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Saturday, December 31, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31st DEC 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31st DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. BIHAR GOVERNMENT APPROVES 50 % RESERVATION IN JUDICIAL SERVICES
 i. The Bihar Cabinet has declared 50 per cent reservation in all judicial services for aspirants belonging to the Extremely Backward Classes, Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
ii. The reservation will be in both Superior Judicial Services and Subordinate Judicial Services.
2. DIGITAL PAYMENTS: MEITY TEAMS UP WITH CAIT TO TRAIN RETAIL MERCHANTS
 i. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has decided to team-up with Confederation of All India Traders to further promote digital payments among the retail community.
ii. As many as 1 crore shopkeepers in about 1,000 towns of the country will be trained on digital payments under a memorandum of understanding between MeitY and CAIT
3. CHINA'S ALIBABA TO OPEN FIRST INDIA OFFICE IN MUMBAI
 i. Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba, which has made investments in India's Snapdeal and Paytm, is setting up its first office in India in Mumbai.
ii. The office will be located at the commercial Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
iii. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals.
4. RBI EXTENDS LOAN REPAYMENT WINDOW TO 90 DAYS
 i. The Reserve Bank of India has asked lenders to provide borrowers 90 days for repayment of housing, car, farm and other loans worth up to 1 crore rupees.
II. RBI has decided to provide another 30 days over and above the existing 60 days.
5. RANVEER SINGH BECOMES NEW AMBASSADOR OF THUMPS UP
 i. Coca-Cola India has signed Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador for its Thums Up brand.
ii. The company launched new thematic campaign starring Ranveer Singh in its 'Toofani' series, nearly four months after ending association with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
6. RISHI KAPOOR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO RELEASE ON 15 JANUARY 2017
 i. Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor's autobiography titled Khullam Khulla will hit the stands on January 15 next year.
ii. The book's title has been borrowed from the 64-year-old actor's famous song Khullam Khulla Pyar Karenge Hum Dono.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Daily Free Current Affairs 01 Nov. 2015 ( Daily News India )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES VIKALP SCHEME FOR WAITLISTED PASSENGERS
i.Indian Railways has launched Vikalp scheme to avail waitlisted passengers to get an alternative train accommodation.
ii. The scheme has been launched in trains running on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors.
iii.Indian Railways aims to achieve the objectives of Providing confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and to Ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation for these passengers.
UNION RAILWAY MINISTER: SURESH PRABHU

2. SANIA MIRZA AND MARTINA HINGIS WON SINGAPORE BNP PARIBAS WTA FINALS
i. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis has won the 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Women’s double category in Singapore.
ii.They have defeated Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro of spain.
iii.Earlier, they have also won the Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Opem, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou Open, Wuhan Open and China Open.

3. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 WON BY NEW ZEALAND
i. New Zealand has won the 2015 Rugby World Cup for third time by defeating Australia.
ii.Rugby World Cup is contested after every four years between the top international teams.
iii.First world cup of Rugby was first held in 1987.

4. BRAHMOS SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED
i. India has successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from INS Kochi.
ii.The purpose of the test was to check the capabilities of BrahMos and INS Kochi, the country’s newest stealth-destroyer, which was inducted into the navy recently.
iii.BrahMos can be launched from land, Sea, Sub-seas and air.

5. NATIONAL UNITY DAY OBSERVED ON 31ST OCT
i. The National Unity Day was observed on 31 October.
ii.The day is observed to commemorate the  140th birthday of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
iii.PM Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delhi.



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