Daily Current Affairs 19-11-2016
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Daily Current Affairs 19-11-2016
Union Government announces new set of measures to ease demonetisation policy
The Union Government has announced another set of measures to ease the impact of demonetization policy on the people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has banned the currency notes of 500 and 1000 rupees and replaced them with new currency notes.
Amul to set up centralized milk processing unit in Bengal
Amul, a brand owned by Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union in Gujarat will set up its 7th centralized milk processing plant at Sankrail food park in Howrah. It got permission to set up the food park from West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation.
Sweden may be first to have national digital currency
The Central Bank of Sweden is issuing a national digital currency to solve the problem of a dramatic drop in the use of cash. The e-krona digital currency may be introduced within two years.
CEO of Times Global Partners
Times Internet has announced the former Twitter India Head Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners. The Times Internet Limited (TIL) is the digital business arm of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited.
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Mastercard Launches Masterpass QR Payment Solutions
Global payments & technology company MasterCard has recently introduced the Masterpass QR. It is a safe and secure ‘quick response’ (QR) mobile payments solution in India. The main motive behind this solution is to help mobile banking users to safely pay for face-to-face purchases using their smartphone or feature phone.
Former J&K Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha passes away
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen SK Sinha passed away at the age of 92 Years in New Delhi.
The 119 Year Old Indian Runner – Dharam Pal Singh
Dharam Pal Singh, an Indian 119 Years old Runner is set to compete at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth, Australia.
RBI Allows Foreign Investors To Buy Securitised Debt
The Reserve Bank of India allowed foreign investors to buy securitised debt. This refers to securities such as mortgages structured by issuers, as part of efforts to attract more flows into debt markets.
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AYUR Herbarium project
Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius Anirood Jugnauth inaugurated AYUR Herbarium project in North Goa. It is an initiative by the pharmaceutical major in association with Union AYUSH Ministry.
Priyanka nominated for People’s Choice Awards for 2nd time
Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated for American People’s Choice Awards for the second time. She has been nominated in the ‘Favorite Dramatic TV Actress’ category for the role of ‘Alex Parrish’ in the American TV series ‘Quantico’.
Man who inspired ‘3 Idiots’ wins global innovation award
Ladakh-based engineer, SonamWangchuk was the true inspiration behind the Aamir Khan’s character ‘PhunsukhWangdu’ in the film ‘3 Idiots’. He has won the ‘Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016’ for his ‘Ice Stupas’ project.
ManoharParrikar to hand over four Naval Systems to Indian Navy today
Defence Minister ManoharParrikar will hand over four Naval Systems to the Indian Navy. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will formally take over the sonars to boost the force’s underwater surveillance capability.