The theme of world AIDS day 2016 Hands Up For #HIVprevention
- 1 December marks World AIDS Day, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1988, aims mainly at raising awareness.
- This year’s specific theme is ‘Hands up for #HIVprevention’
Carlsen wins tie-break and remains World Champion
- Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship 2016 defeating Russian opponent Sergey Karjakin
India hosts golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL in New Delhi
- India hosted the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New Delhi.
- UNCITRAL was established by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 1966 to promote the progressive unification and harmonisation of international trade law.
Ghazipur garbage to be used for highway construction
- Solid waste from Ghazipur landfill in the national capital will be used in the construction of highways, including the Meerut Expressway
According to CSO,India's GDP accelerated to 7.3% in Q2 of 2016-17
- The Central Statistical Office (CSO) on 30 November 2016 announced that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accelerated to 7.3 percent in the second quarter (July-September) of 2016-17
NITI Aayog constitutes Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote cashless society, digital economy
- The NITI Aayog has constituted a 13 member Committee on promotion of cashless society and digital economy
- Its main aim is to promote financial inclusion, transparency and healthy financial ecosystem nationwide.