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Friday, May 12, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH MAY 2017

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1. GOVERNMENT SETS UP A HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE TO COMPUTE TIMELY DATA ON EMPLOYMENT
i. The government has set up a high-level task force to compute timely data on employment situation in the country. It will help in framing policies and it will also help in creating jobs.
ii. According to a task force has been created under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog’s vice chairman Arvind Panagariya with labour secretary Sathiyavathy, secretary statistics T.C.A. Ananth, Manish Sabharwal and Pulak Ghosh of NITI Aayog as members.
iii. The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time bound manner official think tank NITI Aayog. PM Modi has directed that this task be accelerated so that policies on employment can be formulated with a proper appreciation of impacts, based on credible data.

2. INDIA WINS STAY AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN KULBHUSHAN JADHAV CASE
i. The International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”.
ii. The order by the Hague-based International Court of Justice came a day after India approached it against the death sentence to Jadhav by Pakistan’s Field General Court Martial last month.
iii. India has appealed to the International Court of Justice accused Pakistan of outstandingly bad violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
iv. Pakistan claimed to have arrested him from Balochistan on 3 March 2016.The International Court of Justice said India urged it to restrain Pakistan from carrying out the death sentence direct Islamabad to take steps to cancel the decision of the military court.

3. PM MODI LAUNCHES INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF SUPREME COURT IN PRESENCE OF CJI
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Integrated Case Management Information System of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar and Union Law and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present at the occasion.
ii. This system will serve as a digital repository for case-related information, enabling litigants to access data and retrieve information online. All records of cases at district court or high court will be available in digital form.
iii. It is a step in the direction of paperless Supreme Court, which contributes to saving environment as well as achieving the vision of ‘Digital India’.

4. SEBI ALLOWS SUBSCRIPTION TO MF SCHEMES THROUGH E-WALLETS
i. Securities markets regulator SEBI has permitted subscription to mutual fund schemes through e-wallets.
ii. According to SEBI’s guidelines, investors can invest up to Rs 50,000 per MF per financial year through e-wallets.
iii. AMCs/ MFs shall ensure that only amounts loaded into e-wallet through cash or debit card or net banking, can be used for subscription to MF schemes. AMCs/ MFs shall ensure that e-wallet issuers shall not offer any incentives such as cashback, voucher.
iv. AMCs/ MFs can offer IAF only in liquid schemes of the MF. The monetary limit under IAF shall be Rs 50,000 or 90% of latest value of investment in the scheme, whichever is lower.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAY 2017
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1. SAMADHAN – RAJNATH SINGH COINS AN ACRONYM TO WIPE OUT LEFT-WING TERROR
i. A meeting of the Chief Ministers of states affected by Left-Wing Extremism, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was held in New Delhi.
ii. In the meeting, Mr. Rajnath Singh announced SAMADHAN, a new strategy to wipe out left – wing terror.
iii. Other Govt. functionaries who attended the meeting included Rajiv Mehrishi – Union Home Secretary, Ajit Doval – National Security Adviser, Director of Intelligence Bureau, State Heads of Police Department and Heads of the Central Forces.

2. 29TH INDIA- INDONESIA CO-ORDINATED PATROL COMMENCES
i. The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 9th to 25th May 17.
ii. The opening ceremony being conducted at Port Blair. It will be conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
iii. The CORPAT serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies.

3. INDIA UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED TO HEAD UN-HABITAT, THE UNITED NATIONS’ HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME
i. India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next 2 years. UN-Habitat is an organ of United Nations, which promotes environmentally and socially sustainable global human settlements.
ii. Consequential to India being elected as President of UN-Habitat, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation - Venkaiah Naidu chaired the 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat which began in Nairobi, Kenya.
iii. Theme of 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat was “Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. COUNTRY’S 1ST BIO REFINERY PLANT INAUGURATED IN PUNE
i. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway inaugurated India’s 1st bio refinery plant for renewable fuels and chemicals at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.
ii. This plant has been set up by Praj Industries. It can produce 1 million litre of ethanol per annum by processing a variety of agro-residue like rice and wheat straw, cane trash, cotton stalk and corn cobs. With further research and development, pipeline of other renewable fuels and chemicals will also be produced from this technology platform.
iii. India’s National Policy on Bio fuels has set indicative target of 20% blending of biofuels, both for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol.

2. CRPF COMMAND SHIFTED FROM KOLKATA TO CHHATTISGARH
i. Central Reserve Police Force has shifted its strategic anti-Maoist command headquarters from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh.
ii. Its aim is to bring focus on combing operations in Chhattisgarh. This decision has been taken as surprise attack in Sukma district that killed 37 jawans of the paramilitary force.
iii. The move is in line with the Centre’s plan to redeploy its forces from peaceful West Bengal to Maoist of Abujmad in Chhattisgarh.

3. DIPP, WIPO TO SET UP TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION SUPPORT CENTRES FOR IP GENERATION
i. Industrial promotion body DIPP and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have signed an agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centres in the country.
ii. Its aim is to boost generation and commercialization of intellectual properties. It will provide an impulsion to knowledge sharing, capacity building and sharing of best practices among the over 500 TISCs operating worldwide.
iii. WIPO’s TISC programme provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services.
iv. It helps in creating protecting and managing their intellectual property rights. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC.

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