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Saturday, May 30, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 MAY 2015
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1.      VA PRASANATH BECOMES CFO OF INDIAN BANK:
i. VA Prasanath is appointed as the CFO of Indian Bank.
ii. Prasanath succeeded K Srinivasa Raghavan to be Chief Financial Officer.
iii. Prior to this VA Prasanath was serving as the General Manager of Indian Bank.

2.   S CHRISTOPHER BECOMES DG OF DRDO:
i.    S Christopher is appointed as  Director General of DRDO.
ii.  Eminent Scientist Dr. S Christopher is appointed by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for tenure of 2 years.
iii.  Prior to this appointment, DRDO was under the additional charge of Defense Secretary.
DRDO- Defense Research and Development Organization.

3. GURNIMRAT NIMMY SIDHU NAMED FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY AWARD:
i. Indian origin teacher Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu is named for Oxford University Award.
ii.  She is among 12 teachers to win the University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award.

4.  SEVILLA FC WON EUROPA LEAQUE TITLE:
i.   Sevilla Football club won Europa Leaque title.
ii. Sevilla football club defeated Dnipro Dnipro Tetronk football club in the final clash.

iii. This is 2nd consecutive Europa Cup for Sevilla Football club.

Friday, May 29, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 May 2015
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1. RBI NOTIFIED FIIs:
i. RBI notified FIIs to invest up to 49% in Gammon Infrastructure projects limited.
ii. Investment can be made under Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS).
iii. This change is notified under FEMA Act, 1999.
FII – Foreign Institutional Investors
RBI – Reserve Bank of India

2.   TRIPURA WITHDRAWS AFSPA:
i.    Tripura withdraw AFSPA from State.
ii.   Decision was taken by the State Government.
iii.   The act was enforced by the Union Government on 16 February 1997 in 40 police station areas.
AFSPA –  Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

3. NATO LAUNCHED ARCTIC CHALLENGE EXERCISE:
i. NATO launched Arctic Challenge Exercise in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland.
ii.  Exercise involves 115 fighter planes and 3600 troops from 9 countries.
iii.  This the 2nd Exercise prior to this 1st exercise held in 2013.
NATO Members:
a. U.S
b. Britain
c. Germany
d. France

e. Netherlands

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 May 2015
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1.  HIMACHAL PRADESH SET UP SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEM:
i.  Himachal Pradesh set up satellite tracking system to check forest fire
ii. System is launched with an aim to preserve the precious forest fire incidents during summer season
iii. In case of any fire incident, the forest officials will immediately receive an SMS on their mobile

2.   PM LAUNCHED DOORDARSHAN’S FARMER-CENTRRIC KISAN TV CHANNEL:
i.    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Doordarshan’s Farmer-centric Kisan TV Channel.
ii.  Doordarshan’s farmer-centric Kisan TV Channel ‘DD Kisan’ is launched from Vigyan Bhavan , New Delhi.

3. WORLD’S 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMENS 2015 LIST:
i. Forbes has released the world’s 100 most powerful women 2015 list.
ii.  German Chancellor Angela Merker fetched the first spot followed by Hillary Clinton.

4.  48 TIGERS IN CHANDRAPUR FOREST :

i.   According to WCT survey, 48 tigers are present in non protected Chandrapur forest areas of Maharashtra.

ii.  No. of Big Cats in the district stands at 120, including 60 in core area and 12 in buffer area of TATR.

iii.  Study was carried out by Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM).

WCT – Wildlife Conservation Trust

TATR- Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MAY 2015
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1.   SNAPDEAL ACQUIRED MART MOBI:
i.  Snapdeal has acquired Hyderabad based startup Mart Mobi.
ii. E-Commerce Snapdeal will strengthen its mobility platform for merchant partners
iii.  Prior to this Snapdeal acquired Freecharge

2.   CEAT INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – KUMAR SANGAKARA
i.    Kumar Sangakara is named as CEAT International Cricketer of the year 2015
ii.  Kumar Sangakara is a former Sri Lankan Cricketer
iii.  Ajinkya Rahane was named as Indian CEAT Cricketer of the year.

3. MIZORAM GETS NEW GOVERNOR:
i. Nirbhaya Sharma sworn in as New Governor of Mizoram.
ii.  Nirbhaya Sharma replaced West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

iii.  Guwahati High Court Judge Justice T Vaiphei administered the oath to new Governor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 25,26 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 25, 26 May 2015
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1.   ICICI BANK LAUNCHES VOICE RECOGNITION SERVICE:
i.  Private Bank ICICI has launched Voice recognition service for biometric authentication.
ii.  The service will allow customers to execute banking transactions through banks call centre in a quick , secure and convenient manner.
iii. ICICI bank is India’s largest private sector bank with its headquarter in Mumbai.
iv.  Chanda Kochar is the CEO of ICICI Bank

2.   MANOJ MISHRA BECOMES CMD OF NATIONAL FERTILIZERS LIMITED:
i.    Manoj Mishra is appointed as New Chairman and Managing Director of National Fertilizers Limited.
ii.  Manoj Mishra, a Cost Accountant is currently serving as the Director (finance) at State Trading Corporation (STC).
iii.  National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has 5 gas based plants:
a.       Nangal and Bathinda in Punjab
b.      Panipat in Haryana
c.       Two plants in Vijaipur , District –Guna ,Madhya Pradesh

3. JOHN FORBES NASH JR. DIED:
i. Nobel awardee Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. died.
ii.  Oscar winning Movie, A Beautiful Mind was inspired by his life.

