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Daily Current Affairs 14th Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION CABINET APPROVES PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA
i. The Union Cabinet has approved Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana a new crop insurance scheme.
ii. The scheme is launched to boost farming sector in the country.
iii. The scheme is aimed to reduce the premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of crop assurance claim for the full insured sum.
iv. Farmers will pay uniform premium of 2 per cent for all Kharif crops and 1.5 percent for all Rabi crops and the rest of the premium will be paid by Government.

2. KERALA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO ACHIEVE 100% PRIMARY EDUCATION
i. Kerala has become the first Indian state to achieve 100 per cent primary education.
ii. Kerala state was able to achieve 100 per cent primary education through its flagship primary education equivalency drive Athulyam Scheme.
iii. The scheme was meant to provide primary school education to people aged between 15 and 50

3. FIFA DISMISSED SECRETARY GENERAL JEROME VALCKE
i. The FIFA Emergency Committee dismissed Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA Secretary General.
ii. He was suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets
iii. Earlier FIFA has suspended Sepp Blatter and Vice-president Michel Platini for eight years from football.

4. SUBHASHINI VASANTH HONOURED WITH NEERJA BHANOT AWARD
i. Bengaluru Subhashini Vasanth was honoured with Neerja Bhanot Award.
ii. She was given this award for her helping people in distress and for empowering widows of martyrs and their families across the country.
iii.  The  Neerja Bhanot Award was started in 1990 in the  honour of Senior Flight Purser, Neerja Bhanot, who saved hundreds of lives while sacrificing her own, during a at Karachi Airport in September 1986.

5. BOOK TITLED JAWAHARLAL NEHRU AND THE INDIAN POLITY IN PERSPECTIVE RELEASED BY HAMID ANSARI
i. Vice president Hamid ansari  a book named Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective
ii. The Book explains the the role of Jawaharlal Nehru India’s first Prime Minister on shaping the polity of modern India.
iii. The book was edited by Prof Alexander.

6. 20TH NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL INAUGURATED IN NAYA RAIPUR
i. The 20th National Youth Festival was inaugurated by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari at Rajyostav Sthal in Naya Raipur at Chhattisgarh.
ii. The national youth festival is inaugrated to mark the National Youth Day.
iii. The national youth festival is inaugurated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

7. UNION CABINET APPROVED MOU BETWEEN INDIA AND MALDIVES FOR CO-OPERATION IN HEALTH SECTOR
i. The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Maldives on co-operation in the field of health.
ii. The MoU was signed Manage f healthcare sector and public health services, providing aistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities.

8. UNICEF PRESENTED DAVID BECKHAM WITH DANNY KAYE HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD
i. David Beckham  was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles.
ii. The award is given to him for his tireless work to save and improve the lives of children around the world.
iii. The Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award is named after Danny Kaye  one of the world’s most beloved entertainers.
iv. He was the first ever celebrity representative for UNICEF and was a Goodwill Ambassador.

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