DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SURYA DEVA APPOINTED AS UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER
i. law professor Surya Deva has been appointed as an adviser on human rights and multinationals and businesses by the UN Human Rights Council .
ii. He will be a member of the 4 member working group on the issue of human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
iii. The organisation contributes to the development of international human rights standards.
2. HOCKEY INDIA ANNUAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
i. Deepika and PR Sreejesh has won the Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award for Women and Men at the Hockey India Annual Awards.
ii. Late Captain Shankar Laxman has been honoured with the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.
3. ARVIND KEJRIWAL NAMED AMONG WORLD’S 50 GREATEST LEADERS BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE
i. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine.
ii. He is sole leader from India in the list and has been placed at 42nd position.
ii. The list is topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
iii. Top 5 persons in th e list are Jeff Bezos followed by Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi , Pope Francis , Tim Cook.
4. UNION GOVERNMENT RELEASES SELF-REGULATION CODE OF ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT FOR INDUSTRY
i. The Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has released a self regulation Code of ethical business conduct to be adopted by the Industry on providing best products and services.
ii. The code contains provision of trustworthy products and services for the consumers, comply with the competition and anti-trust laws and respond to consumer complaints promptly.
iv. It covers six principles to be adopted by the industry:
a. Safety of products and services
b. Building sustainable supply chains
c. Marketing products ethically
d. Non-indulgence in unfair trade practices
e. Complying with competition and anti-trust laws
f. Prompt response to consumer complaints.
5. ANDHRA GOVT SET TO INAUGURATE COUNTRY'S FIRST LIFT IRRIGATION PROJECT
i. Andhra Pradesh government has become the first Indian state to implement lift irrigation.
ii. Andhra Pradesh government is going to inaugurate Pattiseema lift irrigation project.
iii. The first river linking project in country connecting Godavari with Krishna river.
iv. The project was designed to lift 80 trillion metric cubic feet of flood water in a span of 110 days during the flooding season between July and October from Godavari.
6. FEDERAL BANK TO OPEN STARTUP INCUBATION CENTRES
i. Federal Bank is going to open an incubation centers for startups in Bangalore and Ernakulam.
ii. These branches will offer advice on capital, regulatory support and even disburse funds for Startups.
iii. These centres are named as Launchpad and are equipped with fast internet connections, support staff from the financial world and advisory mechanisms.
iv. These centres would be the perfect for future entrepreneurs because they will be equipped with bank executives capable of dealing with the financial requirements of start-ups
7. HARYANA CABINET HAS APPROVED JAT RESERVATION BILL
i. The Haryana cabinet today approved the Jat reservation bill.
ii. The bill is passed after the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti threatened to resume the agitation if its demands are not met by the end of this month.
iii. The Haryana cabinet today cleared the bill that proposes to provide reservation to five communities, including Jat, Jat Sikh, Tyagi, Bishnoi and Ror.