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Important Current Affairs 9th March 2017 with Free PDF


Important Current Affairs 9th March 2017 with Free PDF

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We bring you Important Current Affairs 9th March 2017 with Free PDF in English and Hindi, which will update you with latest headlines, news from various domains i.e: National News, Sports, Business, Awards & Recognitions. It will help you in preparation of competitive exams like: SSC, SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, Railways & Various other Entrance examinations.



Aadhaar Pay Service Launched for Payments via Fingerprint

 At a launch event in New Delhi, IDFC Bank launched the IDFC Aadhaar Pay app – what’s being called India's first Aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution. 
●    The Android app, which enables customers to pay merchants, was in its pilot phase before this, and was trialled by over 1,500 merchants across 16 states.
●    The IDFC Aadhaar Pay app was developed by IDFC Bank "under the guidance" of the Ministry of IT, NITI Aayog, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). 
●    It is available only to merchants, who are on-boarded via e-KYC.
●    The bank in an emailed statement detailed the on-boarding process, saying an SMS link enables the merchant to download the IDFC Aadhaar Pay app on any basic smartphone. 
●    This phone will then need to be connected to an STQC certified Aadhaar biometric reader.


Vishwanath Mahadeshwar Elected Mumbai Mayor

 Shiv Sena legislator and three-time corporator from Santacruz, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, will be the new mayor of Mumbai, after he was sworn in on Wednesday, two weeks after the Sena won elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the country's richest civic body.
●    Mahadeshwar filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. A report in city-based tabloid Mid-Day said he is one of the most educated corporators in the civic body. 
●    Hemangi Worlikar of the Shiv Sena filed her nomination for the deputy mayor's post.
●    The mayoral election was expected to be a tight contest between Shiv Sena and BJP, as the two parties finished neck and neck in the recently concluded BMC polls. 
Sena emerged the single largest party, with 84 seats, while BJP followed a close second with 82.


CBSE Releases App for Students to Locate Board Exam Centre

 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a mobile app to help all board students to locate their examination centre in a convenient manner.
●    The app will specifically cater to locating exam centers for candidates.
●    The app will inform about the location of the exam center designated to a candidate.
●    It will also provide route map to the center.
●    The app has been named 'Exam Locator’.
●    Further, the app will help students to quickly find the CBSE board exam centre on the basis of their roll number.
●    All the students or parent can register in the app entering their mobile number.
●    Once they enter the mobile number to the app they will receive a one time password to sign into the app.
●    Then the student can access the information by selecting the exam they are appearing for.

11th North East Business Summit begins in New Delhi

 The 11th North East Business Summit (NEBS) began on 9th March 2017. 
●    The two-day event is an initiative to facilitate investment, highlight strengths of the North-East Region (NER) and business opportunities which North-East has to offer.
●    Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu, in a video message delivered on the occasion, said an e-commerce portal will soon be launched to sell NER handicrafts and handloom worldwide on the IRCTC website. 
●    He said the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council has assured providing land for expansion of the rail link to Darjeeling, which will be further extended to Sikkim. 
●    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, will address the conclave tomorrow. 
●    Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day conclave, Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Shri Naveen Verma, has proposed a Green Corridor based on the Indian Railways Broad Gauge network to give a fillip to industry in the North Eastern Region (NER). 
Inaugurating the 11th North East Business Summit (NEBS) here today, Shri Verma said faster and reliable transit facilities and freight modes are much needed to make the North Eastern Region products competitive. 

Aadhaar Now Must for Poor Women to get Free LPG Connection

 While the government in October last year had made the unique identification number mandatory for everyone to get LPG subsidies, it has now extended the same for free cooking gas connections to women of BPL households. 
●    The government had last year launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide five crore poor women with free LPG connections in three years with a view to providing clean cooking fuel.
●    Individual beneficiary desirous of availing the benefits under the scheme (PMUY) is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication, said a gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
●    Those below poverty line (BPL) women looking to avail free LPG connection but do not have the Aadhaar number have been asked to apply for it by May 31
●    Once enrolled for Aadhaar, the beneficiary can apply for free LPG connection by providing the enrollment ID slip or a copy of such a request. 

 Country's Longest Tunnel to be Opened for Traffic in J&K This Month

 Touted as the "Tunnel of Hope" in Kashmir, the structure ensuring all-weather connectivity will reduce the distance between Jammu and Kashmir by 38km.
●    Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has indicated that PM Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the project.
●    Top police officers of Jammu & Kashmir reportedly reviewed security at the venue and took stock of the arrangements on Wednesday .
●    Work for the 9.2km tunnel started in May 2011and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had laid the founda tion stone. 
●    It was originally scheduled for completion by August last year.
●    These two projects will provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir and reduce the distance by at least 50km, saving at least two and-half-hours journey ,".
●    The 8.45km Qazigund-Banihal tunnel is scheduled for completion by March 2018.


India Offers to Give Up Veto Power Temporarily at UNSC

 To win permanent membership of the UN Security Council, India has offered to forgo veto power initially as a bargaining chip to get the reform process moving. 
●    Speaking on behalf of the G4 nations - Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan - Mr Akbaruddin said while new permanent members would, in principle, have veto powers that the current five members have, "they shall not exercise the veto until a decision on the matter has been taken during a review."
●    The Security Council, formed in 1945, has five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the UK and US. 
●    Ten non-permanent members are elected for two-year terms. 
●    India's bid for permanent membership, to reflect its importance as a major South Asian power, has been blocked by China and Pakistan.


Karur Vysya Bank Launch FASTags, UPI App, Utility Bill Payment Service

 To keep pace with technology across the globe, Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) today launched three technology services for the benefit of customers.
●    Briefing reporters on the services, KVB Managing Director and CEO K Venkataraman said FASTag was launched in association with Indian Highways Management Company, a subsidiary of National Highway Authority of India, wherein preloaded tags affixed to vehicles help them move on without having to join queues at toll plazas and handing cash for payment.
●    FASTags can be pre-loaded with amounts and the toll amount will automatically be debited by the toll plazas through sensors, he said.
●    The tags can be reloaded as and when required and tags are valid at all toll plazas throughout the country, Venkataraman said.
●    The second service, United Payments Interface (UPI) is a mobile app that helps customers to transfer funds interbank, 24 X 7 through their smartphones, he said.
●    The third one is Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), a facility offered through NPCI where in customers can make utility bill payments like electricity, water, gas, DTH and telecom services through a single utility, instead of accessing multiple sites, Venkataraman said.

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