Current Affairs 25th November 2016 | General Awareness 25th November 2016

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1World-famous wax museum Madame Tussauds to open in Delhi

It is famous for life like wax figures of celebrities.

Merlin Entertainments, a leading visitor attraction operator, today said it will be opening a branch of the world-famous wax museum Madame Tussauds here in mid-2017. Madame Tussauds is famous for lifelike wax figures of celebrities.

Amitabh Bachchan

The first Bollywood figure in Madame Tussauds London in 2000.

2Activists question haste in discussing proposal to amend ‘no detention’ policy

Detention policy is unnoticed

Ahead of the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) in New Delhi. The activists fighting for uniform and equitable education have questioned the haste with which the proposal for limiting the ‘no detention’ policy in schools to class V from the current class VIII has been listed for discussion at the meeting.

Prakash Javadekar

Minister of Human Resource Development

3After DGMOs talk, border becomes quiet

Peaceful border after a long time

  • Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed an eerie calm on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB), a day after the Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan revived a hotline to discuss the deteriorating situation.
  • Three Indian soldiers and 15 Pakistanis, three of them soldiers, were killed in the past two days.

Raheel Sharif

Pakistani Army Chief General.

4Go digital in mission mode, Jaitley tells banks

Transaction is now in alternative modes

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who spoke to chief executives of public sector and private banks, said the principal objective of the government’s reform programme was to curtail the use of physical currency.

Mohan V Tanksale

CEO Indian Bankers association.

5Govt. ends exchange of old notes

Date extended to Dec 15

In further modifications to use and exchange of the demonetised Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, the Centre extended the exemptions for the use of Rs. 500 notes till December 15. These can still be used to pay fees at government schools and colleges as well as for the purchase of pre-paid mobile top-ups.

Adequate cash

  • Pensioners
  • Govt servants
  • Army personals

6Manmohan calls demonetisation a ‘monumental disaster’

He said it’s a organised loot and legalised plunder’

  • Opening the attack on the government for its decision to scrap the high-value Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, former prime minister Manmohan Singh told the Rajya Sabha that ’50-days’ was like a torture that could have a disastrous effect on the poor and the deprived.
  • He termed the implementation of the demonetisation a case of “organised loot and legalised plunder.”

2%

Declined in GDP due to demonetization.

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