Daily Current Affairs for Banking, SSC- 4th September 2016

                                          Daily Current Affairs

1. Kiran M Shaw appointed Knight of Legion of Honor by France
1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited was appointed Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la L├ęgion d’Honneur). Shaw was bestowed with this prestigious award for her contribution to biosciences and research. She will be presented with this award on behalf of the French President later in 2016.
2. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is Indian entrepreneur and current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore She is Chairman and MD of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru.

2. Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana

1. Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle. The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas.
2. The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network. In this hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. Ten outdoor and one indoor access points have been installed to cover the village. The coverage from each access point is about 100 meters.

3. Election Commission grants National Party status to All India Trinamool Congress

1. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted national party status to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The party has fulfilled the required conditions to become a national party after getting status of state party in four states. 
2. The TMC is ruling the West Bengal Government and has its presence in north eastern states Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. With this recognition, TMC became seventh national party in the country along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM).

4. Canada’s British Columbia becomes first foreign government to issue masala bonds

1. Canada’s British Columbia province has become the first foreign government to issue of masala bonds, a rupee-denominated bond. It had issued Rs 500 crore rupee denominated overseas bonds (masala bond) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and successfully raised $75 million (about Rs 500 crore). 
2. British Columbia’s issued masala bond was priced to yield 6.62 % to semi-annually with a three-year tenor in the LSE. By issuing masala bond, it has secured high-quality investor support from across Europe, Asia and America.

5. Union Government announces special package of Rs 200cr for J&K to engage youth in sporting activities

1. The Union Government has announced a special package of 200 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir to engage youth of the state in constructive sporting activities. The package will provide construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the state to provide playing facilities to youth during long winter.
2. Two stadiums in Srinagar and Jammu will be upgraded to the international standards while existing stadiums at Rajouri, Poonch and Udhampur will also be upgraded. Besides, water sport facilities will also be provided at an estimated cost of six crore rupees

6. Newly discovered fish named after Obama
1. Scientists have named a small maroon and gold fish species after the U.S. President Barack Obama which was discovered 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll in the Pacific ocean.
2. The fish, of the genus Tosanoides, was named in honour of Obama for his commitment to protecting nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

7. Mother Teresa declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta
1. Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of poverty they themselves created.”
2. Pope Francis held up Mother Teresa as the model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor, wounded souls during a canonisation Mass that drew an estimated 120,000 people rich and poor, powerful and homeless to a sun-filled St. Peter’s Square.