DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. IMF AND INDIA TO SET UP SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER IN DELHI
i. India and International Monetary Fund have decided to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre in New Delhi.
ii. SARTTC will set up for promoting the capacity development and training officials in dealing with macro-economic and financial issues in the South Asia region.
iii. It will help to fulfill the existing training needs and demand for IMF training in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
2. UNION POWER MINISTRY NAMED LED BASED DOMESTIC EFFICIENT LIGHTING PROGRAMME AS UJALA
i. Union Power Ministry has announced name UJALA for the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme.
ii. UJALA mean’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All.
iii. The National LED based DELP programme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 2015 for energy conservation by reducing energy consumption.
iv. The programme is started to replace 77 crore incandescent lamps with LED bulbs.
3. LT GEN N P S HIRA APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF OF ARMY
i. Lieutenant General N P S Hira has been appointed as Deputy Chief of Army Staff.
ii. He has lot of experience in counter insurgency operations in J&K and in the northeast region, as well as conventional operations in Western command.
vi. He has earned an Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra and many more gallantry awards.
Chief of Indian army: Dalbir singh suhag
4. KERALA TOURISM CAMPAIGN WON GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD
i. Kerala Tourism's campaign on responsible tourism grabbed the prestigious Golden City Gate Award at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin 2016.
ii. The multimedia campaign titled New Worlds won the silver prize of 2016 Das Golden Stadttor or Golden City Gate, also known as the Oscar of tourism communication, at the ITB-Berlin 2016.
iii. New Worlds campaign was launched internationally by UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai at the World Travel Mart in London.
5. 4TH WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES INAUGURATED AT LIMA
i. 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves is started at Lima in Peru.
ii. It will be held from 14 March to 17 March 2016 to discuss issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
iii. It will promote education for sustainable development, the economic viability of nature conservation systems, human migrations and protection of natural resources, among others.
iv. The main aim is to develop and launch an Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves for 2016-2025.
6. SANTOSH TROPHY WON BY SERVICES
i. Services grabbed the Santosh Trophy National Football Championships title in maharastra.
ii. Services defeated Maharashtra by 2-1.
iii. Santosh Trophy started in 1941 named after the late Maharaja Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhary of Santosh.
iv. He was the President of the Indian Football Association.
7. INDIA TO SUPPLY 18 METER GAUGE DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES TO MYANMAR
i. RITES Public Sector Enterprise of Railways signed a contract with Myanmar to supply 18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives was signed at Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
ii. The supply contract of locomotives is a vital project being funded under an existing line of credit extended to Myanmar by Union Government.
iii. These locomotives will be manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi with several modern features like microprocessor controls, fuel-efficient engine and ergonomic cab design etc.
iv. This supply will help Myanmar to meet increasing demand for passenger and freight traffic.