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Thursday, August 6, 2015
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 AUG 2015
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1. MGNREGA WORKERS TO GET DIRECT RELEASE OF WAGES INTO BANK ACCOUNTS
i. Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of direct release of wages in to the bank accounts of the MGNREGA workers .
ii. This will lower the levels of corruption in MGNREGA by bringing greater transparency in movement of funds.
2. AMALENDU KRISHNA WINS RAMANUJAN PRIZE
i. The Ramanujan Prize for 2015 has been won by mathematician Amalendu Krishna of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
ii. The award given for his outstanding contributions in the area of Algebraic K-theory, Algebraic cycles and the theory of motives.
3. SOLAR TELESCOPE ‘MULTI APPLICATION SOLAR TELESCOPE’ OPERATIONALISED AT UDAIPUR SOLAR OBSERVATORY
i. Udaipur Solar Observatory has operationalised a unique telescope ‘Multi Application Solar Telescope’ for detailed study of solar activities which could facilitate space weather predictions in the future.
About Multi Application Solar Telescope’
i. It will be used to measure vector magnetic fields of active regions at different heights of the solar atmosphere.
ii. It will also be used to study seismic effects of solar flares.
4. THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) AMENDMENT BILL PASSED BY LOKSABHA
i. The Lok Sabha has passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014. The bill will replace the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Ordinance, 2014.
Features of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014
i. Forcing an SC or ST individual to vote or not vote for a particular candidate in a manner that is against the law is an offence under the Bill.
ii. Wrongfully occupying land belonging to SCs or STs is an offence under the Bill.
iii. New offences added under the Bill include Garlanding with footwear, compelling to dispose or carry human or animal carcasses, or do manual scavenging, abusing SCs or STs by caste name in public, attempting to promote feelings of ill-will against SCs or STs or disrespecting any deceased person held in high esteem, and imposing or threatening a social or economic boycott.
iv. Preventing SCs or STs from using common property resources or from entering any place of worship that is open to the public or from entering an education or health institution will also be considered an offence.
WORLD'S HIGHEST-PAID ACTORS LIST RELEASED BY FORBES
i. Forbes released the list of 2015 World's Highest-Paid Actors.
ii. The list was topped by Robert Downey Jr. for the third year in a row, with earnings of 80 million US dollars.
iii. Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan stood at seventh position with earnings of 33.5 Million US dollar
iv. Akshay Kumar stood at ninth position with earnings of 32.5 Million US dollars
v. The other two Bollywood actors in the list are Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.
Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes.
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