DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. PHILIPPINES BECAME 1ST ASIAN COUNTRY TO APPROVE WORLD'S FIRST-EVER DENGUE VACCINE
i. The Philippines became the 1st Asian country to approve the sale of the world's first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.
ii. Earlier the Dengvaxia vaccine is approved in Mexico for use first time in world.
iii. Dengvaxia is used for the prevention of disease caused by dengue virus serotypes in preadolescents, adolescents and adults between 9 to 45 years of age living in endemic areas.
2. BIHAR CHIEF MINISTER NITISH KUMAR APPROVED PATNA METRO RAIL PROJECT
i. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved Patna Metro Rail project's proposal.
ii. The first corridor will run from east to west from Mithapur bus stand to Saguna Mor and Patna Junction.
iii. The second north-south corridor will run from Patna Junction to the proposed bus stand at Bairiya.
3. RBI CREATED DEDICATED HELPLINE FOR GUIDING START-UPS IN INDIA ON FOREX MATTERS
i. The Reserve Bank of India created a dedicated helpline for start-ups in India to offer assistance on Forex matters.
ii. It is started to undertake the cross-border transactions under the ambit of the regulatory framework.
iii. Cross border transactions of Indian resident are subject to the regulatory provisions under the FEMA act, 1999.
4. UNION HRD MINISTRY LAUNCHED THE 6TH ALL INDIA SURVEY ON HIGHER EDUCATION
i. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education in New Delhi.
ii. The survey covers all Higher Education institutions of the country including Universities and Colleges.
iii. It will provide complete information about the higher education system so that relevant statistics are available to the Central Government as well as State Governments in order to devise future educational policies.
5. CCEA APPROVED 3000-CRORE RUPEES SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES
i. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for implementation of an umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries.
ii. The scheme will be implemented with an outlay of Three thousand crore rupees.
iii. It will manage and develop inland fisheries, marine fisherie, aquaculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board towards realizing Blue Revolution.
6. RAJYA SABHA PASSED JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) BILL, 2015
i. Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015.
ii. The Bill permits juveniles between the ages of 16-18 years to be treated as adults for heinous offences.
iii. The Bill will replaces the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2000.
7. UNION CABINET APPROVED LUCKNOW METRO RAIL PROJECT PHASE-1A
i. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Lucknow Metro Rail Project Phase-1 A.
ii. The project will cost government with an expenditure of 6928 crore rupees.
iii. The project will cost 6928 crore rupees out of which the Union Government will give 1300 crore rupees in form of equity and subordinate debt.
UNION RAILWAY MINISTER: SURESH PRABHU