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December 30, 2016

30th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th December 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • The Beipanjiang Bridge in southwest China is now open to traffic.
    •  It is the highest bridge in the world at 1,854 feet.
    • The 1,341-metre-long bridge, soars over a river and connects the Guizhou and Yunnan mountainous provinces.
  • Colombian lawmakers have approved an amnesty law to protect Marxist FARC rebels from prosecution for minor crimes committed during the country's 52-year civil war. 
    • The law is one of the contentious parts of a peace deal signed between the government and rebel forces, and will not pardon people who have been accused of human rights violations or war crimes.
Banking & Economic Affairs
  • 50-day deadline to deposit old 500 and 1000 rupee notes in banks ends today.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a mobile payments application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), in the honour of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.
    • Compatible with all Android phones, the app has a maximum limit of ₹10,000 per transaction and ₹20,000 within 24 hours. 
  • E-commerce major Amazon has launched a new platform named 'Sell as Individual' that lets users sell used goods in their city on paying a fixed amount of fee. 
    • Currently being operated in Bengaluru, users need to share pictures and details of the products on Amazon's website and the company will provide doorstep pick-up, packing, and delivery of their goods.
  • Technology major Apple will reportedly start manufacturing or assembling iPhones in Bengaluru from April 2017. 
    • Manufacturing locally will make Apple products cheaper in India and help the company open retail stores in the country, where products are currently sold through resellers. 
  • National capital Delhi has registered the highest per capita income among all states and union territories of the country, during 2015-16 at about ₹2,80,000.
    • Delhi's per capita income is over three times the national average. 
    • It is followed by Chandigarh and Sikkim with per capita incomes of ₹2,42,386 and ₹2,27,465, respectively.
Awards & Honors
  • A newly discovered Hawaiian coral reef fish has become the 9th creature to be named after US President Barack Obama
    • Identified as Tosanoides obama, the fish was discovered during an expedition inside Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. 
    • Apart from the fish, the US President also has a spider, a lizard and a bird named after him. 
Books & Authors
  • Filmmaker Karan Johar will launch his biography, 'An Unsuitable Boy', in January 2017. 
    • Co-authored by Karan and Poonam Saxena, it will be published by Penguin Random House.
New Appointments
  • The Defence Ministry today appointed Navy Chief Sunil Lanba as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff committee (COSC).
    • The COSC post is given to the senior-most of the service chiefs. 
    • Lanba received the baton from the outgoing Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha in a ceremony at Defence Ministry in New Delhi.
This is the end of today's Daily Current Affairs session friends. Good Day :)

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