Daily News Analysis for IAS / UPSC (7th June, 2016)

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National

Public Grievance Redressal Act in Bihar

  • Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Actenabling people to get their grievances redressed within a specific time period in the State.
  • Feature:The Act has enabled people to get their issues redressed.

 

Narayanasamy sworn in as Puducherry CM

  • V Narayanasamy was sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister Along with Narayanasamy, five Congress legislatorswill be sworn-in as ministers.
  • Lt Governor Kiran Bediadministrated the oath of office and secrecy to the team of ministers at Puducherry.
  • Narayanasamyfor whom this is the first term and was elected leader of the 15-member Congress Legislature party.

 

Dia Mirza is ambassador for Swachh Saathi program

  • Bollywood actress Dia Mirza Sangha has been appointed as the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s Swachh Saathi program.
  • more than 2,000 interns would be enrolled, who would coordinate with around 10,000 schools across the country
  • Mirza, was a second runner up at Femina Miss India 2000. She also became the first Indian to win this title in 29 years.

 

International

Vice President Hamid Ansari visits Morocco and Tunisia

  • Five-day visit to Morocco and Tunisia to build on diplomatic gains from the India-Africa Summit and place platform for a future partnership.
  • Maiden visit by an Indian Vice-President in 50 years to the two nations
  • Hosted by:Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkairane, Morocco.
  • Focus:To discuss the issues of terrorism, UN Security Council expansion, investments in private sector and to strengthen Africa and regional matters.

 

India ranks second on GRD index on ease of doing business

  • Indiahas moved 13 positions to rank 2nd among 30 developing countries in 2016 on ease of doing business
  • China is top in the list.

 

G Ashok Kumar assumes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

  • Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumartook charge as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.
  • He is an alumnus of Pune National Defence Academy,
  • He has served as the navigating officer of Indian Naval Ships Beas, Nilgiri, Ranvir and Vikrant also specialized in navigation and direction.
  • Worked as the commanding officer of INS Kulish and Ranvir, and executive officer onboard INS Brahmaputra.

 

Servion Global appoints Sameet Gupte as CEO

  • Chennai based Everstone Capital and Solmark owned Servion Global Solutions Ltd appointed SameetGupte as its new CEO and Member of Board
  • He was serving as Executive Vice-President and Global Head of financial services for Virtusa Polaris.

 

Awards

Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in People’s Choice Prize

  • sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikhas won gold medal in people’s choice prize at world championship festival in Bulgaria
  • Theme of the championship was Sport World and Olympic Symbolsand the height of the sculpture was two meters.
  • He has been selected for the prize for his sculpture Drugs kill Sportswhich is the 2 metre height sculpture.

 

Science and Technology

BHEL commissions 3 supercritical thermal units in Uttar Pradesh

  • Bharat Heavy Electricalshas commissioned all the 3 supercritical units of 660 MW each at the 1980 MW coal-based Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP), in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Commissioning comes from the company within a span less than three months as a result of enhanced focus on project execution
  • Main plant package contract of this 1980 MW powerplant is being executed by the power major BHEL.

 

All train coaches will have bio-toilets by 2019

  • Indian Railways will fit bio-toilets on all its 55,000 coaches with twoyears ahead of schedule by 2019
  • All of coaches would be fitted with 1,40,000 bio-toilets. 
  • As of March this year Railways board have installed around 35,000 bio-toilets in 10,000 railway coaches
  • Ministry also confident about phasing out such toilets by 2020-21 under its Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat (Clean Rail-Clean India)

 

Sports

Rohan Bopanna direct entry for Rio

  • Rohan Bopannaofficially secured a direct entry into the men’s doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games by returning to top-10 in the ATP ranking Men’s doubles chart.
  • also has the choice to pick his partner for the men’s doubles event regardless of his ranking.
  • Sania Mirza continuedto be joint world number one with Swiss partner Martina Hingis in the Women’s Doubles chart.

 

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