Current Affairs 14th May, 2015: SBI Launched Contactless Card Payments Technology

Current Affairs 14th May, 2015: SBI Launched Contactless Card Payments Technology

Indian Author Neel Mukherjee Conferred with 2014 Encore Award

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14.05.2015: Indian author Neel Mukherjee is conferred with the 2014 Encore award.  He won this award for his novel The Lives of Others.  Neel published his first novel A Life Apart in 2010.  His novel The Lives of Others also was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize last year and also for Costa Novel Award.

Tejaswini Wins Gold in World School Chess Championship

14.05.2015: Tejaswini Sagar won her first world title at World school Chess Championship in under-15 category.  She defeated Kavinya Miyuni Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka to win this title.  She won six games and lost only one game and scored seven points.

14 Year Old Karan Menon Won National Geographic Bee Competition in US

14.05.2015: Karan Menon, Indian-American student won the prestigious National Geographic Bee Competition in US. He won USD 85,000 college scholarship.  He is also given the lifetime membership in National Geographic Society.

Lee Alan Johnson is appointed the Head Coach of Under 19 Football Team of India

14.05.2015: Lee Alan Johnson is named the Head Coach of Indian Under-19 football team.  He will also be the assistant coach for senior football team of India.  He is the coach of Chelsea Football Club and Crystal Palace Football Club.

First IIIT in Maharashtra is going to be set up in Nagpur

14.05.2015: The first Indian Institute of Information Technology in Maharashtra is going to be set up in Nagpur. This was revealed by Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of the state. Pune and Nagpur were considered for setting up the institute but finally Nagpur is selected.

SBI Launched Contactless Card Payments Technology

14.05.2015: State Bank of India launched contactless card payments technology that allows card holders to make payments just by waving or taping the cards near the machines. Up to Rs. 2,000 payment is allowed per tap and pay transactions at Point of Sale machines.  This will reduce the risk of loss and fraud. This facility is available for now in 5,000 POS machines and this number will be further increased to 1 lakh.