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Current Affairs for 5 January 2016
January 5, 2016
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J&K RAISES PF CEILING LIMIT TO RS 15,000

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1.The government of Jammu and Kashmir has made amendments to the Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1961 by declaring the enhancement of ceiling limit of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 for the subscriptions of provident fund by the subscribers.

2.The raised limit would benefit lakhs of subscribers in the state.


WIPRO NAMES ABID ALI NEEMUCHWALA AS CEO

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1.India’s third largest IT exporter Wipro Limited on Monday announced the appointment of Abid Ali Z. Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the company.

2.The company also appointed the current CEO T.K. Kurien as the Executive Vice Chairman. Both the appointments will be effective from February 1, 2016

3.T.K. Kurien, will continue to report to Azim Premji and will remain a Member of the Board until March 31, 2017

4.Wipro had appointed former TCS BPO CEO Abid Ali Neemuchwala as the group president and chief operating officer (COO) of the company effective April 1, 2015.


 

BUS SERVICE BETWEEN INDIA, NEPAL RESUMES AFTER 27 YRS

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1.A friendship bus service between India and Nepal via Champawat resumed today after a gap of 27 years, much to the delight of people on both sides of the border who have family and trade ties with each other.

2.The bus which runs between Kanchanpur in Nepal close to the Banbasa border in Champawat district and Anand Vihar, Delhi, has been regularised from today.

3.The resumption of the service between the two countries after its prolonged suspension had been welcomed by people as nearly 10,000 Nepalese travel in these buses on a daily basis from Kanchanpur district, Dandel Dhura, Voti, Sapen, Acham, Kalali, Jagbuddha and Siddhartha Nagar areas in Nepal.


 

SP WINS 36 DISTRICT PANCHAYAT CHAIRMAN POSTS

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1.Of 74 districts, where elections for the post of district Panchayat Chairman are going on, the party has won unopposed in 36 districts, including Amethi. It’s a big success of the party.

1.SP candidates won unopposed in Amethi, Lalitpur and Sant Kabir Nagar after withdrawals.


 

KOHLI, KIRMANI STARCAST AT BCCI AWARDS

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1.India’s Test captain Virat Kohli has been selected for the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer-of-the-Year.

2.Former India wicketkeeper and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team, S.M.H. Kirmani, has been chosen for the Col. C. K. Nayudu Life Time Achievement Award that comes with a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakh, a trophy and citation.


 

AKHILESH WOOS NRIS TO UTTAR PRADESH

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1.Mr. Yadav presided over the first-ever Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas in Agra, as part of his government’s initiative to attract NRIs hailing from the State to their roots and showcase initiatives and business potential for them.

2.The State conferred upon 16 eminent NRIs the UP Apravasiya Bharatiya Ratna Puraskar for their contribution to the State’s development and extraordinary achievements in various fields or professions.

3.The list included former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Basdeo Panday, member of the United Kingdom House of Lions, Khalid Hamid, well-known Indian-American entrepreneur-cum-philanthropist Frank Islam and singer Alka Bhatnagar.


PRANAV: 652 BATTING

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Pranav Dhanawade, a Class 10 student from the KC Gandhi School, Kalyan amassed a record-breaking, unbeaten 652 runs in an inter-school game on Tuesday.

2.Batting at the top of the innings, the right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman plundered a hapless Arya Gurukul, Kalyan attack by smashing 70 fours and 30 sixes during his 199-ball innings at the Wayle Nagar ground in Kalyan in the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Thane district inter-school tournament for the HT Bhandari Shield.


SAUDI ARABIA’S ALLIES BAHRAIN, SUDAN AND UAE ACT AGAINST IRAN

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1.A number of Saudi Arabia’s allies have joined diplomatic action against Iran after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was attacked amid a row over the execution of a Shia Muslim cleric.

2.Bahrain and Sudan have both severed relations with Iran, and the UAE has downgraded its diplomatic team.

3.Saudi Arabia and Iran are respectively the key Sunni and Shia powers in the region and back opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.