DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JULY 2016
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1. BRICS YOUTH SUMMIT, 2016 HELD IN GUWAHATI
i. The 2016 BRICS Youth Summit held in Guwahati, Assam.
ii. The theme of the 2nd youth summit was “Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges”.
iii.The summit concluded with certain recommendations:
a. To Create and strengthen apprenticeship programmes in the existing BRICS institutions
b. To Facilitate transfer of skills between mentors and mentees among the BRICS nations
c. To Ensure access to decent jobs for youth across the BRICS nations
d. To Facilitate cross-learning to access opportunities for leadership development.
iv.The 1st BRICS Youth Summit was held in Kazan, Russia in 2015.
2. 1ST MEETING OF BRICS WORKING GROUP ON ENERGY SAVING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY BEGINS IN VISAKHAPATNAM
i. The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency began in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The two day conference will be attended by all 5 member BRICS countries.
iii. India being BRICS chair for 2016 has organised this event in order to shape and steer the BRICS agenda.
iv.The meeting will deliberate a work plan on development of cooperation in energy saving and energy efficiency with BRICS.
v.India will also showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular the LED street lighting programme.
3. NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY 2016 OBSERVED ACROSS INDIA
i.The 2016 National Doctors’ Day was observed on 1 July 2016 across India.
ii.The day is observed to honour legendary physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary falls on the same day.
iii.The National Doctors’ Day gives an opportunity to raise the awareness about the doctor’s role in daily life.
4. KERALA GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO BAN 'ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES'
i. Kerala government banned 'electronic cigarette'.
ii. It was banned in view of studies claiming that its use can cause various health issues, including cancer and heart ailments.
iii.The government issued an order banning the production, sale and advertisement of 'electronic cigarette' alias 'e-cigarette'.
iv. Kerala became the fourth Indian state to ban e-cigarettes.
v. Punjab became the 1st state to ban then Maharashtra and Karnataka.
5. INDIA RANKS 35TH IN 2016 LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE INDEX
i. In the recently released bi-annual Logistics Performance Index of World Bank Group, India ranked 35th among 160 countries.
ii.The index was published in the World Bank bi-annual report ‘Connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’.
iii.Germany has topped in the list For the third time followed by Luxembourg and Sweden (
iv.India has improved its ranking by jumping 19 positions compared to 54th rank in 2014