DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. HIMACHAL PRADESH FIRST STATE TO LAUNCH ROTAVIRUS VACCINATION PROJECT
i. Himachal Pradesh has became the first state of India to launch Rotavirus vaccination project.
ii. The vaccine will help in controlling the child mortality rate due to diarrhoea.
iii. Rotavirus vaccines are given to infants in three dose course at ages of six, ten and fourteen weeks.
iv. Rotavirus is a most common cause of diarrhea among infants below 11 months age group in India.
2. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ACCESSIBLE INDIA CAMPAIGN FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED
i. Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, and Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot launched Accessible India Campaign.
ii. This campaign is also known as Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.
iii. Accessible India Campaign is a nationwide campaign which aims to enable persons with disabilities to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development, independent living and participation in all aspects of life in an inclusive society.
3. 44TH NAVY DAY OBSERVED ON 4 DECEMBER
i. 4th December is observed as navy day.
ii. The Navy day is celebrated every year to commemorate the success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF: ADMIRAL RK DHOWAN
DEFENCE MINISTER OF INDIA: MANOHAR PARRIKAR
4. BELGIUM TOPPED IN THE LIST OF NOVEMBER 2015 EDITION OF FIFA WORLD RANKINGS
i. Belgium topped the list of the November edition of the FIFA World Rankings.
ii. Indian team jumped six places to reach the 166th spot from 172nd rank.
iii. Top 5 teams in November 2015 edition are Belgium, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile.
5. RBI ANNOUNCED REVISED PRIORITY SECTOR LENDING NORMS FOR REGIONAL RURAL BANKS
i. The Reserve Bank of India released revised Priority Sector Lending norms for Regional Rural Banks.
ii. The PSL target was increased to 75 percent of total outstanding from the existing 60 percent. The revised target will be effective from 1 January 2016.
iii. The PSL norms have been revised considering the significance of RRBs in pursuit of financial inclusion agenda
iv. In revised PSL Norms Medium enterprises, social infrastructure and renewable energy were included under PSL category.
v. Limits of agriculture loans to farmers has been increased from 10 lakh to 50 lakh.