Daily Current Affairs Updates- 25th August 2015

Daily Current Affairs Updates- 25th August 2015
Daily Current Affairs Updates- 25th August 2015:                            
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1).TheUN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Chennai’sM. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) to work together for the conservation and adaption of coastal resources inAndhra Pradesh
·        They have decided to work together to overcome the consequences of sea level rise and cyclones
·        They will focus to restore theSorlagondi mangrove forest in the Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh
·        The UNFCC has sanctionedRs. 3.8 crores through an adaption fund which will be released through theNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD)
·        This collaboration will help to improve the mangrove forest cover in200 acres and fish cultivation in and around50 acres of the mangrove forest
·        To conserve coastal resources, the abandoned land will be brought under fish cultivation in the following3-villages
a)   Nail
b)   Sorlagondi in Nagayalanka mandal
c)   Basavanipalem in Koduru mandal
·        Landless families in the coastal areas will be involved incage cultivationin the brackish water
·        10 cages will be set up in the three selected villages

2). India andNepalsigned a MoU for the construction ofRaxaul-Amlekhgunjoil pipeline in theSAARC region
·        This pipeline will be the1st of its kind projects between the two countries to promote bilateral cooperation in theOil and Gas Sector
·        Raxaul-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline will be constructed byIndian Oil Corporation(IOC) on behalf of Indian Government at a cost ofRs. 200 crores
·        This pipeline will cover a total distance of41km out of which2km will be in India and the remaining39km in Nepal
·        It will connect the supply depot atRaxaul, Bihar in India toAmlekhgunj receiving terminal of theNepal Oil Corporation
·        This project also includes the re-engineering and construction of theAmlekhgunj Depot and allied facilities
·        Nepal government will buy petroleum products from IOC for at least15 years in return for the funding of the project by India
·        Nepal solely depends on India for all its petroleum requirements worth41 billion dollars. This project will ensure secure long term supply of the following petroleum products to Nepal
a)   Petrol
b)   Diesel
c)   Kerosene
·        The MoU was signed in Kathmandu by the following dignitaries
a)   Dharmendra Pradhan – India’s Union Oil Minister
b)   Sunil Bahadur Thapa – Nepal’s Commerce and Supplies Minister
3). South Korea andNorth Korea reached anagreementto decrease the crisis caused by the armed conflict between the two countries
·        North Korea apologized and expressed regret overmine blaststhat occurred in the demilitarized zone between both the countries inAugust 2015
·        This mine blast injured over200 South Korean soldiers who were on border patrol
·        In retaliation South Korea resumed theloudspeaker propaganda broadcastsinto North Korea
·        Both nations have issued a joint statement including the list of measures that will be taken to stabilize the life of the people in both countries affected by the crisis
·        They have agreed to work towards resumption of reunions for families separated by the1950-1953 Korean War
·        They also agreed to hold official talks in either of the capital cities ofSeoul or Pyongyang
4). Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani has been appointed as the newLokayukta of Maharashtra
·        He was born on 23rdDecember 1953 at Sardar Shahar in Rajasthan
·        He obtained his law degree in1977 from Nagpur and started his career in legal practicing inGondiaandChandrapur of Maharashtra
·        In1979he was appointed as theAssistant Public Prosecutor at Gadchiroli. He had worked across the following regions
a)   Gadchiroli
b)   Desaiganj
c)   Sironcha
d)   Warora
·        Other posts held by Justice Tahaliyani are as follows
a)   Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Mumbai – 1997
b)   High Court Judge – 2011
·        He was often referred to as a ‘Green Judge’ due to his passion for nature
·        Some of thehigh-profile trialspresided by Justice Tahaliyani in his career are as follows
a)   26/11 attacks
b) Money laundering case involving businessmanHasan Ali
c)   Gulshan Kumar murder case
·        He succeeded JusticeP. B. Gaikwad as the Lokayukta of Maharashtra
a)   Justice Gaikwad’s term had ended onJuly 2014
b)   He was a retired judge of the Mumbai High Court
·        Justice Tahaliyani’s oath of office was administered by theGovernor Vidyasagar Raoat the ceremony held in Raj Bhavan, Mumbai

5).Veteran actor and directorAmol Palekarhas been appointed as theChairman of India’s Oscar jury by theFilm Federation of India (FFI)
·        In1970s Palekar was best known for his roles in the following Indian films
a)   Rajnigandha
b)   Gol Maal
c)   Chitchor
d)   Ek Chhoti Si Baat
e)   Gharaunda
·        He has directed the followingNational award winning films
a)   Queen – 2006
b)   Dhyaas Parva – 2001
·        He has been critically acclaimed for his performances in the following regional languages
a)   Marathi
b)   Malayalam
c)   Bengali
d)   Kannada
·        He received1-Filmfare award and6-State awards as Best actor
·        He will now head the17-member jury panel which will select the Indian official entry in theBest Foreign Film category of the88thAcademy Awards which will be held in Los Angeles in February 2016
·        Only2-Indian films have so far made it to thetop 5 in the Best Foreign Film category of the Academy Awards. They are
a)   Salaam Bombay
b)   Mother India
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