4. MUMBAI INDIANS WON IPL 2015 TITLE:
i. Mumbai Indians have won IPL 2015 title by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
ii.   Mumbai Indians won their 2nd IPL title by grabbing 8th edition of Indian Premier League
a. Man of the match in the Final – Rohit Sharma
b. Player of the tournament – Andre Russell
c. Orange cap holder – David Warner
d. Purple cap holder – Dwanye Bravo
e. Emerging Player – Shrayas Iyer

5. DOHA INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT 2015:
      i.  Indian Boxers have won 4 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at Doha International Boxing Tournament.
PLAYER
CATEGORY
MEDAL
DEFEATED
Devendra Singh
49 kg
Gold
Aldren Moreno (Philippines)
Shiva Thapa
56 kg
Gold
HYM Abdellal (Egypt)
Manish Kaushik
60 kg
Gold
Rabi Hamza (Morocco)
Manoj Kumar
64 kg
Gold
Magliquian Nicole (Philippines)
Gaurav Bidhuri
52 kg
Silver

Mandeep Jangra
69 kg
Bronze

Vikas Krishan
75 kg
Bronze



Friday, May 22, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 MAY 2015
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1.   BARACK OBAMA ENTERED GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORD:
i. United States President Barack Obama entered Guinness Book of World Record.
ii.   Obama entered Guinness Book of World Record for Reaching a million followers on twitter in a spam of mere 5 hours after going live.
iii.  Previous the record was hold by Iron Man Star Robert Downey Jr.
2.   INDIA –SOUTH AFRICA JOINT MINISTERIAL COMMISSION:
i.    9th session of India-South Africa Joint Ministerial commission held in Durban
ii.  Session was chaired by minister for external affairs and overseas Indian affairs SushmaSwaraj and her counterpart MaiteNkoanaMashabane
iii.  Next session will held in 2017 in India
3. ASTRA MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED:
i. Indigenously developed Astra Missile successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha
ii.  Astra is a Bengal Visual Range (BVR) air – to- air missile
4. ANTI TERRORIST DAY OBSERVED:
i. Anti Terrorist Day was observed across the country on 21stMay, 2015
ii.  This day is annually observed on the death anniversary of seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
iii.  Its motive is to promote unity, peace and harmony across the nation.
5.TWO STATES GETS NEW GOVERNOR:
States
Governors appointed
Replaced
a.      Tripura
Tathagata Roy
PadmanabhBalkarishna (also governor of Nagaland)
b.      Meghalaya
Sharmuganathan
KeshriNathTripathi (He was handling West Bengal & Meghalaya)


Thursday, May 21, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 21May 2015
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1.   PETER M CHRISTIAN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF MICRONESIA:
i. Peter M Christian is elected to be the 8th President of Micronsia
ii.   Supreme Court Associate Justice Beauleen and Carl Norwick administrated the oath of office
iii.  The Federal State of Micronesia is an independent Sovereign Island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean
Capital -  Palikir
Currency – Dollar (USD)

2.   HDFC BANK LAUNCHED HDFC BANK APOLLO MEDICAL BENEFITS CARD:
i.    Private Bank HDFC is partnership with Apollo Hospitals launched HDFC Bank Apollo Medical Benefits Card.
ii.  It is a prepaid Medical Card Launched first time ever in the country.
iii.  Apart from 3 lakh rupees free accidental death insurance card offers additional benefits such as discounts and facilities, including free ambulance services.

3. MARIA ELENA SOUTH : DRIEST PLACE ON EARTH:
i. Maria Elena South in Atacama Desert Discovered to be the driest place on earth.
ii.  Claimed by a paper , discovery and microbial content of the driest site of the hyperaidAtlacam desert, Chile.

4. HUMAN CAPITAL REPORT 2015 RELEASED:
i. The report elaborates the status of different countries across the world on the Human Capital Index.
ii. A survey was done in 124 countries to prepare the report.
iii. Finland topped the list followed by Norway and Switzerland.
Note: - India is placed at 100th position.
- Yemon was ranked at the bottom of the list.

5. HARBHAJAN KAUR DHEER ELECTED AS MAYOR IN U.K:            
i. HarbhajanKaurDheer will assume charge as the Mayor of Ealing Council in London.
ii. HarbhajanKaurDheer is a 62 year old councilor of the Labour Party.
iii. HarbhajanKaurDheer will assume charge as the Mayor of Ealing council in London.

6. TAP AND PAY FOR TRANSACTIONS UPTO 2000 RUPEES:
i. RBI has allowed TAP and PAY without PIN for transactions upto 2000 rupees.

ii. For Payments beyond 2000 Rupees, PIN authentication will be necessary.

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