DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ANDHRA BANK LAUNCHED IMMEDIATE PAYMENT SERVICE
i.Andhra Bank has launched Immediate Payment Service the National Payments Corporation of India in its all branches.
ii.It will help in making payments possible within seconds with all the standards and integrity maintained for security.
iii.The IMPS will help in providing inter-bank electronic fund transfer service capable of processing person to account remittances.
iv.The maximum amount of transaction will be 2 lakh rupees and charged at the rate of five rupees per transaction.
V.National Payments Corporation of India is an organization for all retail payments system in India
2. WORLD'S LARGEST BLUE STAR SAPPHIRE DISCOVERED IN SRI LANKA
i. The world's largest blue star sapphire was discovered in Sri Lanka.
ii.The sapphire was found near Ratnapura city in the South of Sri Lanka.
ii.The stone is worth at an estimated cost of 100 million US dollars
3. CCI CLEARED RELIANCE CAPITAL-GOLDMAN SACHS DEAL
i. The Competition Commission of India gave its approval to Reliance Capital Asset Management for acquiring Goldman Sachs' mutual fund business in India for 243 crore rupees.
ii. In Reliance Capital and Goldman Sachs deal the company will acquire all 12 onshore mutual fund schemes of Goldman Sachs Asset Management India.
iii. The Goldman Sachs Group is an American multinational investment banking firm.
iv.It deals in global investment banking, securities, investment management and other financial services primarily with institutional clients.
4. PRANAV DHANAWADE MAKES WORLD RECORD BY SCORING 1009 RUNS AT SCHOOL LEVEL TOURNAMENT
i. 15-year-old cricketer Pranav Dhanawade created a world record by scoring 1009 runs in HT Bhandari Cup an under-16 inter-school tournament held in Mumbai.
ii. He has broken a century old cricket record by becoming the first batsman to score 1000 plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket
iii.He scored 1009 runs in 323 balls with 129 fours and 59 sixes in the entire match.
iv.He had broken 116 yr Record of runs 628 made by AEJ Collins in 1899.
5. UNION CABINET APPROVED STAND UP INDIA SCHEME
i.The Union Cabinet approved the Stand up India Scheme to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Women entrepreneurs.
ii.The Scheme is started to facilitate at least two projects per bank branch, on an average one for each category of entrepreneur. It is expected to benefit at least 2.5 lakh borrowers.
iii.Under the Stand Up India Scheme :
a. Refinance window through Small Industries Development Bank of India with an initial amount of 10000 crore rupees is set up.
b. It will create credit guarantee mechanism through the National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company
c. Support will be provided for borrowers both at the pre loan stage and during operations.
d. Main focus is on handholding support for both SC/ST and Women borrowers.
e. The loan under the scheme will be secured and backed by a credit guarantee through a credit guarantee scheme.
6. CRPF TO DEPLOY WOMEN COMMANDOS IN ANTI-NAXAL OPERATIONS
i. Central Reserve Police Force has decided to deploy 300 women commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in Extreme affected states.
ii. Women in CRPF will help in interacting with the local women which helps in gathering good intelligence and also helps in bringing forces closer to the locals and villagers.
CRPF DIRECTOR GENERAL: PRAKASH MISHRA
7. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED GANGA GRAM YOJANA IN UTTAR PRADESH
i. The Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma bharti launched Ganga Gram Yojana at Village Puth in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
ii.Under this scheme 1600 villages of UP situated along the banks of river Ganga will be developed.
iii. Under this yojna 200 villages have been selected.
iv.Under this yojna open drains falling into river Ganga will be diverted and alternative arrangements for sewage treatment will be made.
v.Toilets will be developed in every house hold.