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  1. Bank of Canada’s Governor Stephen Poloz has said growth of service sector is helping Canada’s economy. He said this sector is paying well also and though the economy struggled a little earlier but is picking up.
  2. In a proposal CBC and Radio Canada has said it wants $400 million more in annual funding to go ads-free. They cited the example of BBC in Britain. Currently the channel gets $110 million in government aid. Kelly Leitch wishes to dismantle it, Maxime Bernier wants to reform it while Deepak Obhrai question its reporting.
  3. The Ohio State University shooter has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali who injured nine students but was shot dead later. He was annoyed with US foreign policy.
  4. Trump has appointed Seema Verma as consultant and she will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Before that he appointed Nikki Haley as US Secretary of State.
  5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads Obama, Trump, Putin in Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2016 poll. Initial voting shows Modi is leading by 21%, Julian Assange 10%, Putin 6%, and Obama 7%.
  6. Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia taking death toll to 76.
  7. General Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken charge as Pakistan’s 16th army chief. He has vowed to resolve the LoC issues and has made some other commitments.  
  8. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a big move and asked all BJP leaders to share bank records after notes ban between November 8 and December 30. The move has been made in wake of allegations that BJP leaders did transaction before.
  9. AAP leader Kejriwal has said not only BJP but all political parties must make their bank records public. He also questioned the process of party funding.
  10. Trillions of dollars from Gulf countries such as UAE and Qatar is expected to enter India through Islamic banking: ICIF
  11. Two militants were killed after attack on Jammu army camp. In this two army officers and three jawans. However, 12 soldiers, two women and two kids were saved.
  12. Navjot Kaur Sidhu has said voting for AAP would mean promoting Akali goons. She added AAP will not win but dividing votes are going to hurt Congress.
  13. In Nabha jailbreak three have been arrested that include Assistant jail superintendent Bhim Singh, head warden Jagmeet Singh and a sweet shop owner Tejinder Sharma on the charges of abetment and criminal conspiracy. On this occasion a girl died in police firing. Her relatives are asking the government to extend one member of their family a government job and compensation as she was the only breadwinner.
  14. India beat England by 8 wickets in Mohali and lead series by 2-0.
  15. In the second Test, New Zealand beat Pakistan by 138 runs and win series 2-0. Pakistan collapse to first series defeat to New Zealand in 30 years. New Zealand was 271 and 313/5d, Pakistan 216 and 230. 

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