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Daily Current Affairs (g.k.) 2016 for Bank Exam 07 January 2016

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North Korea nuclear test breach on UNSC resolutions: NATO
  • North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang’s quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
  • South Korea’s spy agency and outside nuclear experts cast strong doubt, however, saying the estimated explosive yield from North Korea’s fourth nuclear explosion was much smaller than what even a failed H-bomb detonation would produce

California governor declares state of emergency
  • California Governor Jerry Brown declared a Los Angeles-area gas leak an emergency and vowed to protect public health and safety.
  • The governor’s office said in a statement it was establishing an incident command structure to coordinate local, state and federal response to the leak and stop it as soon as possible.
  • The methane leak was discovered on Oct. 23 at a well used for gas storage in Aliso Canyon just outside the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Porter Ranch, and has forced thousands of residents to relocate.

Devi Shetty’s Hrudayalaya hits $1bn on listing
  • Shares of Narayana Hrudayalaya rose 38% in its debut, valuing the hospital chain operator at $1 billion (Rs 6,881 crore), and boosting the outlook for public offerings this year.
  • Founder Dr Devi Shetty and his wife Shakuntala together hold 62% stake directly in the company, post offer, and Wednesday’s share price values that at over Rs 4,200 crore. Dr Shetty is regarded as one of the pioneers of low-cost quality medical care in India.
  • The offering raised about Rs 613 crore after its IPO was priced at Rs 250, the top end of the expected range of Rs 245-250.

Raghuram Rajan’s lieutenant, deputy governor Urjit Patel, set for term extension
  • The government is set to extend the term of the central banker behind monetary policy changes that have helped reduce the country’s chronically high inflation, signalling confidence in Governor Raghuram Rajan’s team at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Urjit Patel — the architect of a switch to formally target inflation, among other changes — is likely to stay on as a deputy governor when his three-year term ends next week, government and policymaker sources said.
  • Patel, one of the RBI’s four deputy governors, has run the monetary policy department since 2013.

Govt. to implement BS-VI norms by 2020
  • The government, in a move to fight pollution, will implement Bharat Standard (BS)-VI emission norms by April 1, 2020.
  • “Pollution is a major concern in our country. The Supreme Court has also stated its stand on the issue regularly. Pollution has been a major issue, especially in Delhi. Along with Swacch Bharat (Clean India), we also want a pollution-free India. We have decided that we will move to BS-VI norms across the country directly from BS-IV norms by April 1, 2020. This is a revolutionary decision and important to address pollution,” said Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.
  • The Petroleum Ministry would spend Rs.30,000 crore for upgrading refineries to implement the clean fuel technology., he said.

Netflix launches in India, plans start at Rs. 500
  • Netflix Inc. launched operations in India, with plans starting at Rs. 500 ($7.50) per month, as theU.S.-based video streaming company pushes ahead with its global expansion plans.
  • Shares of the company, whose popular shows include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil and Narcos, jumped 9.3 percent to close at $117.68.
  • The move confirmed months of speculation on the launch of the service in the second-most populous country in the world.
  • The company will also offer two other plans priced at Rs. 650 rupees and Rs. 800 rupees, it announced on its website.

How `Operation Dhangu’ was won
  • The Army justified the deployment of NSG in the operation against the six fidayeen at the Pathankot airbase saying that the three service chiefs had taken the call jointly so that the elite combat force could deal with any hostage crisis in the airbase which had around 3,000 family members of IAF personnel and 23 trainees from four foreign countries at the time of the attack.
  • Critics have questioned why NSG commandos were flown in from Delhi on January 2 when a large number of Army commandos were available in the border city itself.
  • Commander of the Army’s Western Command Lt Gen K J Singh said the NSG was deployed as it is a force specially trained to deal with a hostage crisis. Apart from family members, 23 trainees from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Myanmar were at the airbase when fidayeen struck.
  • Singh said the strategic forward airbase of the IAF at Pathankot remained fully functional all through the `Operation Dhangu’, the codename given to the mission to eliminate the terrorists.
  • IAF planes carried out routine sorties in the border areas for surveillance, communication and reconnaissance, he added. Dhangu is the name of the village where the airbase has been established.

Huawei becomes first Chinese company to ship more than 100 million smart phones in a year
  • Huawei Technologies Co became the first Chinese handset vendor to ship more than 100 million smart phones in a year when its 2015 shipments defied a market slowdown and jumped 44 percent, thanks to strong sales domestically and in Western Europe.
  • Shenzhen-based Huawei disclosed it shipped 108 million smart phones last year, as it sought to shed its budget supplier image to target higher-margin premium models. In comparison, the global industry is expected to have grown at a single-digit rate in 2015 for the first time.

