Current Affairs India - 27 November 2014

1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the tourist visa on arrival facility for 43 countries today. The system is enabled by electronic travel authorization and it will make travel easier for foreign tourist from those 43 countries as they will be able to travel to India anytime within 30 days of the approval. This online visa will be valid for 30 days stay in India. This facility is expected to boost tourism sector as more foreign tourists will find it easier to travel to India post this facility.


2. The Supreme Court today observed that IPL team Chennai Super Kings, owned by former BCCI President N Srinivasan should be terminated without further enquiry as one of its officials Gurunath Meiyappan has been indicted in IPL match fixing by an inquiry committee. The apex court has also asked N Srinivasan to give details about who controls Chennai Super Kings owned by India Cements.


The court has also directed BCCI to hold fresh election for the President Post and barred N Srinivasan from contesting in the election. It said the the board will take the next decisions on the IPL- spot fixing scam.


3. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee wrote a book titled "The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years". This book was published by Rupa Publishes and will be released on 11th December 2014. "The Dramatic Decade" is the first of a three-part volume; the second one will cover events from 1981-88 and the third volume will cover events from 1988 to 2012.


4. Professor in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Trilochan Sastry, has been awarded with the "Bharat Asmita" award in recognition of his contribution in the field of operations management, quantitative methods, data structures, algorithms and discrete mathematics. The award is instituted by the Pune-based MIT group of institutions.


He has a number of management cases on operations management, ethics, change management and electoral reforms in his credit.


5. Amazon is set to acquire Indian online e-commerce site Jabong.com for nearly USD 1.2 billion which marks for Consolidation of India-s e-commerce sector. If completed, this deal will be the biggest one in India's e-commerce space, much higher than FlipKart's acquisition of Myntra for nearly USD 340 million.


Recently Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's founder Jack Ma has also expressed interest in India's e-commerce sector and plans to invest here.