DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. AKODARA IN GUJARAT BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST DIGITAL VILLAGE
i. Akodara village in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat recently declared as first digital village in India.
ii. The village, will use various cashless systems for payments of goods and services.
iii. All transactions in the village are carried out through digital modes like net-banking, SMS or debit cards.
2. INDIA’S FIRST CYCLE HIGHWAY INAUGURATED IN UP
i. Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav has inaugurated India’s first and Asia’s longest bicycle highway between Agra and Etawah in UP.
ii. A rally of 90 cyclists from five countries and across India followed the inauguration ceremony at the Lion Safari in Etawah.
3. BAPU'S CHARKHA AMONG 100 'MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOS OF ALL TIME'
i. A 1946 picture of Mahatma Gandhi with his Charkha in the foreground is among the 100 most influential images of all time .
ii. The Time collection includes 100 of the most iconic and history-altering images, dating from the 1820s to 2015.
iii. Among the pictures is the tragic photo of the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi lying face down on the shore near the coastal town of Bodrum.
4. BHARATIYA MAHILA BANK MERGER WITH SBI CLEARED
i. Under the consolidation in the banking sector the Competition Commission of India has approved the amalgamation of Bharatiya Mahila Bank into State Bank of India .
ii. Both the banks offer various banking products to their retail and corporate customers.
iii. Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd is the first of its kind in the Banking Industry in India formed with a vision of economic empowerment for women.
5. 4 INDIA-BORN CEOS ON FORTUNE'S BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR LIST
i. Four leading India-born CEOs, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga, have featured in Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list topped by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
ii. Nadella has been ranked fifth among 50 global corporate heads by Fortune Magazine in its annual ‘Businessperson of the Year’ compilation.
iii. HDFC Bank’s Managing Director Aditya Puri on the 36th position and Banga on 40th.
6. MORGAN STANLEY LOWERS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST BY 40 BPS TO 7.3% FOR FY’17
i. American Morgan Stanley has lowered its growth forecast for FY’17 to 7.3% from 7.7% e.
ii. Morgan Stanley expects India’s exports to support the overall recovery in 2017 after being a drag in 2016.
7. PANKAJ ADVANI CLAIMED BRONZE MEDAL AT IBSF WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani won bronze in IBSF world snooker championship.
ii. In semifinals he is defeated by Andrew Pagett of Wales t at the IBSF World Snooker Championship.