DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 12 MARCH 2015
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1. SBI SELLS ITS STAKE IN CIBIL TO IIFL:
Ø State Bank of India has sold its 4% stake in CIBIL for an estimated amount of Rs.72crores.
Ø SBI has sold its 3% stake in CIBIL to IIFL India alternatives and 1% to India Info line finance.
CIBIL-> Credit information Bureau India Ltd. It is the largest information credit company in India.
Ø Chief Financial officer of SBI-> P.K. Gupta
Ø Chairman of SBI-> Arundhati Bhattacharya
2. MANMOHAN SINGH SUMMONED BY COURT IN COAL SCAM CASE:
Ø FORMER Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is summoned by a Delhi trial court as an accused in coal block allocation case.
Ø Manmohan Singh was the coal minister of India in 2005.
Ø Manmohan Singh is accused of accommodating kumar Mangalam Birla-owned Hindalco in a joint coal block.
3. KISAN CALL CENTRE OPENED IN TRIPURA:
Ø First ever Kisan call centre of North-east is opened in agartala, capital city of Tripura.
Ø Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar launched the first KCC (kisan call centre) of north-east.
Ø Although financed by the Tripura government, KCC will be run by a private enterprise with experts of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry.
4. IMF INCREASES INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST TO 7.2% FOR CURRENT FISCAL:
Ø IMF in its annual assessment report has raised its growth forecast for India to 7.2% for the current fiscal.
Ø A revised methodology adopted by India for calculating its GDP has helped to rise its growth forecast.
IMF- INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
5. INDIA SIGNED 4 PACTS WITH SEYCHELLES:
Ø Prime minister, Narendra Modi on his visit to Seychelles signed 4 pacts to boost security cooperation.
Ø To boost security cooperation, Indian prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surveillance radar project with Seychelles.
Ø India also agreed to help Seychelles in mapping its hydrology reserves under four agreements.
Ø India will provide second Dronier aircraft to Seychelles and provide free of cost visa for 3 months for its citizens.
ABOUT SEYCHELLES: Seychelles is an Island country in the Indian Ocean. It is an African state with smallest population.
Currency- Seychellois rupee
President- James Michel
6. KUMAR SANGAKKARA REACHES NEW HEIGHTS:
Ø Srilanka’s kumar Sangakkara became the first player to score 4 successive centuries in one-day international cricket.
Ø Kumar Sangakkara scored 4 consecutive centuries in the ongoing ICC cricket world cup 2015 against Bangladesh, England, Australia & Scotland.