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Current Affairs 19 Dec.2016
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India and Kyrgyzstan sign 6 agreements in various fields

  • India and Kyrgyzstan have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)/ Agreements including in the fields of tourism, agriculture and food industry etc.
  • These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev in New Delhi.

    Seven oldest languages in the world that are still in use

  • There was a time when human beings used to communicate via gestures and primitive oral sounds.
  • The concept of structured language came into existence around 10,000 years ago via scriptures.
  • The origin of first-ever language is highly debated as there are several media of communication that can be attributed as language.
  • However, linguists have studied thousands of languages and have come to a conclusion that the age of a language should be calculated by its first appearance in texts and its contemporary use.

    Karun Nair scores triple century: List of cricketers in this club

  • Karun Nair became the second Indian after Virendra Shewag to score triple century in the test cricket.
  • The young cricketer scripts history by hammering triple ton at the fifth test match against England at Chepauk in Chennai.

    India, Tajikistan sign pact to limit terror-funding

  • India and Tajikistan on Saturday signed four pacts including one to share financial intelligence to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism to strengthen defence cooperation.
  • The pacts were signed after PM Narendra Modi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon discussed multiple issues including radicalisation. Terrorism undermines all developmental efforts, Rahmon said.

    Developer of life saving technique ‘Heimlich’ dies aged 96

  • Henry Heimlich, the doctor who came up with the Heimlich manoeuvre which saved thousands of choking victims, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 96.
  • Heimlich came up with the technique in 1974 after reading about high death counts in restaurants caused by diners choking on food.
  • Heimlich won the prestigious Lasker Award for public service in 1984.

    Bali named most popular year-end destination in Asia

  • The island of Bali has been picked by travelling reviewer website TripAdvisor as the most popular year-end destination for South East Asian travellers.
  • The list, which mentioned places suitable for travel during December 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017, also included Luzon island in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo.

    Jodhpur listed in top 10 preferred tourist places for 2017

  • Jodhpur has been listed among the top ten preferred destinations for travellers in 2017, according to ‘TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise’.
  • The list is based on feedback from travellers and the booking interest for the destination.
  • The list was topped by San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, followed by Kihei in Hawaii and Baku in Azerbaijan.