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Saturday, October 3, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 03 OCT. 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 OCT 2015
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1. INDIA EMERGED AS WORLD’S LARGEST COTTON PRODUCER
i. India has emerged as world’s largest cotton producer by surpassing China.
 ii. According to International Cotton Advisory Committee India has produced 6.51 million tonnes  of the cotton against 6.48 mt registered by China in the cotton year 2014-15.

2. INDIA HAS ANNOUNCED TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS 33-35 PER CENT BY 2030.
i.India has announced to reduce greenhouse gases  emissions intensity to 33-35 per cent by 2030.
ii.Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar  has  said to achieve these targets Union Government will Boost the renewable energy capacity to 40 per cent by 2030 and maximize the use of clean technologies to meet these targets.

3. ADB TO PROVIDE LOAN FOR INDIA-BANGLADESH ELECTRICITY LINK UPGRADATION
i.  Asian Development Bank   to provide 120 million dollars loan for the upgradation of the India-Bangladesh electricity network.
ii. This fund will allow Bangladesh to meet its increasing power demand from India and support power exchanges across South Asia region.
iii.The Asian Development Bank  is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 which is headquartered in Metro Manila, Philippines,

4. FORBES INDIA LEADERSHIP AWARDS-2015 PRESENTED
i.Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015 was presented  in Mumbai.
ii.Forbes India Leadership Awards are given to those  individuals and organisations who have achieved success through their vision, foresight, and business ethics.
 Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015
i) Outstanding Start-up for the Year: Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati of Ola
ii) Nextgen Entrepreneur for the Year: Siddhartha Lal of Eicher Motors Ltd
iii) Entrepreneur with Social Impact: Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
iv) Best CEO – Multinational Company: Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd
v) Best CEO - Public Sector: Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of India
vi) Best CEO - Private Sector: CP Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd
vii) Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year: RC Bhargava of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
viii) Entrepreneur for the Year: Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd



DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 02 OCT. 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 OCT 2015
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1.’INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE’ OBSERVED  ON 2ND OCTOBER
i. The International Day of Non-Violence was observed on 2 October across the world.
ii. It was celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
iii. The International Day of Non-Violence was started by the United Nations .

2. SWACHH BHARAT MISSION PLANS TO PRODUCE POWER, COMPOST FROM SOLID WASTE
i. On the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Urban Development Ministry has announced crucial policy changes as it is planning to generate electricity from municipal solid waste.
ii Swachh Bharat Mission was officially launched on 2 October 2014 and it is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive.
iii. The mission seeks to achieve clean India and aims to provide access to toilets to all households in the country.

3. ‘ICC WOMEN’S TEAM RANKINGS’ RELEASED
i. The International Cricket Council released the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings.
ii. Australia was ranked number one and Indian women’s cricket team was ranked at fourth place in the list.
iii. Recently in a list released by  ICC india was ranked at 2nd place and it is topped by Australia.

4. ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS’ OBSERVED ON 1ST OCTOBER
i. 1st October is observed as International day of Older Persons
ii. Internationl day  of older persons is observed to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

iii. The Theme for year 2015: ‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

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