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Friday, March 13, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 13 MARCH 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 13 MARCH 2015
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1.      INSURANCE BILL GETS PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL:
Ø  Insurance Bill finally passed in Rajya Sabha.
Ø  The new Insurance bill was stuck in Parliament for almost 7 years.
Ø  New Insurance bill seeks to increase the FDI cap in Insurance sector from 26% to 49%.
FDI-> Foreign Direct Investment
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 What is the proposed FDI in insurance sector according to new insurance bill?
A.      26%
B.      50%
C.      49%
D.     51%

2.     GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN 5 PSU’S:
Ø  Union government of India is planning to shut down 5 sick PSU’s.
Ø  National carrier “Air India” and state run telecom company “MTNL” are included in the list of sick PSU’s.
PSU-> Public Sector Unit
NOTE: - MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) is a service Provider in metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India and in the Island nation of Mauritius in Africa.
NOTE: - Anant Geete is the Minister of state for heavy Industries.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 Who is the Minister of State for heavy Industries?
A.      Ananth Kumar
B.      Prakash Javadekar’
C.      Anant Geete
D.     Ram Kripal Yadav

3.      INDIA INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT UP BY 2.6%:
Ø  Industrial output in India rose to 2.6% in January 2015 from 1.1% in January 2014.
Ø  Central statistics office has released the index for industrial production (IIP) which shows rise in Industrial output and retail inflation slowed at 5.37% against 7.88%.

4.      EPFO RAISED AGE LIMIT UNDER PENSION SCHEME:
Ø  EPFO, retirement fund body raised the age limit for resting of pension from 58 to 60.
Ø  EPFO’s apex decision making body, the central Board of Trusters took the decision.
Ø  CBI is headed by the Labour Minister.
Ø  CBI has also appointed SBI as its new fund manager for 3 year term.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 What age has been set by EPFO under pension scheme?
A.      58
B.      60
C.      62
D.     55

5.      WORLD KIDNEY DAY WAS OBSERVED ON 12TH MARCH:
Ø  World kidney day is observed on second Thursday of March every year.
Ø  World kidney day theme for the year 2015 was “kidney health for all”.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 When was world Kidney day 2015 was observed?
A.      11 march
B.      13 March
C.      12 March
D.     12 February

6.     GANASEN REDDY AWARDED WITH KWAZULU-NATAL 2015:
Ø  Indian origin south African educator, Ganasen Reddy is awarded with kwazulu-natal 2015 National Teachers award.
Ø  Ganasen Reddy was honoured with the award at the annual national teaching awards held in Johannesburg.

Ø  Kwazulu-Natal 2015 national Teachers award is a Lifetime achievement award for teaching in South Africa.
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