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Daily Current Affairs 17 Jan. 2016 (Daily GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ANTI-TANK MISSILE NAG TEST FIRED BY DRDO
i. The Defence Research and Development Organisation   has successfully test fired Nag anti tank missile in Rajasthan.
ii. The specialtiy of the missile is that it can be test  fired during night and day time.
iii. It is Featured with top attack capability to nullify the explosive reactive armour of a battle tank.

2. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED 4 MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
i. The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda launched four mobile health services to provide citizen-centric health services.
ii. These mobile Health services are:
a.    Kilkari : It is an audio-based mobile service that delivers weekly audio messages to families about pregnancy, child birth and child care.
b.   Mobile Academy:  It is a mobile-based application aimed at providing training services to 9 million ASHAs.
c.    M-Cessation: It will be an IT-enabled tool to help tobacco users to quit tobacco.
d.   TB Missed Call initiative: Under TB Missed Call initiative a dedicated toll free number 1800-11–6666 which will provide round the clock counselling and treatment support services for TB patients.

3. SAHAYOG KAIJIN 2016’ BETWEEN INDIA AND JAPAN JOINT COAST GUARD EXERCISE
i. The bilateral exercise by the Indian Coast Guard and Japanese counterpart titled ‘Sahayog-Kaijin 2016’ has started in the coast of Chennai.
ii. Both countries will participate for Anti-piracy procedures, search and rescue operations and interoperability between the two forces and other areas of common professional interest.
iv. Sahayog-Kaijin bilateral exercise is a 15 year old exercise between two countries.

4. WORLD BANK RELEASED REPORT TITLED WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016
i. A report named World Development Report 2016 “Digital Dividends” released by the World Bank in Washington DC, USA.
ii. The report explained the impact of the internet and mobile phone on economic development across the world including India.
iii. In this report Chief Economist of World Bank appreciated the Aadhaar scheme of  Indian government as it saved 1 billion US dollars by curbing corruption.

5. UNION GOVERNMENT INKS LOAN AGREEMENT WITH WORLD BANK FOR NEERANCHAL NATIONAL WATERSHED PROJECT
i. Union Government has signed a loan agreement with World Bank for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project to improve watershed management in rural rain fed areas.
ii. The loan credit will support the watershed activities of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana in 9 states.
iii. Neeranchal National Watershed Project  is implemented by the Union Ministry of Rural Development from 2016 to 2021 to achieve objectives PMKSY.
iv. It aims to ensure Har Khet Ko Pani and for efficient use of water (Per Drop More Crop).

6. DELHI WRITER ANKITA ANAND WON THE LORENZO NATALI MEDIA PRIZE FOR WORK ON KHAP PANCHAYATS
i. A Delhi writer Ankita Anand won the European Commission's prestigious Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for 2015 in Asia and the Pacific amateur category.
ii. She grabbed the award for her important portrayal of life for young women facing the threat of the diktat of khap panchayats in Haryana.
iii. The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development since 1992.

iv. It is awarded to journalists for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication.

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