DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 21May 2015
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1. PETER M CHRISTIAN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF MICRONESIA:
i. Peter M Christian is elected to be the 8th President of Micronsia
ii. Supreme Court Associate Justice Beauleen and Carl Norwick administrated the oath of office
iii. The Federal State of Micronesia is an independent Sovereign Island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean
Capital - Palikir
Currency – Dollar (USD)
2. HDFC BANK LAUNCHED HDFC BANK APOLLO MEDICAL BENEFITS CARD:
i. Private Bank HDFC is partnership with Apollo Hospitals launched HDFC Bank Apollo Medical Benefits Card.
ii. It is a prepaid Medical Card Launched first time ever in the country.
iii. Apart from 3 lakh rupees free accidental death insurance card offers additional benefits such as discounts and facilities, including free ambulance services.
3. MARIA ELENA SOUTH : DRIEST PLACE ON EARTH:
i. Maria Elena South in Atacama Desert Discovered to be the driest place on earth.
ii. Claimed by a paper , discovery and microbial content of the driest site of the hyperaidAtlacam desert, Chile.
4. HUMAN CAPITAL REPORT 2015 RELEASED:
i. The report elaborates the status of different countries across the world on the Human Capital Index.
ii. A survey was done in 124 countries to prepare the report.
iii. Finland topped the list followed by Norway and Switzerland.
Note: - India is placed at 100th position.
- Yemon was ranked at the bottom of the list.
5. HARBHAJAN KAUR DHEER ELECTED AS MAYOR IN U.K:
i. HarbhajanKaurDheer will assume charge as the Mayor of Ealing Council in London.
ii. HarbhajanKaurDheer is a 62 year old councilor of the Labour Party.
iii. HarbhajanKaurDheer will assume charge as the Mayor of Ealing council in London.
i. RBI has allowed TAP and PAY without PIN for transactions upto 2000 rupees.
ii. For Payments beyond 2000 Rupees, PIN authentication will be necessary.