Daily Current Affairs Updates– 7-October- 2015:
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1). India and Germany inked loan agreements for Green Energy Projects
· Government of India and Federal Public of Germany (KFW) signed 2 loan agreements, for Himachal Pradesh (Euro 57 Million) and Andhra Pradesh (Euro 68 million) forGreen Energy Projects
· Green Energy projects, intra- state network will develop and deploy the new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.
2). INS Astradharini commissioned Indian Navy
· INS Astradharini, Torpedo launch and Recovery vessel wascommissionedatthe Naval Base Visakhapatnam. Vice Admiral Satish Soni , Flag Officer Commanding , Eastern Naval command, CD Malleshwar- Director NSTL, Sahay Raj –CMD of M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt ltd were also present at commissioning ceremony.
· It was a collaborative effort of NSTL (Naval science and technology), a naval system laboratory of DRDO, M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt ltd and IIT Kharagpur.
· Length of 50m, speed up to 15 Knots and has large deck area with Torpedo launcher and has Modern power generation and distribution, navigation and communication systems.
· It is an advance replacement of Astravahini which was decommissioned on 17thJuly 2015
3). IMF: India to grow at 7.5 %, faster than China
· A data released by World Economic Outlook andIMF (International Monetary Fund) said that Indian economy is expected to grow faster than other major emerging countries , projecting growth rate of7.5%for Indiain 2016 againstChina’s 6.3%
· This will benefit from recent policy reforms, consequent pickup in investment and lower commodity prices.
4).Rajnath Singh inaugurates National conference on Anti Human Trafficking
· Union HomeMinister Rajnath Singh inaugurates National conference on Anti Human Trafficking in New Delhi, which was organized by Ministry of Home Affairs along with nodal officer for anti human trafficking and officers from various districts who were in anti human trafficking units.
· Government carried out a campaign titled“Operation Smile” and “Operation Muskaan”torescue missing children and reunite them with their families and 19,000 missing children were rescued during these two operations
5). S V Bhokare takes over as Eastern fleet commander
· Rear Admiral A B Singh handed over theEastern Fleet commander to rearAdmiral S V Bhokare
· S V Bhokare is a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction and has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal and the Nao Sena Medal and commanded submarines Sindhughosh, Sindhudhwaj, Sindhushastra, Indian Naval Ship Beas and INS Vajrabahu.
· Eastern fleet comprises 30 warships, which includes destroyers, stealth frigates, and amphibious ships, anti submarine warfare corvette, Missile corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, missile boats and tankers.
6). World Cup chess championship – Sergey Karjakin
· Russian Sergey Karjakinhas wonworld cup Chess championshipwhich was held atBaku ,Azerbaijanby defeating Peter svilder, Russia
· Sergey has won world’s youngest chess grand master at the age of 12years , Corus chess tournament -2009, twice Norway chess tournament (2013-14) world rapid chess championship -2012
7). Special Program on conservation of Gibbons
· A community and school based education programme on conservation of theendangered Eastern Hooklock Gibbon has been launched in Arunachal’s lower Dibang Valley district and at Sadiya , Assam by Arunachal Pradesh Principalchief conservator of ForestDr.Shashi Kumar and it would beimplemented by ENVIRON, an NGO
8). Sagarmala Project – Government to spend Rs. 70,000crores on 12 major ports
· Road Transport Highways and shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said that government is planning to spend Rs.70, 000 crores forSagarmala projecta port-led development in coastal areas in12 major ports, after chairing the first meeting of National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC)
9). Pacific Rim countries agree on free trade
· U Sand 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal onTrans-Pacific partnership (Tpp) free trade agreement after a week of final talks in Atlanta.
· The 12 countries areSingapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand
· The TPP , would be the world’s biggest trade agreement in the past two decades , will lower trade and investment barriers in the 12 partner countries in the Asia Pacific region and set new rules for the global trading system
· China world’s second largest economy has not been the part of the agreement
10). Nobel Prize 2015 for chemistry: Lindahl, Modrich and Sanchar win for DNA research
· Three scientist,Tomas Lindahl- Sweden, Paul Modrich – the US and Aziz Sancar- Turkeyreceived an prestigiousNobel Prize forchemistryand equal share of8 million ($969,000)
· Their research explained how the cell repair it’s DNA in order to prevent errors occurring in genetic information
· The prize was announced by Goran K Hansson, the secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of sciences in Stockholm
11). The Next Parvasi Bharatiya Divas conference is to be held in New Delhi from 8-10th January, 2016
· The pravasi Bharatiya Divas(PBD) conference 2016 is to be held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi from8th-10th January 2016
· The objective of PBD conference is to develop anew paradigm for engagement with theDiaspora
· The government of India will be organizing the 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) at Los Angeles , California on 14th and 15thNovember 2015
· The pravasi Bharatiya Divas(PBD) – to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian Community to the development of India.
12). Nearly 700 killed by dengue in Brazil
· According to the report from Brazil’s health officials , nearly 700 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease
13). Panels Recommends 400%hike in salary of Delhi MLA’s
· A 3 member committee chaired by former secretary general of the Lok Sabha PDT Achary, submitted its report to Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, favouring a400% hike in the basic salary of MLA’s fromRs.12,000 to Rs.50,000 per month
14). Registered highest increase in gross NPA – UCO bank
· Uco bank has registered the highest increase in Gross Non Performing Assets(NPAs) to 8.05 %from 4.47% and became the worst performer among the other public sectors
· Indian Overseas bank raised its NPAs to 8.30
· Bank of Maharashtra NPA raise to 6.18%
· Dena bank ‘s NPA increased to 5.29%
· Gross Non Performing Assets(NPAs) – assets that are not producing any income
15). California signed right to Die bill
· California signed Right to die under doctor supervision bill for terminally ill people into a law after state governor Jerry Brown signed
· The four other states that allow ill patients to legally end their lives under doctor supervision are Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana
16). The Clinton war’s on Women: Roger stone and Robert Morrow
· The Clinton’s war on Women: authored by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow reveals how Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women in their scramble for power and wealth
· This book will be released on 13 –OCT-2015
17). CEO of iGate Ashok Vemuri resigned
· Ashok vemurijoined iGate as CEO in September 2013 and he held 400000 shares,resigned his Chief executive Officerposition
· He was listed in the 50 outstanding Asian Americans in business, report released by Asian American Business center , 2013
18). RBI relaxes norms for FPI investment in government debt
· Reserve bank of India relaxed norms ofForgien Portfolio Investors (FPI)of governmet debt and also increased its limit in Rupees
· For 2015-16, RBI enchanced the limit for investment of FPIs in two tranches from 12-OCT-2015 and 1-JAN-2016
· From12-OCT-2015, the limit will be increased from 1.53 lakh crores to1.7 lakh crores rupees
· From1-JAN-2016, it will be1.86lakh rupees
19). 2015 PEN Pinter Prize : Raif Badawi and James Fenton
· Saudi Blogger and Activist Raif Badawi and British Poet critic James fenton awarded with 2015 Pen Pinter Prize
20). Hidden Himalayas: Asia’s wonderlands report released by WWF
· World Wide Fundon the world Habitat day released report asHidden Himalayas: Asia’s wonderlands
· According to the report 211 new spices were found which includes 133plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, 1 reptile, 1 bird and 1 mammal
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