DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SAMEER EMERGES FASTEST ATHLETE OF 56TH NATIONAL INTER-STATE ATHLETICS
i. Sameer Mon, the veteran sprinter of India, won gold in 100 meter dash in 10.60 seconds at the 56th National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad.
ii. He became the fastest athlete in the country.
iii. He was a member of the bronze winning Indian 4x100m relay quartet in Delhi Commonwealth Games.
2. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI'S ADDRESS 'MANN KI BAAT' TO BE BROADCAST IN BANGLADESH
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will now also be telecast to Bangladesh.
ii.The programme which reaches crores of people in real time featuring PM Modi talking on various subjects related to social, economic and political which have international audience soon.
iii. The purpose behind this soft diplomacy is to strengthen bilateral ties and break the stranglehold of Pakistani and Chinese radio channels in the neighbouring country.
3. MINISTRY GRANTS RECOGNITION TO PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE OF INDIA
i. The Sports Ministry has announced that it has granted recognition to the Paralympic Committee of India.
ii.It will give a huge confidence boost to the several para-athletes who have qualified for Rio Paralympics.
iii. The International Paralympic Committee announced temporary lifting of suspension imposed on the national body last year
4. MAHARASHTRA TARGET OF PLANTING 2 CRORE TREES IN STATE CROSSED
i. Maharashtra government started an initiative for plantation of about 2 crores trees
ii. The campaign will benefit the environment as well as also counter problem of soil-erosion, help the wild animals in their growth.
5. INDIA JUMPS 19 PLACES ON WORLD BANK LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE INDEX
i. India improved its ranking in the World Bank group's bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016.
ii. This was announced by the World Bank Group in its recent launch of the report.
iii. In the latest ranking India has gone past countries like New Zealand, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Latvia and Indonesia who were ahead of it in the index.
iv.India's jump of 19 positions in the ranking demonstrates the commitment of various Ministries and agencies of Government of India to make it easy to do business in India.
6. STATE BANK OF INDIA LAUNCHES TWO NEW DIGITAL OFFERINGS
i. The country's largest lender State Bank of India has launched 2 new digital offerings on the occasion of 61st State Bank Day.
ii. SBI has partnered with Flipkart to offer its consumers the facility of pre-approved EMI Facility on purchases. Under this partnership SBI will provide overdraft facility to pre-qualified set of customers for transacting on Flipkart for a minimum purchase of Rs. 5000.
iii. The bank also launched a social media banking platform for Facebook and Twitter users, called ‘SBI Mingle’ which will help the customers with a host of banking services on their social media accounts, at their own convinience.
7. RAPID RURAL POLICE RESPONSE SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN PUNJAB
i. A Rapid Rural Police Response System was launched across Punjab to ensure prompt and effective police response in the state's over 12,000 villages.
ii. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who launched the scheme, also flagged off 400 new motorcycles and 220 new Bolero jeeps under the new system.
iii. Under the system, police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.