25 December 2016 Current Affairs

President Barack Obama Signs $618 Billion defiance Bill; Boosts Security Cooperation with India

US President Barack Obama has signed into law the $618 billion defence budget for 2017, which improves security cooperation with India and conditions nearly half of the funding to Pakistan on a certification that it is taking appraising steps against the Haqqani Network. Currently vacationing in Hawaii, Obama yesterday endorsed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2017, which asks Defence Secretary and Secretary of State to take steps necessary to recognise India as America’s “major defence partner”.


Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav success is set-up created by Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble: Rahul Dravid

He is the prime force behind the feeder-line created for the superior national cricket team and India A and U-19 chief coach Rahulf Dravid today approve Test captain kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble for creating an environment where youngsters are feeling comfortable. Dravid conceive that success of Karun Nair and Jayant Yadav, who are products of the A team, is purely because of the “process” that has been put in place. “It’s surprise to see these young boys coming through the ‘A’ team set-up and from domestic performances. It is a tribute to I think the environment created in the national set-up that they are coming through feeling relax and performing straightaway. Thanks to Virat and Anil for the set-up and what they have been doing at the national level. So we are seeing the results, Nice to be a part of that process,” Dravid told ‘bcci.tv’.


Delhi air turns unclean again as pollution crosses ‘severe’ mark on Christmas

Christmas morning in Delhi was a foggy, cold affair this year, with air quality shocking to the ‘severe’ category of pollution. The 24-hour rolling average of PM10 and PM2.5 were recorded at 430 and 290µg/m3 on Sunday, according to the ministry of earth science’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The acceptable levels of PM 2.5 and PM10 are 60 and 100 microgram per cubic metre.PM2.5 is particulate matter 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter. It is unsafe because it can enter the lungs and aggravate asthma or other respiratory conditions.


Dangal box office collection day 3: All the records Aamir Khan’s film has already broken

Yet, within two days of release, the film is getting unprecedented love from the audience. It’s visible in box office numbers, social media comments and packed theatres. Aamir Khan Film has summed up Rs 64.60 crore in two days. It has already crossed the lifetime collection of films including Befikre (Rs. 59.30 crore), Force 2 (Rs 35.72 crore), Kahaani 2 (Rs 30.56 crore) and Wajah Tum Ho (Rs 10.29 crore). All these films have been released in the past two months. With a first day collection of Rs 29.78 crore, Dangal also has the second highest opening day accumulate of this year after Sultan. “Dangal opened to packed houses in Australia (USD 181K), making it the highest opening for any Hindi film ever in Australia.” Dangal has so far collected Rs 2.55 crore and Rs 4.41 crore in Australia and UK & Ireland respectively. The film has collected Rs 28.49 crore from overseas market.Dangal opened to packed houses in Australia (USD 181K), making it the highest opening for any Hindi film ever in Australia!!!

Updated: December 26, 2016 — 7:47 am

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