DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 MAY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. NAGALAND’S CAPITAL KOHIMA DECLARED ‘SMOKE-FREE CITY’
i. Kohima capital of Nagaland has been declared as a ‘smoke-free city’.
ii. Nagaland State ranks the second highest in the country with 57% of Tobacco Users.
Union Health and Family Welfare minister: J.P NADDA
2. SIDBI INKS MOU WITH SAARC DEVELOPMENT FUND
i. Small Industries Development Bank of India and Saarc Development Fund has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation and collaboration.
ii. SDF and SIDBI to work together in co-funding of projects in Indian MSMEs Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
iii. It will call for technology transfer and making available new technologies and software to MFIs regarding loan tracking systems
3. ABHINAV BINDRA JOINS SALMAN KHAN AS INDIA'S GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR RIO OLYMPICS
i. Beijing Olympics gold medalist and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra become India's Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics.
ii. The India Olympic Association had stirred up a controversy last Sunday when they named Salman Khan as a Goodwill Ambassador.
iii. Many sports personalities had slammed the move and questioned the timing of the appointment as Salman's movie 'Sultan', based on wrestling is due for release soon.
4. NITI AAYOG LAUNCHED URBAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF STATES AND URBAN LOCAL BODIES
i. NITI Aayog ‘s Vice Chairman Dr Arvind Panagariya has launched the Urban Management Programme in New Delhi.
ii. The Programme is designed by NITI Aayog and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise .
iii. The expertise of Singapore will be used in urban sector to build capacities in State Governments and Urban Local bodies to design efficient solutions to urban problems.
iv. The main objective is to improve governance In India.
5. ISRO’S SEVENTH NAVIGATIONAL SATELLITE IRNSS 1G LAUNCHED
i. Indian Space Research Organization has launched India’s seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System 1G.
ii. The satellite was launched from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
iii. Now India successfully joined the elite group of countries that have their own navigation system technology to cater navigational needs.
6. GARIMA WON GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Garima Chaudhary has won gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championship finals in South Africa.
ii. She has clinched the gold in 63kg junior category.
7. 1ST MAY OBSERVED AS INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY
i. Every year 1st May is being observed as International Workers Day.
ii. The day is observed to pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
iii. The day is also known as International Labours Day and May Day.
iv. The Theme of the day is “Celebrating the International Labour Movement”.