Thursday, 14 January 2016

Daily Current Affairs (g.k.) 2016 for Bank Exam 14 January 2016

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India on track to register entire population using Aadhaar

  • India is on track to register its entire 1.25 billion population using its Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank, which it said would help the government to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged groups in its welfare schemes.
  • The report said that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations, and 60 per cent of the world’s population remains excluded from the ever-expanding digital economy.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Crop insurance plan to entail Rs 8.8K cr outgo

  • The Union Cabinet approved the launch of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme) in which the premium rates to be paid by the farmers have been brought down substantially so as to enable more farmers avail insurance cover against crop loss on account of natural calamities. The scheme will come into effect from the upcoming kharif season.
  • Under the new scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two per cent for all kharif crops and 1.5 per cent for all rabi crops. For annual commercial and horticultural crops, farmers will have to pay a premium of 5 per cent.
  • The Centre currently has a bill of Rs 3,100 crore on account of its share of the premium for the 23 per cent crops that are currently insured in the country. Once 30 per cent of the crop comes under insurance cover, the Centre’s financial liability is estimated to go up to Rs 5,700 crore.

RGIA to run on solar energy in 3 years

  • In the next three years, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) will become self-sufficient when it comes to energy.
  • The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) witnessed inauguration of its 5 MW solar power plant. The company’s CEO S.G.K. Kishore said the airport’s solar capacity would be upped to 30 Mega Watts (MW) in the next three years to meet all energy requirements.
  • In 2016-17 alone, the airport is expected to raise the solar capacity up to 12 MW. The installed power plant which has 16,000 modules of solar panels will meet 30 per cent of the airport’s requirements.

IT industry fears dent in margins as US notifies H-1B, L-1 visa fee hike

  • On the back of a hike in H-1B and L-1 visa fees, the Indian IT industry is concerned about more surprises that lie ahead such as higher visa rejections, which can have a direct impact on margins.
  • The US notified that an additional fee up to $4,000 will be applicable for certain categories of H-1B and L-1 visas. Further, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said companies that have applied for certain categories of H-1B visas post December 18, 2015, will have to dole out an additional $4,000.

Mid-tier chain Ibis opens second hotel in Chennai

  • The mid-tier hotel chain Ibis, a joint venture between French hospitality chain Accor Hotels and InterGlobe Hotels, will launch five hotels in the next three months, and has plans to open four more by 2017.
  • The five hotels will be launched in Goa, Kochi, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Delhi. The group is looking at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune for the next stage of development. The 19 hotels have a cumulative investment of ₹2,000 crore.

Sugar cess ceiling hiked to Rs 200/qtl after Prez nod to Bill

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of the impost from Rs 25 to Rs 200 per quintal, a measure that will help sugarcane growers and cash-starved mills.
  • Presidential assent to the bill, which will help the government meet its expenditure on interventions to ensure payment of dues to the sugarcane farmers, was granted on January 8.

BSNL starts 4G service with soft launch in Chandigarh

  • State-owned BSNL started 4G services on non-commercial basis in Chandigarh promising broadband speed of up to 100 megabit per second (Mbps).
  • The company’s local ads are promising broadband speed of up to 100 mbps on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) based 4G mobile service.
  • BSNL has 4G spectrum across India except in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata.

PSLV C31 launch on January 20

  • The Indian space scientists are expected to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-31 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) at Sriharikota here on January 20. This is aimed at putting the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System 1E satellite into a geo-synchronous orbit.
  • The initial launch preparations have been started with the scientists likely to announce the launch date officially once the weather forecasts are found favourable for the mission.
  • The IRNSS 1E is the fifth satellite in the navigation constellation with its objective being to provide navigation, tracking and mapping services in the region.

WWE India appointment

  • WWE has announced the appointment of Joji George as Vice-President and General Manager, WWE India.
  • George’s appointment precedes the return of WWE live events to New Delhi on January 15 and 16, and follows the launch of WWE Network last November.

Sania-Martina pair equals record for longest women’s doubles winning streak

  • Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis equalled the record for the longest women’s doubles winning streak by advancing to the WTA Sydney International semifinals with a straight set triumph.
  • Top seeds Mirza and Hingis got the better of China’s Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2 6-3 in less than an hour to enter the last-four stage and remain on course for a second successive title this year.
  • With today’s win, Mirza and Hingis won their 28th consecutive match to equal the record set by Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez and Belarus’ Natasha Zvereva in 1994.

A hero of the Bangladesh liberation war passes away

  • Lieutenant-General J.F.R. Jacob played a crucial role in negotiating the surrender of Pakistan in Dhaka.
  • Lieutenant-General J.F.R. Jacob, who died in New Delhi, was one of the heroes of the 1971 war with Pakistan. Born in Kolkata in 1923, where his Jewish family had migrated from Baghdad, Lt.Gen. Jacob started his military career with the British Indian Army. Lt.Gen. Jacob was 92.

Former JD(S) State president Vadivelu dead

  • Former president of the Tamil Nadu unit of Janata Dal (secular) G.A. Vadivelu died of illness. He was 92.
  • Born in Golahalli in 1925, Vadivelu had briefly worked as revenue inspector under the British rule before joining the freedom movement.
  • He later moved away from the Indian National Congress and became a follower of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and joined the Janata Party in 1977.

1971 India-Pakistan war veteran Lt Gen JFR Jacob passes away at 93

  • Lt Gen JFR Jacob (retd), who played a key role in the 1971 war which broke up Pakistan and created Bangladesh, died in New Delhi.
  • Born in the Bengal Presidency under British India, Jacob joined the army at the age of 19 and also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 before he retired in 1978.
  • Jacob was the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to Pakistan’s eastern wing seceding and becoming an independent Bangladesh.
  • Jacob also served as the governor of Goa and Punjab.

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