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Daily Current Affairs 17th March 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. 7TH GOVERNING BOARD MEETING OF INDO-GERMAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. 7th meeting of the Governing Board of the Indo German Science and Technology Centre  was held in New Delhi.
ii.The meeting was chaired by the Union Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
iii. It highlighted the achievements and progress of IGSTC in accelerating the bilateral Science & Technology collaboration.

2. ICICI BANK LAUNCHED NFC-BASED MOBILE PAYMENT SOLUTION TOUCH & PAY
i.ICICI Bank launched a new mobile payment solution Touch & Pay based on Near Field Communication technology.
ii.It will  enable the bank’s customers to make secure contactless payments at retail stores using smartphones.
ii. The Customers can make payment by tapping smart phone at a NFC enabled merchant terminal and make the payment through account linked ICICI Bank Debit/Credit Card.

3. INDIA RANKS 118TH ON UN’S WORLD HAPPINESS INDEX 2016
i. India ranked 118th out of 157 countries on the United Nations’ World Happiness Index 2016.
ii. Top 5 countries are Denmark followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland and last rank given to  Burundi 157th.
iv.Among BRICS nations the list is stopped by Brazil followed by Russia , China , South Africa  and India .
v.World Happiness Report  is based on real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms.

4. SHEHNAI EXPONENT USTAD ALI AHMAD HUSSAIN KHAN PASSES AWAY
i. Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan passed away due to long illness in Kolkatta, West Bengal.
ii. He was one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan
iii.Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan was known for his innovative style and mastery over the classical and semi-classical and folk music repertoire.

5. INDIA AVIATION SHOW 2016 STARTED IN HYDERABAD
i. The India Aviation 2016 an international exhibition and conference on civil aviation started in Hyderabad, Telangana.
ii.It was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Begumpet Airport .
iii.The India Aviation 2016 has been jointly organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to promote Make in India.

6. AAHAR 2016 STARTED IN NEW DELHI
i. The largest fair on Food and Hospitality AAHAR 2016 has been started at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
ii. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
iii. The main aim of the fair is to promote Brand India on a global platform.
iv. AAHAR 2016 will cover two things:
a.    Hospitality India: It will cover Hotel & Restaurant Equipment and Supplies
b.   Food India: It will cover Foods, Processed Foods, Food Processing and Beverages

7. BRITISH MATHEMATICIAN SIR ANDREW WILES WON 2016 ABEL PRIZE
i. British mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles grabbed the 2016 Abel Prize in Oslo.
ii. He won the award for solving a centuries-old hypothesis, Fermat's Last Theorem.

iii.The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize awarded annually by the Government of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians.

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