04 August 2016 Current Affairs

Shubha Mudgal to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The award carries a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh. Mudgal will be honoured for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill on 20 August 2016 at Jawahar Bhawan Auditorium.

IOC gives nod to addition of five new sports in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now have five brand new games in its contest as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the recommendation of adding Baseball/ Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Sports Climbing and Surfing to the sports programme. The decision was taken by the 129th IOC session being held in Rio de Janeiro. The additional sports in Tokyo will not impact the athlete or event quotas of existing Olympic sports or be binding on future host cities. The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events.

eSignDesk: Aadhar-linked eSignature facility launched

Aadhar-linked eSignature facility dubbed as eSignDesk was launched by LegalDesk, a Bengaluru based start-up in the online legal documentation business. eSignDesk based on Aadhaar platform it is actually an initiative of the Union Government aimed at allowing all citizens (with Aadhaar) to remotely sign any document. eSignDesk is the instant signing feature. It saves both time and money and also provides security as nobody can forge this signature unlike wet signatures.

RBI launches new website ’Sachet’ to curb Illegal Collection of Deposits

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has launched ’Sachet- www.sachet.rbi.org.in’, a web portal to curb illegal collection of deposits. Sachet is an SLCC (State Level Coordination Committees) website from which the members of the public would be able to obtain information regarding entities that are allowed to accept deposits, lodge complaints and also share information regarding illegal acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities. The website would also help enhance coordination among regulators and State Government agencies and thus be useful in curbing instances of unauthorized acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities.

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