08 January 2016 Current Affairs

Azim Premji tops philanthropic list for third consecutive year

According to a report from Hurun Research Institute Azim Premji has been named the most philanthropic Indian for the third consecutive year. His contribution for education more than doubled to Rs 27,514 crore in 2015. His Foundation works to improve the quality of education across many government schools in India.

RBI Urjit Patel reappointed as RBI deputy governor for three years

The government on 8 January 2016 re-appointed Urjit R. Patel as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for a further period of three years with effect from taking charge of the post on or after January 11, 2016, or, until further orders, whichever is earlier.Patel was earlier appointed as Deputy Governor for a period of three years from January 11, 2013. Including Patel, the RBI has four Deputy Governors. The other three Deputy Governors are – HR Khan, R Gandhi and SS Mundra.

Jallikattu in T.N., bullock cart race in Maharashtra cleared

The Centre on 8 January 2016 issued a notification to permit jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-taming sport, ahead of the Pongal festival.The notification overturns a 2011 notification that prohibited the exhibition or training of bulls, and some other animals, as performing animals. The Supreme Court had in 2014 upheld the 2011 government order.The present order permits jallikattu — and bullock cart races in Maharashtra, etc. — despite Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reportedly advising the government against revoking the ban in view of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

ISRO chairman received Reva Lifetime Achievement Award

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar received Reva Lifetime Achievement Award.The award, carrying a purse of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation, presented to him on Founder’s Day that will be held on the university’s premises (Rukmini Knowledge Park, Yelahanka, Bengalore).

International short film festival begins in Warngal

International Short Film Festival is scheduled to begin in Hanmakonda, Warngal on 8 January 2016. This is the first such film festival after the formation of Telangana state. Short film makers from several countries besides regional directors will take part in the three-day event. All the short films will be aired at the Kakatiya University auditorium. Maker of blockbuster movie ‘Rudramadevi’ director Gunasekhar and writer Thota Prasad will be felicitated on the occasion.On the second day of the event on Saturday, IT minister KT Rama Rao will preside over the proceedings. The chairman  of the film festival is K Nageshwara Rao.

Raghuram Rajan conferred Central Banker Award by FT group

The Reserve Bank of India Governor, Raghuram Rajan has been conferred with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for 2016 by ‘The Banker’, a monthly publication of the Financial Times Group focusing on banking. Rajan was selected for his efforts in stabilising the Indian rupee, initiating key reforms to attract much needed foreign capital in the country and reining in a runaway price appreciation.

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