Saturday, 6 February 2016

Daily Current Affairs 6th February 2016

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Current Affairs Feb 6 th 2016

  • Government to increase reservation for women to 50% in the Budget session
  • Vice President Dr. Hamid Ansari on visit to Thailand
  • Sushma Swaraj leaves for two-day visit to Sri Lanka
  • Odisha Government allowed tourists into certain tribal areas after three years ban
  • India signed agreement to become an Associate Member State of EMBO
  • Union Government granted Miniratna Category-I Status to HSCC
  • IIT Hyderabad enters agreement with McMaster University
  • Supporting Syria & the Region Conference 2016 held in London
  • Canada imposes restrictions on blood donations to prevent Zika virus
  • CAMS launches Aadhaar-based eKYC for setting up MF account instantly
  • SEBI forms task force to review risk management norms for commexes
  • National Anthem sung in Tamil in Sri Lanka on its 68th Independence day
  • Earthquake of 5.2 magintude hit Indonesia
  • Geetu Mohandas won Global Filmmaking award 2016 for script of Insha Allah
  • She-Taxi initiative of Kerala bagged Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation
  • NASA’s most powerful rocket to send 13 tiny satellites into space
  • ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group
  • 12th South Asian Games begin in North East India
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the two-day India Investment Summit
  • BSE Institute launches new accelerator for start-ups
  • Finance Ministry gets a dedicated YouTube channel
  • Meet on `Make in India’ in Mangalore
  • Manipuri documentary film ‘Phum Shang’ won the coveted Golden Conch Award for the best documentary at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF).
  • Aruna Sethi appointed as first women head of ICaAs
  • Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award
  • CSIR launched the country’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for type two Diabetes mellitus.
  • DJ Pandian appointed AIIB Vice-President

India ready to address Sri Lanka’s concerns on economy pact

  • India has come forward to host a workshop later this month in Colombo on the proposed Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement to address concerns on the side of Sri Lanka.
  • The initiative of India was in response to criticism from certain quarters that the proposed agreement would take away jobs of Sri Lankan professionals.
Sampoor project
  • Ms Pall announced that the 500-MW Sampoor thermal power project, a joint venture involving Sri Lanka and India.
  • Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Anura Wijayapala, who also heads the Trincomalee Power Company Limited [a special purpose vehicle for the project], it had been planned to get the project commissioned by the middle of 2020.

Welder’s son from Bihar lands 1-cr job in Microsoft

  • In an inspiring tale of triumph against adversities, a final-year student of IIT Kharagpur, who is the son of a welder in Bihar, has bagged a job with US-based Microsoft with an annual starting salary of ₹1.02 crore.
About Sing Chauhan
  • 21-year-old Vatsalya Singh Chauhan, who bagged the dream job, hails from Khagariya village in the eastern State where his father runs a small welding workshop.
  • Vatsalya says he had overcome a poor performance in 2009 at a coaching institute here to clear the IIT entrance exam with an All-India Rank of 382.

Arun Jaitley launches Finance Ministry’s official YouTube channel

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the official YouTube channel of the Ministry with a view to disseminate information on a real-time basis.
  • Both at the ministerial level as well as at the level of secretaries and officials, there are a series of announcements and explanations with regard to where we stand in terms of the economy.
  • The channel showcases videos featuring schemes launched by the PM – Jan Dhan Yojana Launch, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Insurance schemes, among several others. The channel also has videos of the reforms introduced in the Union Budget 2015 and several speeches of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Press Conferences.
  • Watch The official YouTube channel of Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Free local SIM for foreign tourists on arrival

  • International visitors to India availing the electronic Tourist Visa (eTV) facility would soon get SIM cards on their arrival in the country. The move is not only aimed at attracting more foreign tourists to make India a global holiday destination but also to address security concerns.
  • The proposal was made by the Ministry of Tourism to give a boost to the sector in the country by sending a message that international tourists can plan a hassle-free visit to India.
  • Sources said there is a view that only BSNL SIM cards should be provided since it’s a state-owned telecom company but a final decision is awaited.

Government plans to sell its books directly via Amazon, Flipkart

  • The government plans to start directly offering the books it publishes through online platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart and Google Play.
  • The process is likely to start with the annual ‘India’ compendium followed by another 150 books. It also plans to start selling digital versions at a 25% discount.
  • The Publications Division of the information and broadcasting ministry is in talks with ecommerce companies on the plan, said officials aware of the matter. “Now, the publications division wants to sell it directly also. We are gearing up for this.” This year’s ‘India’ book is likely to be launched on February 18.

Strong quake hits Taiwan

  • Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.
  • Firefighters and soldiers scrambled to the site with ladders, cranes and other equipment and extracted dazed survivors from the buildings that were lying on one side of the road.

Paytm ties up with Indian Oil for petrol payment

Online payments and m-commerce platform, Paytm tied up with Indian Oil to let its users pay for petrol through its mobile wallet. The news was shared by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm Founder and CEO, on his Facebook timeline.

Adani Power to build $2 billion power plant

  • Adani Power Ltd will soon sign a deal to set up a $2.2 billion coal-based power plant in eastern Jharkhand state, as its controlling shareholder aims to nearly double capacity this decade.
  • The utility, controlled by billionaire Gautam Adani, plans to build two power units with a total capacity of 1,600 megawatts (MW) and construction could begin by December.

Tata Motors launches contest for renaming Zica

  • Previously named Zica, an acronym derived from Zippy Car, the hatchback was first publicly showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in New Delhi.
  • While it carries the ‘Zica’ label for the duration of the event, the new name will be announced after a few weeks, Over the next three days, the company will receive all entries through its social media channels.

Dinabandhu Mohapatra takes charge as Canara Bank ED

  • Dinabandhu Mohapatra, the new Executive Director of Canara Bank, is a post-graduate with a degree in Law, CAIIB and Diploma in Computer Application.
  • Mohapatra, who took charge as ED of Canara Bank recently, started his banking career with Bank of India as Probationary Officer in 1984.

WhatsApp groups can now have up to 256 members

  • WhatsApp groups are perhaps one of the most buzzing closed social networks. The 50-member limit was upped to 100 in November 2014 and now the Facebook-owned instant messaging service has more than doubled the limit to 256.
  • This is however yet to be available to all WhatsApp users and quite like many other features, this is being added to the version of the Android app that can be downloaded directly from its website.
  • Facebook had acquired WhatsApp for $22 billion in 2014.

Shane Watson becomes IPL’s million-dollar baby with Bangalore’s

  • Australian all-rounder Shane Watson became the first million-dollar buy of the Indian Premier League players’ auction going to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs 9.5 crore ($1.39 million) after an intense bidding war.
  • India’s Yuvraj Singh wasn’t third-time lucky in terms of being the biggest buy but Sunrisers Hyderabad entered late into the fray to buy him for Rs 7 crore ($1.03 million).

Asia cup and World T20

  • The full squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c) , Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja , Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bhumrah, Ashish Nehra, Pawan Negi, Mohd Shami
  • Since the squad is meant for both the Asia Cup and World Cup, one can expect Shami to be handled with care in the days leading to the World Cup where India begins its campaign on March 15.
  • With Virat Kohli returning to the squad after being rested for the Sri Lanka series, Manish Pandey had to make way.

Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies

  • The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US.
  • White 74 suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and Maurice was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Popularly known by his nickname of Reese.

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