DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. DELHI GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED VEHICLE RATIONING SCHEME TO CURB AIR POLLUTION
i. Delhi Government announced vehicle rationing scheme to curb air pollution in the city.
ii. The main objective of the initiative is to halve the vehicular population in the city to bring pollution levels under control.
iii. In the first phase of the scheme, vehicles with odd and even number plates will be allowed to run on alternate days between 1 January and 15 January 2016 in the capital city.
iv. The odd-numbered vehicles will ply on odd dates and the even-numbered vehicles would ply on even dates.
v. Earlier some countries have already successfully implemented this secheme in cities such as Athens, Santiago, Chile, México City, Metro Manila, Colombia etc.
2. INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY OBSERVED ON 9 DECEMBER
i. International Anti-Corruption Day was observed on 9 December.
ii. The Theme of the day is Break the corruption chain.
iii. The day was observed to raise public awareness about corruption and what people can do to fight it.
3. HETERO BECAME FIRST INDIAN COMPANY TO RECEIVE DGCI’S APPROVAL FOR HEPATITIS C DRUG
i. Hyderabad-based Hetero Drugs got the approval of Drug Controller General of India to launch fixed-dose combination therapy Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir.
ii. The product will be available under the brand name Ledisof in India.
iii. Now, Hetero became the 1st company in the country to get approval from Drug Controller General of India to launch hepatitis C medicines.
4. CHEN LONG AND CAROLINA MARIN BAGGED 2015 BWF PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
i. World number one women shuttler Carolina Marin from Spain has won the 2015 Female Badminton Player of the Year award.
ii. Male Player of the Year award is grabbed by Chen Long of China.
iii. Most Promising Player of the Year is Zheng Si Wei of China.
iv. Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year award is Lee Sam Seop of South Korea.
v. Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year award is Helle Sofie Sagoy of Norway.
vi. Carolina Marín is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015 rankings
5. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION AND DIGNITY OF VICTIMS OF CRIME OF GENOCIDE OBSERVED ON 9TH DEC
i. International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide observed on 9 December.
ii. The United Nations General Assembly adopted 9 December as International Day of Commemoration & Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide.
iii. The day was adopted in response to the atrocities which were committed during the World War II.
iv. Genocide is a crime that is committed against members of a national, ethnic or religious group solely because they are members of that group.