DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS ZONE STARTED BIO DIESEL FOR TRAINS
i. The South Western Railways Zone has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone.
ii. 1st train Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express powered by five per cent biodiesel was flagged off from Hubli.
iii. The main aim of the initiative is to reduce greenhouse gases emission and also to make fuel consumption more efficient.
iv. Biodiesel is a green fuel that provides quasi-renewable energy for cleaner alternatives as sustainable fuel for diesel locomotives and reduces dependency on fossil fuel especially diesel.
v. It is commonly obtained from crops such as sugarcane, cassava, corn, potato and beetroot.
2. SINGAPORE REPLACES MAURITIUS AS TOP SOURCE OF FDI INTO INDIA
i. Singapore has replaced Mauritius as the top source of foreign direct investment into India for current fiscal year 2015-16.
ii.India has attracted 6.69 billion dollars FDI from Singapore while it received 3.66 billion dollars from Mauritius.
iii.Maximum foreign investment in india was received by Computer software and hardware sector followed by services and automobile sector.
3. MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS FLAGGED OFF FIRST DOUBLE DECKER GOA-MUMBAI TRAIN
i. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the first Goa to Mumbai double-decker Shatabdi train from Panaji, Goa.
ii.The fully air-conditioned double-decker train is the first double decker train inIndia.
UNION RAILWAY MINISTER: SURESH PRABHU
4. INDIA RECEIVED FIRST INSTALLEMENT OF URANIUM FROM CANADA
i. India received its first uranium installment of 2730 tonnes from Canada.
ii.The uranium is shipped to India for the country’s nuclear power reactors.
iii.The consignment was shipped under a contract with India’s Department of Atomic Energy during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa in 2015.
iv.Earlier Canada had completely banned exports of uranium and nuclear hardware to India after it protested strongly about India’s first nuclear test in 1974.
5. INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY OBSERVED ON 5TH DECEMBER
i. The International Volunteer Day was on 5 December observed across the world.
ii.The Theme of the day is ‘The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer’
iii.This year's theme challenges everyone to be a part of implementing the newly launched Global Goals, and Agenda’s for Sustainable Development.
iv.The International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly .