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Thursday, May 21, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 MAY 2015

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.

6. TAP AND PAY FOR TRANSACTIONS UPTO 2000 RUPEES:
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.

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 19,20 MAY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS19, 20 MAY 2015
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1.   PM NARENDRA MODI CONCLUDED 3 NATION TOUR:       
i. PM NarendraModi has concluded his three nation tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea.
ii.  PM six days visit was a part of Act East Policy.
iii.  India and China
a.       24 Inter-Governmental Agreements
b.      21 Business Agreements worth 22 billion US dollars
c.       PM Modi Inaugurated ICICI's first branch in China at Shanghai
iv. India and Korea:
a.       South Korea will invest 10 billion dollar for Indian Infrastrure development
b.      Seven Agreements are signed including revised avoidance of double taxation
v.  India and Mongolia :
      a.   India announced 1 billion US Dollar line of Credit
      b.  3 Agreements are signed
      c.  NarendraModi is the first ever Prime Minister of India to visit the country.
Country
Currency
Capital
President
China
Yuan
Beijing
Xi Jinping
South Korea
Won
Seoul
Park GeunHye
Mangolia
Tograog
Ulan Bator
Trakhiagiin Sa Rwnbeley

2.   INFOSYS JOINS RE 100 COMPAIGN:
i.    Infosys became the first Indian company to Join RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign
ii   RE100 is a global platform for major companies committed to 100% renewable power
iii.  Infosys has joined some of the world’s most influential companies such as IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H & M, KPN, Mars, Nestle, Philipsetc.

3. RELIANCE JIO SIGNED PACT WITH HUAWEI:
i. Reliance Jio has signed pact with Huawai for sourcing 4G devices
ii.  Reliance JioInfocomm is a telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RTC)
iii.  Huawei is  a Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer

4. MARIA SHARAPOVA WON ITALIAN TENNIS OPEN:
i. Maria Sharapova of Russia won the Women’s Single title of Italian Tennis Open
ii.  Maria Sharapova defeated Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the final match
iii.  Italian Open title held in Rome, Italy

Note: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won Men’s Single Title of Italian Open (also called Rome Masters)

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