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Monday, January 4, 2016

Daily Free Current Affairs 4th Jan. 2015 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA WON 2015 SAFF FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. India has won the 2015 South Asian Football Federation championship for record seventh time.
ii.India defeated  Afghanistan by 2-1 goal score.
iii.Earlier India had won the SAFF Football Championship in year 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009 and 2011.
iv.SAFF is known as South Asian Football Federation.
v.It was started in 1993 and participated by 8 countries including: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

2. MOUNTAINEER ARUNIMA SINHA SCALES MOUNT ACONCAGUA IN ARGENTINA
i. India’s mountaineer Arunima Sinha has successfully climbed Mount Aconcagua in Argentina as part of her Mission 7 Summits.
ii.she created World record by becoming First Female amputee to climb 5 Mountains of the World.
iii.Mt. Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside Asia and is also known as second Everest.
iv. Earlier she made the world record by becoming first female amputee mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest.
v. Arunima had lost her left leg in a train accident in 2011 after she was pushed out of a running train by robbers

3. UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED SETTING UP OF CCL SPORTS UNIVERSITY IN JHARKHAND
i.Union Minister of State  for Power,Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal announced setting up of CCL Sports University in Jharkhand.
ii.The university will have a capacity of 1400 students and 15 sports academies.
iii.Central Coalfield Limited is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, an undertaking of the Union Ministry of Coal.

4. UNION CABINET GAVE EX-POST FACTO APPROVAL FOR MOU ON BRICS NETWORK UNIVERSITY
i. The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for signing of Memorandum of Understanding among BRICS countries on BRICS Network University.
ii.It will help countries in developing  cooperation among the BRICS nations for the purpose of increasing scientific research, higher education and information exchange.
iii.In November 2015 the negotiations were held on the MoU during the 3rd BRICS Education Ministers meeting and Senior Officials meeting held in Mosco, Russia.

5. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED MBRL PINAKA II AT POKHRAN
i. India has successfully test-fired Pinaka II multi barrel rocket launcher System.
ii.The trials were conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan.
iii.Pinaka is an unguided rocket system and capable of neutralising large areas with rapid salvos.
iv.Range of Pinaka II is 40 km.

6. UNION GOVERNMENT TO START LPG-LIKE DBT SCHEME FOR KEROSENE FROM 1 APRIL 2016
i. The Union Government decided to start a LPG-like direct benefit transfer scheme for kerosene.
ii.The scheme will be started from 1st  April 2016.
iii.The scheme will be implemented in 26 districts of eight states including Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh , Rajasthan,Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

iv.Under this scheme, people will buy kerosene at market rate, but will get subsidy directly in their bank accounts.

Daily Free Current Affairs 3rd Jan. 2016 ( Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JAN 2016
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1. TELANGANA LAUNCHED E-VAHAN BIMA SCHEME
i. Telangana Government launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme to issue motor insurance policy in digital form.
ii.The scheme was launched by IT Minister K T Rama Rao  with T S Vijayan, Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority.
iii.Telangana became the first state in the country to legally accept motor vehicle insurance policy in digital form.

2. UNION GOVERNMENT SIGNED FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH WORLD BANK TO FUND EDUCATION OF MINORITIES
i. The Union Government signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million US dollars with the World Bank.
ii.The scheme is named as ‘Nai Manzil Scheme- Education and Skills Training for Minorities’
iii. The loan funds will be used for interventions under this scheme to improve the employability and performance of minority youth in the labour market.
iv. Nai Manzil Scheme was launched on 8 August 2015 in Patna.
v. This central scheme is designed to address educational and livelihood needs of minority communities lagging behind in terms of educational attainments.

3. IRAN’S LEADING BANKS WILL SOON OPEN BRANCHES IN INDIA
i. Iran’s leading banks will open branches in India to enhance commercial ties between New Delhi and Tehran.
ii. The meeting was led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Iranian Finance Minister Ali Tayebnia .
iii. Both countries decided to allow the Pasargan Bank and Parsian Bank of Iran to set up branches in New Delhi and Mumbai.

4. RBI ASKED THE BANKS TO OPEN BANKS IN VILLAGES WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 5000.
i. RBI has asked the bankers to open more brick and mortar branches in villages with no banking facilities and with a population of more than Five thousand.
ii. The RBI has asked banks to submit a report  on how many branches they will be opening by 31 March 2017
iii. This will also enable banks to provide quality financial services and timely support to Banking Correspondents.
iv.It will also improve and enhance Financial inclusion in Rural areas.

5. FILM-MAKER SHYAM BENEGAL TO HEAD PANEL ON CENSOR BOARD REVAMP
i. The Centre government has set up a Committee headed by  film-maker Shyam Benegal to end recent controversies relating to the Censor Board.
ii.The Committee will work out a revamp plan and submit its report within two months.
iii.The committee is expected to provide a “holistic framework and enable those tasked with the work of certification of films to perform  their responsibilities keeping in view this framework.

6. MUMBAI, DELHI IN WORLD’S TOP-30 ‘SUPER CITIES’
i. Two Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have  topped in the  list of the world’s most powerful, productive and connected cities top-30 ‘super cities’
ii.India’s financial capital Mumbai has been ranked 22nd while the national capital Delhi is placed at 24th.
iii.The list is topped by Tokyo, followed by New York, London and Paris, make the top four ‘super cities’.

7. BENGAL GEARING UP FOR GANGA SAGAR MELA
i. The Ganga Sagar Mela is one of the biggest religious events of the country that witnesses the gathering of lakhs of pilgrims, is set for a revamp this year.
ii.It is held every year in the month of January  to February, on the Ganga Sagar Island  of the river Hooghly in Bengal.
iii.It is attended by thousands of pilgrims every year.

iv.It is belived that a dip in the water at this place, during Gangasagar Mela, is considered to be extremely sacred.

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