Daily Current Affairs – 29 March 2017

  1. ICICI bank in collaboration with TRUE CALLER for the launch of a UPI (unified payment interface) service called as ‘’ TRUECALLER PAY’’. It will enable user to create user ID on the app & send money to other UPI user ID or number registered in BHIM app. Through this, the users of the app can recharge their mobile number. Even non-ICICI user can also link their account or any bank a/c to create UPI ID, & instantly make payment safely & securely.

  2. ODISHA is the 1st Indian state which will facilitate banking service in un-banked area through SHG (Self help group). The initiative of plan has taken by govt of ODISHA by signing MoU with SBI. Govt’s OLM (Odisha livelihood mission) is the main party or corporate agent in this agreement.

  3. Vanita Gupta 1st woman to head ‘’the leadership conference on civil & human resource’’ in UN. Appointed as CEO & president of the prestigious organization.

  4. R Ashwin India’s off-spinner receipt two Garfield sobers award. 1st –ICC cricketer of the year 2016 award and 2nd– ICC test cricketer of the year award.

  5. SBI declared to offer credit card to every SBI account holder with a minimum balance of 20k -25k without going into credit card history. His debit card ‘’UNNATI’’ will be offer free at zero annual fee for the term of 4 year.

  6. 1st time Supreme Court has instruct high counts to install CCTV  inside courtroom, in two district of every state & union territory within 3 months. To record case proceedings, this will contribute in transparency in court process. Also barred the access of footage to lawyers, litigants & general public.

  7. Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies.

  8. The Atlantic council announce to taking on Anil Ambani in its international advisory board.

  9. Britannia agreement with Chipita (a Greece company). They came together for the production of ready to eat croissants and few other snacks. Britannia will hold 60% share capital in the venture.

  10. Rana Kanwar Pal Singh- protem speaker of Punjab assembly.

  11. Men’s hockey world cup 2018 to be host in Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

  12. Gurdev Singh Badal passed away, a former minister of Punjab.

  13. India became 3rd nation to won 7 test series in a row.

  14. Housing.com launches ‘’Housing Partner’’ a web dashboard for real estate.

  15. Amazon acquires Spuq.com (a middle-east largest online retailer).

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