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Thursday, March 31, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MARCH 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MARCH 2016
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1. RELIANCE DEFENCE AND ISRAEL’S RAFAEL TO SET UP MISSILE, AIR DEFENCE JV
i. Reliance Defence has inked a pact with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defence System.
ii. The pact will help India for specialised areas including air- to-air missiles that will oversee projects worth USD 10 billion in ten years.
iii. Joint venture company will be located at Pithampur, Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
iv. The project will have an initial capital outlay of more than Rs 1,300 crore.

2. P SUSHEELA MOHAN ENTERS INTO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
i. Renowned playback singer P Susheela Mohan has been recognized by the Guinness World Records and Asia Book of Records.
ii. She is known for singing the most number of songs in Indian languages.
iii. She singed 17,695 songs in 12 Indian languages.

3. PM NARENDRA MODI UNVEILS ASIA’S LARGEST OPTICAL TELESCOPE ARIES AT NAINITAL
i. Asia’s largest and first of its kind optical telescope Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences was unveiled at Devasthal in Nainital District, Uttrakahnd.
ii. It was remotely activated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Belgian Pm Charles Michel
iii. Aries telescope was joint collaborative technological effort between Indian and Belgian scientists.
iv. It will help in the study and exploration of planets, starts, magnetic field and astronomical debris.

4. 13TH INDIA-EU SUMMIT HELD IN BRUSSELS
i. The 13th India and European Union Summit was held on 30 March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
ii. In the summit India was represented by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
iii. The European Union was represented by Donald Tusk at the 13th India-EU Summit
iv. The main issues discussed are:
a.    The leaders endorsed the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020 a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years.
b.   The European Investment Bank agreed to extend 450 million Euros in loan for the construction of the first metro line in Lucknow.
c.    The EIB gave its nod to set up the Bank’s regional representation for South Asia in New Delhi.
d.   India-EU Water Partnership  to enhance cooperation on environment issues, including on the ‘Clean India' and ‘Clean Ganga’ flagship programmes.
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5. EIB ANNOUNCED LOAN OF 33 BILLION RUPEES FOR LUCKNOW METRO
i. European Investment Bank  announced that it will invest 33 billion rupees  for the first metro line in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
ii. This investment will be EIB’s largest ever financing in India.
iii. European Investment Bank is the European Union's bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States.

6. ADB LOWERS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST TO 7.4 % FOR 2016-17
i. The Asian Development Bank has lowered India’s growth forecast to 7.4% from an earlier estimate of 7.6% for the current financial year.
ii. This is mainly due to the failure of the government to push through the Goods and Services Tax and the Land and Labour Reforms.
iii. It also forecasted India is one of the fastest growing large economies in the world

iv. It also Forecasted India’s gross domestic product will grow to 7.8% for the fiscal year to March 2018.

Daily Current Affairs 30th March 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MARCH 2016
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1. PM REACHES BRUSSELS FOR INDIA-EU SUMMIT
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels  under  his three-nation tour  to Belgium, the US and Saudi Arabia.
ii. During the visit Modi will attend the India-EU summit and the global nuclear security summit in the US.

2. INDIA RANKS THIRD GLOBALLY IN FINANCIAL TROJAN INFECTIONS
i. India ranks third among countries with high number of financial Trojan infections.
ii. Earlier India was at 5th position in 2014 and now the rank is improved after global detections have reduced.
iii. Financial Trojans is used to defraud customers of online banking services.

3. ARUN JAITLEY LAUNCHES 'MAKE IN INDIA' CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY
i. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Make in India conference in Sydney.
ii. The main purpose of the launch is to promote make in India.
iii. He said for two consecutive years Indai will be the fastest growing economy in the world.

4. 112 WOULD BE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IN INDIA
i. 112 would be the default emergency response number for any situation in India.
ii. Already   100 is the emergency number to contact police, then 101 is for fire emergency, 102 is for health emergency and 108 is for emergency situation related to disasters.
iv. All these services are regulated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for providing immediate help to public.
CHAIRMAN OF TRAI - R.S SHARMA.

5. MANOHAR PARRIKAR FLAGED OFF INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUS SONAR DOME
i. India’s first indigenous sonar dome a ship was today flagged off by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
ii. It is manufactured by a Defence and Research Development Organisation.
iii. It is a huge contribution by Indian Industry to the ‘Make in India’ movement
iv. Anti-submarine warfare ships have a sonar array fitted to the ship structure below the waterline.
v. It functions as the ship’s underwater eyes and ears.
vi. The sonar dome is a structure fitted over the sonar array so that its electronics and sensors are not exposed to surrounding hostile environment.

