DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘INDIA INKED LOAN AGREEMENT’ WITH ADB FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
i. Union Government inked a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank for US 123.51 million dollars for Infrastructure Development Investment Program.
ii. The loan will be used for upgrading Tourism infrastructure and services in three states Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
The fund will be used:
i) For development of places of tourist attractions.
ii) To improve basic tourism facilities and build the capacity of tourism sector agencies and local communities in above three States.
iii) Develop eco-parks and eco-tourism in order to help the states to attract more tourists.
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ESTABLISHED IN: 1966
HEADQUARTERS: MANILA, PHILIPPINES,
PRESIDENT OF ADB: TAKEHIKO NAKAO
2. GOVERNOR OF MEGHALAYA ‘V. SHANMUGANATHAN’ GETS ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF MANIPUR
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan as additional governer of Meghalaya to discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur.
ii. He got additional charge of Manipur after demise of previous Governor Dr. Syed Ahmed.
3. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTE ‘EXPERT COMMITTEE’E TO REVIVE UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM PATTERN
i. Union Government has constituted an expert committee to examine various issues related to UPSC civil services examination.
ii. The committee will be headed by the former IAS officer B.S. Baswan.
iii. The committee will look into all aspects of civil services examination including age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of examination.
Chairman of UPSC: Deepak Gupta
4. ‘ASTROSAT’ INDIA’S 1ST SATELLITE FOR ASTRONOMY RESEARCH LAUNCHED
i. Indian Space Research Orgnaisation launched India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, named ASTROSAT.
ii. The satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
ASTROSAT will provide information :
i) To understand high energy processes in binary star systems containing neutron stars and black holes.
ii) Study star birth regions and high energy processes in star systems lying beyond our galaxy.
iii) Perform a limited deep field survey of the Universe in the Ultraviolet region.
iv) It carries four X-ray payloads, one UV telescope and a charge particle monitor.
v) ASTROSAT’s life span is five years.