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9th May, 2016

Novak Djokovic wins men's single, Romanian
Simona Halep wins women singles of Madrid
Open of tennis

On 8 May 2016 Professional tennis player from Serbia Novac Djokovic
defeated Andy Murray with a score of 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to conquer the Mutua
Madrid Open title in Madrid, Spain.
After this victory Djokovic moves ahead of Spain’s Rafael Nadal with a record
29 ATP Masters 1000 titles. It was also Djokovic’s fifth win in the last 6 ATP
1000 competitions.

Women’s Single Category;
On 7 May 2016 Romanian tennis player Simona Halep won the women singles
title of the Madrid Open by defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia with a
score of 6-2, 6-4 in the final played at Madrid, Spain

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This was the third Madrid title for World No. 6 Halep and her first title of 2016.
Overall this was her 12th career title.
About Mutua Madrid Open;
The Madrid Open, currently sponsored by Mutua Madrileña, is a male and
female professional tennis tournament. It is currently held in Madrid, Spain,
during the first week of May.

9th May, 2016

Gujarat government accords minority status to
On 7 May 2016 Gujarat Government accorded minority status
to the Jain community by issuing a government resolution (GR)
to this effect.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

It has nothing to do with reservations and it will benefit the
poor among the Jain community as they can avail of various
scholarships, government welfare schemes.

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Earlier in January 2014, the previous UPA government had
conferred minority status on the community at the national
Jains were the 6th community to have minority status after
Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis.

9th May, 2016

UN launches Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Zika
virus response
On 6 May 2016 United Nations (UN) announced the establishment of
the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance
critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak. The
establishment of the fund was announced by
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Fund aims to provide a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to
support a coordinated response from the UN system and partners.

It will directly support the Zika Strategic Response Framework,
developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in consultation
with UN agencies.

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Under the programme, the donors will contribute to a central point and
an Advisory Committee will direct funds to the highest-priority
activities in the affected countries.

9th May, 2016
Books/ Authors

Shashi Kapoor's biography released

On 6 May 2016 Shashi Kapoor's biography "Shashi Kapoor the Householder, the Star" by Aseem Chhabra was released.
It is the first biography of the veteran actor.
The book attempts to delve into the nature and nurture of
Shashi Kapoor.
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9th May, 2016

100% FDI through Automatic Route permitted in
Asset Reconstruction Companies
Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) are the companies that are set up to
reconstruct or re-package assets to make them more saleable.
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry
of Commerce & Industry permitted 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) into
asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) through automatic route.
In this regard the DIPP notified the Press Note 4 (2016 series) on 6 May 2016.
• Person resident outside India can invest in the capital of ARCs registered with
RBI, upto 100% on the automatic route. Earlier, it was 49% through automatic
route and beyond 49% through government route.

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• Total share holding of an individual foreign institutional investor (FII)/foreign
portfolio investment (FPI) shall be below 10% of the total paid-up capital.
• FIIs/ FPIs may be allowed up to 100% of each tranche in security receipts
(SRs) issued by ARCs which are subjected to RBI guidelines.

9th May, 2016

Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India
from 1 January 2017
112, the single emergency number that will help people to
reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire
department will be operational throughout India from 1
January 2017.
Single emergency number 112 of India will be similar to the
'911' all-in-one emergency service in the United States.

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The provision of a single number for various emergency
services was approved by Union Telecom Minister Ravi
Shankar Prasad.

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