Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Jan 2015

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo is voted as the Europe’s best football player for the year 2014 - for 2nd year running - by the European sports reporters.  
    • German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is at 2nd spot while Argentina’s Lionel Messi occupies the 3rd position.
    • The survey is published by the Uruguay's 'El Pais daily'. 
    • Argentina’s Diego Simeone clinches the Europe’s best coach title for guiding Atletico Madrid to victory in the Spanish 2013-2014 season and getting them in the final of the UEFA Champions League.
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  • Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara becomes the fastest player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket.  
    • Tendulkar (15,921), Ponting (13,378), Jacques Kallis (13,289) and Rahul Dravid (13,288) are the other four to have scored at least this many runs.
    • He has also been the fastest to score 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 Test runs. 
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  • Onion crop is produced by more countries in the world than any other food ingredient.  
    • The UN estimates that at least 175 countries produce it, well over twice as many as grow wheat, the largest global crop by tonnage.
    • China and India dominate production and consumption - between them they account for about 45% of the world's annual production of more than 70 million tonnes.
    • However, its Libya who tops the list when it comes to per capita consumption.
    • As per UN, 33.6 kg of onion (on average) was eaten by each person here in 2011.
    • Albania, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Algeria round off the top 5.
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  • Andy Murray clinches the ATP World Tennis Championship held in Abu Dhabi.  
    • He got a walkover victory in the final after a sick Novak Djokovic withdrew from the match.
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  • RBI relax Know-Your-Customers (KYC) rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).  

     

    • The relaxation is offered to ease up the renewal process which otherwise is fraught with practical constraints.

    The renewal frequency has been decreased for these three categories of customers 

    • High-risk individuals and entities: at least once in every 2 years. 
    • Medium risk individuals and entities: at least once in every 8 years.
    • Low risk individuals and entities: at least once in every 10 years.
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  • 'Make in India' initiative touches 2.1 billion impressions on social media and becomes the largest and fastest growing government initiative ever on digital.   
    • Its Facebook page add a new member every 3 seconds - a feat that has not been achieved by any other department of the government and a very few in the private sector. 
    • The campaign aims to make India a global manufacturing hub by attracting businesses to invest and manufacture in the country.
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  • Eminent Gujarati actor Upendra Trivedi passes away aged 79.  
    • The recipient of Padmashree and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur award was honoured with the National Award for his directorial movie Manvi ni Bhavai.
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