DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA RANKED 6TH IN TOP 10 LARGEST MANUFACTURERS LIST
i. According to a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation report India ranked sixth among the world's top 10 manufacturing countries.
ii.The top place is grabbed by China as the world's top manufacturing country.
iii.Top 5 countries are Chuina,U.S., Japan, Germany and Korea.
2. PIYUSH GOYAL LAUNCHED A NEW APP NAMED "VIDYUT PRAVAH"
i. The minister of state for Power, coal, new and renewable energy Mr. Piyush Goyal launched a new mobile application 'Vidyut Pravah'.
ii.The app is launched to empower Common People to have 24x7 Power from the States.
iii. The Application will provides information regarding the current demand met, shortages if any, surplus power available and the prices in the Power Exchange.
3. IIT MADRAS AND IIM BANGALORE TOP THE LIST OF BEST INDIAN UNIVERSITIES
i. IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore have topped in the list of top educational institutes released by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.
ii. The HRD ministry released thr National Institutional Ranking Framework.
iii. The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore is the best university in India.
v. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the top pharmacy institute in the country.
4. GERMANY TO GIVE 3750 CR LOAN TO NAGPUR METRO
i. Germany's Development Bank will give a loan assistance of 3,750 crore for metro system in Nagpur city.
ii. The fund will be provided for a period of 20 years
iii. Nagpur metro project becomes first metro to be financed under the Indo-German partnership for clean, socially inclusive and climate friendly mobility for people in cities.
5. INDIA’S FASTEST TRAIN GATIMAAN EXPRESS FLAGGED OFF
i. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India's fastest train the Gatimaan Express from Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station.
ii.The train completed its first journey from Delhi to Agra in 100 minutes as compared to about 2-3 hours that other trains take to cover the distance.
iii.The Gatimaan Express provides free Wi-fi to its passengers.
6. VEDANTA SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MASS PLANTATION
i.Vedanta minning company in Talwandi Sabo Power has set the Guinness World Record for planting 2,08,751 saplings n less than an hour.
ii. The mass plantation drive was organised in Mansa, Punjab on October 30, 2015.
iii.Earlier the company also undertakes high impact initiatives to ensure the health and safety of the workers and makes valuable contributions to communities across the country.