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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 31 JULY 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 JULY 2015
(DAILY NEWS IN INDIA)
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1.  RESERVE BANK OF INDIA TO ISSUE 10 RUPEES COINS TO COMMEMORATE ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA’
i.   RBI decided to put into circulation 10 Rupees coin to commemorate the international Day of  Yoga .
ii.  The coin have been minted by the Government of India.
iii.  The coin bears the logo of International Day of Yoga
The coins are minted under the coinage act 2011. Coins are minted at the four India government mints at Mumbai, Alipore (Kolkata) Saijabad (Hyderabad) a, Cherlapally (Hyderabad) and Noida (UP)
The coin bears :
ü  logo of "International Day of Yoga", with inscription "सामंजस्य एवं शान्ति के लिए योग" in Devnagri Script and "YOGA FOR HARMONY AND PEACE" around the logo.
ü  The date "21 JUNE" is written at the bottom of the logo.
ü  The inscription "अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस" in Devnagri script

2. KALYANI GROUP PARTNERS WITH ISRAEL’S RAFAEL TO MAKE SPIKE MISSILE
i.   India’s Kalyani group and Israel’s Rafael have partnered to produce spike anti tank guided missile in India.
The FDI proposal in this regard was cleared by defense acquisition council which was chaired by  defense minister worth 3200 crore rupees
Defense Minister: Manohar Parrikar

3.  CYCLONE KOMEN FORMED OVER BAY OF BENGAL
i.  Cyclone Komen formed after the depression over the northern Bay of Bengal turned into cyclone storm.
ii.  Indian meteorological department forecasted heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha.

4.  E-TOURIST VISA SCHEME EXTENDED TO CHINA, HONG KONG AND MACAU
i.    E-Tourist visa scheme was extended to China ,Hong Kong and Macau.
ii.  Now total number of countries covered under E-tourist visa scheme increased to 77 from 74.
E-tourist visa scheme launched by government of India.Under this Scheme tourist with E-visa can arrive at 9 designated airports namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum.
External Affairs Minister: Sushma Swaraj

5. GOVERNMENT TO SET UP NATIONAL INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND (NIIF) 
i. Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to Support new and stressed projects so that it may help to restart the investment cycle.
ii.  The fund will have an initial corpus of 20000 crore rupees.
NIIF is proposed to be set up as a Trust which would raise debt to invest in the equity of infrastructure finance companies such as Indian Rail Finance Corporation (IRFC) and National Housing Bank (NHB).
The fund was proposed by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2015-16.


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