Daily Current Affairs Updates – 7th November 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates – 7th November 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates – 7th November 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).TheCabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi increased theMinimum Support Price (MSP) ofRabi crops including wheat and pulses for Rabi season 2015-16
    ·        MSP– a form of agricultural market intervention undertaken by the Central Government in order to insure agricultural producers are protected against any sharp fall in farm prices
    ·        MSP prices are announced by theCentral Government at the beginning of the sowing season for certain crops
    ·        The prices are decided by CCEA on the basis of the recommendations of theCommission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)
    ·        The following are the increasedMSP per quintal of Rabi crops for season2015-16
    a)   Wheat –Rs. 1525 
    b)   Gram (Channa) –Rs. 3500 
    c)   Lentil (Masur) –Rs. 3400
    d)   Mustard –Rs. 3350
    e)   Safflower –Rs. 3300
    f)    Barley –Rs.1225
    ·        CCEA also approved allocation of additional27 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to the families coming under the following categories through thePublic Distribution System (PDS)
    a)   Below Poverty Line (BPL)
    b)   Above Poverty Line (APL)
    2).World Health OrganisationdeclaredSierra Leone asEbola-free after42 days had passed without any cases thus satisfying criteria that transmission of the virus has ended
    ·        This was announced by the WHO country director,Anders Nordstromin a ceremony held in the capitalFreetown
    ·        Sierra Leone will now enter a90-day period of heightened surveillance to make sure the virus does not return
    ·        TheNational Ebola Response Centre will remain operational until the end of the year
    ·        Clearing of all dead bodies for Ebola will be mandatory untilJune 2016
    ·        The nation had lost over4000 people to the disease
    3).France stationed its largest warship namedCharles de Gaulle (R91) to further boost its operations againstIslamic State (IS) inSyriaandIraq
    ·        September 2014– France has been targeting IS targets in Iraq and Syria as part of theUS-led international coalition
    ·        Charles de Gaulle – can carry upto40 aircraft and support100 flights a day
    ·        It is France’s only such vessel which can be used as base for French jets in the Gulf
    ·        It will shorten the time taken by French jets to carry out air strikes
    ·        This move of France would allow the country to be more efficient in coordination with the allies
    ·        Presently, France is using6 Mirage jets stationed inJordan and6 Rafale jets in theUnited Arab Emirates (UAE) to target IS
    4).21stInternational Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications(INCOFYRA) is scheduled to be held from3rdto 7th January 2016 atPrashanti Kutiram, Bengaluru
    ·        Theme –Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems
    ·        Objective– to promulgate the research findings in the field of integrative medicine and give directions to future research in the following domains
    a)   Dialectology
    b)   Oncology
    c)   Cardiology
    d)   Mental Health
    ·        It will provide a platform for national and international experts and practitioners in traditional systems of medicine to show findings of evidence–based research regarding impact of Yoga onNon-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
    ·        It will bring together the traditional and modern medical systems
    ·        The Summit will be inaugurated by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
    ·        It will be organized by theVivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana

    5).Indian shooterHeena Sindhu wongold medal in the10m air pistol women’s event at the13th Asian Shooting Championship held inKuwait
    ·        September 2015– she won thegold medal in the10m air pistol event in8th Asian Air Gun Championship held inNew Delhi
    ·        13th Asian Shooting Championship – started on1st November 2015and will be held for12 days
    ·        The following are the other medals won by Indian shooters in the same event
    a)   Nivetha– gold in the10m air pistol junior women’s event
    b)   Shivam Shukla – won gold in the25m pistol men’s junior event

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