DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 19 JUNE 2015
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1. NUMBER OF WORK DAYS INCREASED UNDER MGNREGA:
i. Union Government has decided to increase the number of work days under MGNREGA in drought hit areas.
ii. Union government has decided to increase it from 100 days to 150 days.
iii. MGNREGA- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
2. INCLUSION OF UTTARAKHAND, JHARKHAND AND CHATTISGARH IN NATIONAL DAIRY PLAN-I:
i. CCEA has approved the inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in National Dairy Plan-I.
ii. NDP-I is being implemented in 15 states which accounts for more than 90% of the country’s milk production.
3. INDIA’S TRADE DEFICIT NARROWED TO 10.4 BILLION US $:
i. India’s trade deficit in May 2015 has narrowed down to 10.4 billion US dollars.
ii. The decline in trade deficit came along with decline in exports and imports in May 2015 to 20.19% and 16.52% respectively.
4. SHARAD PAWAR RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF MCA:
i. Sharad Pawar is re-elected as the president of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
ii. Sharad Pawar is a veteran leader of Nationalist Congress Party.
iii. Sharad Pawar defeated Vijay Patil by 34 votes to retain the post.
5. ELECTION COMMISSION SUSPENDED NPP:
i. Election Commission of India has suspended Recognition of National People’s Party (NPP).
ii. NPP is a state party in Meghalaya headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma.
iii. The decision was taken in lieu of its failure in filing the election expenditure statement related to 2014 Lok Sabha General Elections within the prescribed limit of 90 days.