DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION GOVERNMENT IMPOSES SAFEGUARD DUTY ON IMPORT OF STEEL PRODUCTS
i. The Union Finance Minister has extended the safeguard duty on import of some steel products by two years till March 2018.
ii. The safeguard duty will be imposed on steel products hot-rolled flat products of non-alloy and other alloy steel
iii. The duty will be on the products which are imported at or above the minimum import price which helps to set a floor price mainly to discourage imports below this price.
iv. The main objective of this move is to protect domestic industry from onslaught of cheap steel supplies from China.
2. JAILED EGYPTIAN NOVELIST AHMED NAJI TO RECEIVE PEN/BARBEY FREEDOM TO WRITE AWARD
i. Novelist Ahmed Naji will receive PEN/Barbey freedom to write award at Pen America's annual Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
ii. Naji is the author and a journalist at the state-funded Akhbar al-Adab literary magazine.
iii. In 2015, he was charged with violating public modesty after a private citizen complained that an Naji’s novel ‘The Use of Life’ had given the reader heart palpitations due to its sexual content.
3. SHIVA THAPA WINS SILVER MEDAL AT ASIAN/OCEANIA QUALIFYING EVENT IN CHINA
i. Ace Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has won the silver medal at the Asian/Oceania Qualifying Tournament held in Qian’an, China in the 56 Kg category.
ii. The Gold medal was won by Thailand’s Chatchai Butdee.
iii. Earlier Shiva won World Championship bronze-medallist in the Bantamweight category held in Doha in 2015.
4. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED VIDYUT PRAVAH MOBILE APP TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO DEMAND 24X7 POWERS.
i. Union Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister of State Piyush Goyal launched Vidyut PRAVAH- Electricity, Price Availability and Highlights mobile application in New Delhi.
ii. The mobile application provides highlights of the power availability in India on real time basis.
iii. The app will empower common people to demand 24X7 power from the states and will take transparency to the next level and make state governments more accountable.
5. WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2016 CELEBRATED ACROSS THE WORLD
i. The World Autism Awareness Day 2016 was celebrated across the world on 2 April 2016.
ii. The Theme for the day is Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity.
iii. The day is observed to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world.
iv. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life.