DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.’INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE’ OBSERVED ON 2ND OCTOBER
i. The International Day of Non-Violence was observed on 2 October across the world.
ii. It was celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
iii. The International Day of Non-Violence was started by the United Nations .
2. SWACHH BHARAT MISSION PLANS TO PRODUCE POWER, COMPOST FROM SOLID WASTE
i. On the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Urban Development Ministry has announced crucial policy changes as it is planning to generate electricity from municipal solid waste.
ii Swachh Bharat Mission was officially launched on 2 October 2014 and it is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive.
iii. The mission seeks to achieve clean India and aims to provide access to toilets to all households in the country.
3. ‘ICC WOMEN’S TEAM RANKINGS’ RELEASED
i. The International Cricket Council released the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings.
ii. Australia was ranked number one and Indian women’s cricket team was ranked at fourth place in the list.
iii. Recently in a list released by ICC india was ranked at 2nd place and it is topped by Australia.
4. ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS’ OBSERVED ON 1ST OCTOBER
i. 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons
ii. Internationl day of older persons is observed to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
iii. The Theme for year 2015: ‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment