DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. COUNTRY’S FIRST ANTI-PIRACY POLICE UNIT
i. Telangana has set up the country’s first anti-piracy unit the Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit.
ii.Its main task is to monitor online piracy and recommend blocking of websites. It will also prosecute the pirates and choke their revenue sources.
iii.In india every year 1,500-2,000 films are produced, losing up to 30% of their business to piracy.
2. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY OBSERVED ACROSS THE WORLD ON 10TH DECEMBER
i. Human Rights Day was observed as on 10 December 2015.
ii.The day is observed to promote and raise awareness about Human rights- International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
iii. UNGA in December 1993 created the mandate of High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights.
iv. The first Human Rights Day was celebrated in 1950.
3. INDIAN-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR FRANK ISLAM TO BE CONFERRED WITH UTTAR PRADESH RATNA AWARD
i. Frank Islam Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, will be honoured with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award .
ii. The Uttar Pradesh Government is going to honour frank Islam for his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country.
iii.Frank islam was awarded The Indus Entrepreneurs Legends Award in 2014.
iv. The UP Ratna Award is conferred to the NRIs who belonged to UP and have contributed to the field of science & technology, culture, medicine, education, public service and commerce in foreign countries.
4. 2016 YEAR IS TO BE NAMED AS UK-INDIA YEAR OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
i. India and United Kingdom launched a joint initiative 2016: UK-INDIA Year of Education and Research in New Delhi.
ii.It will allow UK academicians to come to India under Global Initiative of Academic Networks programme in 2016.
iii. It will help the two nations to enhance their bilateral relationship in education, research and innovation.
5. TIME MAGAZINE NAMED GERMAN CHANCELLOR MERKEL AS 2015 ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’
i. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named as 2015 Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
ii.The magazine honoured Angela Merkel for role played by her in Europe’s crisis over migration and Greek debt.
iii. Angela Merkel is the fourth woman since 1927 to be named winner in last 29 years.