Current Affair (GK) of 8 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
Maha to Seek RBI Nod on DCC Loan Sanction :
The Maharashtra government will seek RBI's permission to allow the financially-strong district central cooperative banks (DCCs) to disburse loans to their neighbouring districts with weaker counterparts.
Marathwada, a region reeling under severe drought, is the top priority of the state government.
Out of the eight DCC banks in this region, five are financially weak and hence their target of distributing a certain amount of farm loans would be shifted to commercial banks.
The state machinery has focused on the region by implementing various schemes, including Jal Yukta Shivar, to supply water by railway and distribution of food and fodder.
Current Affair (GK) of 7 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
Up to Rs. 15L Award For Info Against Defaulters :
The Income Tax department has brought out new guidelines to award secret informers providing actionable clue about "untraceable" assesses who owe huge taxes and money to government including in TDS and self assessment tax category.
The department last week issued a set of new instructions to all its offices in the country stating any person who provides credible inputs against a declared defaulter would be rewarded a 10 per cent booty of tax realised from such an entity, but upto a maximum limit of 15 lakh.
The new guidelines, effective from the last and current financial year, have been issued by the CBDT keeping in mind the huge challenge of tackling black funds in the country and at the same time boosting the revenue kitty.
Current Affair (GK) of 6 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
NASA Robot to Hop and Tumble on Rough Planets :
A team of researchers from California Institute of Technology has detected a 13.2-billion-years old galaxy which may be the most distant galaxy ever found.
The universe itself is about 13.8 billion years old. The galaxy we have observed is named EGS8p7, is unusually luminous and may be powered by a population of unusually hot stars, says Sirio Belli, Caltech graduate student who worked on the project.
It may have special properties that enabled it to create a large bubble of ionised hydrogen much earlier than is possible for more typical galaxies at these times he added.
Current Affair (GK) of 4 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
Rs. 192 Crore Released to Prepare Smart City Plan :
Union Urban Development Ministry sanctioned a sum of 192 crore under Smart City Mission for 96 cities included in the ambitious project.
Each of the cities has been given 2 crore for preparing Smart City plan.
2 crore provided for each city is meant for preparation of city level Smart City Plans with the assistance of technical and hand holding agencies.
The city level plans are to be submitted to the Urban Development Ministry in the next three months for evaluation for selecting the top 20 rankers for extending financial support during the current financial year.
Current Affair (GK) of 2 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
NASA, USAID Launch Environmental Information Hub :
NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
Called SERVIR-Mekong, the project is housed at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
It joins a growing global community of scientists and decision-makers using publicly available data from space assets to address critical regional issues, the US space agency said in a statement.
Current Affair (GK) of 1 September 2015 In English For Banking Exams
Maha Govt Transfers Seven IAS Officials :
The Maharashtra government announced here today that seven IAS officials have been transferred.
V K Kanade, has been posted as Member Secretary, Rest of Maharashtra Statutory Development Board, Mumbai.
V K Gautam, has been posted as Principal Secretary (Information Technology), General Administration Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai.
T V Satre, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Maharashtra Airport Development Authority, Mumbai, has been posted as Divisional Commissioner, Konkan Division, Mumbai in place of R L Mopalwar.