DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT BECOMES INTERNATIONAL LAW
i. The Paris Agreement officially entered into force on 4 November 2016 and decklared as international law.
ii. The agreement deals with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance.
iii. The Paris Agreement’s entry into force comes a month after countries representing 55% of the world’s emissions committed to joining the deal.
iv. 192 states and the European Union have signed the Agreement.
2. GST COUNCIL APPROVES 4-TIER RATE AT 5%, 12%, 18% AND 28%
i. GST Council approved a four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess.
ii. Goods and Services Tax is a proposed system of indirect taxation in India merging most of the existing taxes into single system of taxation.
3. INDIA TO HOST 7TH SESSION OF COP7 ON TOBACCO CONTROL FROM NOV 7-12
i. 7th Session of the Conference of Parties to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will be held from november 7th to 12th at Greater Noida.
4. YOUNG INDIAN LAWYER GETS ELECTED INTO UN'S TOP BODY OF LEGAL EXPERTS
i. An Indian lawyer won an election in the United Nations General Assembly for membership to the world body's top body of legal experts.
ii. 33-year-old Aniruddha Rajput is among the 34 individuals elected by the General Assembly as members of the International Law Commission.
5. MINISTER OF RAILWAYS INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECARBONISATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYS IN NEW DELHI
i. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated the International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways – Mission Electrification in New Delhi on November 3, 2016.
ii. It was organised by Institution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE) in partnership with ASSOCHAM India.
6. FORMER J&K DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER PASSES AWAY
i. Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma died on 03 November 2016, after a prolonged illness.
ii. He was 85 years old.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. NAME THE FORMER CM OF J&K WHO DIED RECENTLY?
a. Mangat Ram
b. Suresh Kumar
c. Santosh Khanna
d. Ashish Bhardwaj
Q2. NAME THE PLACE WHERE CONFERENCE ON DECARBONISATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYS INAUGURATED?
b. New Delhi
Q3. NAME THE INDIAN LAWYER ELECTED TO UN’S TOP BODY OF LEGAL EXPERTS?
a. Arjun Kapor
b. Anisudha Rajput
c. Ravi Karmakar
d. Sanjay Bansal
Q4. NAME THE COUNTRY THAT RECENTLY SIGNED PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT?
Q5. NAME THE WORLD’S MOST POLLUTING CITY?
1. A 2. B 3. B 4. D 5. A