Current Affairs 14th April 2016
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Current Affairs 14th April 2016
India world’s biggest settlement beneficiary in 2015: World Bank
- According to as of late report of World Bank, India remained the world’s biggest settlement beneficiary in 2015.
- It was uncovered by the World Bank’s yearly report Migration and Development Brief. In 2015, India pulled in around 69 billion US dollars in settlements, down from 70 billion in 2014
Nuclear Capable K-4 ballistic rocket effectively tried from INS Arihant
- Nuclear Capable submarine-dispatched ballistic rocket (SLMB) code named K-4, was effectively test let go from an undisclosed area in the Bay of Bengal.
- Test: It was directed by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) alongside Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) which gave all logistics.
- The rocket was terminated from 20-meter profound from locally available storehouses of the Ship Submersible Ballistic, Nuclear (SSBN) submarine. Amid the test it effectively hit with high exactness in the wake of covering more than 700 km separation.
India positions 44th in 2016 Global Connectivity Index
- India positioned 44th with aggregate score of 30 among 50 unique nations in the 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) report accumulated by Chinese telecom mammoth Huawei.
- The GCI breaks down the full range of estimations for availability and gives a point by point guide of the worldwide advanced economy.
- The list benchmarks 50 nations on the premise of its ICT framework including broadband, server farms, cloud administrations, enormous information and IoT in the scale running from 0 to 100. These 50 nations, represent 90 percent of worldwide GDP.
Maharashtra turns out to be first state to pass law against social blacklist
- The Maharashtra assembly has consistently passed the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2016 to end the hazard social blacklist rehearsed by additional legal foundations like station and group panchayats.
- With this Maharashtra turned out to be first state in the nation to embrace an extensive law to find abuse completed by parallel equity conveyance framework (kangaroo court) for the sake of age old conventions, standing and religion.
Akash Missile System effectively test let go
- Indigenously created surface-to-air supersonic Akash rocket System was effectively test let go from complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipuri in Odisha.
- Test: Two rounds of Akash rockets were terminated against Pilot less target airplane (PTA) Lakshya, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Banshee and Para-barrel. It effectively obliterated the objectives facilitated by the client, showing its “murdering” effectiveness.
Sushila Karki: First female Chief Justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court
- The Constitutional Council of Nepal has chosen Justice Sushila Karki (63) for the post of Chief Justice (CJ) of the Supreme Court of the nation. With this choice she will get to be 26th boss equity of the peak court and the primary female CJ in Nepal’s history.
- In any case, her assignment is relied upon to be affirmed by a Parliamentary Hearings Committee which embraces the proposal. She will succeed Kalyan Shrestha who resigned from the top post. She might have residency of 1 year and resign in June 2017 after achieving as far as possible.
Nauru gets to be 189th individual from IMF, World Bank
- The Republic of Nauru, a small South Pacific island country in Pacific Ocean turned into the 189th individual from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank i.e. Bretton-Woods establishments.
- Nauru had connected for participation in the Washington-based IMF and World Bank in April 2014. Its underlying membership share for IMF will be of SDR (Special Drawing rights) 2 million or about $2.81 million. It will be the second littlest individual from the Fund, after Tuvalu.
NPCI launches Unified Payments Interface
- The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched “Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” to revolutionise mobile payment system in the country.
- It was launched by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan. 29 banks have agreed to join the platform.
- UPI seeks to provide uniform mobile payment system by leveraging digital trends such as increasing smart phone adoption and deeper penetration of mobile data.