Dec 05 2016

  • The first-ever International Gita Mahotsav will be held in Kurukshetra, Haryana on December 6, 2016.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2016 with 18% of the vote.
  • NITI Aayog will provide Rs. 5 lakh for every district in India to encourage digital payment system
  • The first-of-its-kind app, “Stanpan Suraksha” has been launched by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram to promote breastfeeding.
  • The Government of Goa is set to launch its ambitious scheme “Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana” on December 5, 2016, providing Limited Free Talktime and Internet Data to the youth in the state to comply with the central government’s Digital India initiative.
  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned on December 5, 2016
  • An electronic commerce company Amazon launched it’s startup programme ‘Launchpad‘ in India to support Indian startups and scale up their business.
  • The Finance Ministry made it mandatory on December 5, 2016 for all Government Departments to make Electronic Payments to suppliers, contractors or institutions if the order value exceeds Rs 5,000, to give a boost to Digital Payment System
  • India has achieved the status of being a safe and dynamic investment destination in the world after it crossed the $ 300 billion Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between April 2000 and September 2016.
  • Maharashtra based Yes Bank has partnered with India’s smartest cab service Ola to set up mobile ATMs across 30 locations across 10 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Jaipur.
  • India’s largest public sector trading body MMTC(Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation ) tie-up with the State Bank of India (SBI) to sell government-minted Indian Gold Coin(24 Karat)which will be available in denominations of 5gm, 10gm and 20 gm bar.

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