Current Affairs of 6th December 2015

Daily Current Affairs contains all major news that occurs National and International Level.It will helpful for those students who are preparing for Bank Exams- IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam , SSC Exams and all other competitive exams .

1. Direct benefit transfer scheme sets Guinness Record
1. The Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG or PAHAL scheme, has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World records as the largest cash transfer programme in terms of number of households.
2. The scheme won the achievement on June 30 when it crossed 12.57 crore households. As on December 3, 14.62 crore households are part of the scheme.
3. As on April 1, 2015, there were 18.19 crore registered LPG consumers and 14.85 crore active consumers implying a gap of 3.34 crore connections that were either duplicate, fake or inactive accounts and have now been blocked under PAHAL. 

2. Canada sends first consignment of uranium to India
1. Canada has sent the first uranium consignment of 250 tonnes to India for its nuclear power reactors, over two years after the civil nuclear deal signed between the two countries came into force.
2. In April, Cameco signed a uranium supply contract with India after the nuclear cooperation agreement between Canada and India came into force in September 2013.
3. According to the Canadian government, the contract to supply 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate (about 2,730 tonnes uranium) to India’s Department of Atomic Energy was worth around Canadian Dollars 350 million (USD 262 million).
4. India currently has 21 power reactors in operation, with another six under construction and scheduled to start up over the next four years. The country plans to increase its nuclear generating capacity from the current 5800 MWe to 27,500 MWe by 2032.

3. South Western Railways Zone introduces Biodiesel for trains
1. The South Western Railways (SWR) Zone with headquarters in Hubli, Karnataka has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone. In this regard, SWR’s first train Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express powered by five per cent biodiesel blended with High Speed Diesel was flagged off from Hubli. 
2. The main aim of the initiative is to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission and carbon footprint and also to make fuel consumption more efficient. To meet its biodiesel demand, SWR zone has set up Biodiesel filling centres at Hubli, Bengaluru and Hospet. In next one year all the 13 railway depots within the zone will have their own filling units and the biodiesel blending will be gradually increased to ten percent.

4. Greek Parliament passes 2016 budget
1. Greece’s Parliament has approved the 2016 budget that includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes amid economic recession.
2. The government forecasts zero economic growth this year and a contraction of 0.7 percent in 2016. Earlier, it had predicted declines of 2.3 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.
3. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Parliament that growth would resume in the second half of 2016 and a strong tourist season could avoid a recession altogether.
4. Despite spending cuts of around 2 billion euros (USD 2.18 billion) and a similar amount in tax hikes, debt is forecast to grow to 327.6 billion euros (USD 356 billion) or 187.8 per cent of GDP from 180.2 per cent in 2015.

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