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Sunday, February 1, 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 31 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-31 JANUARY 2015
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1)         GDP’S BASE YEAR CHANGED
Ø  The revision of the base year is to make easy for the government to meet its fiscal deficit target
Ø  The base year is now 2011-12 from 2004-05 .The base year was revised in January 2010.

2)        GOVERNMENT DIVESTED 10 PERCENT STAKE IN COAL INDIA LIMITED
Ø  Government has fetched about Rs 22600 crore by selling 10% stake in Coal India
Ø  This is the biggest ever share sale by any private or public sector company 
Ø  With this, government’s share in CIL came down to 79.65 percent.

3)          NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO ‘MAHATMA GANDHI’
Ø  India has paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death Anniversary

 4)      18th  NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE HELD IN GUJARAT

Ø  18th National Conference on e-Governance was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Ø  The main Theme of the Conference was Digital Governance – New Frontiers.
Ø  The focus sector was Skill Development & Employability.
Ø  The conference explored the benefits of the use of Information and Communication    Technology (ICT).

5) PAUL VAN ASS IS NEW COACH OF NATIONAL MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM
Ø  Former Dutch National Hockey team coach Paul van Ass appointed as the head Coach of Indian men's hockey team.
Ø  He succeeded Terry Walsh of Australia.
Ø  New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was appointed as the coach of National women’s hockey team.
Ø  Van Ass and Thornton were awarded a three-year contract till 2018. India will host the 2018 men's Hockey World Cup.

6) RBI CONSTITUTED COMMITTEE ON URBAN COOPERATIVE BANKS
Ø  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a High Powered Committee to re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the Urban Cooperative Banking (UCB) Sector. 


Ø  The eight-member committee will be chaired by R Gandhi, the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.


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