DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. AUSTRALIAN ALL ROUNDER SHANE WATSON RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
i. Australian all rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from all forms of International Cricket.
ii. Earlier in 2015 he had announced his retirement from Test cricket.
2. US LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS TO HELP INDIA TO JOIN APEC
i. US lawmakers have introduced a Bill in the Congress to help India to join the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.
ii.Indian Government is working for major economic reforms to open India’s markets, improve trade and increasing employement opurtunities.
iii.US and India partnership is vital to the US strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region and across the globe.
iv.Asia and Pacific Economic Cooperation is regional economic forum comprising of 21 member countries accounting for about half of the world’s trade
v.It was established in 1989 in order to leverage the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific region’s economies and promote free trade.
vi. India is having observer of APEC has applied for membership.
vii.But some countries have objected to granting membership to India as it does not border the Pacific Ocean, which all current members do.
3. MARCH 24 OBSERVED AS WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY
i. Every year March 24 is observed as World Tuberculosis Day.
ii.The day is observed to promote public awareness about the global epidemic of TB and efforts to eliminate the disease.
iii.The Theme was “Unite to End TB”.
iv. Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by various strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
v. It is the second biggest killer disease worldwide next only to HIV/AIDS.
4. INDIA AND FRANCE INKED MOU FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SIX NUCLEAR REACTORS AT JAITAPUR
i. India and France have inked a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of 6 nuclear reactors at Jaitapur nuclear park in Maharashtra.
ii.It is a 9900 MW power project proposed at Madban village in Maharashtra.
iv.It will become the largest nuclear power generating station in the world.
PRESIDENT OF FRANCE: FRANCOIS HOLLANDE
5. JUSTICE PERMOD KOHLI HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
i. Justice Permod Kohli has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal.
ii. Central Administrative Tribunal was established under Article 323-A of the Constitution.
iii.It is formed to exercise original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and all services matters of public servants covered by it.
6. JUSTICE H L DATTU APPOINTED AS MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE BUREAU OF NHRI-ICC
i. The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Justice HL Dattu has been appointed as member of the International Coordinating Committee Bureau of National Human Rights Institutions Bureau in Geneva.
ii. He has been selected from the Asia-Pacific region.
iii.He will represent India, Mongolia, Qatar and Australia from this region.
iv.It is an human rights body that serves as the Management Committee of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions.