DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18, 19 July 2015
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1. RBI SIGNED CURRENCY SWAP AGREEMENT WITH SRI LANKA:
i. RBI has signed Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
ii. According to the agreement , the Central Bank of Sri Lanka can draw upto 1.1 billion US Dollar for a maximum period of 6 months.
2. ANDHRA PRADESH DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECT:
i. India and World Bank have signed financing agreement for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project.
ii. India and World Bank have signed an agreement for assistance of 250 million US Dollars.
3. CBS-ENABLED CO-OPERATIVE BANKS TO ISSUE ATM CARDS:
i. RBI has permitted CBS-enabled Cooperative Banks to issue ATM Cards in tie-up with a Sponsor Bank.
ii. By virtue of being a sub-member of National Financial Switch (NFS) are required to fulfill the risk management requirements prescribed by the sponsor bank.
CBS- Core Banking Solution
4. SUNITA VISHWANATH HONOURED AS CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE:
i. Indian American Sunita Vishwanath is honored as Champions of Change by US White House.
ii. Sunita is selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the Environment.
iii. Sunita Vishwanath is among 12 other faith leaders who are awarded for the efforts in protecting Environment and communities from the effects of climate change.
Note: Sunita Vishwanath is co-founder and active board member of the 14 year old front line women’s human rights organization.
5. WHITE-FI TECHNOLOGY TO BOAST DIGITAL INDIA INITIATIVE:
i. White-fi technology of Microsoft is set to boost Digital India Initiative
ii. White-fi technology of TV White Space Technology uses unspent spectrum on TV for internet usage.
6. INS ASTRAVAHINI DECOMMISSIONED:
i. INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service.
ii. INS Astravahini is indigenously built Torpedo launch and Recovery Vessel (TLRV)