DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 NOV 2015
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1. 'DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND PREPAREDNESS' WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY DRDO
i. The Defence Research and Development Organisation is organising a workshop in New Delhi today on 'Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness'
ii. The objective of the workshop is to show technologies and products developed indigenously by DRDO, which can be adopted for disaster management.
iii. The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DRDO: S CHRISTOPHER
2. RBI GRANTED IN-PRINCIPLE APPROVAL TO NPCI TO FUNCTION AS THE CENTRAL UNIT FOR BHARAT BILL PAYMENT SYSTEMS
i. The Reserve Bank of India decided to grant in principle approval to the National Payments Corporation of India to function as the Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit in Bharat Bill Payment System.
ii. The BBPS is an integrated bill payment system which will function as the bill payment system in the country with a single brand image providing convenience of anytime anywhere bill payment to customers.
iii. National Payments Corporation of India was established in 2008 ,with an aim to operate for the benefit of all the member banks and their customers.
3. ICC APPOINTED FOUR FEMALE UMPIRES FOR ICC WOMEN’S WORLD TWENTY20 QUALIFIER
i. The International Cricket Council stated that four female match officials have been selected for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015.
ii. The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 is going to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 November 2015.
iii. Four female umpires are New Zealand’s Kathleen Cross, Australia’s Claire Polosak, England’s Sue Redfern and West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams
CHAIRMAN OF ICC: SHASHANK MANOHAR
PRESIDENT OF ICC: ZAHEER ABBAS
4. RBI GRANTED IN-PRINCIPLE APPROVAL TO THREE APPLICANTS FOR SETTING UP TREDS
i. The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principle approval to three applicants to set up and operate Trade Receivables Discounting System
ii. The three organizations will operate TReDS according to the Payment and Settlement System Act 2007.
iii. The three selected organizations are NSE Strategic Investment Corporation Limited and Small Industries Development Bank of India, Axis Bank Limited and Mynd Solutions Pvt.
iv. TReDS is a scheme for setting up and operating the institutional mechanism for facilitating the financing of trade receivables of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and it will facilitate the discounting of both invoices as well as bills of exchange.
5. UNESCO FELLINI MEDAL TO BE AWARDED AT IFFI FOR THE FIRST TIME
i. The UNESCO Fellini medal will be awarded in India for the first time at the 46th International Film Festival of India in collaboration with the International Council for Film at Paris.
ii. UNESCO Fellini medal was started at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1995.
iii. The medal is given to a film that reflects UNESCO’s ideals.
iv. Four Indian films have been chosen to compete for the prestigious award that are Cinemawala, Ain, Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, Chirakulla Pakshikal.
v. The Cannes Festival is the International Film Festival held annualiy in Cannes, France.