DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ISRO LAUNCHES PSLV-C36 CARRYING REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users.
2. HINDI LANGUAGE IN THE TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL LANGUAGES
i. The World Economic Forum has named Hindi language ranked 10th in the top 10 most powerful languages on the planet.
ii. The list is topped by English as the most powerful language followed by Mandarin.
3. IOC, BPCL, HPCL JOIN HANDS TO SET UP INDIA'S BIGGEST OIL REFINERY
i. Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corp have signed a pact to build India's biggest oil refinery at a cost of $30 billion on the west coast.
ii. The three firms signed the pact for the 60-million tonne a year refinery in Maharashtra
iii. IOC will hold a 50 % stake in the project while BPCL and HPCL will have 25 % each.
4. MAHILA E-HAAT TIES UP WITH INDIA POST, SBI
i. The Women and Child Development Ministry has tied up with India Post and SBI.
ii. This will offer more payment options to buyers and simplify shipping of products bought from "Mahila E-haat", an online marketing platform for women entrepreneurs.
iii. Now, SBI customers abroad can make use of "SBI Global".
5. AMBEDKAR'S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY TO BE OBSERVED AS 'WATER DAY'
i. Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed as 'Water Day' across the country on 14 April.
ii. The day will be observed to mark Ambedkar’s contribution in water resource management of the country.
6. MSME AWARD FOR CORPORATION BANK
i. Corporation Bank has bagged the ‘Best MSME Bank Award 2016’ instituted by Assocham.
ii. Corporation Bank is a public sector banking company headquartered in Mangalore, India.