DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. RENOWNED AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITER GEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON PASSED AWAY
i. Renowned American science fiction writer George Clayton Johnson passed away in United States.
ii. He was best known for novel Logan’s Run.
iii. He had penned the first Star Trek television episode that was broadcasted in 1966.
iv. Some of his famous novels such as The Twilight Zone, Logan’s Run, Ocean’s 11, Star Trek.
2. INDIAN OIL CORP TOPS IN 2015 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN INDIA LIST
i. Indian Oil Corporation has emerged as the country’s biggest company in terms of annual revenue according to the annual list of 2015 Fortune 500 companies in India.
ii. Indian Oil Corporation topped the list for consecutive sixth year with annual revenue of Rs. 4,51,911 crore.
iii. IOC was followed by Mukesh Ambani’s led Reliance Industries at the second place with a revenue of Rs. 3,82,565 crore.
3. TECH MAHINDRA LAUNCHES CONTACTLESS WALLET MOBOMONEY
i. IT major Tech Mahindra has launched first of its kind ‘Tap N Pay’ contactless digital payment wallet MoboMoney in iIndia.
ii. MoboMoney has been billed as India’s first commercial NFC ecosystem that will allow consumers to convert cash into e-cash for making payments.
iii. MoboMoney is a prepaid wallet issued in the form of a Near Field Communication contactless tag that could be used to ‘Tap N Pay’ for goods and services.
4. SEYCHELLES GOVERNMENT ALLOWS INDIA TO BUILD NAVAL BASE ON ITS ASSUMPTION ISLAND
i. Seychelles government allowed India to build its first Naval Base on the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean region as a joint project between both countries.
ii. Seychelles government has allocated a land on in its Assumption Island which will help to enhance mutual security along our western seaboard in Indian Ocean Region.
iii. The naval base would be used by the defence forces of both countries.
5. SYED KIRMANI NOMINATED FOR 2015 COL. C.K. NAYUDU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
i. India’s former wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani has been nominated for prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.
ii. He was conferred with the award for his contribution to Indian cricket.
iii. He was a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1983 for the first time
iv. Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is started by BCCI to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain.
6. 25TH DECEMBER OBSERVED AS NATIONAL GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY
i. National Good Governance Day is observed every year on 25th December on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ii. The day is observed to mark 91st birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee several programmes were organized nationwide and new initiatives were announced.
iii. Earlier in December 2014 Union Government had announced that National Good Governance Day will be observed on the birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.