6. GOVERNMENT PERMITS 100% FDI IN ONLINE MARKETPLACES
i. The government permitted 100% FDI in the marketplace format of e-commerce retailing with a view to attract more foreign investors.
ii. Presently, global online retailer giants like Amazon and ebay are operating online marketplaces in India.
iii. The government is promoting FDI for attracting maximum money from foreign investors.

7. REGISTRATION OF 22 NBFCS HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY RBI
i. The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled registration of 22 non-banking financial companies including Amazan Capital and Mascot Commerce.
ii. The registration of these NBFCs is canceled under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

iii. Earlier RBI had canceled registration of six other NBFCs for not following RBI’s policies under the RBI act 1934 for not following RBI’s policies.

IBPS Clerk-V, SO-V and CWE PO/MT-V Examination Result Out 2016

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 MARCH 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MARCH 2016
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1. INDIA’S BIGGEST DEFENCE EXPO 2016 BEGINS IN GOA
i. India’s biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 began in Goa.
ii. It was inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
iii. This for the first time, the Expo is being held outside the national capital New Delhi.
iv. The 2016 theme is “Rise of Futurism” and its vision is to make India prosperous by establishing world class science and technology base in defence sector.

2. SERGEY KARJAKIN WON 2016 WORLD CHESS CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT
i. Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow.
ii. He  defeated American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana  to won the award.
iii. He holds the record for the world's youngest Grandmaster ever.

3. USAID AND ADB SIGNED MOU TO DEVELOP SOLAR PARKS IN INDIA
i. The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Asian Development Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate 848 million US dollars in funding to develop solar parks across India. 
ii. This agreement will help to finance the development of solar parks in support of the Government of India’s renewable energy targets.

4. ZAHEER KHAN APPOINTED CAPTAIN OF DELHI DAREDEVILS FOR 2016 IPL SEASON
i. Zaheer Khan was  appointed as captain of the Delhi Daredevils team for 2016 Indian Premier League season.
ii. He would replace South African all-rounder JP Duminy who was captain in the last season.

5. WORLD BANK APPROVED $250 MILLION LOAN TO SUPPORT ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SECTOR REFORMS IN RAJASTHAN
i. The World Bank Board approved a 250 million US dollar Development Policy Loan for Rajasthan.
ii. The loan was granted to support the government of Rajasthan in improving the performance of its electricity distribution sector under the State’s 24x7 Power for All program.
iii. It will support in:
a.    Strengthening governance in the distribution sector in the state by giving more operational autonomy to the utilities
b.   Establishing targets for reducing the gap between the cost of supply and revenue recovery
c.    Providing incentives to employees for improving performance
d.   Improving the operational performance of the DISCOMs

6. ISRO SET TO LAUNCH RECORD 22 SATELLITES IN SINGLE MISSION
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to made a record by launching a record number of 22 satellites in a single mission in May 2016.
ii. These satellites will be launched using ISRO’s workhorse Polar rocket PSLV C34 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
iii. The world record for sending highest number of satellites in single launch is hosted by USA of sending 29 satellites to the orbit in a single launch in 2013.


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 MARCH 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 MARCH 2016
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1. PADMA AWARD ANNOUNCED BY THE PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE
i.  President Pranab Mukherjee has presented five Padma Vibhushan awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
ii. Padma Vibhushan awards are given to:
A.   Founder of Reliance Industries late Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (posthumous),
B.   Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan,
C.   Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
D.  Indian-American economist Avinash Kamalakar Dixit and 5.Renowned dancer Yamini Krishnamurti.

2. PRESIDENT RULE IMPOSED IN UTTARAKHAND
i. President’s Rule has been imposed in Uttarakhand before the crucial trust vote in the state assembly for the Harish Rawat government.
ii. President rule is imposed in  Uttarakhand after the constitutional breakdown.
iii. President Pranab Mukherjee imposed emergency under Article 356 of the Constitution.

3. NATIONAL FILM AWARDS GIVEN TO AMITABH BACHCHAN AND KANGANA RANAUT
i. Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut have been honoured  with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for Piku and Tanu Weds Manu Returns at 63rd National Awards.
ii. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali emerged as the Best Film
iii. Sanjay Leela Bhansali won in the best director category for his movie Bajirao Mastani.

