DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 26, 27 June 2015
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1. WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2015:
i. UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2015.
ii. The report was titled as, ‘Reforming International Investment Governance’.
iii. UNCTAD- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
2. FIRST UNIT OF BENGAIGAON THERMAL POWER PROJECT COMMISSIONED:
i. BHEL commissioned first 250 MW unit of NTPC’s Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project of NTPC in Assam.
ii. BHEL is executing the NTPC’s project for setting up three units of 250 MW each as coal- based project which will be completed by 2016.
iii. BHEL- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
iv. NTPC- National Thermal Power Corporation.
3. INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING:
i. International Day Against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking was observed globally on 26th June 2015.
ii. The theme for the day was, “Let’s Develop our lives, Our Communities, our identities without drugs”.
4. SACHIN TENDULKAR NAMED AS GREATEST TEST PLAYER OF 21ST CENTURY:
i. Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is voted as the best Test player of 21st century in an online poll.
ii. Sachin Tendulkar got 23% votes and was followed by Srilanka’s Kumar Sangakara (14% votes) and Australia’s Adam Gilchrist (13% votes).
5. ANSHULA KANT BECOMES CFO AND DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SBI:
i. Anshula Kant is appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India.
ii. Anshula Kant succeeded P.K.Gupta, who is promoted as Chief Executive Officer of SBI capital.
6. RBI RELEASED FSR 2015:
i. RBI has released Financial Stability Report June 2015.
ii. This is the Eleventh issue of its half yearly publication.
7. DEADLINE FOR EXCHANGING PRE-2015 CURRENCY NOTES EXTENDED BY 6 MONTHS:
i. RBI has extended the deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes by 6-months i.e. till 31st December 2015.
ii. Earlier on 23rd December 2014, it extended the deadline for echanging pre-2005 notes of various denominations by another six months till 30th June 2015 for previous 31st December 2015.
Note: Past-2005 notes have added security features and will help in curbing the menace of fake currency.