DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. NOZOMI OKUHARA AND KENTO MOMOTA WON SINGLES TITLES AT WORLD DUBAI SUPERSERIES FINALS
i. Japanese shuttlers Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara won Men's singles and Women’s singles title at the BWF World Superseries finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai.
ii. Nozomi Okuhara defeated China’s Wang Yihan to grab the women’s singles crown.
iii. Kento Momota defeated Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen to won the Men’s singles title.
2. INDIA AND JAPAN SIGNED MOC ON HIGH SPEED RAIL ON MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD SECTOR
i. India and Japan have signed Memorandum of Co-operation to introduce High Speed Rail on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
ii. The Purpose of the pact is to revolutionize Indian Railways.
iii. The High Speed Rail project will be India’s first high speed rail line with a length of 508 km line connecting the cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
iv. The total project cost is 98,000 crore rupees and will be implemented in 7 years.
Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi
Japanese Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe
3. NGT BANS REGISTRATION OF NEW DIESEL-RUN VEHICLES IN DELHI
i. National Green Tribunal has ordered ban on registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi.
ii. The main aim of the ban is to curb the growing menace of air pollution in the capital city.
iii. The National Green Tribunal bench was headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.
iv. NGT has also ordered the central and state government to stop buying diesel cars in Delhi.
4. MASCOT AND LOGO OF 2016 SOUTH ASIAN GAMES ANNOUNCED
i. Orgnaising committee of 12th South Asian Games has announced the mascot of the south asian games and logo in Guwahati, Assam.
ii. The mascot of the south asian games is Tikhor.It is a one horned rhino and is the brand ambassador of the games promoting the message of peace, stability, amity and progress in the South Asian region.
iii. The logo of the south asian games has eight petals representing the countries participating in the mega event.
iv. The south asian games will be jointly held in Guwahati and Shillong from 6 February to 16 February 2016.