DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 04 SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. BEZWADA WILSON AND TM KRISHNA WIN RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD
i. Bezwada Wilson a prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging in India, and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai, were chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016.
ii. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award given by Philippines in the memory of President Ramon Magsaysay's.
2. DEEP KUMAR UPADHYAY RE-APPOINTED AS NEPAL'S ENVOY TO INDIA
i. Deep Kumar Upadhyay has been re-appointed as Nepal's ambassador to India.
ii. He was presently serving as Nepal's ambassador to India since April 2015.
3. COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC GROWTH RECORDED 7.1% IN FIRST QUARTER OF CURRENT FISCAL
i. The country's economy grew at 7.1 % in the April to June quarter of the current fiscal.
ii. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office.
iii. CSO is responsible for coordination of statistical activities in India, and evolving and maintaining statistical standards.
4. GUJARAT SIGNS MOU WITH AVIATION MINISTRY
i. The Gujarat government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the ministry of civil aviation to develop 11 airports and airstrips to boost regional connectivity.
ii. The central government’s new civil aviation policy promotes regional connectivity.
iii. The main aim is to serve unconnected or under-served towns and boost infrastructure.