Choose Your Language

Monday, May 2, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 MAY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 MAY 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES PRADHAN MANTRI UJJWALA YOJANA
i. The Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for providing free of cost LPG connections to women from BPL Households.
ii. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Maldepur Morh, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
iii. The tagline for the scheme is Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan.
iv. The beneficiaries will receive monetary support of about 1,600 rupees to get a connection of cooking gas

2. INDIAN TEAM WIN ONE SILVER AND TWO BRONZE IN ARCHERY WORLD CUP
i. Indian women’s team has won silver medal in the recurve team final of Archery World Cup held at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China.
ii. Women’s team included Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi.
iii. Indian men’s recurve team comprised of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia to bag the bronze medal.

3. MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ADI PRAMAN APP FOR CASTE VALIDITY CERTIFICATE
i. Maharashtra Government has launched Adi Praman a web based application for state’s tribal population to get the caste validity certificates online.
ii. The application is first of its kind for any state in India.
iii. Adi Praman app will help  tribal people from the state to obtain caste validity certificates online using this application.
iv. It will also help the state government to achieve the goal of the Digital India programme.

4. NABARD PARTNERS GERMANY FOR FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE
i. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development entered into collaboration with German government for a special programme on 'Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security'.
ii. The programme is part of the German government's recently introduced special initiative 'One World, No Hunger' initiative.
iii. India is the only country in Asia chosen for this initiative.
iv. Germany’s 'One World, No Hunger' addresses areas such as food and nutrition security, promotion of innovation, protection and sustainable use of natural resources in rural areas.

5. INDIAN NAVY DECOMMISSIONED INS VEER AND INS NIPAT
i. Indian Navy decommissioned Indian Naval Ships  Veer and Nipat in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
ii. INS Veer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 26 March 1987.
iii. INS Nipat was brought into Navy on 5 December 1988
iv. Both the ships served as the guardians of International Maritime Border off west coast of India

6. SOUTH INDIA’S FIRST UNDERGROUND CORRIDOR OF NAMMA METRO INAUGURATED
i. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the underground corridor of Bengalore Metro Rail.
ii. Bengalore Metro Rail is also known as Namma Metro.
iii. The Namma Metro or Bengaluru Metro as the first in South India to have an operational underground section of Metro Rail.

Chief minister of Karanataka :Siddaramaiah

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 MAY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 MAY 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. NAGALAND’S CAPITAL KOHIMA DECLARED ‘SMOKE-FREE CITY’
i. Kohima capital of Nagaland has been declared as a ‘smoke-free city’.
ii. Nagaland State ranks the second highest in the country with 57% of Tobacco Users.
Union Health and Family Welfare minister: J.P NADDA

2. SIDBI INKS MOU WITH SAARC DEVELOPMENT FUND
i. Small Industries Development Bank of India and Saarc Development Fund  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  for mutual cooperation and collaboration.
ii. SDF and SIDBI to work together in co-funding of projects in Indian MSMEs Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
iii. It will call for technology transfer and making available new technologies and software to MFIs regarding loan tracking systems

3. ABHINAV BINDRA JOINS SALMAN KHAN AS INDIA'S GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR RIO OLYMPICS
i. Beijing Olympics gold medalist and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra become India's Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics.
ii. The India Olympic Association had stirred up a controversy last Sunday when they named Salman Khan as a Goodwill Ambassador.
iii. Many sports personalities had slammed the move and questioned the timing of the appointment as Salman's movie 'Sultan', based on wrestling is due for release soon.

4. NITI AAYOG LAUNCHED URBAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF STATES AND URBAN LOCAL BODIES
i. NITI Aayog ‘s Vice Chairman Dr Arvind Panagariya has launched the Urban Management Programme in New Delhi.
ii. The Programme is designed by NITI Aayog and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise .
iii. The expertise of Singapore will be used in urban sector to build capacities in State Governments and Urban Local bodies to design efficient solutions to urban problems.
iv. The main objective is to improve governance In India.

5. ISRO’S SEVENTH NAVIGATIONAL SATELLITE IRNSS 1G LAUNCHED
i. Indian Space Research Organization  has launched India’s seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System 1G.
ii. The satellite was launched from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
iii. Now India successfully joined the elite group of countries that have their own navigation system technology to cater navigational needs.

6. GARIMA WON GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Garima Chaudhary has won gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championship finals  in South Africa.
ii. She has clinched the gold in 63kg junior category.

7. 1ST MAY OBSERVED AS INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY
i. Every year 1st May is being observed as International Workers Day.
ii. The day is observed to pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
iii. The day is also known as International Labours Day and May Day.
iv. The Theme of the day is “Celebrating the International Labour Movement”.


Popular Posts