DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. RBI ALLOWED NRIS TO SUBSCRIBE TO NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM
i. The Reserve Bank of India has allowed non-resident Indians to subscribe to the National Pension System.
ii. National Pension System will act as an investment option for NRIs under Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999.
iii. National Pension System was launched in 2004
iv. Its main aim is to institute pension reforms in the country and to inculcate the habit of saving for retirement amongst the citizens.
2. INDIA-AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT HELD IN DELHI DECLARATION
i. India and Africa Forum Summit has adopted a Delhi Declaration 2015 and India-Africa Framework for Strategic Cooperation.
ii. These agreements were adopted at the conclusion of third Summit it was attended by 54 African countries and indiain New Delhi.
iii. They have discussed collaborations in the fields of peace and security between India and Africa
3. DEFENCE ACQUISITION COUNCIL APPROVED MAJORMILITARY PROJECTS
i. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar approved new military modernisation proposals worth over 12000 crore rupees.
ii. The approvals include the acquisition of two additional regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multiple-launch rocket systems to the upgrade of 26 Ilyushin transport aircraft by Russia.
4. RAIF BADAWI AWARDED 2015 SAKHAROV PRIZE FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
i. Blogger Raif Badawi awarded Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for the year 2015.
ii. Raif Badawi, author of the website Free Saudi Liberals, was convicted of insulting Islam and he was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
iii. Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded by the European Parliament to individuals or organisations for their contribution to the fight for human rights and democracy.
5. AMIT KUMAR GRABBED SILVER MEDAL IN IPC ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. Indian para-athlete Amit Kumar Saroha grabbed silver medal in men's club throw F51 event in the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.
ii. Now, Amitkumar has secured his place for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
6. NAJIB SHAH APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF CBEC
i. Senior IRS officer Najib Shah appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs.
ii. Central board of excise and customs is an apex body on Indirect Taxes.
ii. The Central Board of Excise and Custom is an national agency responsible for administering Customs and Central Excise Taxes in India.