English Current Affairs November 2015

Three-day Hindu-Buddhist Conclave at Gaya:-A three-day conclave of Hindu-Buddhist Initiative Conclave was held at Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Sept. 3–5. Modi was speaking at the concluding function of a Hindu-Buddhist conclave on ‘conflict avoidance’ which was attended by delegates from nearly 50 countries. He announced that Bodh Gaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, would be developed as a spiritual hub to strengthen the bonds between India and the Buddhist nations.

Describing Buddha as a ‘crown jewel’ of India, who accepted all ways of worship, he said he regarded Buddha as reformer of not only Hinduism but also the world, who gave a new world view and vision which is critical for survival of all.

Central Launches Smart Mobility Card:–To enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems besides retail shopping and purchases, the Centre launched a Smart National Mobility Card (NCMC) model on September 1, 2015.

This card meets travel needs based on stored value of money and can be used for traveling by any means of transport and also enables account based retail applications, the statement said.

The urban development ministry has decided to task the National Payments Corporation of India with indigenous development and management of clearing and settlement of payment, simulating cards, terminals and network, a support base of vendors for providing certified tools, cards, terminals and other services.

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