18 December 2016 Current Affairs

New Highway Gift for Manipur

Central government has recently proclaimed a new National Highway for Manipur. The highway will blow over Tamenglaung district. The verdict of connecting Manipur to Nagaland has been taken in view of the tribal Protestants. Even so often many tribal groups protest for their diverge demands and enclosed the National Highway – 2, as a result of which the public was embattled. But this story of new highway is somehow connected with Lt. General DPK Pillai. In accordance with News laundry report Pillai promised the villagers of Lonngedipabram that by all means he will make the road. In 2012, foundation of this road was even done by Pillai. The 100 km national highway has been sanctioned by Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.


Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat to be next Indian Army chief; B.S Dhanoa to be IAF chief

Lieutenant general Bipin Rawat will be the new chief of Army Staff while Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa will be the new chief of Air Staff, Ministry of Defence certify on Saturday. “Government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, vice chief of army staff, as the next chief of army staff with consequence from afternoon of December 31,” the Defence Ministry said in a tweet.Rawat will succeed General Dalbir Singh, who will retire at the end of this month while Dhanoa will replace Arup Raha at the helm of Air Staff on December 31.


Without Aadhaar patients to pay 10 times more for registration at AIIMS

Soon patients who provide Aadhaar card at AIIMS will have their registration charges allow, but without it they will have to pay Rs 100 which is ten times the current fee. Expected to be enforced from January, the move aims at encouraging digital transactions and focus patients’ database which otherwise is getting cluttered as many patients misplace documents and OPD cards, Dr Deepak Agrawal, chairman, computerization, AIIMS, said. At present, a patient has to spend Rs 10 for registration following which a Unique Health Identification (UHID) number is assigned to him/her.


IBPS CWE RRB V Office Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Important instructions

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to conduct the CWE RRB Office Assistant tomorrow, December 18.The call letters for the same have been released on its official website, ibps.inEarlier, and the organizations conducted the prelims exams on November 12, 13 and 19 for recruitment to the following posts. The result was declared on November 28.The notification for (CWE RRBs-V) recruitment was announced on September 9 to fill up 16,560 posts. Out of the total posts, 5,539 are for officer scale I, 1,999 posts for officer scale II and 8,824 posts are for office assistants.


Enormous numbers of dropouts recorded in government schools: Delhi

A fresh study conducted by the Praja Foundation regarding the quality of education in public schools, reveals the government schools in abysmal condition when 45.08 per cent of students failed to even attend 10th grade in the 2015-16 academic session. A worrying trend within the branch of government schools across the country continues to haunt the stake holders and concern authorities ever since recorded. In another fresh study conducted by the Praja Foundation regarding the quality of education in public schools, acknowledge the government schools in abysmal condition when 45.08 per cent of students failed to even attend 10th grade in the 2015-16 academic session.

Updated: December 18, 2016 — 3:30 pm

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