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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Daily Free Current Affairs 5 Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. RECOMMENDATIONS OF JUSTICE LODHA COMMITTEE ON BCCI REFORMS SUBMITTED TO SUPREME COURT
i.Justice RM Lodha Committee has  given its report to the Supreme Court on reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
ii.The committee was appointed to make recommendations to the BCCI  in 2014 by supreme court in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration.
iii.The committee recommended no Minister or government servant should become a BCCI office-bearer.
iv.BCCI office-bearer’s tenure should not exceed more than two consecutive terms.

2. RBI IMPOSED RUPEES 1 CRORE RUPEES PENALTY ON STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE
i. The Reserve Bank of India has imposed monetary penalty of 1 crore rupees on State Bank of Travancore for violation of its instructions.
ii.RBI has imposed the monetary penalty for violation of its instructions including reporting of data to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits .
iv. CRILC was set up by RBI to collect,store and disseminate data on all borrowers' credit exposures.

3. WIPRO APPOINTED ABID ALI NEEMUCHWALA AS CEO
i. IT giant Wipro India’s third largest IT services exporter appointed Chief Operating Officer Abid Ali Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board.
ii.It is the first time in Wipro’s history that the CEO has been given the role of vice-chairman.

4. RADHA KRISHNA MATHUR TOOK OATH AS CHIEF INFORMATION COMMISSIONER OF INDIA
i. Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur sworn in as the eight Chief Information Commissioner of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.
ii.He will replace  Vijai Sharma, who retired on 1 December 2015.      

5. INDIA AND NEPAL FRIENDSHIP BUS SERVICE RESTARTED AFTER GAP OF 27 YEARS
i.Friendship bus service between India and Nepal was again started from Champawat district in Uttarakhand.
ii. The bus service will run between Kanchanpur in Nepal close to the Banbasa border in Champawat district and Anand Vihar in New Delhi.
iii.Earlier the India and Nepal friendship bus service was suspended  for 27 years back  due to the Indo-Nepal Trade and Transit Treaty.

6. KAMLESH CHANDRA PANEL ON GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
i.Department of Posts  formed a one man committee to study issues related to Gramin Dak Sevaks including wage structure and service conditions.
ii.It will be headed by Kamlesh Chandra a retired member of the Postal Services Board.
iii. It will examine the system of branch post offices and the existing structure of wage and emoluments paid to gramin sevaks.

7. WORLD BRAILLE DAY OBSERVED ON 4TH JANUARY
i.World Braille Day was observed on 4 January to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille.
ii.On this occasion NGOs and other organizations raised awareness about the apathy towards visually impaired people and to help them be equal with the rest of the people.

iii.Louis Braille is known for inventing the Braille script. The script helps the visually impaired people to read as well as write.

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