Current Affairs 10 March 2015
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Companies Current Affairs
1. Which Indian company has been recognized as the world`s most ethical company by US-based Ethisphere Institute for the 4th (fourth) consecutive year on 9 March 2015?: Wipro
Explanation: The assessment was done, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights from Ethisphere`s network of thought leaders. The recognition is based upon the Institute`s ethics quotient (EQ) framework developed over years of research to provide a means to evaluate a company`s performance in an objective and consistent way.
2. Which South Asian largest Entertainment Network has completes its 20 years in Europe? Zee TV
Explanation: Zee was launched in India in 1992 & Zee TV came to the UK in March 1995. The Tv network was launched to meet the entertainment demands of the South Asian community. Thus so far it has served the South Asian diaspora with its multi-genre programmes ranging from dramas, history, reality, films, news, cookery and exclusive local programming that educate, inspire, and entertain audiences in the UK and Europe. here have been numerous milestones for Zee TV in Europe and here are some of its key achievements that takes one down memory lane:
1995 - Conducted the Supermodel Contest to find a male and female face to represent the Asian youth in the UK
1996 - Filmed and broadcast the UK edition of Antakshari, a landmark musical game show
1997 - Filmed and broadcast Filmi Baatein, a popular show hosted by Shekhar Suman in the UK
1998 - Zee TV went Live 24 hours a day
1999 - First South Asian channel to launch English subtitling facility in the UK, launched Music Asia, UK’s first 24 hour Asian music channel, which was later rebranded as Zee Muzic, and now called Zing
2000 - Hosted the international beauty pageant Miss World - Zee became the first Asian channel to host an international event of this magnitude
2001 - Launched Zee Cinema, a 24 hour film channel
2002 - Launched UK’s first Punjabi language channel Alpha ETC Punjabi
2003 - Alpha ETC Punjabi became the only regional channel to be able to increase its price in UK
2004 - Launched Alpha Punjabi in rest of Europe
2005 - Hosted the 8th Zee Cine Awards in London, launched Zee Gujarati in the UK
2006 - Hosted Zee Carnival, a three day event featuring an array of top Bollywood, and Zee Stars became the only Asian television network to provide dual language subtitling facilities through teletext in English and French across Europe
2007 - Entered the Russian mainstream television industry with the launch of Zee TV Russia, a complete entertainment and lifestyle channel in the Russian language
2008 - Hosted Zee Cine Awards again, becoming the only international territory to host the Awards twice in a single location
2009 - Hosted Zee Carnival again by popular demand in London
2010 - Launched Zee Cafe
2011 - Broadcast the ICC World Cup Cricket in Hindi exclusively on Zee Cafe
2012 - Launched Cinematic Cricket, a special scheduling slot for Live and exclusive international cricket series on Zee Cinema
2013 - Launched Lamhe, UK’s first nostalgic Asian entertainment channel, launched Cloud 9, UK’s first Brit-Asian weekday drama series shot in London
2014 - Launched Zee Companion, a unique local and Live show
Finance Current Affairs
7. How many urban cooperative banks across the country have come under the scanner of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 9 March 2015 for alleged violation of anti-money laundering laws?: Over 480 cooperative banks
Explanation: UCBs are inspected annually or once in two years depending on their ratings or classification. Near about 70 percent of these urban cooperative banks are subjected to inspection every year. CEIB officials are in touch with RBI and keeping a close watch on any case of suspected money laundering via these banks. The central bank has been taking strict action like imposition of penalty and denial of branch expansion against the erring urban cooperative banks (UCBs) and therefore, has instructed the banks to block accounts of all non complying customers. The RBI has issued instructions to its regional offices to undertake scrutiny of 489 UCBs to ascertain compliance of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) guidelines.
3. On March 2015, ICICI bank is planning to re-start the Special Vertical for NPA’s recovery, when the Bad loan is becoming one of the great problems for the Indian banks. In which year this special Vertical was shut down?: 2005
Explanation: ICICI Bank is looking at various ways to check over the bad loans, which went up to 3.40 percent in the December quarter. According to bank, its gross non-performing assets ratio moved up to 3.40 percent, while fresh slippages rose to Rs 2,279 crore. Of this, almost a third, or Rs 776 crore, came from restructured loans. When this special Vertical will be launched then it will be headed by Senior General Manager K M Jayarao, who headed the wing in its first avatar as well. In the past, ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Chanda Kochchar had blamed the NPA problem on prolonged tepidness on the macro front, which is forcing recast assets to slip
General Current Affairs
5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 March 2015 launched indigenously developed and manufactured rotavirus vaccine. What is the name of Vaccine?: ROTAVAC
Explanation: After this launch now it is expected to find significant reduction in the nearly 100,000 infant deaths caused by the rotavirus diarrhoea in India. ROTAVAC is a three-dose vaccine that has been developed through collaboration between India and the United States. . The vaccine has been developed under an innovative public-private partnership model. It involved a partnership between the Ministry of Science and Technology, institutions of the U.S. government, various government institutions and NGOs in India, and has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bharat Biotech was involved in its development.
4. UST Global - the biggest employer of IT professionals in Kerala on 6 March 2015 launched its mobile-based app for women`s safety, ahead of the International Women`s Day. What is the name of the App?: iSafe
Explanation: The App “iSafe” - has been rolled out for Thiruvananthapuram City Police currently and would soon be made available in other cities. At present the App was launched in Android version but soon will be made available for other platforms. Through the app, women will be able to send instant alerts to police control room by using panic button or just by the long press of volume rocker (down) key of their mobile phones, thus police control room receives the alert along with information of the location, the subscriber ID and the IMEI number of the mobile. UST Global (Headquartered in California) is a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1,000 companies.
Technology Current Affairs
6. What is the name of the solar-powered plane that started its historic 35,000-km round-the-world journey from Abu Dhabi on 9 March 2015?: Solar Impulse – 2
Explanation: Solar Impulse is proclaimed to be the first aircraft of its kind to fly day and night without fuel and propelled solely through the sun’s energy. Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are the two pilots of Solar Impulse-2, which took off from Abu Dhabi on its 5-month long journey in which it will skip from continents by crossing both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The 17,248 solar cells built into the wing supply electric motors with renewable energy. The solar cells recharge four lithium polymer batteries totaling 633 kg each, which allow the aircraft to fly at night and therefore have virtually unlimited autonomy. The Solar Impulse project has already set a number of world records for solar-powered flight, including making a high-profile transit of the United States in 2013.
- world`s most ethical company
- Ethisphere Institute
- Zee TV
- South Asian largest Entertainment Network
- ICICI bank
- K M Jayarao
- Chanda Kochchar
- UST Global
- urban cooperative banks
- Combating the Financing of Terrorism
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Know Your Customer
- Solar Impulse – 2
- Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard
- Abu Dhabi
- solar-powered plane
- Narendra Modi
- rotavirus vaccine
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