DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MARCH 25 OBSERVED AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
i. Every year 25th March is being observed as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
ii.TRhe day is observed to honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade.
iii.It also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and slave trade .
iv.The Theme of the day is “Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”.
2. UNION CABINET APPROVED IMPLEMENTATION OF PRADHAN MANTRI AWAAS YOJANA GRAMIN
i.Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of rural housing scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin .
ii. This will help achieve the goal of Housing for All by 2022.
iii.The Scheme will provide financial assistance for construction of 1 crore pucca houses to all houseless
3. UNION CABINET APPROVED INDIA’S ACCESSION TO THE ASHGABAT AGREEMENT
i. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for India to accede to the Ashgabat Agreement.
ii.The Agreement is an international and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.
iii.It will enable India to utilise this existing transport and transit corridor to facilitate trade and commercial interaction with the Eurasian region.
iv.Ashgabat Agreement was initially signed among Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman and Qatar in April 2011.
v.It aims to develop a shortest trade route between Central Asian countries and Iranian and Omani ports.
4. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY TO NE STATES VIA BANGLADESH
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated broadband connectivity to North Eastern States via Bangladesh to strengthen telecom services in the region.
ii.Under this project an international gateway for broadband connectivity will be set up at Agartala in Tripura.
iii.The cost of the project is around 19 crore rupees and BSNL will bear annual operational expenditure of around seven crore rupees from its own resources.
5. JUSTICE PERMOD KOHLI APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
i. Justice Permod kohli has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal .
ii.He was appointed for a period of five years.
iii. Central Administrative Tribunal was constituted in November 1985 under Section 29 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985.
6. 9TH INTERNATIONAL ABILYMPICS STARTED IN FRANCE
i. 9th International Abilympics started at Bordeaux in France.
ii.Abilympics is coined from Olympics of abilities of persons with disabilities.
iii.It is a global work skills competition held every four years.
iv.It aims to promote social awareness in the field of skills development and employment both locally and internationally, and foster friendship among the competing nations.
v.The name Abilympics comes from the idea of organizing a competition to promote the skills of persons with disabilities. It combines Abilities with the idea of the Olympics.