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Saturday, November 5, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4TH NOV 2016
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1. PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT BECOMES INTERNATIONAL LAW
i. The Paris Agreement officially entered into force on 4 November 2016 and decklared as international law.
ii. The agreement deals with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance.
iii. The Paris Agreement’s entry into force comes a month after countries representing 55% of the world’s emissions committed to joining the deal.
iv. 192 states and the European Union have signed the Agreement.

2. GST COUNCIL APPROVES 4-TIER RATE AT 5%, 12%, 18% AND 28%
i. GST Council approved a four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess.
ii. Goods and Services Tax is a proposed system of indirect taxation in India merging most of the existing taxes into single system of taxation.

3. INDIA TO HOST 7TH SESSION OF COP7 ON TOBACCO CONTROL FROM NOV 7-12
i. 7th Session of the Conference of Parties  to  WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  will be held from november 7th to 12th at Greater Noida.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3RD NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3RD NOV 2016
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1. ICICI BANK LAUNCHES OVERDRAFT FACILITY FOR SALARIED HOME LOAN BORROWERS
i. ICICI Bank has launched a credit facility against home loans for salaried customers.
ii. The Home Overdraft facility will enable a salaried customer to seek loans up to Rs. 1 crore for personal needs against his/her property.
iii. Salaried individuals, who have a home loan and a salary account with ICICI Bank, are eligible to apply for the ‘Home Overdraft’ facility.

2. FOOTBALL WORLD CUP TROPHY DESIGNER SILVIO GAZZANIGA DIES AT 95
i. Silvio Gazzaniga, the goldsmith and sculptor who designed and created football’s World Cup trophy, has died at home in Milan
ii. He was known as “Mr Cups”,.he also designed UEFA Cup and the UEFA  Super Cup
iii. Silvio Gazzaniga designed and created the World Cup trophy in 1971.
iv. FIFA World Cup trophy is 18-carat solid gold trophy weighs approximately six kilograms.

3. WORLD SAVINGS DAY OBSERVED WITH THE THEME ‘GRABBING HOLD OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE’
i. World Savings Day or World Thrift Day is observed every year on 31st October.
ii. The day is observed  to promote the savings all over the World.
iii. In India, World Savings Day was observed on October 30 because of the death of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the same day in 1984.
iv. The Theme of the day is Grabbing Hold of Your Financial Future.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND NOV 2016
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1. BANKS TO REPORT FRAUDS OF RS 1 CRORE AND ABOVE TO CVC
i. Vigilance Commission has now made it mandatory for the public sector banks to report to it all such matters involving funds over Rs one crore.
ii. The Commission will also call regular monthly meetings of senior officials of Reserve Bank of India, CBI and banks to monitor probe in suspected bank frauds of Rs 50 crore and above.

2. FINANCE MINISTRY RELEASES RS 1,093 CRORE FOR RESTORATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN J&K
i. The finance ministry released first installment of special assistance of Rs 1,093.34 crore for repair and permanent restoration of damaged public buildings in J&K .
ii. The Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan for J&K was announced by Narendra Modi on November 7, 2015, for Rs 80,068 crore for post flood relief and restoration and long-term development of the state.

3. INDIA AND PALESTINE INKS MOU TO SETUP PALESTINE-INDO TECHNO PARK IN RAMALLAH
i. India and Palestine a MoU for setting up a Palestine-India Techno Park in Ramallah, Palestine.
ii. During the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Palestine in October last year, the announcement for setting up of park was made.
iii. The Palestinian side has made the land available for the project.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1ST NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1ST NOV 2016
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHES 'SAUR SUJALA YOJANA' IN CHHATTISGARH
i. PM Narendra Modi has launched the "Saur Sujala Yojana" in Chhattisgarh.
ii. It would provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
iii. Chhattisgarh would be the first state to implement the scheme.
iv. Under the scheme, solar powered irrigation pumps of 3HP and 5HP capacity worth Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh respectively would be distributed to the farmers by March 31, 2019.

2. DHONI MOST VALUED ATHLETE AMONG INDIANS ACCORDING TO FORBES FAB 40
i. India’s  cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains the most valued Indian athlete in 2016.
ii. The annual Forbes Fab 40 list which estimates the brand value of top sports labels, athletes, teams and events.
iii. Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer toppled the list and  golf great Tiger Woods as the most valued athlete globally.
iv. Argentine football star Lionel Messi, ranked eighth.

3. SEBI TIGHTENS NORMS FOR CREDIT RATING AGENCIES
i. The Securities and Exchange Board of India tightened rules for credit rating agencies, prescribing more disclosures on suspension and withdrawal of ratings.
ii. The capital markets regulator also directed agencies to disclose the nature of their compensation arrangements with rated entities, including exchange of gifts.
iii. CRISIL, ICRA and CARE are the major agencies that assign credit ratings to issuers of debt instruments.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31ST OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31ST OCT 2016
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1. EASE OF DOING BUSINESS REPORT INDIA A.P., TELANGANA TOP IN 2016 ALL-INDIA RANKING
i. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released the report on State-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings.

2.VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK COMMENCES FROM TODAY (31ST OCTOBER 2016)
i. The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year.
ii. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced from 31st October 2016.
iii. The theme of the day is “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption”.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH OCT 2016
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1. BANGLADESH INTRODUCES TEMPORARY BAN ON CATCHING HILSA FISH
i. Bangladesh has arrested more than 900 fishermen and deployed the army to patrol its waterways after introducing a temporary ban on catching hilsa fish.
ii. The ban is imposesd  in an effort to save the hugely popular fish.
iii. Approximately 60 percent of the world's hilsa are caught in Bangladesh.

2. INDIA RANKS POORLY IN COMMONWEALTH YOUTH INDEX
i. India has ranked very poorly at 133 in a new Global Youth Development Index compiled by the Commonwealth Secretariat on the countries' prospects for young people in employment, education, health, civic and political spheres.
ii. India ranked 133rd in the index  and the list is topped by Germany followed by Denmark), Switzerland, United Kingdom , Netherlands.

 3. IIID TO CONDUCT 'DESIGN YATRA' IN KOZHIKODE
i. India's first 'Design Yatra' will be conducted in Kerala's Kozhikode city between October 29-31.
ii. During design yatra competitions, heritage walk, talks and interaction with students will be conducted.
iii. The yatra is aimed at spreading awareness and taking designs to the masses and is scheduled to travel to 29 Indian cities.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH OCT 2016
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1. PUNJAB WINS NCC NATIONAL GAMES
i. Punjab Directorate Won the 2016 National Cadet Corp  National Games.
ii. Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, presented trophies to the winners at the closing ceremony at Delhi Cantonment.

2. ANTARCTICA’S ROSS SEA DECLARED WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE
i. The Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area .
ii. Some 1.57 million sq km of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from fishing for 35 years.

3. UNION CABINET APPROVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL ACADEMIC DEPOSITORY
i. The Union Cabinet gave its green signal for establishment and operationalisation of a National Academic Depository.
ii. The National Academic Depository aims at bringing another dimension and enhancement of the vision of Digital India.

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