02 August 2016 Current Affairs

Bank of Baroda ties up with start-up Fisdom

India’s leading public sector bank, Bank of Baroda has tied up with a fintech start-up Fisdom for personal wealth management services. Fisdom app helps users make financial investments in an easy and paperless manner by blending cutting-edge technology with personalised financial advice. It helps people manage their money with the help of a robo-advisor.

Typhoon Nida makes landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China

The severe tropical typhoon Nida (also known as Cariana in Philippines) made landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China’s Guangdong Province. Gale-force wind with up to 150 kilometers per hour speed and heavy rain followed the tropical typhoon. However, it showed signs of weakening after making landfall. The Chinese State Oceanic Administration has issued a red alert for ocean waves and storm tides caused due to typhoon. Sea waves as high as 11 meters have been witnessed in the northern South China Sea. The tropical typhoon Nida made landfall after battering the Philippines.

Parliament passes NIT, Science Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Parliament has passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha in July 2016 and later in Rajya Sabha in August 2016. Now the bill will go for presidential assent as per Article 111 of Constitution. The NIT, Andhra Pradesh will be established under the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (NITSER) Act, 2007.

Anita Gopalan wins 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

Translator and artist Anita Gopalan has awarded with the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi. Gopalan is the second Indian translator to be selected for the grant. Gopalan, a graduate from BITS Pilani in Computer Science and Mathematics, has worked in the banking technology sector for many years. Her translations have appeared in several international journals.

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