Daily Current Affairs: 26 June 2015

1) Axis Bank launched debit card with enhanced security:
--> Axis Bank on 25 June 2015 launched a new debit card, which can be "switched off" for specified time periods, and has also put in fraud protection and personal accidental cover along with the offering.
--> The card named 'Secure+' can be switched off by using a mobile phone application or Internet banking gateway or through the phone-banking application. 
Current Affairs 26 June 2015

2) Government to set up memorial for Jai Prakash Narayan in Bihar:
--> Government on 25 June 2015 decided to set up a national memorial for socialist icon Jai Prakash Narayan in his birthplace in Bihar.
--> The memorial will also house a virtual museum and an institute to undertake study and research on democracy, enhancing the role of panchayats in nation-building, Gandhian thoughts and centre for Khadi and constructive work keeping in view the thoughts of Jai Prakash Narayan.

3) Terrorist attacks rocks Tunisia, France and Kuwait:
--> On 26 June 2015, terror strike at 3 countries killing more the 50 people from these 3 nations.
-->  27 killed in an ISIS suicide bombing at Tunisian beach resort and 13 at a mosque in Kuwait while a beheading at a gas factory in Eastern France.
--> In France terrorists struck at a gas factory in eastern France.

4) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament:
--> Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on 26 June 2015 dissolved the parliament, paving the way for fresh parliamentary elections in mid-August, eight months ahead of the schedule.
--> The long awaited dissolution of the 225-member house will pave the way for a fresh parliamentary election mid-August.
--> The election will come eight months ahead of the scheduled date in April 2016.

5) US Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal:
--> Supreme Court ruled on 26 June 2015 that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.
--> The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.
--> With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

6) Satnam Singh Bhamara becomes first Indian to be drafted by a NBA team:
--> Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian born basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
--> He was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks team as the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft.
--> He was selected amongst the 60 young men who will play in the next season of NBA.

7) India ranked best for investment:
--> A ranking of destinations for attractiveness to foreign investors has placed India at the top among 110 countries.
--> China has secured the 65th position and the U.S. is at the 50th.
--> In the 2014 index, India was at the sixth position and Hong Kong was number one.

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