Page-40 of Current Affairs - December, 2016

India, Qatar inks five agreements

India and Qatar have signed five agreements including in the field of visas, cyberspace and investments. These agreements were signed after bilateral talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in New Delhi. Singed Agreements are Protocol on Technical Cooperation in cyber space and ..

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Public Financial Management System to save interest costs of Government

The Public Financial Management System (PFMS) after implemented on full scale will help Union Government to save a significant amount on interest costs. It will allow the government to monitor and access the more than Rs.1 lakh crore of idle funds lying with it under various heads. Once government access these funds through PFMS, it ..

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Mercosur revokes membership of Venezuela

The South American economic bloc Mercosur has suspended Venezuela from it for violating the bloc’s democratic principles and failing to meet its basic standards. The membership was revoked by the Foreign Ministers of the four founding members of Mercosur — Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Why Venezuela was suspended? Venezuela was blocked after it failed ..

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Pre-historic camping site found in Ladakh

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found an ancient camping site used by pre-historic man, at an altitude of about 4,200 metres near Saser La in Nubra Valley, Ladakh. The camping site is a place where hunter-gatherers in the ancient times stayed temporarily before they moved on to another place. Key Facts This camping ..

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UAE-based Indian girl Kehkashan Basu wins 2016 International Children's Peace Prize

UAE based Indian environmental activist Kehkashan Basu (16) has won 2016 prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize. She was bestowed with this prestigious award for her fight for climate justice and combating environmental degradation. She was presented with the award by Bangladesh’s Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus at a glittering ceremony held in The Hague, Netherlands. ..

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