Daily Current Affairs Updates– 11th September 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 11th September 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 11th September 2015:
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    1). The Union Cabinet led by the Prime MinisterNarendra Modiapproved the constitution of the21stLaw Commission of India (LCI) for a period of3 years from 1st September 2015 to 31stAugust 2018
    ·        The LCI is a non-statutory and non-constitutional body constituted by the Union Government from time-time
    ·        The1st commission was constituted in1955, since then various commissions were constituted every 3 years and so far262 reports of LCI are submitted
    ·        The LCI consists of the following organizational structure
    a.  A full-timeChairperson
    b.   4 full-time members including a Member-Secretary
    c.   5 part-time members
    d.  3 Secretaries from theDepartment of Legal Affairs andLegislative Department
    ·        Functions of LCI are as follows
    a.   It undertakes research in existing laws by reviewing them for making reforms and enacting new legislations
    b.   It suggests enactment of new legislations to implement the Direct Principles
    c.   To attain various objectives enshrined in the Preamble of the constitution
    d.   To prepare and submit reports to the Union Government recommending effective measures to be undertaken by the government in all matters, issues, studies and researches done by LCI
    e.   LCI undertakes studies and researches to bring reforms in the justice delivery systems to eliminate the delays in procedures, speedy disposal of cases and cost reduction of litigations

    2). TheForeign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) headed by Economic Affairs SecretaryShaktikanta Dasapproved14 FDI proposals out of the 23 FDI proposals discussed
    ·        Some of theapproved FDI proposals are of the following institutions
    a.   Eros International Media
    b.   Indian Rotorcraft
    c.   AGS Transact Technologies
    d.   O-Zone Networks
    e.   Shyam Sistema Teleservices
    f.     IIFL Holdings
    ·        Out of the 23 FDI proposals5 proposals weredeferredand4 rejected. Proposals of the following organizations were deferred by FIPB
    a.   Reliance Globalcom
    b.   Firefly Networks
    c.   Apollo Hospitals
    d.   Aegon Religare Life Insurance

    3). The10th World Hindi Conference inaugurated by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with the theme ofHindi Jagat-Vistar andSambhavnaye
    ·        The3-day conference will host scholars from39 countries to discuss issues like Hindi in administration, foreign policy and law
    ·        Anexhibition showcasing assimilation of Hindi with modern techniques will be set up at the conference venue
    ·        This event is jointly organized by the following organizations
    a.   Union Ministry of External Affairs
    b.   State Government of Madhya Pradesh
    ·        The World Hindi Conference is organized for the1sttime in Madhya Pradesh and after32years inIndia
    ·        The 1stWorld Hindi Conference was organized in1975on 10th January. From then on10thJanuary is being observed asWorld Hindi Day

    4). Prime MinisterNarendra Modi launched theNarendra Modi Mobile App a mobile application that will enable him to digitally connect with the citizens of the country
    ·        This app also provides an insight on the comprehensive information on initiatives and achievements of the Union Government
    ·        The app has been developed forAndroid powered devices
    ·        Narendra Modi became the1st political leaderto have a mobile app developed for him to digitally connect with the people

    5).Shashidhar Sinha elected as the new chairman of theAudit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) during the67th Annual General meeting 2015-16
    ·        The other organizations that Mr. Sinha is already associated with are as follows
    a.   CEO ofIPG Mediabrands India
    b.   Chairman ofBroadcast Audience Research Council(BARC)
    c.   Advertising Standards Council of India
    d.   Media Research Users Council
    e.   Ad Club
    ·        L. Venkat of EENADU – elected asDeputy Chairman of ABC
    ·        Madhan Kumar of Mudra Communications – elected asTreasurer of ABC

    6). Union Human Resource Development MinisterSmriti Iranilaunched thenation web portal to promoteNational Apprenticeship Scheme
    ·        National Apprenticeship Scheme – providespractical training for graduates, diploma holders and 10+2 vocational certificate holders
    ·        Slogan of portal –Sashakt Yuva, Samarth Bharat
    ·        Through the mechanism of internal complaints committee the portal would offer the following services
    a.   Security for women at workplace
    b.   Grievance addressed for the apprentice
    ·        The portal is a multilingual platform that is available inMarathi, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil

    7).India andPakistanagreed to maintain peace along the border after theDirector General(DG) level meeting
    ·        The Indian delegation consists of  23 members led by the Director General (DG) Border Security Force (BSF)D. K. Pathak
    ·        The Pakistan delegation consists of 16 members led by the Major Director General of Pakistan RangersUmar Farooq Burki
    ·        Both the delegations also have representatives from their respectiveHome andForeign ministriesand officers fromnarcotics controlandsurvey department
    ·        In the meeting both the sides havecome in terms with the following issues
    a.   They have agreed to maintain peace and tranquility on the border
    b.   They have also decided to devise new strategies to end incidents of ceasefire violations along theInternational Border in Jammu and Kashmir

    8). A team of scientists led byProfessor Lee Berger fromUniversity of the Witwatersranddiscovered a new ancestral species in the human family tree calledHomonaledi inside theRising Star Cave in theCradle of Humankind World Heritage SiteinSouth Africa
    ·        This species was named after the location where it was found namelyNaledimeaning star inSesotho(a local South African language)
    ·        They have discovered a huge amount of fossilized bones of these species which is thelargest fossil hominine found in South Africa
    ·        Features of HomonalediSpecies
    a.   They are classified in the genusHomo
    b.   They have a tiny brain, primitive pelvis and shoulders
    c.   These species are among the1st of our kindand could have lived in Africa almost3 million years ago

    9). Renowned Water Policy expertRamaswamy R. Iyer who was instrumental in drafting India’s1stNational Water Policy in 1978 passed away in New Delhi
    ·        He was best known for producing a rich body of commentary on water policy and environmental issues
    ·        He was born in October 1929 in Thakkalai, Tamil Nadu
    ·        Post held by R. Iyer are as follows
    a.   Officer of theIndian Audit and Accounts Service(IAAS)
    b.   Secretary ofWater Resources in the Union Government
    c.   Honorary research professor at theCenter for Policy Research, New Delhi
    ·        He was 86 when he passed away due to severe viral fever
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