Current Affairs, News & Facts of 26 Mar 2014

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  • Japanese architect Shigeru Ban honoured with Pritzker Prize 2014.   
    • The award is considered to be the most prestigious award in architecture.
    • He has been awarded for serving humanity through his creative and affordable designs for disaster relief shelters.
    • The shelters designed by him happen to be easy-to-construct-and- dismantle and has come handy in many disaster hit nations like Haiti, Sri Lanka and India.
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  • Helm changes at FMCG firms -Britannia and Marico groups : Vinita Bali steps down as CMD of Britannia while Harsh Mariwala as CMD of Marico group (13,500 cr. group, makers of Saffola, Parachute oils, Kaya skin clinics etc.).
    • Vinita Bali : in 2005 she became "first woman to head a major consumer goods company" (Nusli Wadia's controlled Buiscuit company) in India. Varun Berry will replace her.
    • Saugata Gupta will take over Marico's reign from Harsh Mariwala (he will continue as Chairman)
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  • 'Bank of India' becomes the 1st public sector bank to launch Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai. The IMT, an innovative domestic money remittance facility, allows customers to withdraw cash from IMT-enabled ATMs without the need of any card or bank account.    

     

    Process of Transaction 

    • The sender initiates IMT by providing receiver’s name, address and mobile number to the bank either on SMS or Internet banking. 
    • The notification of IMT is sent on the recipient's mobile along with a four-digit SMS Pin.
    • The sender separately sends the four-digit sender code to the receiver.
    • Now the recipient can withdraws cash from the special IMT-enabled ATMs by punching in the mobile number and received sender code, and SMS Pin.
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  • Acclaimed photographer Rajesh Bedi honoured with the Life-Time Achievement Award at the 3rd National Photography Awards 2014.  
    • 12 more awards were presented across various categories at the event.
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  • Nuclear Security Summit 2014 (3rd world summit) concludes in Hague, Netherlands with an agreement to reduce nuclear risks to global security.
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  • Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) lifts 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) title thumping defending Champions Haryana by 4-0 in the final.  
    • Jharkhand trumps Punjab to secure 3rd position in the tournament.
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  • Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2014 begins in Perth, Australia. - read more cat
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