Dec 02 2016

  • Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched a campaign‘Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan’ (VISAKA) in New Delhi on December 1, 2016
  • Dhasai village in Thane district of Maharashtra has become the first “cashless village”in the state on December 2, 2016 following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for cashless transaction.
  • Indian Railways has taken steps to make railway travel bookings digital and asked the State Bank of India and ICICI Bank among others to provide around 15,000 point of sale (PoS) machines at reservation counters.
  • Kochi based Federal Bank has tied up with Spice Digital for cash management services through the bank’s e-collection facility
  • Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG) launched new insurance arm under Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHICL)
  •  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson were honoured for their extraordinary commitment to put children first at the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York, USA
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) has won the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award at the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Annual Awards held in Abu Dhabi on December 1, 2016.
  • Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana elevated as the interim chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on December 3, 2016. He will replace Anil Sinha who retired from the post.
  • Pakistan to host first Davis Cup match in 12 years
  • The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 51st Raising Day at Chhawla camp in New Delhi.

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