DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA WON 2015 SAFF FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. India has won the 2015 South Asian Football Federation championship for record seventh time.
ii.India defeated Afghanistan by 2-1 goal score.
iii.Earlier India had won the SAFF Football Championship in year 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009 and 2011.
iv.SAFF is known as South Asian Football Federation.
v.It was started in 1993 and participated by 8 countries including: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
2. MOUNTAINEER ARUNIMA SINHA SCALES MOUNT ACONCAGUA IN ARGENTINA
i. India’s mountaineer Arunima Sinha has successfully climbed Mount Aconcagua in Argentina as part of her Mission 7 Summits.
ii.she created World record by becoming First Female amputee to climb 5 Mountains of the World.
iii.Mt. Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside Asia and is also known as second Everest.
iv. Earlier she made the world record by becoming first female amputee mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest.
v. Arunima had lost her left leg in a train accident in 2011 after she was pushed out of a running train by robbers
3. UNION GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED SETTING UP OF CCL SPORTS UNIVERSITY IN JHARKHAND
i.Union Minister of State for Power,Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal announced setting up of CCL Sports University in Jharkhand.
ii.The university will have a capacity of 1400 students and 15 sports academies.
iii.Central Coalfield Limited is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, an undertaking of the Union Ministry of Coal.
4. UNION CABINET GAVE EX-POST FACTO APPROVAL FOR MOU ON BRICS NETWORK UNIVERSITY
i. The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for signing of Memorandum of Understanding among BRICS countries on BRICS Network University.
ii.It will help countries in developing cooperation among the BRICS nations for the purpose of increasing scientific research, higher education and information exchange.
iii.In November 2015 the negotiations were held on the MoU during the 3rd BRICS Education Ministers meeting and Senior Officials meeting held in Mosco, Russia.
5. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED MBRL PINAKA II AT POKHRAN
i. India has successfully test-fired Pinaka II multi barrel rocket launcher System.
ii.The trials were conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan.
iii.Pinaka is an unguided rocket system and capable of neutralising large areas with rapid salvos.
iv.Range of Pinaka II is 40 km.
6. UNION GOVERNMENT TO START LPG-LIKE DBT SCHEME FOR KEROSENE FROM 1 APRIL 2016
i. The Union Government decided to start a LPG-like direct benefit transfer scheme for kerosene.
ii.The scheme will be started from 1st April 2016.
iii.The scheme will be implemented in 26 districts of eight states including Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh , Rajasthan,Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.
iv.Under this scheme, people will buy kerosene at market rate, but will get subsidy directly in their bank accounts.