Daily Current Affairs 15th January, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 15 January 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

UIDAI introduces face authentication to further strengthen Aadhaar security

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) decided to enable ‘Face Authentication’ in fusion mode on registered devices by July 1, so that people facing difficulty in other existing modes of verification such as fingerprints, iris, and one-time-password (OTP) could easily authenticate.

  • Not only will this new facility help in an inclusive authentication of those who are not able to biometrically verify their identity, due to worn out fingerprints, old age, or hard working conditions, but also add another layer of security.
  • Presently UIDAI provides two modes of biometric authentication. While most of the residents are able to authenticate themselves using fingerprint or iris authentication, some residents face difficulty in successfully using biometric authentication using one of the modalities.


SPORTS

Assam wins 8th Sub-junior National Hockey C’ship

Hosts Assam Hockey beat Hockey Rajasthan 3-2 in the final of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division), held at the Hojai Hockey stadium, Assam.

Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title in Premier Badminton League 3

Hyderabad Hunters won the third edition of the Premier Badminton League championship with a hard-fought 4-3 win over Bengaluru Blasters in the final held at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana.



APPOINTMENTS

Sebi has approved appointment of Vijay Kumar as NCDEX MD & CEO

Market regulator Sebi has approved appointment of Vijay Kumar as Managing Director and CEO of the country’s largest agri-commodity bourse NCDEX.



AWARDS

Actor Sudhir Dalvi gets Janakavi P Sawlaram award

Actor Sudhir Dalvi was honoured with the Janakavi P Sawlaram. The award is jointly given by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti.



OBITUARY

Veteran actress Charu Rohatgi passes away

Actress Charu Rohatgi who is known for working in Parineeti Chopra – Arjun Kapoor starrer film ‘Ishaqzaade’ has passed away. The late actress suffered cardiac arrest in the morning which resulted in her death.

Veteran journalist Gnani Sankaran passes away

Multi-faceted personality Gnani Sankaran, who made his mark as a dramatist, writer, journalist and political analyst, has passed away due to illness.

Ex-Union minister Raghunath Jha passes away

Former Union minister Raghunath Jha has passed away. Jha was Union minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise during former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s government.

  • He was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and represented Bihar’s Bettiah constituency.

Sarod maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away

Sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta has passed away after cardiac arrest. The Padma Bhushan awardee had been suffering from respiratory problems for the past few days.



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