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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HINDUSTAN COPPER LIMITED INAUGURATES COUNTRY'S FIRST FACILITY TO PRODUCE NICKEL
i. Hindustan Copper Limited has inaugurated the country's first facility to produce nickel.
ii. The company is totally dependent on imports for this metal.
iii. The new Plant is located at the company's Indian Copper Complex at Ghatshila in Jharkhand.
iv. The capacity of the plant is initially poised to be 50 tonnes per annum.
v. Demand of pure nickel in India is around 45,000 tonne

2. PHELPS 3RD TO WIN GOLD IN THE SAME EVENT AT 4 OLYMPICS
i. Michael Phelps won the gold medal in the 200m individual .
ii. He become the third athlete to win an individual Gold in the same event at four Olympics.
iii. He won the first medal in 2004 olymic then in 2008, 2012 and now in 2016.

3. NO RAIL BUDGET FROM NEXT FISCAL
i. The 92-year-old practice of presenting a separate Rail Budget is set to come to an end from the next fiscal.
ii. The proposal was made by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s merge it with the General Budget.
iii. Finance Ministry has now constituted a five-member committee comprising senior officials of the Ministry and the national transporter to work out the modalities for the merger.
iv. The committee has been asked to submit its report by August 31.

4. E-VERIFYING WITHOUT NET BANKING
i. After Punjab National Bank and United Bank of India, more banks are likely to soon start a facility wherein an account holder can verify his income tax return on e-filing site even without having netbanking.
ii. Electronic Verification Code can be generated by pre-validating the bank account on the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department.
iii. CBDT said EVC can be generated by pre-validating a Demat Account on the e-filing portal.

5. 6,900 KM GAS PIPELINES TO CONNECT BANGLADESH, MYANMAR, INDIA
i. The government has planned to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal.
ii. Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation  and Indian Oil Corporation signed an agreement to jointly set up a LPG terminal plant in Chittagong port city which will help pipe gas to the north-eastern states.

6.USA WINS 1,000TH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL
i. Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. women's 4x100 metres medley relay team to the 1,000th gold medal in her country's summer Olympic history, and the second of her career.
ii. Australia won the silver, with Cate Campbell touching out just 0.01 ahead of bronze medallists Denmark.

7. UNION MINISTER LAUNCHES CLEAN COOKING FUEL SCHEME FOR BPL WOMEN IN WEST BENGAL
i. Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has launched the Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana in West Bengal to provide clean cooking fuel to the women belonging to the 'Below Poverty Line' households across the country.
ii. PMUY which was launched by the Prime Minister of India on May 1, 2016 at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
iii. The main aim is to provide LPG connections to 5 Crore BPL households by 2019
  
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. “HINDUSTAN COPPER LIMITED” HAS INAUGURATED A COMPANY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING METALS?
a. Copper
b. Nickle
c. Aluminium
d. Lead
2. THE MOST DECORATED OLYMPIAN “MICHAEL PHELPS” BELONGS TO WHICH NATION?
a. Sweden
b. Canada
c. Britain
d. USA
3. WITHOUT NET BANKING, AN ACCOUNT HOLDER CAN VERIFY WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION?
a. KYC Norms
b. Fund Transfer
c. Income tax return
d. Rate of Interest on FDs
4. RECENTLY, INDIAN OIL CORPORATION HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES TO SETUP A LPG PLANT IN NORTH EASTERN STATES?
a. Bangladesh
b. Bhutan
c. China
d. Mayanmar
5. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATES CLEAN COOKING FUEL SCHEME FOR BPL WOMEN ARE LAUNCHED?
a. Bihar
b. Odisha
c. West Bengal
d. Jammu & Kashmir

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


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