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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 FEBRUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 FEBRUARY 2015
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NATIONAL
1) AAP SWEEPS DELHI ELECTIONS
Ø  AamAadmi Party won 67 out of the 70 Assembly seats in Delhi.
Ø  BJP could manage only 3 seats where as Congress could not manage even a single seat.
Ø  This type of majority to a single party is seen only the second time after Sikkim, where all 32 seats were won by Sikkim Democratic Party in 2009.

2) SALE OF NON-PDS KEROSENE DEREGULATED
Ø  Union Government on Tuesday freed the sale of market priced kerosene form regulatory control.
Ø  This step is taken to check black-marketing of the fuel sold through the PDS.
Ø  Subsidized Kerosene sold through PDS is blue in color where as market priced fuel is colorless.
Ø  PDS – Public Distribution System
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Union Government has recently deregulated the sale of which product.
a.       Wheat
b.      Kerosene
c.       Rice
d.      Cereals

INTERNATIONAL
1) AMARTYA SEN BECOMES 1ST PERSON TO WIN NEW UK AWARD
Ø  Eminent Indian Economist and Nobel Prize winner AmartyaSen becomes the first person to win Newly established Award in UK.
Ø  AmartyaSen was declared as the winner of the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize.
Ø  Sen won this Award in Recognition of his work on Welfare economics.
Ø  Sen won Nobel prize for Economics in 1998
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Who won the new UK award
a.       AmartyaSen
b.      Dame Liz forgan
c.       Sachin Tendulkar
d.      Eric Betzig

BUSINESS 
1)   FACEBOOK TIES UP WITH RELIANCE COMMUNICATION
Ø  FB has tied up with RCOM offering its subscribers for free access to social networking site and around 40 general information websites .
Ø  Tie-up is for a new app known as Internet .org service.
Ø  India will be the first country in Asia to get Facebook’s Internet .org service.

2)    ICICI LAUNCHES ‘POCKETS’
Ø  ICICI bank launches a new digital service, ‘POCKETS’.
Ø  Non-customers of ICICI bank can download e-wallet from Google playstore..
Ø  It allows to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on face book and bank account.
Ø  For non-customers , limit of transaction is Rs. 10,000.

EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Which bank launched digital service, ‘POCKETS’
a.       SBI
b.      Axis
c.       ICICI

d.      HDFC

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