DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 AUG 2015
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1. ‘SAMANVAY’ LAUNCHED BY MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GRAM PANCHAYATS:
i. ‘SAMANVAY’ web portal is launched to monitor progress and implementation of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana for development of Gram Panchayats.
ii. It will provide information about all Government schemes including Central and State government for Gram Panchayats.
2. BHARAT BHARTI LITERARY AWARD TO KASHINATH SINGH:
i. Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh has been chosen for the Bharat Bharti literary award.
ii. He had penned down many books and novels his most famous novel is’ Kashi ka Assi’
iii. Bharat Bharti literary award is Uttar Pradesh state’s highest literary award.
Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh : Akhilesh Yadav
3. ‘OPERATION MUSKAAN ‘ BY GURGAON POLICE TO TRACE MISSING KIDS:
i. ‘Operation Muskaan’ was launched by railway police to trace missing children and to reunite them with their parents.
ii. The operation was launched with an aim to prevent child trafficking and rescue children from persons who engage them in begging, sexual trade and other antisocial activities.
4. ‘OPERATION SHISHTACHAR’ LAUNCHED BY DELHI POLICE
i. ‘Operation Shishtachar’ is launched by Delhi police to teach lesson to eve-teasers.
ii. The operation aims to nab offenders and teach lesson of manner to them.
5. IQBAL AHMED ANSARI APPOINTED AS ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF PATNA HIGH COURT:
i. Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court by President Pranab Mukherjee under article 233.
6. CHINA TO MAKE FIVE-HUNDRED-METER APERTURE SPHERICAL TELESCOPE:
i. China to make Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), in Guizhou province of south west China.
ii. It will be the World's Largest Radio Telescope, whose dish size will be equal to 30 football stadiums.