Current affairs International -2-3 december 2016

1. The International day for Disabilities is being observed on 3rd December to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities since 1992. The theme for this year-s International Day is "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want".
2. Mercedez Formula One driver Nico Rosberg won the F1 world championship of 2016, his first. Immediately after that he stunned the Formula 1 world by announcing his retirement. He will leave with a record of 23 wins in 206 races also the first German driver to win the Formula One championship in a German car.
3. Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award while Ethiopian Almaz Ayana won the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio.
4. China and Pakistan has launched a direct rail and sea freight service with the first Cargo train departing from China-s south western Yunnan Province.
5. Chemistry-s highest gatekeepers have accepted the newly proposed names for elements 113 (Nehonium), 115 (Moscovium), 117 (Tennessine) and 118(Ognesson).
6. Singer Kety Perry has honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as UNICEF goodwill Ambassador.
7. Yoga, India-s one of the ancient practices to keep oneself healthy has been inscribed on UNICEF-s Representative list as the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity.
8. Construction on world-s first full-sized replica of Titanic has started at China.
9. A 16-year-old Indian environmental activist Kehkashan Basu has won this year's prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for her fight for climate justice and combating environmental degradation.