DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘GURPREET SINGH’ GRABBED SILVER MEDAL AT 2015 ASIAN AIR GUN CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh grabbed silver medal at 2015 Asian Air Gun Championship in New Delhi.
ii. Gurpreet Singh won silver in 10 metre Air Pistol event.
iii. India’s Jitu Rai won bronze medal in this event.
2. ‘RBI LOWERS REPO RATE BY 50 BASIS POINTS TO 6.75%
i. Reserve Bank of India has lowered the repo rate by 50 basis points from 7.25 per cent to 6.75 per cent.
ii. RBI announced it in the fourth bi-monthly monetary policy of RBI.
iii. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends to commercial bank. The reverse repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrows from commercial banks, it is also changed to 5.75 percent from 6.25 and the marginal standing facility rate and the Bank Rate is also changed to 7.75 per cent.
iv. The cash reserve ratio was kept unchanged at 4 percent of net demand and time liabilities .
Governor of Reserve Bank of India: Raghuram Rajan
3.’M.R. POOVAMMA AND BABITA KUMARI’ CONFERRED WITH ARJUNA AWARD
i. M.R. Poovamma and Babita Kumari have been honoured with prestigious Arjuna Award 2015 for their individual achievements in sports.
ii.The award was presented by Union Minister of State for Youth affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.
iii. Poovamma is honoured with this award for her contributions in Athletics
iv. Babita Kumari is honoured with this award for her contribution in the field of Wrestling.
v. Arjuna Award was instituted in 1961. It is given by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to sportsperson in recognition of their outstanding achievement in National sports.
4. UNION GOVERNMENT UNVEILS ‘GREEN HIGHWAYS POLICY 2015’
i. Union Government has launched Green Highways Policy-2015 to promote greening of National Highway corridors across the country.
ii. The policy was unveiled by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.
iii. Green Highways Policy 2015 is unveiled to Promote greening and developing eco-friendly National Highway corridors across the country with participation of farmers, private sector and government institutions including Forest Department.
iv. The main aim of the policy is to reduce the impact of air pollution and dust by planting trees along the National Highways.
5. MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT DECLARED 2017 AS ‘VISIT MAHARASHTRA YEAR’
i. The Maharashtra government declared the year 2017 as the Visit Maharashtra Year to promote tourism in the state and to attract more tourists.
ii. The government also launched international tourism promotion project Maharashtra International Travel Mart 2015. It is a global tourism promotion platform started by the state's Tourism department to attract buyers and sellers of tourism industry from across the globe to explore common growth opportunities in tourism in the state.
CM OF MAHARASTRA: Devendra Fadnavis