DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. 11.2% RISE IN BANKING-RELATED COMPLAINTS IN FY15
i. Reserve Bank of India stated that number of complaints received by Banking Ombudsmen in 2014-15 has rised upto 11.2 percent.
ii. The maximum number of complaints recieved are from banks' failure to meet commitments and for not following fair practices code.
iii. The Deputy Governor of RBI S S Mundra stated the rise in complaints is a sign of awareness about the banking ombudsmen scheme.
2. RBI PERMITTED FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTORS TO BUY DEFAULTED BONDS
i. The Reserve Bank of India has allowed the Foreign Portfolio Investors to buy fully or partly defaulted bonds.
ii. The permission was given to promote investments by FPIs in corporate bonds.
iii. The RBI granted the permission to the FPIs under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.
3. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TO PLAY THE HISTORIC FIRST DAY-NIGHT TEST MATCH
i. First day-night Test will be played at the Adelaide Oval with a pink Kookaburra ball between Australia and New Zealand.
ii. It is for the first time in 138 years, a Test match will be played with at night with a ball that is not red.
4. BIHAR GOVERNMENT BANS SALE OF LIQUOR FROM 1ST APRIL 2016
i. Bihar Government has banned sale of liquor in the state from 1st April 2016.
ii. This decision of government will make Bihar as 6th dry state/UT in the country.
iii. Some states had already banned liquor consumption in the states of Gujarat, Nagaland, Manipur and Kerala and Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
5. SOUTH ASIAN ANNUAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT EXERCISE 2015 HELD IN DELHI
i. The South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise was concluded by the Union Government in Delhi.
ii. It was the first-ever joint exercise to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force of India.
iii. This joint exercise was attended by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member countries.
iv. The member countries are Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
v. The exercise aims to synchronise efforts to institutionalise regional cooperation on disaster response among SAARC member countries.
6. UNION GOVERNMENT APPROVED 3120 CRORE RUPEES INVESTMENT FOR AMRUT IN 102 CITIES
i. The Ministry of Urban Development approved an investment of 3120 crore rupees investment plans under Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation.
ii. The fund is approved for basic urban infrastructure boost for 102 cities.
iii. AMRUT scheme will help cities in improving sewerage network services, storm water drains, water supply, non-motorised transport and availability of public spaces in 102 cities.