DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6th OCT 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. URBAN AREAS OF GUJARAT AND ANDHRA PRADESH DECLARED OPEN DEFECATION FREE
i.The Union Urban Development Ministry has declared urban areas of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh open defecation free .
ii.These are the first states to become open defecation free in urban areas.
iii.Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Kerala have achieved more than 90% of toilet construction in households.
iv.Open defecation means people defecate in open spaces such as fields, bushes, forests, open bodies of water rather than using the toilet.
2. JHARKHAND BECOMES FIRST STATE TO IMPLEMENT DBT IN KEROSENE
i.Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene Scheme.
ii. The scheme is being implemented in four identified districts of the state from 1st of October 2017.
iii. Under this scheme kerosene will be sold at non-subsidised price and the subsidy will be directly transferred to consumers directly into their bank accounts.
3. ELEPHANT RESEARCHER PRAJNA CHOWTA CONFERRED WITH KNIGHTHOOD BY FRANCE
I.Film-maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French government.
ii.She has been conferred with the France’s one of the highest civilian recognitions in recognition of a life devoted to caring for wild Asian elephants.
Iii.This year businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar haw and actor Kamal Hassan were recognised under the French government’s Legion of Honour award
4. SUSHIL CHANDRA APPOINTED CBDT CHAIRMAN
i.The Union Government appointed Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes .
ii.He will replacen Rani Singh Nair who will retire on 31 October 2016.
iii. The Central Board of Direct Taxes is the policy-making body of the Income Tax Department under the Union Finance Ministry.