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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 04 AUG 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 AUG 2015
Daily News India
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1. AGREEMENT BETWEEN UN MEMBERS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:
i.  193 member states of the United Nations signed pact on a new Sustainable Development Agenda.
ii. The new Agenda draft document called “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
iii. The Agenda includes steps for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
iv. The agreement mentions 17 goals with 169 specific targets on issues relating to end poverty from everywhere to ensuring quality education, affordable and reliable energy.
United nations: The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. The organization was established on 24 October 1945 following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict. The UN had 51 member states in1945;  and now  there are 193 members.
The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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2. INDIA WON BRONZE MEDAL AT 6TH SENIOR ART GYMNASTICS ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS:
i.   Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar won bronze medal at the 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships.
ii. The 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships held at Hiroshima, Japan.
iii. She had also won a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

3. ‘FRISBEE’ RECOGNISED AS OLYMPIC SPORT BY IOC:
i.   International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially recognised ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport.
ii. Decision was taken at the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia.
iii. It was included as Olympic sport after World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) had meet all the eligibilty criteria.
     Frisbee is the sport of flying disc .World Flying Disc Federation governs all Frisbee events.
Head of International Olympic Committee: Thomas Bach
     Head quarter of International Olympic Committee: Lausanne, Switzerland

4.  GOVERNMENT SIGNS LANDMARK PEACE ACCORD WITH NSCN:
i.   Government has signed a landmark peace accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN).
ii.  The Accord is signed to end  almost two decades long pending peace talks.
iii. This would bring peace and solution to the State.
iv. The accord was signed in presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the NSCN (IM) leader Th. Muivah, and government's interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi.
     Nagaland is also known as Epicenter of insurgency in north-eastern India. Recently the government has extended Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 for one more year on Nagaland.
Chief Minister of Nagaland: R. Zeliang.

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