Daily Current Affairs- 5th December 2016 for All exams

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 5th December 2016.
 Daily Current Affairs

1. Japan PM Shinzo Abe to make a historic visit to Pearl Harbour

1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbour, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with the U.S. President Barack Obama.
2. The Hawaii visit comes after Obama in May journeyed to Hiroshima, the Japanese city where a US plane dropped the world's first atom bomb in the closing chapter of World War II. Nagasaki was bombed several days later.

2. RBI to introduce new 20 & 50 rupee currency notes

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to issue new currency notes of Twenty and Fifty rupees denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005. 
2. All old the previous currency notes of old Rs. 20 and Rs. 50 denomination issued by the Bank will continue to be legal tender.

3. Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana win IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award

1. Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt on 2 December 2016 won the IAAF male Athlete of the Year award. He won the award for the record sixth time.
2. Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana won the IAAF women Athlete of the Year award. Ayana broke the 10000m world record by over 14 seconds in winning Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.
Other Awards:
• Male Rising Star: Canada’s Andre De Grasse
• Female Rising Star: Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam
• Women in Athletics: Greece’s Polyxeni Argeitaki
• Coaching Achievement: USA’s Harry Marra
• President’s Award: Tegla Loroupe

4. Srinidhi Shetty won 2016 Miss Supranational

1. Srinidhi Shetty, a girl from Mangalore, was crowned Miss Supranational 2016 in the first week of December 2016. She was crowned at a ceremony held in Krynica Zdroj, Poland. With this, India became the first country to win Miss Supranational twice in three years.
2. Along with the crown, Shetty, an engineer by profession, also received the prize amount of $30,000. In addition, she also won the title of Miss Asia-Oceania.

5. Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO and Director for DTH business

1. Bharti Airtel Limited announced the appointment of Sunil Taldar as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for its DTH business.
2. Taldar will take over from Shashi Arora who moved as Managing Director and CEO of Airtel Payments Bank.
3. Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and will report to Gopal Vittal, Chief Executive Officer at Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia).

6. Assam’s Hailakandi becomes 1st district to pay cashless transactions wages

1. Hailakandi district of Assam has become the first district to pay wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts. 
2. It completed this task before the December 15, 2016 deadline set by the state government for cashless transactions of salary payments to the plantation workers.

7. 7th World Ayurveda Congress held in Kolkata

1. The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) was held from December 2 to 4, 2016 at Science City in Kolkata, West Bengal. 
2. It was organised 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.

8. Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal named ‘Asian of the Year’

1. After Time Magazine put Flipkart Founders — Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal — on the list of 100 Most Influential People in the world, the Straits Times of Singapore has chosen them for the prestigious “2016 Asian of the Year” as part of a group called the “The Disruptors.”
2. In 2014, the award was given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in 2015, it was awarded posthumously to Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father

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