DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 FEB 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. RBI RELAXES FDI NORMS TO BOOST START-UPS
i. The Reserve Bank of India has relaxed rules for foreign direct investment norms to boost start-up activity in the country.
ii. Start-ups are allowed to receive foreign venture capital investment earlier only Venture Capital Funds and Indian Venture Capital.
2. PACIFIC RIM NATIONS SIGNED TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
i. All twelve Pacific Rim countries signed the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in New Zealand.
ii. It is one of the biggest trade deals in history.
iii. The deal looks to promote investment between 12 countries across the Pacific Rim.
iv. The agreement was signed by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States of America and Vietnam.
3. VICE PRESIDENT HAMID ANSARI CONCLUDED HIS TWO-NATION TOUR TO THAILAND AND BRUNEI
i. Vice-President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei.
ii. He visited the country on the invitation of Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah.
iii. Hamid Ansari became the first Vice President to visit Brunei
iv. He also visited the Thailand on official invitation of the Prime Minister of Thailand Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.
v. It was also the first Vice Presidential visit from India after a gap of 50 years.
vi. He confirmed Indai’s participation in the Cobra Gold 2016 military exercise that will be held in Thailand.
4. 12TH SOUTH ASIAN GAMES INAUGURATED IN GUWAHATI
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugrated the 12th South Asian Games 2016 open at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.
ii. Narendra Modi said the South Asian Games demonstrate 3-Ts and they are Team Work, Togetherness and Talent.
iii. In 12th South Asian Games open 2500 athletes from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives will be part of the games.
iv. The theme song of the Games is ‘Ai Prithibi Ek Krirangan’.
5. UNION GOVERNMENT APPROVED HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA
i. Union Ministry of Urban Development approved projects worth over 12 crore rupees for improving tourist infrastructure in heritage places of Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh and Warangal in Telangana.
ii. Amaravati and Warangal are among the 12 cities included in the Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana known as HRIDAY for improving the social, cultural and economic ecosystems.
6 MEET ON `MAKE IN INDIA' IN MANGALORE
i. TheBesant Institute of Postgraduate Management Studies conducted a conference on ‘Make in India’ on 5th Feburary in manglore.
ii. The objective of the conference is to understand the and promote the role of the ‘Make in India’ programme.