DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 15, 16 MAY 2015
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1. KARAN MENON WON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE CHAMPIONSHIP:
i. Indian-American Karan Menon won 2015 National Geographic Bee Championship
ii. 14 year old Menon competed against 10 finalists from across the US to win the championship.
2. SBI LAUNCHED SBI INTOUCH:
i. State Bank of India has launched contact less credit and Debit cards, State Bank of India INTOUCH.
ii. These cards are based on latest near field technology (NFC)
iii. ICICI Bank and HDFC bank have already launched such NFC cards.
3. CCEA APPROVED 5% DISINVESTMENT IN NTPC & 10% IN INDIAN OIL CO:
i. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for 5% disinvestment in NTPC & 10% in Indian Oil Corporation.
ii. This disinvestment will fetch government over 13000 crore rupees
iii. NTPC and Indian Oil Corporation are among the Maharatana companies in India.
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. Harbhajan Kaur Dheer will assume charge as the Mayor of Ealing Council in London.
ii. Harbhajan Kaur Dheer is a 62 year old councilor of the Labour Party.
iii. Harbhajan Kaur Dheer 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.