DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UN SUSPENDS MARIA SHARAPOVA AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AFTER DOPING ALLEGATIONS
i. The United Nations has suspended Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador of the organisation after her antidoping test came positive.
ii. She was suspended by New York based UN Development Programme until the outcome of the investigation into her case is known.
iii.Maria sharapova is the highest-paid female athlete had announced that she tested positive for a drug called meldonium, at the Australian Open .
iv.Meldonium is a medical drug given to patients suffering from heart and circulatory conditions for enhancing their physical capacity and mental function.
2. UNION GOVERNMENT IMPOSES ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON PLASTIC-PROCESSING IMPORTS
i.Union Government has imposed anti-dumping duty on import of plastic-processing machines from Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam for five years.
ii.The anti-dumping duty will be levied on imports of all kinds of plastic-processing or injection-moulding machines
iii. Anti-dumping measures are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry.
Iv.The right to impose anti dumping is provided by World trade organization.
3. CAREER GUIDANCE COUNSELLING CENTRES LAUNCHED IN DELHI
i. career Guidance Counselling Centres were launched in Delhi to improve career related oppurtunities.
ii.The centres were set-up to provide dedicated career services to young women seeking employment in the region.
iii.The career counselling centres are set up with United Nations Development Programme and the India Development Foundation.
iv.The aim of these centres is to impact the lives of women in India through training, entrepreneurial skill development and employment.
4. 15 MARCH: WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY
i. World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15 March in all over the world for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement.
ii.The Day is observed to provide an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers and to protect them against the market abuses and social injustices.
iii.The theme of the day is “Antibiotics off the menu”.
5. MY BIOSPHERE, MY FUTURE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN LIMA
i. My Biosphere, My Future campaign of UNESCO was launched at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima,Peru.
ii.The campaign is launched to promote Biosphere Reserves for sustainable development through different projects.
iii.The campaign will help to address the problems of biosphere and improve the income and quality of life through these projects.