Current Affairs 31 Jan, 2019

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UAE, Saudi central banks to launch common digital currency called ‘Aber’

  • The central banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a common digital currency called “Aber”
  • It will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies.
  • They are studying the impact on the improvement and reduction of remittance costs and the assessment of risks through Aber.

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Suman Kumari became the First Ever Female Hindu Civil Judge in Pakistan

  • Suman Kumari  became the first Hindu woman to be appointed as a civil judge in Pakistan after passing an examination for induction of judicial officers. .
  • The country’s first judge from the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served as the acting Chief Justice for brief periods between 2005 and 2007.
  • In 2018, Mahesh Kumar Malani became the first non-Muslim to be elected on a general seat in the National Assembly while a Thari woman, Krishna Kumari, was elected in Pakistan’s Senate elections. 

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