RRENTDAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 10 APRIL 2015
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1. INDIA AND USA SINGED MOC:
A. India and USA signed a memorandum of cooperation on transportation.
B. Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed between Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
2. SEBI RAISED THE LIMIT FOR CURRENT DERIVATIVES TRADES:
A. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has raised the limit for currency derivatives trades to 15 million US dollar.
B. The limit is raised from 10 million US dollars to 15 million US dollars for both foreign and domestic investors.
3. SUMIT MAZUMDAR ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF CII:
A. Sumit Mazumdar is elected as the president of confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2015-16.
B. Sumit Mazumdar Succeeded Ajay Shriram.
C. Sumit Mazumdar is the chairman and Managing Director of the TIL limited, Indian largest manufacturer of material handling equipment.
D. Elected president of CII – Dr. Naushad Forbes
E. Elected Vice – President of CII – Shobana Kamieni
4. RAJASTHAN AND VENDATA GROUP SIGNED AN MOU:
A. Rajasthan Government and Vendata group signed an MoU to improve 3056 Anganwadi centres in 5 districts.
B. Angarwadi centres will be improved in the five years under the integrated child development scheme (ICDS).
C. Selected 5 districts are:
5. DR. NASIM ZAIDI APPOINTED AS CEC:
A. Dr. Nasim Zaidi is appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
B. Dr. Nasim Zaidi becomes 20th CEC of India after succeeding Harishankar Brahma.
C. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dr. Nasim Zaidi to be the next CEC
Note: The tenure of CEC is 6 years or age of 65, whichever comes first.
6. VISIT KERALA 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED:
A. Visit Kerala 2015 campaign is launched to promote Kerala Tourism.
B. Union Minister of State for Tourism, Dr. Mahesh Sharma launched the campaign.
C. Various Innovative programmes and schemes will be launched in India and abroad to attract Domestic and foreign tourists.
7. SNAPDEAL ACQUIRED MOBILE RECHARGE SERVICE FREE CHARGE:
A. E-commerce giant Snapdeal acquired mobile recharge service Freecharge in a cash and stock deal.
B. With this deal, Snapdeal became the largest mobile commerce company in India.
Note: Free charge was launched in 2010 by Kunal Shah.
8. JAYAKANTHAN PASSED AWAY:
A. Jnanpith awardee Tamil Writer Jayakanthan passed away
B. Jayakanthan writings were mainly focused against social injustices and economic inequality in the society.
C. Jayakanthan won Sahitya Akademi award in 1972, Jnanpith in 2002 and Padma Bhusan in 2009.