DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. RBI GIVES APPROVAL TO BHARTI AIRTEL’S PAYMENTS BANK UNIT
i. The Reserve Bank of India has given its in-principle approval to Bharti Airtel’s payments bank venture Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd.
ii. It become the first entity to receive final approval from the RBI to start a payments bank.
iii. The Payments Banks are not allowed to lend.
iv. Last year RBI had granted in-principle licences to 11 entities to start payments banks.
v. The ‘in-principle’ approval means temporary approval for 18 months.
2. UNION GOVERNMENT APPOINTS MEERAN BORWANKAR AS DG OF BPR&D
i. Union Government has appointed Ms. Meeran C. Borwankar as the Director General in the Bureau of Police Research & Development.
ii. Bureau of Police Research and Development was established in 1970.
iii. The objective of the BPR&D is modernisation of police forces.
3. INDIA OFFERS TO INVEST $20 BILLION IN IRAN
i. India has offered to invest upto $20 billion in Iran.
ii. It was announced by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan during his two day visit to Iran.
ii. It is the first visit by an Indian minister since the US and other western powers lifted sanctions against Iran.
4. ‘GREEN UP & CLEAN UP’ PROGRAMME TO BE PLANTED IN UP
i. The Uttar Pradesh government is going to start plantation of 5 crore trees in 24 hours in the month of July under the ‘Green UP - Clean UP’ programme.
ii. All online data of plantation sites should be prepared with the cooperation of National Informatics Centre to ensure effective district-wise monitoring.
5. SACHIN BECOMES THE BRAND AMBASSADOR OF SKILL INDIA
i. The ministry for skill development and entrepreneurship has appointed Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador of the 'Skill India' campaign.
ii. The Skill India campaign is an opportunity for the nation to make full use of its young population.
iii. The ‘Skill India’ campaign was launched by PM Narendra Modi to train about 40 crore people in India in different skills.
6. ANTHONY JOSHUA WON INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION TITLE
i. Anthony Joshua has grabbed the International Boxing Federation heavyweight title for the year 2016.
ii. He defeated Charles Martin in the second round at the O2 Arena in London.
iii. Earlier in 2012 Olympic he won gold and grabbed his first world title in only his 16th professional fight by flattening American Martin to lift the International Boxing Federation.
7. WORLD HOMOEOPATHY DAY OBSERVED ON 10TH APRIL
i. World Homoeopathy Day was observed on 10 April.
ii. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician.
iii. Hahnemann discovered the principles of Homeopathy two centuries ago and developed it as a gentle healing system of medicine.
iv. The theme of the day is “Integrating Homoeopathy in Health Care”.