Saturday, February 27, 2016

Daily Current Affairs For Sarkari Naukri Preparation - 27 February 2016

Daily Current Affairs For Sarkari Naukri Preparation - 27 February 2016

Daily Current Affairs For Sarkari Naukri Preparation - 27 February 20161- Promotion of Cashless Transaction: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved several steps to promote cashless transactions, which include mandatory card-based or electronic payments.To promote cashless transactions, the govt has approved various short and medium term measures which would be implemented by the Government Departments, Ministries and Organisations.

2- Cricket Ranji Trophy: Mumbai clinched the Ranji Trophy for a season 2015-16 by defeating Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs in the final match played a Gahunje Stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune, Mumbai. With this victory Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy for a record 41st time. Chandrakant Pandit, is the coach of Mumbai, it was his third title as a coach, having previously guided Mumbai to successive victories in 2002-04.

3- Green Bond Pioneer Award: India’s leading private lender Yes Bank has been awarded inaugural Green Bond Pioneer Award at a ceremony held in London, United Kingdom. Yes Bank was recognised for its pioneering efforts in the Green Bonds market including successful issuance of India’s first ever Green Infrastructure Bonds.

4- Infosys: India’s second-largest software exporter Infosys has appointed Michael Pesch as the new head of its consulting business Infosys Consulting Holding, formerly Infosys Lodestone).

5- Honda Motor Co's new President and CEO in India:  Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co has appointed Yoichiro Ueno as new President and CEO of its Indian operations. He will replace Katsushi Inoue who has been elevated to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company for Regional Operations (Europe region).

6- Central Information Commission (CIC) : The Union Government has appointed three retired civil servants as information commissioners at the Central Information Commission (CIC). It is for the first time that CIC has full strength of the chief and 10 information commissioners because right from 2005 when the commission was set up under the right to information law, the CIC has lived with vacancies. Their appointments have been made for a term of five years or till they turn 65.The appointees are Amitava Bhattacharyya, Bimal Julka and Divya Prakash Sinha.

7- Umberto Eco: The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his historical mystery novel “The Name of the Rose” passed away in Milan, Italy at the age of 84 years. His novel “The Name of the Rose” was made into a film in 1986 starring Scottish actor Sean Connery.

8-  Harper Lee : American novelist, Harper Lee, whose 1961 novel To Kill a Mockingbird won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature, passed away at the age of 89. Her book was bestseller during 1961 as more than 40 million copies of her novel were sold. The novel tells the story of justice and race in a small Southern town .

9- ISRO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working towards the establishment of a Satellite Tracking & Data Reception Station and Data Processing Facility in Vietnam for ASEAN Member countries. The facility is being established as part of Space Cooperation between India and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

10- World Spice Congress: 13th World Spice Congress begins in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It aims to frame credible and actionable roadmap to further push the growth of spices industry and address its challenges across the globe. This edition of event will be attended by more than 1,000 participants including domestic and overseas delegate, sponsors and exhibitors.

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