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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 19 AUGUST 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN
1.  ‘SAFF’ UNDER-16 TITLE WON BY BANGLADESH
i.  South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-16 title is won by Bangladesh after defeating India at Sylhet District Stadium of Bangladesh.
ii.  Bangladesh defeated India by 4-2 in Penalties.
PM of Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina
Currency of Bangladesh : Taka
Capital of Bangladesh : Dhaka

2. BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE SETS UP NEW SYSTEM FOR CHECKING MONEY LAUNDERING
i.   Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) sets up a new system for checking money laundering through Stock Exchanges.
ii.  ‘Suspicious Transactions Reports’(STRs) is started by BSE.
iii.  BSE has told its members to provide an monthly STRs to Financial Intelligence unit of Government on suspicious trades to check money laundering.

3.  S P MISHRA, TPP NAIR AND ROMEO JAMES NAMES RECOMMENDED FOR 2015 DHYAN CHAND AWARD
i.  SP Mishra, TPP Nair and Romeo James names recommended for 2015 Dhyan Chand Award
ii.  The Selection committee was headed by former Indian Hockey captain Zafar Iqbal.

Dhyan Chand Award is named after famous Indian Hockey Player Dhyan Chand. It is India’s highest Award for lifetime achievement in sports.

4. ‘BUDDY’ A NEW APP LAUNCHED BY SBI
i.  State Bank of India launched a mobile wallet application ‘SBI Buddy’
ii.  This app will provide convenient and secure digital payment system.
iii.  It is available in 13 languages.
iv.  It is launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
SBI Chairman : Arundhati Bhattacharya.

5.  GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED TWO FUNDS FOR MSMEs AND STARTUPS
i.  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched two funds India Aspiration Fund (IAF) and SIDBI make in India Loan for enterprises (SMILE)
ii.  IAF will invest in venture capital funds for Micro Small and medium enterprises to meet its equity requirement.
     Initial carpus –Rs 2000 cr.
iv.  SMILE is a debt fund which will provide soft term loan to MSME to meet its debt equity requirement
     Initial Corpus- Rs 10000 cr
     FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT (FIU) FIU is an central agency for Receiving analyzing and processing financial transactions. And providing information related to suspect transaction to intelligence agencies.

6.  TAJMAHAL WORLD’S FIFTH ATTRACTIVE TRAVEL HOTSPOT
i.  India’s Taj Mahal has Grabbed fifth rank in the list of most attractive travel hotspot in world.
ii.  The first rank was grabbed by Cambodia’s ‘The Temple of Angkar’.
Name
Location
Rank
The Temple of Angkar
Cambodia
1st
The Great Barrier Reef
Australia
2nd
Inca City of Machu Picchu
Peru
3rd
Great Wall
China
4th
Tajmahal
India
5th


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