Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 06.12.2016

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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa passes away
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at a Chennai hospital last night, the 68-year old AIADMK supremo breathed her last at 11:30 PM at the Apollo Hospital. She had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration, but she never fully recovered. Jayalalithaa's body was taken to her Poes Garden residence before being taken to Rajaji Hall, where people can pay their last respects to the departed soul. Last rites will be performed at 4.30 PM today (06.12.2016).

O Panneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
After the demise of AIADMK supremo & Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Apollo Hospital last night, her loyalist O Panneerselvam has been sworn in as Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet. The AIADMK MLAs met at the party headquarters to elect Mr Panneerselvam as the successor to Jayalalithaa. Tamil Nadu government has announced a seven-day State Mourning from today.The government has also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.

Universal Identity Cards to be issued to Divyangjan: Thawarchand Gehlot
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has said that the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is listed in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage. Speaking at All India Radio's phone-in programme Public Speak last night, Mr Gehlot said the Bill will enhance the reservation of Divyang persons from 4 percent to 5 percent in education and 3 to 4 percent in government jobs.The Minister also said that three percent reservation is available for the Divyang persons in the government housing schems. He said the Centre is working on Universal Identity Card for the Divyangjan and the cards will be issued from January next year.

Nation pays homage to Bharat Ratna Dr. BR Ambedkar on his 61st Mahaparinirvan Diwas today (06.12.2016)
Nation is remembering the architect of the Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar on his 61st death anniversary. Dr. Ambedkar died on this day in 1956. Since then, Mahaparinirvan Diwas is observed every year to pay him tributes.Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, country will always be thankful to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for his rich service to the nation. In a tweet, Mr Modi bowed to Dr. Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas.

ISRO to launch Resource Sat-2A on 7th of December
Indian Space Research Organisation will launch PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A tomorrow at 10.25 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota. The 36-hour countdown of the satellite launch started at 10.25 PM yesterday. PSLV C36 is the 38th flight of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. It will place the 1235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A into an 817 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit PSLV which has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO has offered for launching satellites for international customers. During 1994-2016 period, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites.

Jayalalithaa demise: Central govt declares 1 day mourning
Central government today declared one-day mourning after the demise of Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The 68-year old AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa passed away at a Chennai hospital last night. She will be accorded state funeral. Flags will be flown at half mast and no ceremonial functions will be organized.

Prez Mukherjee to inaugurate 1st ever International Gita Mahotsav
President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the first ever International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana today. The President will also lay the foundation stone of Krishna circuit on the occasion. In a five day mega event, many spiritual leaders from different religions, scholars and artists from various countries will participate. The Mahotsav will set a world record with the recitation of Ashtadash Shaloki Gita by as many as 18 thousand students at one go. During Mahotsav, youths from 574 districts of the country will reach Kurukshetra, showcasing one Shloka each scripted on their traditional dresses. 

IAEA Prompts States to prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear materials
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ministerial conference adopted on a declaration committed to the further strengthening of global nuclear security, including by ensuring that nuclear materials cannot be obtained by terrorist groups.The declaration was adopted at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security that kicked off yesterday in Vienna. The declaration called for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy and expressed commitment to further strengthen the global nuclear security. About 2,000 participants from over 130 member states and 17 international organization are participating in the event.

Australia Day: Fremantle banned from citizenship ceremonies
A Western Australian city will not be allowed to hold citizenship ceremonies on its alternative national day. Fremantle council last month decided to move traditional Australia Day events from 26 to 28 January because of Aboriginal cultural sensitivities. A culturally inclusive alternative is now due to be held on 28th January out of respect for the Indigenous community. But authorities say holding citizenship ceremonies on that date would send an anti-Australia Day message.The Australia Day public holiday is traditionally held on 26th January across the country, marking the arrival of Britain's First Fleet on 26th January 1788.

Russia, China veto UN resolution demanding Aleppo truce
Russia and China have vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that called for a seven days ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo. Russia said the document infringed the council rule allowing countries 24 hours to consider the final wording. The US dismissed this as a made-up alibi, saying Russia wanted to preserve recent military gains by Syrian government troops in Aleppo. The army are reported to have seized more parts of rebel-held east Aleppo. More than 100,000 people may be under siege in districts still under rebel control, where food supplies are exhausted and there are no functioning hospitals.Yesterday, Russia and China, both veto-wielding council members, voted against the draft submitted jointly by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain. Venezuela also voted No, while Angola abstained. The other 11 UN Security Council members backed the resolution.

Israel advances bill to legalise West Bank settlements
Israeli Parliament has given preliminary approval to a revised bill that would legalise thousands of homes built in the occupied West Bank. Lawmakers advanced the bill yesterday in a 60-49 vote. The bill is a revised version of legislation initially devised to avoid demolishing the Amona outpost, which was built without permission on Palestinian land. 

Navdeep Singh Suri takes up appointment as Ambassador to UAE
Senior diplomat Navdeep Singh Suri takes up his appointment as Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, a strategically important nation where approximately 2.6 million Indians live. 

Maha govt works on 'Maha wallet' to encourage cashless transactions
Maharashtra government is working on 'Maha wallet' to encourage cashless transactions. The aim is to mitigate the impact of demonetization on people. Maha wallet will be an e-service where the citizens' money would be secure. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that he has asked IT department to prepare a report in this regard and submit it in a fortnight.

India lift Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 17 runs
In Cricket, the Indian Women's team today lifted the Asia Cup Twenty-20 tournament after defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 17 runs in the final played at Bangkok.Opting to bat, India had posted 121 for 5 in the stipulated 20 overs riding on opener Mithali Raj's unbeaten 73. Then, with the ball, the Women in Blue restricted Pakistan for 104 for 6. Ekta Bisht bagged the maximum of two wickets.

PV Sindhu jumps 2 places in latest Badminton World Federation rankings
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu jumped two places to achieve her career-best ranking of seven in the latest BWF World Ranking, while Saina Nehwal is also back in the top 10.Sindhu, who clinched the China Open and then reached the finals at the Hong Open, has 68,699 ranking points. She will carry India hopes at the Dubai Super Series Final, a prestigious tournament she qualified for the first time.Former World Number one Saina, who is on a comeback trail after recovering from a serious injury, improved a spot after slipping five places to 11th place last week.

Usain Bolt wins IAAF Athlete of the year award for 6th time
Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time and Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the women's award, after her world-record run to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters.The awards were handed out yesterday by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a gala ceremony in Monaco. The winners were chosen by athletics officials, athletes, journalists and an online public poll. 

India recieves $300 billion FDI between April 2000-September 2016
India recieved over 300 billion US dollar Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. Thirty three per cent of the FDI came through the Mauritius route, apparently because the investors wanted to take advantage of India's double taxation avoidance treaty with the island nation. India received 101.76 billion US dollar from Mauritius between April 2000 and September 2016, according to data compiled by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The cumulative FDI inflows during the period amounted to 310.26 billion dollar

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