(DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 DEC 2015
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1. INDIAN ORIGIN SOFTWARE ENGINEER GRABBED UK AWARD
i. Indian-origin software engineer Nandagopal Lakshminarayanan has been honoured with UK award in the UK.
ii. He has been honoured for inventing an innovative electronic smart key system which enables the creation and management of keys and locks that cannot be copied or picked.
2. SRI LANKAN WICKETKEEPER KUSAL PERERA BANNED FOR 4-YEARS
i. Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera is banned for a four-year ban after his B sample test came positive.
ii. The ICC has stated that as his urine sample was tested positive in Qatar after the investigation team had originally found that his urine contained banned substance.
iii. He is a second Sri Lankan player to flunk in a dope test.
iv. Earlier Left-hand batsman Upul Tharanga was suspended for three months after testing positive for a banned substance during the 2011 World Cup.
3. AMWAY INDIA ANNOUNCED BOLLYWOOD ACTOR FARHAN AKHTAR AS ITS BRAND AMBASSADOR TO PROMOTE NUTRILITE RANGE OF THE PRODUCTS
i. Amway India announced Farhan Akhtar as his brand ambassador to promote Nutrilite products.
ii. Anshu Budhraja CEO of Amway stated they need a strong and credible face who could help people to understand the role of supplementation in daily life in addition to balanced diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle.
iii. Nutrilite is a leading brand of vitamins and dietary supplements.
4. VETERAN ACTRESS SADHANA PASSES AWAY IN MUMBAI
i. Famous Hindi film actress Sadhana passed away in Mumbai.
ii. She is known for popularising the fashionable Sadhana cut (fringe haircut) and known for her on-screen simple looks
iii. Some of his memorable films, such as Love in Shimla, Parakh,woh Kaun Thi, Waqt ,Mera Saaya, Geeta Mera Naam among others.
5. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
i. The Reserve Bank of India has invited applications to encourage innovative solutions in the field of Payment and Settlement System.
ii. “Payment System Innovation Awards” is presented to those which will come with innovative idea in the field of banking technology
iii. Some broad areas which the contest will hope to cover are:
a. Payment security including fraud prevention
b. Customer convenience and cost reduction
c. Mobile payments
d. Acceptance/electronic payment infrastructure
e. Use of emerging technologies for payments
iv. RBI has already issued new licenses to 10 small banks and 11 payment banks that would use technology to disrupt banking.
6. CHINA LAUNCHED DAMPE SATELLITE TO SHED LIGHT ON MYSTERIOUS DARK MATTER
i. China launched the Dark Matter Particle Explorer known as DAMPE,Satellite to shed light on mysterious dark matter.
ii. It was the country's first space telescope launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
iii. The purpose of the satellite is to search for smoking-gun signals of dark matter, invisible material making most of the universe's mass.