Current Affairs, News & Facts of 11 Feb 2015

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  • Facebook to give free internet to users in India through 'Internet.org' in a partnership with Reliance Communications. 

     

    • The service is accessible only to Reliance subscribers who can now access few chosen (33 at present) websites and services for free.

    What are Free:

    • News websites such as BBC News, IBNLive, Times of India; Educational services such as Wikipedia, Translator, wikiHow; sports websites; Health and welfare services such as BabyCentre, iLearn, Socialblood and so on.

    How to avail:

    • Log on to www.internet.org or call toll free number 1800 300 25353 to register. Its also available as an app on play store.

    Where?

    • At present, the facility is only limited to the telecom circle of Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

    Internet.org is a Mark Zuckerberg's initiative to provide free internet in a limited way to mobile users in developing countries.

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  • Centre amends the Kerosene order, 1993 (Restriction on Use and Fixation of Ceiling Price) to ease the sale and availability of white Kerosene (market priced Kerosene). 
    • All the activities of storage, transportation and sale of non-PDS Kerosene have now been freed of regulatory control.
    • The move is expected to reduce demand for diverted PDS Kerosene by improving availability of non-PDS Kerosene in the open market and thus meet the demand of Kerosene for various legitimate end uses for the industry and for individual consumption by those who can afford it at market price.
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  • ICICI Bank launches 'Pockets' - India's first digital banking service - enabling users to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on Facebook and bank account. 
    • Anyone, including those who are not customers of ICICI Bank, can easily download the e-wallet from Google Playstore, fund it from any bank account in the country and start transacting immediately.
    • Customers can also request for a physical card to use it at any retail outlet.
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  • Indian Navy conducts HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) exercise at Lakshadweep
    • The large scale Disaster Relief drill involved setting up medical camps, provision of food, shelter from the elements, restoration of basic facilities and limited restoration work in the wake of major cyclone and related loss.
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  • Mining Indaba 2015: a global event on mining, kicks off at Cape Town, South Africa
    • India has also sent team to market its mining sector to attract global investment, technology and expertize.
    • Eighteen mining Ministers from countries like South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Angola, Sudan, Nigeria, Gabon, Eritrea, Kenya, Mali and others are participating into this event which is held every year in South Africa.
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  • Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate Indian economist, is honoured with the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize for his contribution to society.
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