DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. TELANGANA LAUNCHED E-VAHAN BIMA SCHEME
i. Telangana Government launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme to issue motor insurance policy in digital form.
ii.The scheme was launched by IT Minister K T Rama Rao with T S Vijayan, Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority.
iii.Telangana became the first state in the country to legally accept motor vehicle insurance policy in digital form.
2. UNION GOVERNMENT SIGNED FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH WORLD BANK TO FUND EDUCATION OF MINORITIES
i. The Union Government signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million US dollars with the World Bank.
ii.The scheme is named as ‘Nai Manzil Scheme- Education and Skills Training for Minorities’
iii. The loan funds will be used for interventions under this scheme to improve the employability and performance of minority youth in the labour market.
iv. Nai Manzil Scheme was launched on 8 August 2015 in Patna.
v. This central scheme is designed to address educational and livelihood needs of minority communities lagging behind in terms of educational attainments.
3. IRAN’S LEADING BANKS WILL SOON OPEN BRANCHES IN INDIA
i. Iran’s leading banks will open branches in India to enhance commercial ties between New Delhi and Tehran.
ii. The meeting was led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Iranian Finance Minister Ali Tayebnia .
iii. Both countries decided to allow the Pasargan Bank and Parsian Bank of Iran to set up branches in New Delhi and Mumbai.
4. RBI ASKED THE BANKS TO OPEN BANKS IN VILLAGES WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 5000.
i. RBI has asked the bankers to open more brick and mortar branches in villages with no banking facilities and with a population of more than Five thousand.
ii. The RBI has asked banks to submit a report on how many branches they will be opening by 31 March 2017
iii. This will also enable banks to provide quality financial services and timely support to Banking Correspondents.
iv.It will also improve and enhance Financial inclusion in Rural areas.
5. FILM-MAKER SHYAM BENEGAL TO HEAD PANEL ON CENSOR BOARD REVAMP
i. The Centre government has set up a Committee headed by film-maker Shyam Benegal to end recent controversies relating to the Censor Board.
ii.The Committee will work out a revamp plan and submit its report within two months.
iii.The committee is expected to provide a “holistic framework and enable those tasked with the work of certification of films to perform their responsibilities keeping in view this framework.
6. MUMBAI, DELHI IN WORLD’S TOP-30 ‘SUPER CITIES’
i. Two Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have topped in the list of the world’s most powerful, productive and connected cities top-30 ‘super cities’
ii.India’s financial capital Mumbai has been ranked 22nd while the national capital Delhi is placed at 24th.
iii.The list is topped by Tokyo, followed by New York, London and Paris, make the top four ‘super cities’.
7. BENGAL GEARING UP FOR GANGA SAGAR MELA
i. The Ganga Sagar Mela is one of the biggest religious events of the country that witnesses the gathering of lakhs of pilgrims, is set for a revamp this year.
ii.It is held every year in the month of January to February, on the Ganga Sagar Island of the river Hooghly in Bengal.
iii.It is attended by thousands of pilgrims every year.
iv.It is belived that a dip in the water at this place, during Gangasagar Mela, is considered to be extremely sacred.