DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 26 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. GOVERNMENT TO DISBURSE ‘ 1, 22,000 CRORE RUPEE’ LOAN UNDER MUDRA SCHEME
i. Union government has set a target of disbursing 1, 22,000 CRORE rupee loan to micro and marginal businesses under MUDRA scheme in current fiscal for the development of country.
ii. Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank is a public sector financial institution in India.
iii. It provides loans at low rates to microfinance institutions and non-banking financial institutions which then provide credit to MSME.
iv. Small manufacturing unit, Shopkeepers, Fruits / Vegetable vendors, Artisans are eligible to borrow from MUDRA bank.
MUDRA WAS LAUNCHED BY PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI IN 2015
2. UNGA ADOPTED ‘NEW GLOBAL AGENDA TO END POVERTY’ BY 2030
i. United Nations General Assembly adopted the new global agenda to end poverty by 2030, for sustainable future.
ii. The new sustainable development agenda with 17 goals was adopted at UN Summit on sustainable development in New York, USA.
iii. Some important agenda’s: sustainable development, economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection, ending poverty in all its forms, achieve food security; ensure healthy lives, quality education, gender equality, water and sanitation and access to energy.
UN SECRETARY GENERAL: BAN KI-MOON
NEW PRESIDENT OF UNGA: MOGENS LYKKETOFT
3. ‘MARS ORBITER MISSION’ COMPLETES 1 YEAR OF MISSION LIFE AROUND MARS
i. India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft also known as Mangalyaan has completed one year of the mission life around Mars
ii. It has acquired a large set of data of the red planet using all five payloads mounted on it by completing more than 120 orbits.
iii. To mark first anniversary of MOM, a Mar Atlas mobile application was launched.
iv. The Mar Atlas contains photos taken at by the Mars Colour Camera fitted on board of the spacecraft.
v. Mangalyaan is indigenously designed, built and launched by ISRO in record period of less than two years in 450 crore rupees.
4. EU IMPOSES ‘ANTI-DUMPING DUTY’ ON INDIAN STEEL PIPES
i. European Union has imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 31.2 per cent on imports of sewage and water steel pipes from India for six months to protect its domestic industry.
ii. It will have negative impact on Indian exporters of these pipes.
iii. Anti-dumping duty is imposed as a counter-measure to protect domestic industry under the multilateral World Trade Organisation (WTO).
5. UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED ‘PACKAGE OF RS 1000 CRORE’ TO ANDHRA PRADESH
i. Union Government has announced Special Assistance of 1000 crore rupees to the Andhra Pradesh for the development projects during the current financial year .
ii. These funds will be utilised for the development of backward districts and other essential infrastructure of Andhra Pradesh.
CM OF ANDHRA PRADESH: N. CHANDRABABU NAIDU
6. ‘ARVIND PANAGARIYA’ APPOINTED AS SHERPA FOR G-20
i. The Union Government has decided to appoint Arvind Panagariya as the Sherpa for the 2015 G-20 Summit.
ii. G-20 Summit will take place in Antalya, Turkey in November 2015.
iii. Sherpa means a senior official responsible for preparing the agenda for leaders to consider during the summit.
iv. G-20 was founded in 1999. It is an international forum for the government and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The forum focuses on promoting high-level discussion of policy issues related to the promotion of international financial permanence.