Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd December 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd December 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd December 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

    1). The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was observed globally on 2 December 2015:

    ·        Aim: To eliminatehuman trafficking, child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery
    ·        AS per report released by International Labour Organization (ILO), there are approximately21 million forced labour victims worldwide at present, which creates150 billion US dollars in illegal profits in the private economy each year.
    ·        ILO has adopted a new legally binding Protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labour and which will enter intoforce in November 2016.

    International:
    2). German cabinet approves Anti-ISIS military mission in Syria:

    ·        The German Cabinet has approved amandate offering 1,200 military soldierstosupportthe international coalitionfighting against Islamic State in Syria.
    ·        The mandate was aimed to support France and the international alliance in its fight against the IS militant group. Now it requires Parliamentary approval to come into force.
    ·        This decision was taken by cabinet after an appeal was made byFrench President Francois Hollande in the wake of the 13 November Paris attacks carried by the terrorist organisation.
    ·        The one-year mandate will cost134 million euros ($142 million) and can be extended in2016. By providing up to 1,200 soldiers for aerial reconnaissance and support, the campaign will be the German armed forces’ largest current mission, following a drawdown in Afghanistan.
    3). Tata Sons and Industrial& Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC)has formed a long-term partnership:
    ·        By thisICBC will become a strategic banking partner to theTata group.
    ·        ICBC will provide the Tata group withfinancing products, global cash management, consulting, international trade finance business, investment banking, foreign exchange, derivatives trading, and other global financial services.
    ·        The alliance will be a global one with the geographies covered includingIndia, China, Singapore, Europe, the USA, and South America.

    National:
    4). India has launched the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) scheme to boost the quality of the country’s higher education:

    ·        Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launchedGlobal Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Scheme toboost the quality of higher education in India.
    o  Launched by:Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani
    o  At:Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur campus.
    About Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) scheme:
    ·        Aim: To at improving thequality of higher education in the country throughinternational collaboration and to bringhigh quality academicians to participate in delivering courses in Indian institutions
    ·        Under this scheme, academicians will cover13 disciplines and352 courses to be taught in68 national institutions.
    ·        More than350 academicians from38 countries are participating in this programme in13 broad disciplines.
    5). President gives nod for Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 which allows women to work in night shifts in Maharashtra:
    ·        Maharashtra government’s amendedFactories Act, 1948, allowing women to work in factories in night shifts has received the Presidential approval.
    ·        President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the landmark Factories(Maharashtra amendment) Bill, 2015, paving the way forwomen to work in factories in night shift.
    ·        Earlier, section 66(1)(c) of the Factories Act provided that women cannot work at a factory between 7 PM and 6 AM. Now that has been done away with.

    6). The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was awarded with the E-India Award:
    ·        The award was received byVS Tomar, Director (Systems) DDA during thee-INDIA SUMMIT 2015 which was held inMumbai for adopting technology to serve the public better and using resources efficiently through mobile applications.
    DDA has received this award under following categories:
    ·        Thevacant land photo uploading system app wherein officials of the land and engineering department upload photographs of vacant land to keep a check on encroachment.
    ·        Measurement Books for e-filing of measurement of engineering projects
      
    7). Jharkhand government has declared the entire state as drought hit.
    ·        The decision was taken at aCabinet meeting in Ranchi due toless rainfall this year and loss of crops. The state Cabinet also decided to send the report to the Centre and request it to send a team toJharkhandfor assessment of drought in the state.
    ·        The state Agriculture department in its report had said that 64 blocks of the state have suffered fifty percent loss in crops and another 62 blocks had suffered40 percent loss.
    ·        In the entire state, it has been estimated by the state agriculture department that rice (dhan) crops has suffered37.7 percent, Makka crops by27.06 percent and dalhan crops by16.85 percent this year.
    Sports:
    8). Thakur Anoop Singh of India has won gold at World Bodybuilding Championships:

    ·        Thakur Anoop Singh earned the title of‘Mr World’ by winning a gold medal in the 7th WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships held atBangkok, Thailand.
    ·        The athlete was competing against athletes from47 countries and won a gold medal in the “fitness physique” category of the seventh WBPF (World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships).
    ·        Overall, India won 11 medals in the championships that saw participation from 47 nations.

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