Current Affairs of 7th February 2016

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1. Capital Area Bank first to get small finance bank licence from RBI
1. Jalandhar based Capital Local Area Bank (CLAB) Limited became the first financial entity in India to get Small Financial Bank Licence by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). 
2. CLAB ltd claims to be largest local bank in the country with total 44 branches in five districts of Punjab. It will begin its operations as a small finance bank from April 13, 2016 and it will focus on the northern region for first five years of operations.

2. India won Asia Cricket Cup for record Sixth time
1. Indian cricket team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the Asia Cup for the record sixth time. 2016 Asia Cup was played from 24 February to 6 March 2016.
2. To win the trophy, India defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh.
3. Batting first, Bangladesh made 120 runs by losing 5 wickets in rain truncated 15 over while India chased down the target by losing two wickets and seven balls to spare.
4. Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged Man of the Match for his 44-balls 60 runs.
5. This was the first time that Asia Cup was played in T20 format and the countries that played in 2016 Asia Cup were India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Sri Lanka has won the Asia Cup title five times including the 2014 Asia Cup and Pakistan has won it two times.
Man of the series: Sabbir Rahman (Bangladesh). 
Most runs in the series: Sabbir Rahman (176) of Bangladesh. Most wickets in the series:   Al-Amin Hossain (11) of Bangladesh.

3. Renowned Dogri poetess Padma Sachdev awarded Krutitava Smagra Samman
1. Renowned Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev  was awarded Krutitava Smagra Samman for the year 2015.
2. The award was given by Bharatiya's Bhasha Parishad in Kolkata for her outstanding contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language.
3. She was presented with the award by the West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. The Award carries an amount of one lakh rupees, a shawl and citation.

4. Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of E-mail inventor passed away
1. Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the inventor of E-mail and the man who picked @symbol for addresses, passed away in Washington on 6 March 2016. He was 74.
2. He was an American computer scientist who became a cult figure for his invention in 1971 of a program for APRANET, the internet predecessor that allowed people to send person to person messages to other computer users on other servers.
He was working at Bolt Beranek and Newman – now Raytheon BBN Technologies – when he made his email breakthrough.

5. Patna Pirates wins 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi League
1. Patna Pirates has won the third season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) by defeating U Mumba. In the final match played at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, Patna Pirates defeated U Mumba by 31-28 score in the thrilling 40 minute play. 
Captain of Patna Pirates: Manpreet Singh.
Captain of U Mumba: Anup Kumar.

6. Popular Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani passes away
1. Renowned Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani passed away at Kochi, Kerala due to liver and kidney failure. He was 45. He had had acted in over 200 films in Malayalam and other South Indian languages including Tamil, and Telugu films.

7. First high-octane fuel unit to come up at Mathura 
1. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone for India’s first “Octomax” unit at the Mathura refinery for the production of high-octane gasoline.
2. Octomax is a novel technology developed in-house by the research and development centre of Indian Oil for production of high-octane gasoline blending stock from the C4 stream to give very high-octane number of the product

8. Tiny Marshall Islands take on India in nuclear disarmament fight
1. A small chain of Pacific islands - some of which were once vapourised by atomic bomb tests - sought in court on Monday to force India, the world's second-most populous country, to get on board with nuclear disarmament.
2. The tiny republic of the Marshall Islands, which has a population of less than 70,000 people, says that the world's nine nuclear weapons states have violated various obligation to negotiate in good faith to dismantle their nuclear arsenals.
3. Three of them - India, Pakistan and Britain - are bound by previous commitments to respond to cases brought at the International Court of Justice. India was the first to be heard, on Monday, followed during the week by Pakistan and Britain.
4. Nobody expects the Marshall Islands to force the three powers to disarm, but the archipelago's dogged campaign highlights the growing scope for political minnows to get a hearing through global tribunals.
5. The island republic, a U.S. protectorate until 1986, was the site of 67 nuclear tests by 1958, the health impacts of which linger to this day.

9. Nancy Reagan, former US first lady, dies at 94
1. Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease, died  at age 94.
2. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, said a spokeswoman for the Reagan presidential library. She died at her Los Angeles home.

10. ICICI Bank launches work-from-home programme for women
  1. ICICI Bank today announced the launch of a work-from-home programme to prevent women employees from dropping out of its workforce.
2. The programme iWork@home, will enable employees to work from home for a long period of time, starting from up to a year, initially. Under the scheme, ICICI Bank's women employees will be provided access to their required operating systems in a safe and secure manner, thereby creating a seamless office-like environment. The technology platform for this programme has been developed in-house by ICICI Bank in partnership with students from IIT, Delhi.
3. The initiative will allow women employees in many core functions to work from home and a three-level security protocol ensures that only the concerned employee is able to access the system. The bank has also designed a unique facial recognition technology to ensure that no one can impersonate the employee and get access to its applications.
4. Further, under this programme, which ICICI Bank launched internally a few weeks back, employees carry out multiple tasks such as checking documents for disbursement of loans, image-based verification of cheques for clearance, first level scrutiny of documents for opening of accounts, processing of export-import documents for payments.
5. The bank has also announced another initiative for women managers with children up to three years of age. Managerial responsibilities at times require them to travel outside city limits, for client interactions, business reviews or training. In order to support these employees, the bank has defined a policy to provide them with the cost of travel and stay of the child and a caregiver (family member or child caretaker).
6. ICICI Bank has also introduced a slew of new benefits for its women customers under the ‘Advantage Woman Savings Account’. These include unlimited free ATM usage at all banks, cash-back subject to a maximum of ₹750 per month on usage of the debit card at departmental stores, or for the purpose of dining, entertainment and utilities.