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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH NOV 2016
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1. INDIAN TEAM WINS SILVER IN WORLD ROBOT OLYMPIAD
i. Team “High Voltage” from India (Gurugram) won a silver in the 13th World Robot Olympiad.
ii. Over 2,000 students from over 50 countries showcased innovative solutions using robotics technology to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

2. INDIA BEAT MALAYSIA TO FINISH THIRD IN FOUR NATIONS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
i. Indian Hockey team defeated Malaysia  in the third-place playoff match to secure bronze in the 4 Nations Tournament in Melbourne.
ii.  Akashdeep, captain VR Raghunath, Talwinder Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh scored goals for the country.

3. ICICI BANK’S ADOPTED AKODARA VILLAGE BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST DIGITAL VILLAGE
i. A tiny village Akodara in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat has become the first Digital Village in India.
ii. The village is adopted by the ICICI Bank under Digital Village project in 2015 that developed it as a digitized village with a rural branch of the bank.India’s First Digital Village
iii. The campaign was committed to connect rural India with high speed internet networks, create a digital infrastructure, and improve digital literacy in the country.

4. ANDHRA PRADESH CM CHANDRABABU NAIDU TO HEAD CMS COMMITTEE ON DEMONETISATION
i. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been nominated by the Central Government to head the sub-committee of Chief Ministers of five States constituted to deal with the situation arising out of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes.
ii. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley requested Chandrabab Naidu to head the committee which would study various aspects after demonetization and how it has affected different sections of the people.
iii. Chief Ministers Sivaraj Singh Chauhan, Nitish Kumar, Narayana Swamy and Manik Sirkar will be the other members
iv. The main aims is to stop the Opposition’s attack on the Centre’s demonetization decision.
v. The Opposition organised ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ on November 28 to protest against the move.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH NOV 2016
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1. INDIA HOST THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF UNCITRAL IN NEW DELHI
i. UN organised the two day conference “Global Standards for Rule-based Commerce” at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to celebrate 50th anniversary of United Nations Commission on International Trade uncitral Law
ii. The conference was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee then it is followed by five sessions
Session 1: Redefining Arbitrability: To Expand or Not To Expand
Session 2: 50 Years of UNCITRAL: Experience from the Asia-Pacific Region
Session 3: Tackling the Next Level: Emerging Legal Standards for Electronic Commerce across Borders
Session 4: Call for Consistency: The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency
Session 5: Innovation and Reform for Efficiency and Legitimacy in Investment Arbitration
iii. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966 to promote the progressive harmonization and unification of international trade law”.

2. NGO STARTS 16-DAY CAMPAIGN ‘EVERY 8 MINUTES’ AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING
i. Association for Promoting Social Action a NGO starts 16-day campaign 'Every8Minutes'against child trafficking.
ii. It is launched to create awareness against child trafficking and missing children in the city.
iii. The step was taken after a report released by National Crime Records Bureau showed that a child goes missing in India every eight minutes and 40 per cent of these children remain untraced.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH NOV 2016
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1. E-COMMERCE FIRMS LIKE FLIPKART AND SNAPDEAL TO DEDUCT TCS UNDER GST
i. According to the new GST law E-commerce giants Flipkart and Snapdeal will have to deduct 2% TCS while making payments to their suppliers.
ii. The new model GST law provides for 1 per cent TCS and 1 per cent tax levied on inter-state movement of goods.

2. INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD SETS UP TWO ADVISORY PANELS
i. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has sets up 2 high-level committees under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to consolidate and amend laws.
ii. The Advisory committee on service providers consists of 9 members, the panel is lead by educationist Mohandas Pai.
iii. Corporate insolvency and liquidation panel is chaired by noted banker Uday Kotak.

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