DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA EMERGED AS WORLD’S LARGEST COTTON PRODUCER
i. India has emerged as world’s largest cotton producer by surpassing China.
ii. According to International Cotton Advisory Committee India has produced 6.51 million tonnes of the cotton against 6.48 mt registered by China in the cotton year 2014-15.
2. INDIA HAS ANNOUNCED TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS 33-35 PER CENT BY 2030.
i.India has announced to reduce greenhouse gases emissions intensity to 33-35 per cent by 2030.
ii.Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar has said to achieve these targets Union Government will Boost the renewable energy capacity to 40 per cent by 2030 and maximize the use of clean technologies to meet these targets.
3. ADB TO PROVIDE LOAN FOR INDIA-BANGLADESH ELECTRICITY LINK UPGRADATION
i. Asian Development Bank to provide 120 million dollars loan for the upgradation of the India-Bangladesh electricity network.
ii. This fund will allow Bangladesh to meet its increasing power demand from India and support power exchanges across South Asia region.
iii.The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 which is headquartered in Metro Manila, Philippines,
4. FORBES INDIA LEADERSHIP AWARDS-2015 PRESENTED
i.Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015 was presented in Mumbai.
ii.Forbes India Leadership Awards are given to those individuals and organisations who have achieved success through their vision, foresight, and business ethics.
Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015
i) Outstanding Start-up for the Year: Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati of Ola
ii) Nextgen Entrepreneur for the Year: Siddhartha Lal of Eicher Motors Ltd
iii) Entrepreneur with Social Impact: Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
iv) Best CEO – Multinational Company: Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd
v) Best CEO - Public Sector: Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of India
vi) Best CEO - Private Sector: CP Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd
vii) Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year: RC Bhargava of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
viii) Entrepreneur for the Year: Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd