DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GIAN SCHEME TO BOOST HIGHER EDUCATION
i. Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched Global Initiative of Academic Networks Scheme to boost the quality of higher education in India.
ii.The scheme was launched by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani at the Indian Institute of Technology campus.
iii. The Scheme aims at improving the quality of higher education in the country through international collaboration.
iv.The scheme will Facilitate participation of high quality international academicians for delivering short-term courses and programs in Indian institutions.
UNION MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: SMRITI IRANI
2. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY OBSERVED ON 2ND DECEMBER
i. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was observed globally on 2 December.
ii. The day is observed for the elimination of human trafficking, child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery.
iii.International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on eradicating different forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, and the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
3. THAKUR ANOOP SINGH WON GOLD MEDAL IN WORLD BODYBUILDING AND PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. India’s Thakur Anoop Singh has won gold medal in the 7th WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships.
ii. He won the medal in the fitness physique category.
iii.India won 11 medals in the championships and it was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
4. MAHARASHTRA IS BIGGEST STATE ECONOMY: BRICKWORK REPORT
i.Credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings has stated Maharashtra is the biggest economy among the states in India.
ii.In the list of biggest economies Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
iii.Maharatra received maximum revenues through taxes and is followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
iv.In case of Services sector Growth Karnataka leads in the list is followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
v.Fastest growing state is Bihar followed by Madhya Pradesh and Goa.
vi. Slowest growing states is Telangana followed by Punjab, Rajasthan .
5. PRESIDENT GAVE HIS ASSENT TO LABOUR LAWS (GUJARAT AMENDMENT) BILL 2015
i. President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015.
ii.The Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly in February 2015 now became an Act after the assent of President.
iii.The bill was passed by the Assembly with an aim to relax labour laws and give an impetus to industrialisation of the state.