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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JUNE 2016
(Daily News India)
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1.14TH JUNE OBSERVED AS WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY
i. Every year, the World Blood Donor Day is being observed on 14 June.
ii. The day is observed to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation.
iii. The day seeks to spread awareness about the need for safe and secure blood supplies.
iv. It will also provide an opportunity to draw public attention to the importance of blood donation for saving lives.
n. The Theme of the day is “Blood connects us all”.

2. PRESIDENT EMBARKS ON A SIX-DAY VISIT OF THREE AFRICAN NATIONS
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has begun his six-day three-nation visit to Ghana, Cotd’Ivory and Namibia.
ii. This is the maiden visit of Indian President to Ghana and Ivory Coast whereas to Namibia.

3. PM TO INAUGURATE 2-DAY CONFERENCE OF TAX ADMINISTRATORS ON JUNE 16
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators of Central Board of Direct Taxes  & Central Board of Excise & Customs  on 16th june in New Delhi.
ii. He will motivate the revenue officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly service.
iii. The Annual Conference has been given the brand name "Annual Conference of Tax Administrators”.

4. P.K SINHA PANEL TO LIST RBI GOVERNOR CANDIDATES
i. The government has made a selection committee headed by cabinet secretary P K Sinha to shortlist the candidates for Reserve Bank of India governor post.
ii. The decision in this regard was taken earlier by the Prime Minister in consultation with the finance minister

5. SEBI ISSUES STRICTER KYC, DISCLOSURE NORMS FOR P-NOTES
i. Markets regulator SEBI has put in place a stricter KYC norms and disclosure regime for Participatory Notes.
ii. The aim is to make it tougher to use these offshore instruments without disclosing the money-trail and details of their users.
iii. The measure comes after taking into account suggestions from SIT on black money to ensure this route is not used for money laundering.
iv. Under the new norms, all the users of P-Notes would have to follow Indian KYC and Anti Money Laundering Regulations.

6.  SIKKIM BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST STATE TO LAUNCH OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA PORTAL
i. Sikkim became the first state in India to have an open government data portal linked ‘sikkim.data.gov.in’.
ii. The portal was launched by Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai.
iii. The portal has been developed by Government of Sikkim’s Information Technology Department and NIC team from Delhi.
iv. The open government data portal facilitates free to use, reuse, and redistribution of data produced or commissioned by the government or government controlled entities by anyone.




CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.’ WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY’ IS BEING OBSERVED ON 14TH JUNE. WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS DAY?
a. Blood is the need of life
b. Donate blood
c. Blood connects us all
d. None of these
2. WHAT IS THE CAPITAL OF GHANNA?
a. Accra
b. Akan
c. Ewe
d. Guan
3. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS OF INDIA EMBARK ON SIX DAY VISIT OF THREE AFRICAN NATIONS?
a. Prime Minister
b. President
c. Foreign & external affair minister
d. Both (b) & (c)
4. NAME THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMITTEE WHO HEADS THE PANEL OF SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR RBI GOVERNOR POST?
a. BK Sinha
b. MK Sinha
c. SK Sinha
d. PK Sinha
5. WHO IS THE CHAIRPERSON OF SEBI?
a. Upendra Kumar Sinha
b. Urjit Kumar Sinha
c. Umesh Kumar Sinha
d. None of the above

ANSWERS:
1. C     2. A     3. B     4. D     5. A

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