Current Affairs – June, 2015

Latest Current Affairs June, 2015 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of June, 2015 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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China develops world’s first ATM with Facial Recognition Technology

Researchers from China have successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology.

The machine has unique security feature which does not allow users to withdraw cash unless their face matches their facial ID.

The first of its kind ATM was developed by researchers from Tsinghua University and technology firm Tzekwan.

Key facts

  • The machine has a camera installed in which captures the facial features of the user and then compares it with photos stored in a database for authentication.
  • Its technology and software looks at biological features of person and has potential to identify people even if their facial features have changed.
  • The machine combines high-speed banknote handling, improved counterfeit-bill recognition and facial recognition. Thus, help to curb ATM-related crimes.
  • It provides 20% more accurate authenticity in verifying multiple currencies compared to present conventional ATMs used globally.

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Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh Governor

Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was sworn-in as the 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice K Sreedhar Rao administered the oath of office as per provisions of Article 159 of Constitution.

President Pranab Mukherjee had appointed him as Governor on May 12, 2015 after then Governor Lt General (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma was transferred to Mizoram.

Mr. Rajkhowa is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from 1968 batch. He is the former Chief Secretary of Assam and had retired from service in 2004.

During his service he had he served in various remote areas of the Northeast India including in Mizo Hills during the peak of the Mizo rebellion.

He holds M.A degree in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics under the aegis of Delhi University.

Mr. Rajkhowa has authored a book, Central Vigilance Mechanism with special reference to P.S.E’s, and also had contributed by writing number of articles to leading newspapers.

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