DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 MARCH 2016
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1. NITI AAYOG LAUNCHED WOMEN TRANSFORMING INDIA CAMPAIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UN AND MYGOV
i. The NITI Aayog celebrated 8 March as International Women’s Day by launching the Women Transforming India initiative in partnership with the UN in India and My Gov.
ii. The campaigning is launched to encourage and recognize women who have made a difference, particularly, by demonstrating leadership in the economic, socio-cultural and environmental front.
2. TEZPUR UNIVERSITY AND JNU WON THE ANNUAL VISITOR’S AWARDS FOR CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES
i. Tezpur University won the annual Visitor’s Award for the Best University.
ii. Rakesh Bhatnagar and the Molecular Parasitology Group of Jawaharlal Nehru University have also won the Visitor’s Awards for Research and Innovation.
3. MUMBAI TO HOST BRICS FRIENDSHIP CITIES CONCLAVE IN APRIL
i. Mumbai is going to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in April involving top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations.
ii. The BRICS Friendship Conclave is a joint initiative of Ministry of External Affairs and Maharashtra Government to be held between April 14 and 16 this year.
iv. Ministers from the BRICS Nations will attend the Conclave to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
4. FORMER SC JUDGE BS CHAUHAN APPOINTED 21ST LAW COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON
i. Union Government appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan as the chairperson of the 21st Law Commission.
ii. The Law Commission includes
a. Justice Ravi R Tripathi, was appointed as the member of the commission.
b. PK Malhotra, Member-Secretary and Secretary to the Union Government
c. PK Malhotra as Law Secretary Member (Ex-Officio)
d. Dr. G Narayana Raju, Secretary (Legislative) Member (Ex-Officio)
e. Dr. Pawan Sharma, Secretary to the Law Commission of India
iii. The 20th Law Commission was headed by Justice A P Shah.
5. INDIA AND BANGLADESH INKS $2 BILLION LINE OF CREDIT
i. India has signed the line of credit agreement of 2 billion dollars for financing the Bangladesh for undertaking development projects.
ii. This credit line will be provided through Export Import Bank of India
iii. It is Exim Bank’s biggest ever Line of Credit facility given to another country.
iv. The development financing will be used in the infrastructural projects like power sector, road transportation, railways, shipping, information and communication technology and social sector projects.
6. REST OF INDIA GRABBED 2015-16 IRANI CUP CRICKET TITLE
i. Rest of India has grabbed the Irani Cup Cricket Title 2015-16 by defeating Mumabi .
ii. Rest of India overhauled the record victory target of 480 by making 482 for 6 on the fifth and final day.
iii. The Irani Cup tournament was started during the 1959-60 season to mark the completion of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship.
iv. It is named after the late Zal R Irani, who was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India from its inception in 1928 till his death in 1970.