DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 OCT 2015
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1. ‘PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE’ CONFERRED WITH HONORARY DOCTORATE BY AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY
i. Al-Quds University conferred Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Ramallah.
ii. President Pranab Mukhrejee is on a visit to Palestine and he is the first Indian president to visit Palestine.
iii. India has also given a grant of 5 million US Dollars to Palestine as Budgetary assistance.
iv. Al-Quds University is a Palestinian university. It was established in 1984.
PM OF PALESTINE: Rami Hamdallah
2. ‘KETOPROFEN DRUG’ BANNED IN TAMIL NADU
i. Tamil Nadu government banned the use of Ketoprofen drug which is used extensively for veterinary purposes.
ii. The government have banned ketoprofen drug to save critically endangered vultures in the state.
iii. Ketoprofen drug has man negative effects on vultures such as Doses administered to cattle in India are sufficient to kill the birds,The drug causes the birds to suffer acute kidney failure.
3. ‘SHWETA RATHORE’ 1ST INDIAN FEMALE BODYBUILDER TO WIN SILVER IN ASIAN BODY BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian female bodybuilder Shweta Rathore won a silver medal in the 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championship, held in Uzbekistan.
ii. She became the first ever Indian female bodybuilder to win a medal at a continental level tournament.
iii. After winning silver medal in Asian body building championship,she qualified for the World Championship, to be held in Thailand in November 2015.
4. GREEN INDIAN MISSION PLANS APPROVED FOR 4 STATES
i. Union Environment Ministry has approved annual plans of National Mission for Green India of four states including Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand.
ii. The approval has been granted for maximizing the use of environment friendly energy devices such as biogas, LPG, solar devices, biomass-based systems and improved stoves.
iii. This will reduce carbon emission, along with health and other associated benefits.
iv. National Mission for Green India aims at protecting,enhancing and restoring India’s decreasing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of mitigation and adaptation measures.
5. ‘FILMMAKER I.V. SASI’ HONOURED WITH J.C. DANIEL AWARD
i. Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi honoured with the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for the year 2014 .
ii. He is awarded for his contributions towards the Malayalam entertainment industry.
iii. The J.C. Daniel Award is given by the Government of Kerala. It was started in 1992.