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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Daily Current Affairs: 6 March 2015

1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time Magazine
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama.
--> The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British author of the Harry Potter series J K Rowling and singers Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
--> Time said the Indian Prime Minister has roughly 38 million followers on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, putting him ahead of any other leaders in the world except Obama.

2) NPCI linked 15 crore bank accounts with Aadhaar number:
--> National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on 6 March 2015 said it has linked 15 crore bank accounts with Aadhaar number.
--> NPCI is the nodal agency for all retail payment systems under the Jan Dhan scheme.
--> "NPCI, the umbrella organisation for all retail payments system in India, reached a major milestone of successfully linking 15 crore bank accounts with Aadhaar number," it said in a statement.

3) Former Bihar Chief Minister Ram Sundar Das passed away:
--> Former Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD(U) leader Ram Sundar Das died on 6 March 2015 due to age-related problems.
--> Das was chief minister of Bihar as the head of the Janata Party government in 1979.
--> He had defeated Ram Vilas Paswan in the Hajipur (SC) Lok Sabha seat in 2009, but in the parliamentary polls last year, had lost to the latter.

4) RBI eased norms for home loans for up to Rs 10 lakh:
--> Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 March 2015 eased the norms for home loans for up to Rs.10 lakh by allowing banks to include stamp duty and registration charges to the cost of a unit.
--> These charges form around 15 per cent of the cost of the house and place a burden on borrowers.
--> As per the current practice, banks do not include stamp duty, registration and other documentation charges in the cost of housing property.

5) UST Global launched mobile app for women's safety:
--> UST Global has launched its mobile app for women's safety.
-->  iSafe has been rolled out for the Thiruvananthapuram City Police.
--> The app is currently available for Android phones and will soon be available on other platforms.
--> Through the app, women will be able to send instant alerts to the police control room by using the Panic Button or just by the long press of volume key of their mobile phones.
--> The police then immediately dispatches help via the police CRV (Control Room Vehicle)

6) Flipkart aquired mobile ad network AdIQuity:
--> Flipkart on 6 March 2015 acquired mobile ad network AdiQuity.
--> The acquisition is aimed at increasing advertising muscle of Flipkart.
--> The deal amount was not disclosed by both the companies. The deal marked the online retailer's first acquisition in 2015 so far.

7) Hyderabad best city to live in India: Study
--> Leaving behind India's more traditional business centres such as Mumbai and Bangalore, the city of pearls Hyderabad is the best city to live in the country, says a global survey.
--> According to consultancy firm Mercer's 'Quality of Living Report-2015', notwithstanding its top rank among Indian cities, Hyderabad globally ranks at 138th position in a list of 230 cities around the world in terms of standard of living.

--> The list is topped by Vienna for the second consecutive year.
Daily Current Affairs: 6 March 2015 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 7.3.15 Rating: 5 1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time Magazine --...

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