Daily Current Affairs Updates– 13th December 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 13th December 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 13th December 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

    International:
    1). Salima bint Hazab al-Otaibi had become the first woman elected in Saudi local council:

    ·        Ms. Otaibi was elected to public office in the conservativeIslamic kingdom after winning a seat on the municipal council election in theMadrika district of Mecca, theholiest city of Islam, and where all the other successful candidates were men.

    Agreements:
    2). India and Japan has signed 16 agreements:

    ·        16 agreements were signed betweenIndia and Japan in the fields of high-speed trains, defence equipment and technology, security, infrastructure, education and economy including civil nuclear energy.
    ·        The agreements were signed after the delegation-level talks between Prime MinisterNarendra Modi and his Japanese counterpartShinzo Abe.
    The following are the agreements:
    1.   Agreement onCivil Nuclear Cooperation
    2.   Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) onHigh Speed Railways
    3.   Agreement concerning transfer ofDefence Equipment and Technology Cooperation
    4.   Agreement concerning security measures for theprotection of classified military information
    5.   Agreement on Amendment Protocol ofDouble Taxation Avoidance Agreement
    6.   MoC between Ministry ofRailways and MLIT on Technological Cooperation in Rail Sector
    7.   MoU on technological cooperation betweenResearch Designs and StandardsOrganization (RDSO) andJapan Railway Technical Research Institute (JRTRI)
    8.   Letter of Intent on the Strategic International Cooperative Program betweenDepartment of Science and Technology of India and the JapanScience and Technology Agency
    9.   Letter of Intent toward establishing ayoung researcher’s exchange program between theDST, India and the Japan Society for the promotion of Science
    10.MoC onMedical Products RegulationDialogue and Cooperation Framework
    11.MoC in the field ofEducation
    12.Statement of Intent betweenNITI Aayog andInstitute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
    13.MoU on cooperation between State Government ofAndhra Pradesh andToyama Prefecture
    14.MoU between State Government ofKerala and Lake Nakaumi, Lake Shinji& Mt. Daisen area Mayors Association
    15.MoU betweenIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and NationalGraduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    16.MoC in the field offorests and forestry
    Awards:
    3). Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was honored with the Padma Vibhushan Award by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh:

    ·        Place: Thespian’s residence insuburban Bandra, Mumbai
    ·        93years oldDilip Kumar was presented with the medal and certificate in the presence of his wifeSaira Bano.
    ·        Maharashtra GovernorC Vidyasagar Rao and Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries attended the function.

    Banking:
    4). State Bank of India will issue EMV chip and pin based debit cards to its new customers

    ·        Aim:to ensure enhancedsecure transactions
    ·        EMV chipand pin feature protectsagainstskimming and card transaction frauds.
    ·        All SBI customers opening accounts with the bank hence forth will receive thisEMV chip and pin-based debit cards.
    ·        Existing customers can alsorequest for upgrading their card by visiting their home branch against payment of nominal fee”, the bank said in a statement.

    Business:
    5). Alibaba Agrees to buy Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post:

    ·        Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, thee-commerce giant has announced that it was agreed to buy theSouth China Morning Post (SCMP), the 112-year old English newspaper ofHong Kong.
    ·        It also includes in the acquisition of SCMP Group’s other media assets, such as licenses to the Hong Kong editions ofEsquire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar.

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