DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. IZUMO TAKUTO AND ZHU CHENGZHU WON ITTF WORLD JUNIOR CIRCUIT FINALS
i. Japanese player Izumo Takuto and Hong Kong's Zhu Chengzhu won championship in the boys' and girls' categories at 2015 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals in Madhya Pradesh.
ii. The International Table Tennis Federation is the governing body for all international table tennis associations.
iii. The ITTF is responsible for the management of international competitions including the World Junior Circuit and the World Table Tennis Championships.
2. AUSTRALIA WON FIVE-MATCH ODI SERIES AGAINST INDIA
i. Australia won the five match One Day International series against India by 4-1.
ii. In the final match India defeated Australia by 6 wickets.
iii. This is the first time that any team has chased more than 300 runs to complete victory against Australia in their own country.
iv. Man of the Series award is given to Rohit Sharma from India.
3. JAPAN LIFTED NUCLEAR SANCTIONS ON IRAN
i. Japan lifted sanctions on Iran after the United Nations atomic energy agency confirmed that Tehran has taken steps to curb its disputed nuclear programme.
ii. Now the move will allow Japanese companies to continue investment in Iran's oil and gas industry.
4. TRANSERV LAUNCHES INDIA'S FIRST SOCIAL MOBILE WALLET UDIO
i. India’s digital payment startup company TranServ has launched country’s first Social Mobile Wallet named Udio.
ii. The digital wallet will help to address the gap between real and virtual modes of payment as it has more social experience.
iii. It integrates a social, community-driven aspect with anytime, anywhere accessibility to digital P2P transactions.
iv. It is easy to use approach for making cashless payments similar to mobile banking.
5. EMINENT TABLA PLAYER SHANKAR GHOSH PASSED AWAY
i. Tabla player Pandit Shankar Ghosh died in Kolkata due to long illness.
ii. Pandit Shankar Ghosh is known for his jugalbandi with classical musician sitarists Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan.
6. BEST COUNTRIES REPORT RELEASED AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
i. Best Countries report released at World Economic Forum about the ranking of 60 nations.
ii. Germany has topped in the list as best country in the world followed by Canada and the United Kingdom.
iii. India is ranked as the 22nd best country in the World.
iv. Sweden is recognized as the most modern country and the Best Country to Raise Kids and the No. 1 nation for Green Living.
v. Denmark is named the Best Country for Women and United States is named the most powerful country.
7. 2016 NTI NUCLEAR SECURITY INDEX RELEASED
i. Nuclear Threat Initiative a think-tank of U.S released the 2016 Nuclear Security Index.
ii. The theme of the index is Building a Framework for Assurance, Accountability, and Action.
iii. The Index has assessed global nuclear security conditions in 176 countries in two areas relating to the potential theft of weapons usable nuclear materials and the potential sabotage of nuclear facilities.
iv. Australia was ranked at top as the safest country and India was ranked 21st.