DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. GOVERNMENT REAPPOINTED URJIT PATEL AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI FOR A SECOND TERM
i. The Union Government has reappointed Dr Urjit Patel as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India for a second term.
ii. He will moniter the fields relating to Monetary Policy, Economic Policy Research, Deposit Insurance, Statistics and Information Management and Right to Information etc.
iii. RBI has total four Deputy Governors the names are R. Khan, S.S. Mundra and R. Gandhi and Urjit patel.
2. SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATED 43RD NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR
i. Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair.
ii. The Book fair was commenced with China as the guest of honour .
iii. The Theme of the fair is presentation of the cultural heritage of India.
iv. This year the fair has introduced a special ‘Navlekhan’ programme for promoting and publish young authors under the age of 40 writing in Indian languages.
3. OIL MINISTRY LAUNCHES E-INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE LPG CUSTOMER SERVICE
i. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched an online initiative to seek suggestions from LPG consumers across the country for providing efficient and friendly service.
ii. Two online discussion forums has been started named as Citizen-Friendly Services and Increasing LPG Coverage in the Country have been launched.
iii. India is observing as the year 2016 as the 'Year of LPG Consumers'.
4. SRI LANKAN PARLIAMENT GOING TO ADOPT NEW CONSTITUTION
i. Sri Lankan parliament today has started a process to formulate a new constitution with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
ii. The new constitution will replace the current executive president headed constitution adopted in 1978.
5. KERALA DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH CARE PROJECT SAMPOORNA AROGYA KERALAM
i. Kerala Government has decided to implement a health care project, Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
ii. Under this project different schemes in health sector will be bring under one umbrella and ensure that beneficiaries get financial aid up to 2 lakh rupee
iii. People will be provided with Smart Health Cards which they can use in the public or private hospitals.
6. WATTAN KO JANO INITIATIVE A PROGRAMME TO EXPOSE YOUTH FROM J&K TO REST OF INDIA STARTED
i. Wattan Ko Jano an initiative started by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
ii. Earlier more than 240 youth in the age-group of 15 to 24 from J&K met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
iii. Watan Ko Jano initiative is a Youth Exchange Programme under which the children of militancy-hit victims and weaker sections of society are helped
iv. The initiative aims at exposing youth from the Jammu & Kashmir state to the vibrant development and vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country.