Current Affairs, News & Facts of 29 Nov 2014

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  • Labours law amendment bill cleared by the parliament
    • The  Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) (LLE) Amendment Bill stipulates “small” establishments and cover those employing between 10 and 40 workers as against 19 in the Principal Act, and increases the number of laws under which small establishments enjoy exemptions from nine to 16.

    • It also provides for maintenance of registers and returns in electronic form.

  • Critically endangered Forest Owlet spotted in central india.
    • Till now they were considered to be endemic to the Satpura mountain ranges,has now been spotted in Western Ghats ,Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary in Palghar District of Maharashtra by naturalists.

    • For nearly 113 years, the forest owlet was considered to be extinct, until researchers rediscovered it in 1997 in Toranmal Reserve Forest in the Satpura ranges.

  • Gold import curbs eased.
    • The government had decided to withdraw the 20:80 scheme and other restrictions placed on import of gold.

    • Under the 20:80 norms, 20 per cent of the imported gold had to be mandatorily exported before bringing in new lot.

  • Location in the brain where memories are generated found
    • An international team has successfully located the generation of human memories to certain neuronal layers within the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex.

    • The results and method of the study is likely to assist in acquiring a better understanding of the effects Alzheimer’s disease has on the brain.

  • Final guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) issued by RBI.
    • The BBPS is an integrated bill payment system offering inter-operable and accessible bill payment service to customers through a network of agents, enabling multiple payment modes, and providing instant confirmation of payment.

    • It will help consumers pay multiple bills like electricity, telephone and school fees at a single point of transaction.

    • The RBI-promoted payment retail gateway and the issuer of the Rupay debit Cards, the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has been appointed as the nodal body.

    • The move will help track all the payments being made in economy, including cash payments to utilities, schools, and telcos among others.

  • Three MoUs signed On the fifth day of Andhra Pradehs Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Japan.
    • 1st with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) which seeks to launch a working group for facilitating investment from Japan into A.P.

    • 2nd MoU was signed between New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) and A.P. government seeking to collaborate in different sectors, including smart community activities and energy-related technology areas.

    • 3rd one relates to expansion of existing production unit at Sri City by Kobelco Cranes India, the Indian arm of the Japanese crane manufacturer.


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