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Spanish city changes name for third time in a decade

I. A Spanish city has changed its name for the third time in adecade, renaming itself Palma from Palma de Mallorca. The regional government voted for the name change, claiming the “de Mallorca” tag to be a leftover from Spain’s centralist past. The city was renamed Palma in 2008, but its name was changed to Palma de Mallorca in 2012.

India to train Qatar police to host FIFA World Cup 2022
I. India will train Qatar police for handling the security during the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held in that country.
II. The training arrangement was agreed upon during a meeting between Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

Indian contestant Srinidhi Shetty wins Miss Supranational
I. India’s representative Srinidhi Shetty has been crowned Miss Supranational 2016, an international beauty pageant. This marks the second time that India has won the pageant following the win by Asha Bhat in 2014. 
II. Srinidhi Shetty qualified for the competition after becoming the first runner-up at the Miss India Universe pageant earlier in 2016, where she won the title ‘Miss Diva Supranational’.

International Volunteer Day-> 5 December

i. 2016 theme was ” Global Applause – give volunteers a hand”. 

ii. Last year’s theme recognises the volunteers worldwide and their efforts in making peace and sustainable development a reality.

World Soil Day-> 5 December

i. The World Soil Day 2016 is observed on 5 December annually.

ii. The theme for this year is “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life”.
iii. The theme for the 2016 WSD focuses on the positive contributions of pulses to soil properties, such as fixing the atmosphere nitrogen and improving its biodiversity, fertility and structure.

Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king

i. Thailand named its crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as its new king on 1 December 2016, 50 days after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadei. 

ii. Prince Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne and accepted his new responsibilities at the invitation of the National Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) President in his Bangkok Palace amidst the whole of Thai media.


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