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Monday, August 17, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 16 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.  FISHERIES POLICY 2015 LAUNCHED BY ODISHA:
i.  Odisha Government approved ‘Fisheries Policy 2015’
ii.  The aim of new policy is to increase the productivity of fish from Island and marine
iii.  The Government aims to develop 15000 hectare of new ponds of fresh water.
i) China is the largest producer of fish in world and India is on 2nd place.
ii) Andhra Pradesh tops in fish production among Indian States, Andra Pradesh is followed by West Bengal.

2. SANIA 1ST INDIAN SHUTTLER TO WON SILVER MEDAL AT WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP
i.   Indian Shuttler Sania Nehwal won Silver medal at World Badminton Championship in Jakarta Indonesia.
ii. She is the first Indian Shuttler to won silver medal at world Badminton Championship
iii.  Earlier in 1983 Shuttler Prakash Padukone was 1st Indian to won Bronze.

3.  TAJ MAHAL BECOMES FIRST MONUMENT IN WORLD TO HAVE TWITTER ACCOUNT
i.  The Taj Mahal became the 1st historical monument in the world to have a twitter account.
ii.  It is launched by Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on 69th Independence Day.
Tajmahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the remberance of his wife Mumtaj Mahal at Uttar Pradesh.

4. ‘INDRA-DHANUSH MISSION’ STARTED BY GOVERNMENT
i.  The union Government has launched Indradhanush mission to revamp functioning of Public Sector Banks.
ii.   It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
iii.  It aims to achieve the objective of economic growth through improving credit and minimising the political interference in the functioning of Public Sector Banks.

iv.  The seven shades of Indradhanush includes appointments, deserting PSBs, Capitalization, Empowerment, Governance, accountability, Bank Board Bureau.
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