DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. LONG MARCH AGAINST INDO-BANGLADESH POWER PLANT NEAR SUNDARBANS STARTED
i. 250 km long protest march against plans to build Rampal Power Station Indo-Bangladesh coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans was started on 10th March .
ii.The protest is started to stop the project that supposedly will harm the ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest.
iii.The government has proposed Rampal Power Station at Bagerhat District in Khulna, Bangladesh.
iv. The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.
2. RAILWAY MINISTER SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHED “CLEAN MY COACH” SERVICE
i. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched an online Clean My Coach service.
ii.The service will allow travelers to get their compartments cleaned by sending an SMS or by using an app or a designated website.
iii.The passenger will have to send an SMS on a mobile number 58888 to have their coach cleaned.
3. LOK SABHA PASSES AADHAAR (TARGET DELIVERY OF FINANCIAL AND OTHER SUBSIDIES, BENEFITS AND SERVICES) BILL, 2016
i. Lok Sabha has passed the Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016
ii. It was introduced as Money Bill.
iii.The Bill is aimed to provide statutory backing for transferring government subsidies and benefits to targeted people by assigning them Aadhaar numbers
iv.The government plans to plug leakages in disbursal of subsidies and other services and in ensuring that these reach intended beneficiaries.
4. CABINET APPROVES RS 8,000 CRORE FOR RURAL LPG UNDER PMUY SCHEME
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana with an outlay of Rs 8,000 crore for three years.
ii. The government will provide LPG connections to rural households
iii.According to government 80 lakh people have voluntarily given up LPG subsidy.
iv. The scheme aims to provide LPG connections to women members of BPL families.
MINISTER OF STATE FOR PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS: DHARMENDRA PRADHAN
5. INDIA AND INDONESIA TO CONDUCT JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE "GARUDA SHAKTI IV"
i. Garuda Shakti exercise between India and Indonesia will be hosted by Indonesia.
ii. The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between the two Armies of India and Indonesia.
iii. The exercise will "enhance" the abilities of both the armies to undertake counter insurgency operations under the United Nations Charter.
6. YES BANK LAUNCHES ALL-WOMEN ‘YES GRACE’ BRANCHES
i. Yes Ban launched an all-women operated bank branch 'Yes Grace' aimed at offering customised banking solutions to women.
ii. The branches will imoprove financial literacy, family banking, safety and wellness amongst women.
CEO AND MD OF YES BANK: RANA KAPOOR
7. GUJARAT TOP STATE REGARDING INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
i. Gujarat has topped the list among the 21 cities to be the best state in India having an investment potential launched by National Council of Applied Economic Research
ii. Gujarat is followed by Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
iii.The lowest in the rankings are the UP, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
iii. The rankings were based on five factors political stability, infrastructure, economic climate, governance, and perceptions.