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Concise Current Affairs Recap:3 January 2016

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1-Howrah is set to get India’s first urban yacht marina

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Image via newsnation.in

India’s first urban yacht marina project is set to be launched along the banks of the Hooghly river in Howrah. Marina is a sheltered harbour area with fuel, fresh water and power supply to park private yachts. The project will also have residential area over 6 lakh square feet.

2-Switzerland signs deal to end banking secrecy

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Image via yahoo.com

Switzerland, in an effort to combat tax evasion and money laundering activities, has agreed to a deal with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreeing to exchange data with 60 other countries that will effectively end its banking secrecy. Switzerland is the world’s largest offshore wealth center, with an estimated $2.2 trillion in assets.

3-Flipkart wins ‘Website of the Year India 2015’

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Image via americanbazaaronline.com

Flipkart has been named as the ‘Website of the Year India 2015’ in an online poll which was conducted by marketing analytics company MetrixLab.

4-Maharastra to provide road tax waiver to electric vehicles

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Image via earthtimes.org

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Saturday that electric vehicles will soon get a waiver on road tax, value added tax and registration in Maharashtra.

5-Saudi-led Arab military coalition coalition ends ceasefire in Yemen

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Image via janes.com

The Saudi-led Arab military coalition has announced the end of the ceasefire agreement with the Houthi rebels of Yemen. The ceasefire started with UN-sponsored peace talk.

6-Fourteen-year-old receives world’s 1st 3D-printed nose

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Image via huffingtonpost.com

Dallan Jennet, a 14-year-old US boy, has undergone a nose transplant surgery to receive the world’s first 3D-printed nose. Jennet disfigured his face after he fell onto a live power line at the age of nine.

7-World’s 1st reversible micro-USB cable developed

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Image via droidfeed.net

Smart-device accessories company, Dott has created World’s first reversible micro-USB cable called Flippy. The cable has a flat-designed cord and is fitted with a reversible male connector.

8-Telangana becomes the first state to start e-Motor insurance

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Image via psrm.co.in

Telangana has became the first state in India to launch e-Motor insurance.

9-Iranians set ablaze Saudi embassy in Tehran to protest Shiite cleric’s execution

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Image via freenimr.org

Angry protesters broke into the Saudi embassy, ravaging its offices and throwing Molotov cocktails at the building. They were protesting against the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

10- India hit one billion mobile phone subscribers

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Image via healthcursor.com

According to telecoms regulators India has reached up its billionth mobile phone subscriber in October 2015.