DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS AND ISRO SIGNED MOU FOR REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNOLOGIES
i. The Ministry of Railways and Indian Space Research Organisation inked a Memorandum of Understanding for efficent Use of Space Technology in Remote Sensing areas.
ii. The agreement will enable the space technology for providing the passenger information in all trains.
iii. The main objective is to develop applications in the field of remote sensing and graphic information system to provide information such as train stoppages, survey of new rail routes.
UNION RAILWAY MINISTER: SURESH PRABHU
CHAIRMAN OF ISRO: A. S KIRAN KUMAR
2. 10TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCED
i. The 10th edition of Asian film Awards was held in Macau, China.
ii. The Assassin movie has bagged 8 awards in different categories in the 2016 Asian film Awards.
iii. The movie is about martial arts film based on story of highly trained female assassin and is directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
iv. List of winners
a. Best Film: The Assassin.
b. Best Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for movie The Assassi.
c. Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun.
d. Best Actress: Shu Qi.
3. UNION MINISTER RAM VILAS PASWAN LAUNCHED FCI’S DEPOT ONLINE SYSTEM
i. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan launched the Online Depot System in New Delhi
ii. It is launched for the automatation of all the operations of Food Corporation of India depots.
ii. The main objective of the Depot Online System is to align with Digital India vision for transformation of food distribution supply chain in India.
iii. It will help to bring total transparency in the working of FCI and in better monitoring and supervision to reduce leakages and losses.
4. ARUN JAITLEY TO INAUGURATE NATIONAL COMMUNITY RADIO SAMMELAN IN NEW DELHI
i. Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the 6th National Community Radio Sammelan in New Delhi.
ii. The Theme of the sammelan is, ‘Community Radio in India: Towards Diversity and Sustainability’.
iii. The conference will bring together Community Radio Operators, policy makers, Ministries, Departments, International bodies for exchange of ideas and cross learning.
5. ASHLEY JUDD APPOINTED U.N. GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
i. The United Nations Population Fund appointed actor and activist Ashley Judd as its Goodwill Ambassador.
ii. Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist.
iii. UNFP is the leading UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
iv. UNFP formed in 1969 located at New York City.
Head of UNFP:Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
6. SURAT CLEANEST RAILWAY STATION AND VARANASI AMONG THE DIRTIEST
i. Surat is the cleanest railway station in the country, followed by Rajkot and Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh according to an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation survey .
ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi's railway station ranked poorly in terms of cleanliness as it stood at 65.
iii. The survey is conducted on ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’.
7. SKOCH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONFERRED ON VENKAIAH NAIDU
i. Union urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu honoured with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award in New Delhi.
ii. He was selected for the award for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alleviation in India.
iii. Skoch Challenger Awards were instituted in 2003 as the highest independently instituted civilian honours.