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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JAN 2016
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1. PUDUCHERRY LT GOVERNOR AK SINGH LAUNCHED MITRA APP FOR WOMEN SAFETY
i. Lt Governor of Puducherry AK Singh launched the MITRA mobile application to ensure safety and security of women in the Union Territory.
ii. The Android based application can send emergency messages when in danger or emergency.
iii. The person in danger need only press the power button of his/her mobile three times.
iv. The application can be used by anyone more useful to women, children and the aged.
Chief Minister of Puducherry: N Rangasamy
2. DR. KAMLESH KUMAR PANDEY APPOINTED AS CHIEF COMMISSIONER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
i. Union Government has appointed Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey as the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities for a period of three years.
ii. Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities is appointed by the Central Government from persons having special knowledge or practical experience in matters relating to rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.
iii. He is responsible to safeguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities.
3. NITISH KUMAR SELECTED FOR K VEERAMANI SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
i. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the prestigious K Veeramani Social Justice Award.
ii. the award is given for his contribution for the cause of social justice especially for upliftment of weaker and marginalised sections of the society.
iii. K Veeramani Social Justice Award is the annual award has been instituted by US-based Periyar International, an organisation of non-resident followers of Dalit icon Periyar EV Ramasami.
4. KERALA TO HOST GLOBAL SKILL SUMMIT
i. Kerala will host a ‘Nypunyam International Skill Summit and Skill Fiesta 2016’.
ii. The main aim of the summit is to curb the gap between the job market requirement and the skill level of available workforce.
iii. The main focus will be on improving the skill levels and bringing them up to world standards to achieve the Prime Minister’s initiative for skilling 500 million young people by 2020iii. The Nypunyam summit will be jointly organised by Directorate of Employment and Training and Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence, Jose pointed out.
5. INDIA OVERTAKES THAILAND AS WORLD'S LARGEST RICE EXPORTER
i. India has overtaken Thailand as the world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 by shipping 10.23 million tonnes of rice.
ii. It was announced by the Bangkok based Thai Rice Exporters Association Chairman Charoen Laodhammatas.
iii. largest producer of rice in india is Westbengal.
6. IPS OFFICER APARNA KUMAR BECAME INDIA'S FIRST CIVIL SERVANT TO SCALE MOUNT VINSON MASSIF
i. Aparna Kumar IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh , became India's first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif the highest peak in the Antarctica.
ii. She hoisted the Tricolour and the flag of the Uttar Pradesh Police Service on Mount Vinson Massif.
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