07 June 2016 Current Affairs

Himachal Pradesh Becomes First State To Launch Green-Concept Based SDC

“Himachal Pradesh became the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC), designed using green data centre concept. It was launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla. The centre will offer 101 people-oriented service online through an integrated data base. CM Virbhadra Singh directed all government departments to make use of SDC for hosting e-Governance applications instead of creating their own infrastructure. Now, departmental applications can be hosted centrally in SDC free of cost and HIMSWAN connectivity could be provided in field offices to access departmental applications.”

“Lucknow To Host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016″

“The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 7 June announced that men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 will be played in the Indian city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 will be played between 8 December and 18 December 2016. The teams which have qualified for the tournament are – Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, England, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Spain. The women’s Hockey Junior World Cup will take place in Santiago, Chile between 24 November 2016 and 4 December 2016.”

RBI’s Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2016-17 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review for year 2016-17 has maintained status quo in key policy interest rate. The key policy interest rates were kept unchanged on the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the country. RBI has kept its stance on the credit policy accommodative.

Key policy rates are :-

1. Repo rate unchanged at 6.50 percent

2. Status quo maintained for Reverse Repo at 6 percent

3. Cash reserve ratio or CRR remian unchanged at 4%

4. Pegs growth forecast at 7.6% for the current fiscal

5. Inflation target kept unchanged at 5% for January 2017 with upward bias

Scientists Identified a Process To Remove DNA Molecules From X-Files

“Scientists of the University of Sheffield identified the process of removal of DNA molecules from the iconic double-helical structure. Scientists were trying to unlock the mystery for over 20 years.The new research has unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how the human DNA can replicate and repair itself. It is essential for all life forms. Jon Sayers, the Professor of Functional Genomics at the University of Sheffield is the lead author of the study.”

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