DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 APRIL 2016
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1. 4TH NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT BEGINS IN WASHINGTON
i. The fourth edition of Nuclear Security Summit started in Washington,USA.
ii. The summit is conducted to discuss issues related to nuclear security.
iii. The summit is attended by the heads of about 53 countries and representatives of five international organisations including the UNO, International Atomic Energy Agency, European Union and Interpol are taking part.
iv. India is being represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
v. The summit will highlight achievements and commitments of several countries towards safeguarding nuclear devices and technologies and reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism.
2. INDIA AND SRI LANKA SIGNED MOU TO PROVIDE 150 BOATS & FISHING EQUIPMENT TO MULLAITHIVU FISHERMEN
i. India and Sri Lanka inked a Memorandum of Understanding to provide 150 fishing boats and fishing equipment to 300 Tamil fishermen from Mullaithivu in North Sri Lanka.
ii. The boats and equipment will be provided as a part of India’s development assistance programme in Sri Lanka.
iii. Earlier India had provided 175 boats and fishing equipment to Tamil fishermen of Mannar region.
3. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES STARTUP INDIA PORTAL AND MOBILE APP
i. The Union Government has launched the Startup India portal (http://startupindia.gov.in) and mobile application.
ii. It was launched by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion Ramesh Abhishek in New Delhi.
iii. It was started to promote Action Plan of the Startup India started by PM.
iv. The portal and mobile app provide up-to- date information issued by various Government ministries/ departments.
4. BIHAR GOVERNMENT PARTIALLY BANS SALE OF COUNTRY-MADE AND SPICED LIQUOR
i. Bihar Government has banned the sale of country-made liquor and spiced liquor throughout the state in the first phase.
ii. Person found indulging in manufacturing trade, transportation, sale and consumption of country-made and spiced liquor across the state will be punished.
5. VIJAYA BANK TO GET RS 220 CRORE CAPITAL INFUSION FROM GOVERNMENT
i. Vijaya Bank a capital infusion of Rs 220 crore in lieu of preferential allotment of shares.
ii. Last year, the government had announced a revamp plan 'Indradhanush' to infuse Rs 70,000 crore in state-owned banks over four years.
iii. In the first tranche, as many as 13 public sectors banks were given fund support of Rs 19,950 crore.
iv. SBI got the highest amount of Rs 5,393 crore.
6. KACHHABALI BECOMES 1ST LIQUOR-FREE VILLAGE IN RAJASTHAN
i. Kachhabali village in Rajasthan has become the 1st in the state to vote to close down its lone liquor shop.
ii. 67.11% of voters saying they wanted no alcohol sale in the village.
iii. Polling was conducted by the excise department for taking reviews of public about opening/closing of liquor shops in Rajasthan’s rural areas.
7. VIRAT KOHLI RISES TO TOP IN ICC T20I RANKINGS
i. Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli has replaced Aaron Finch as the number one batsman in the latest ICC T20 rankings.
ii. In the bowlers rankings, India's Ravinchandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja feature in the Top-10. Ashwin has slipped to be at 3rd place while Jadeja moved up 3 spots to be at 7th.
iii. The bowling list is topped by S. Badree in T20 rankings.