DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SC ALLOWS PICTURES OF CMS, GOVERNORS AND MINISTERS IN GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENTS
i. The Supreme Court has allowed publication of photographs of Governors, CM and the Ministers of the department concerned in government advertisements.
ii.The Ruling was given by a SC bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
iii.Earlier the Supreme Court has modified its earlier 2015 order which only had permitted photographs of President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India in the government advertisements.
2. INDIA INKS $35 MILLION LOAN AGREEMENT WITH WORLD BANK FOR MADHYA PROJECT
i. India has signed loan agreement of 35 million dollars with the World Bank for Madhya Pradesh.
ii. The objective of the project is to improve availability and quality of public services in the state through implementation of the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act, 2010.
iii. It is expected to provide improved access to services and citizen outreach, performance management, simplification of government services and strengthening the capacity of implementing agencies.
3. GOA GOVERNMENT CLASSIFIED FENI AS HERITAGE SPIRIT OF GOA
i. Goa government classified the country liquor, Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa.
ii.Feni is the form of spirit produced exclusively in the coastal state.
iii.Feni is the first liquor product in the country to obtain such status and got its Geographical Indication certification in 2000.
iv.Feni is a brew made from coconut or cashew fruits
4. RUSA SCHEME TO BE IMPLEMENTED TO IMPROVE EQUITY, QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
i. Central government is going to implement the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan also known as RUSA.
ii.The scheme is started to provide
a. financial support to proposals relating to promote State Higher Education Plan
b. to Ensure adequate availability of quality faculty in all higher educational institutions
c. to ensure capacity building at all levels.
5. MORE THAN RS 1 LAKH CRORE DISBURSED UNDER MUDRA YOJANA
i. Under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana Loans worth Rs 1.09 lakh crore have been sanctioned to small entrepreneurs.
ii. According to Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha loans worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore were given to over 2.96 crore beneficiaries.
iii. Under Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, which was launched in April 2015 loans between Rs 50,000 and Rs 10 lakh are provided to small entrepreneurs.
iv. MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency a new institution being set up by Government of India for development and refinancing activities relating to micro units.
6. ACTRESS MICHELLE YEOH APPOINTED AS UNDP GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
i. Michelle Yeoh, the action heroine has been appointed as United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador.
ii. The main aim of the UNDP is to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.
iii. She will focus on raising awareness and mobilising support for the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals.
iv.Earlier the goodwill ambassador was Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, she has been susupended after she was tested positive on doping allegations.
7. PM NARENDRA MODI NAMED AMONG 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON INTERNET LIST OF TIME MAGAZINE
i. Time Magazine has named PM Narendra Modi among the 2016 edition list of 30 most influential people on the internet.
ii.He was placed at 15th position and the list has been topped by the American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West.