governor of Delhi

1. Amid escalating tension between the AAP government and the Centre, career bureaucrat Anil Baijal today took over as the Lt Governor of Delhi and struck up a cautious note on his future relationship with the Kejriwal government.
2.70-year-old Baijal, however, said he will work together with the AAP government for the betterment of Delhi.
3. Baijal was administered the oath of office and secrecy of Lt Governor by the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court G Rohini.


2. BJP forms government in Arunachal Pradesh 

1. In a fast paced development, a BJP government was today installed in Arunachal Pradesh after 33, out of 43 Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron brigade in this politically fragile state. 
2. Khandu paraded the MLAs before Assembly Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok who accepted their joining. 


3. Bipin Rawat takes over as new Army chief 

1. New Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday took over as the chiefs of the two services, with outgoing General Dalbir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha handing over charge. 
2. A Guard of Honour was conducted for General Singh on the lawns of South Block before he handed over charge to General Rawat. 


4. CSL completes delivery of 20 FPVs to India Coast Guard

1. The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has delivered ICGS AYUSH, the 20th Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard. With this, CSL has completed construction of 20 FPVs for the Indian Coast Guard. 
2. ICGS Ayush will be operated from the Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatanam. It is last in the series (CSL Yard No BY 520) and was delivered three months ahead of schedule.


5. CBDT extends deadline of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme

1. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for availing the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme to January 31, 2017 from the earlier deadline of December 31, 2016. 2. This extension aims to give companies one more month to accept its offer to settle retro tax disputes with Government. It comes against the backdrop of tepid response from companies to the scheme.


6. RBI extends period of enhanced Prepaid Payment Instruments limit

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the period of enhanced Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) limit of Rs 20,000 as part of efforts to promote digital payments. The limit has been extended till the completion of review of the PPI guidelines. 2. However, the balance in such PPIs cannot exceed Rs 20,000 at any point of time and the merchants can transfer funds from such PPIs to their own linked bank accounts up to Rs 50,000 per month, without any limit per transaction.

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