4. ROTAVIRUS VACCINE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY THE UNION HEALTH MINISTER
i. The government launched the vaccine for Rotavirus vaccine as part of Universal Immunization Programme to prevent child mortaility due to Rotavirus diarrhoea.
ii. The vaccine, developed indigenously to promote "Make in India" initiative.
iii. The introduction of Rotavirus vaccine will enable the government to directly address the problem of diarrheal deaths.
Union Health Minister: J P Nadda

5. MADHYA PRADESH TO GET ITS FIRST ITBP MODERN WEAPON TRAINING CENTRE
i. Madhya Pradesh is going to have its first Indo Tibetan Border Police weapon training centre at Batiagarh, Damoh.
ii. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has issued orders to set up ITBP's Weapon and Support Weapon Training Centre in the state.

6. HARYANA LAUNCHES SCHEME FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
i. Haryana Government has launched a new scheme ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’.
ii. under this scheme pension of 6 months would be given in advance to differently abled persons for adapting their homes as per their requirement.
ii. The grant for diet money to hearing impaired has been increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000 per month.

7. MAHARASHTRA GETS ITS FIRST SET OF WOMEN COMMANDERS TO PROTECT FOREST
i. A batch of 20 women are going to become the first women commandos of the state to protect forestry area of Maharashtra.
 ii. The government is putting efforts towards women empowerment.
iii. Recently Indian Navy announced to recruit 3 female fighter pilots.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MARCH 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MARCH 2016
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1. SURYA DEVA APPOINTED AS UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER
i. law professor Surya Deva has been appointed as an adviser on human rights and multinationals and businesses by the UN Human Rights Council .
ii. He will be a member of the 4 member working group on the issue of human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
iii. The organisation contributes to the development of international human rights standards.

2. HOCKEY INDIA ANNUAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
i. Deepika and PR Sreejesh has won the Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award for Women and Men at the Hockey India Annual Awards.
ii. Late Captain Shankar Laxman has been honoured with the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.

3. ARVIND KEJRIWAL NAMED AMONG WORLD’S 50 GREATEST LEADERS BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE
i. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine.
ii. He is sole leader from India in the list and has been placed at 42nd position.
ii. The list is topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
iii. Top 5 persons in th e list are Jeff Bezos followed by Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi , Pope Francis , Tim Cook.

4. UNION GOVERNMENT RELEASES SELF-REGULATION CODE OF ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT FOR INDUSTRY
i. The Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has released a self regulation Code of ethical business conduct to be adopted by the Industry on providing best products and services.
ii. The code contains provision of trustworthy products and services for the consumers, comply with the competition and anti-trust laws and respond to consumer complaints promptly.
iv. It covers six principles to be adopted by the industry:
a.    Safety of products and services
b.   Building sustainable supply chains
c.    Marketing products ethically
d.   Non-indulgence in unfair trade practices
e.    Complying with competition and anti-trust laws
f.     Prompt response to consumer complaints.

5. ANDHRA GOVT SET TO INAUGURATE COUNTRY'S FIRST LIFT IRRIGATION PROJECT
i. Andhra Pradesh government has  become the first Indian state to implement lift irrigation.
ii. Andhra Pradesh government is going to inaugurate Pattiseema lift irrigation project.
iii. The first river linking project in country connecting Godavari with Krishna river.
iv. The project was designed to lift 80 trillion metric cubic feet of flood water in a span of 110 days during the flooding season between July and October from Godavari.

6. FEDERAL BANK TO OPEN STARTUP INCUBATION CENTRES
i. Federal Bank is going  to open an incubation centers for startups in Bangalore and Ernakulam.
ii. These branches will offer advice on capital, regulatory support and even disburse funds for Startups.
iii. These centres are named as Launchpad and are equipped with fast internet connections, support staff from the financial world and advisory mechanisms.
iv. These centres would be the perfect for future entrepreneurs because they will be equipped with bank executives capable of dealing with the financial requirements of start-ups

7. HARYANA CABINET HAS APPROVED JAT RESERVATION BILL
i. The Haryana cabinet today approved the Jat reservation bill.
ii. The bill is passed after the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti threatened to resume the agitation if its demands are not met by the end of this month.

iii. The Haryana cabinet today cleared the bill that proposes to provide reservation to five communities, including Jat, Jat Sikh, Tyagi, Bishnoi and Ror.

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