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Daily Current Affairs, 05th July 2019



1) First ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ in Delhi and Vijayawada
•Unique Identification Authority of India has opened its first ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’in Delhi and Vijayawada.  The Aadhaar card issuing authority has an ambitious plan to set up 114 such centres by the year end.

•These centres will provide the facility to apply for a new Aadhaar card or update the existing ones. These centres are similar to Passport Seva Kendras run by the Ministry of External Affairs.

2) ‘Vasool So-Ft’ launched to digitize NPA recovery process
•Karnataka Bank Ltd has launched the web tool ‘Vasool So-Ft’ (Vasool So-Fast) for digitalising the Non Performing Asset recovery process of the bank.

•The digital tool for the recovery of stressed assets will provide an end to end digital solution. It will enable easy and faster processing, real time information and immediate decision making in the recovery area.

3) AYUSH, MeitY ministries collaborates for digitisation of AYUSH sector
•The Ministries of AYUSH and Electronics and Information Technology have signed a MoU to collaborate on the digitization of the AYUSH sector.

•The ministry aims to digitize the entire AYUSH, leading to transformation in the field of health care delivery at all levels, along with greater research, education, delivery of various health care programmes and better drug regulations.

4) Duty Free shops at Dubai airports to accept Indian currency
•Dubai Duty Free has announced that Indian Rupee will now be an accepted currencyat all the retail outlets of the Dubai airport.  The move makes the Indian rupee the 16th international currency to be accepted at Dubai’s airports.

•Stores at the Dubai Airport will accept notes of various denominations, including 100s, 200s, 500s and 2000s.

5) Ursula von der Leyen elected as next EU president
•European Commission has elected Ursula von der Leyen as its new president. She will replace Jean Claude Juncker. She has become the first woman to be elected to lead the EU’s executive arm.

6) Ajay Banga, Azim Premji to receive excellence awards from USISPF
•The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum has announced that Mastercard CEO and President Ajay Banga and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will receive the 2019 Global Excellence Awards. This is the Second Annual Leadership Summit of USISPF.

•They have been honored with the awards for their significant contribution to strengthening economic ties between the US and India.

7) Delhi Police signs pact with SECI for rooftop solar energy systems
•Delhi Police has signed a pact with Solar Energy Corporation of India. Under this, the  SECI will support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on the establishments of Delhi police.

•The Delhi police will set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildingsacross the city

8) Airtel Payments Bank to sell Bharti AXA Life’s term insurance
•Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer a life term insurance plan. The bank will offer the plan through its extensive network of banking points across the country.

•The product, Bharti AXA Life (Point of Sale) Saral Jeevan Bima Yojana, is a pure life term insurance plan which is aimed at the under insured and uninsured segments in India.

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