DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 3 APRIL 2015
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1. SUBADHRA DEVI RAI NAMED FOR INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
A. Indian Origin Nurse Subhadhra Devi Rai who is a Singaporean Nurse is named for International Achievement award 2015.
B. The award is presented by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) of the International Council of Nurses.
2. ANA JARA SACKED OVER ALLEGED DOMESTIC SPYING:
A. Prime Minister of Peru, Ana Jara is sacked after losing the vote of confidence over alleged domestic spying.
B. President of Peru: Ollanta Humala
Capital of Peru: Lima
Currency of Peru: Peruvian Nuevo Sol
3. SUNITA TOMAR DIES:
A. Sunita Tomar the face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign died at her native village in Bhind District of Madhya Pradesh.
B. Sunita Tomar ran a Campaign, making videos to show the devastating effects of smokeless tobacco.
C. Sunita Tomar was a victim of Oral Cancer.
4. FAME-INDIA SCHEME LAUNCHED TO BOOST ELECTRIC, HYBRID VEHICLE SALES:
A. Union Government of India has launched FAME- India scheme to boost electric, hybrid vehicle sales.
B. Faster adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) –India scheme is aimed at sales of eco-friendly vehicles in the country.
5. GUIDELINES ISSUED FOR ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONALISATION OF NIRBHAYA FUND:
A. Union Government of India has issued Guidelines for utilization of the Nirbhaya Fund.
B. The Nirbhaya Fund with a corpus of 3000 crore rupees has been approved by the Union Finance Ministry.
C. The Nirbhaya Fund was set up by the Union Government, under which various departments can seek money from the Union Ministry of Women and child development for Schemes to improve safety and security of women in the country.
6. BRENDON MCCULLAM CONFERRED WITH SIR RICHARD HADLEE MEDAL FOR 2014-15:
A. New Zealand Cricket Team Captain Brandon McCullam is conferred with the Sir Richard Hadlee medal for 2014-15.
B. Sir Richard Hadlee medal is highest cricketing honour of New Zealand.
C. Brendon McCullam won the Award for his remarkable performance both as a player and the captain during the 2014-15 sessions.
7. UNION SPORTS MINISTRY SIGNED MOU WITH IIFCL:
A. Union sports ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton.
B. Union Ministry of youth Affairs and sports (MYAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Infrastructure Finance Company limited (IIFCL) to support Target Olympic podium scheme (TOP) for Badminton.
C. IIFCL has so far contributed 10 crore rupees and shall contribute 30 crore rupees under this MoU for corporate social Responsibility (CSR).