DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. NATO STARTED MILITARY EXERCISE ‘TRIDENT JUNCTURE’
i. North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its Partner nations started Trident Juncture military exercise in Italy.
ii. The exercise will involve 36000 troops from more than 30 nations.
iii. The Trident juncture is the largest NATO exercise from last 10 years.
iv. It will increase readiness and ability to work together. It will also demonstrate that NATO is capable of responding to threats from any direction.
President of NATO: Jens Stoltenberg
2. 1ST TIME INDIA’S ‘FISCAL BALANCE TURNED SURPLUS’ IN AUGUST 2015
i. The Controller General of Accounts announced that India’s fiscal balance turned from deficit to surplus for the first time in 8 years.
ii. In August 2015, the Total expenditure was only 131214 crore rupees against the total revenue of 147022 crore rupees.
iii. Fiscal deficit is the difference between revenue and expenditure excluding borrowings.
3. ‘VIRENDER SEHWAG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT’ FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
i. Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has announced his retirement from international cricket.
ii. Virender Sehwag in his remarkable career had scored 17,253 international runs across all formats and in ODI Career he had played 251 ODI matches and scored 8273 runs with batting average of 35.05.
iii. He also owns the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket reached 300 off only 278 balls against South Africa.
4. ‘VIVO TO SPONSER THE TITLE OF INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE’
i. Board for Cricket Control in India assigned title sponsorship of Indian Premier League to Brazilian mobile company Vivo.
ii. Vivo was assigned the sponsorship after PepsiCo broke the deal of sponsoring the title because of the spot-fixing scandal which shook the game in 2013.
Chairman of Bcci: Shashank Manohar
5. ‘RBI AND UAE CENTRAL BANK’ SIGNED MOU FOR SUPERVISORY INFORMATION EXCHANGE
i. The Reserve Bank of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Bank of United Arab Emirates on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information at Abu Dhabi.
ii. It was signed by Assistant Governor of Central Bank of UAE and Meena Hemchandra, Executive Director of RBI.
iii. The aim of the MOU is to promote greater co-operation and share supervisory information among the authorities.