M&M launches premium pick-up ‘Imperio’
  • Mahindra & Mahindra, the flagship company in the $16.9 billion Mahindra group, on Wednesday launched its premium pick up vehicle, christened Imperio. The vehicle has been developed to cater to the small and medium businesses transportation needs, a release from the company said.
  • The entry level variant is priced at Rs 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom Thane). The engine delivers 75 HP power and gives a mileage of 13.55km/litre. It has a load carrying capacity of 1240 kg.

CNN-IBN journalist Anubha Bhonsle’s book on Manipur launched
  • CNN-IBN Executive Editor and prime time news anchor Anubha Bhonsle’s book on Manipur insurgency “Mother Where’s My Country”was launched in New Delhi.
  • Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai released the book and moderated a session on it. Noted journalist and writer Sanjoy Hazarika, former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and Journalist and retired Army Officer Ajay Shukla participated in the discussion after the launch.

PDP claims Mehbooba Mufti to be next J&K CM, BJP keeps cards close to its chest
  • With the demise of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, his daughter Mehbooba Mufti is likely to take over the reins.
  • As Sayeed’s health deteoriated there were murmurs of a possible change of guard. Sayeed had himself hinted during a press conference in Jammu in November 2015 that he would like to hand over the reins to his daughter Mehbooba Mufti.

Students plan ‘peace protest’ on Chauhan’s Day 1 at FTII
  • Students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) are set to stage a “peaceful protest” at the institute whenactor Gajendra Chauhan arrives to take charge as chairman of the FTII Society. On the other hand, more than 150 staff members are expected to accord a welcome to Chauhan and 25 other Society members.
  • While the students are agitated over what they term as “irresponsible behaviour” and “ignorance” of the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B), the FTII administration has hired additional workers to clean up the premises and whitewash the paintings and slogans which the students had come up with to voice their protest.

FIFA ethics committee extends Jerome Valcke’s suspension
  • FIFA’s ethics watchdog has extended Secretary General Jerome Valcke’s suspension from world soccer as it prepares a ruling over accusations of corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets.
  • Investigators for the ethics committee recommended that Valcke be banned for nine years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($98,990.30).
  • The committee said in a statement that its chief judge Hans-Joachim Eckert had suspended Valcke foranother 45 days pending a final judgement, after a previous 90-day ban expired.


Chandela wins gold in Sweden with world record effort
  • Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix.
  • Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. The result marked a positive start for Chandela, who has already qualified for the Rio Olympics.
  • The silver and bronze went to Swedish shooters Astrid Steffensen (207.6) and Stine Nielsen (185.0).

Test drawn; Amla quits as skipper
  • Hashim Amla resigned as South Africa captain at the end of the second Test against England at Newlands.
  • AB de Villiers will lead the team in the remaining two Tests of the series.
  • According to a Cricket South Africa statement, Amla decided to step down before the second Test.
  • He told his teammates about his decision at the end of the match.
  • Amla captained South Africa in 14 Tests, winning four, losing four and drawing six.

Gayle set to be banned from playing future BBL tournaments
  • Big-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is set to be banned from future Big Bash League tournaments as fallout of his controversial TV interview with Channel 10 journalist Mel McLaughlin.
  • Gayle did escape an immediate suspension after jokingly asking out Mel for a drink date in a mid-match interview, but the destructive batsman was fined $10,000 by his side Melbourne Renegades and now Cricket Australia is set to ban him from BBL, according to a report in Herald Sun.

Mitchell Starc likely to be ruled out of ICC World T20
  • Injured pacer Mitchell Starc revealed that he is ‘very unlikely’ to be a part of Australia’s World T20 campaign in March the only ICC trophy that has thus far eluded the current World Champions.
  • The bowling hero of Australia’s record fifth Would Cup triumph in 2015, Starc suffered a stress fracture in his right foot on the first day of the historic day-night Adelaide Test against New Zealand, in November 2015.
  • Starc, who bagged the prestigious Player of the Tournament award at the ICC showpiece event for his 22-wicket haul, is yet to resume bowling since his trouble ankle gave in.

Liverpool sign Serbian teen Grujic from Red Star Belgrade
  • Liverpool completed a deal for Red Star Belgrade’s 19-year-old Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic in Juergen Klopp’s first signing since he took over as manager in October.
  • Grujic, who has played for Serbia at under-21 level and was a member of the under-20 squad that won the World Cup in 2015, will return to Red Star on loan to the end of the season.
  • The Premier League club did not disclose a transfer fee but British media reported it to be about 5.1 million pounds ($7.5 million) with the player said to be contracted to the club until 2020.
  • He has scored five goals in 21 league appearances for Red Star this season.

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