National Current Affairs
National Current Affairs January 2nd week 2016
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1) Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the River Information System (RIS) at a function in New Delhi. The first of its kind in India, the new system will facilitate safe and accurate navigation on National Waterway – 1 on the Ganges River.

The Rajasthan Government signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cairn Enterprise Centre Society, supported by oil and gas exploration company Cairn India. The MoU aims at providing clean drinking water in Barmer district.

3) Kerala has become the first Indian state to achieve 100 percent primary education. The Vice-President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari has officially declared the 100 per cent primary education status achieved by Kerala.

4) Taking exception to the Supreme Court order of May 2014, where the top court banned the use of bulls as performing animals, the central government has decided to allow Jallikattu, though with safeguards.

5) Railways to act tough against passengers declaring wrong age from February 1. ”Any passenger found travelling in the train on the berths booked under Senior Citizen Quota by declaration of wrong age should be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly,” the new rule said.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) has launched an Online Initiative to engage the LPG Consumers and Citizens of India in providing efficient and citizen friendly services in LPG distribution. Following two online discussion forums have been launched and are available on and for a) Citizen-Friendly Services; and b) Increasing LPG Coverage in the Country.

7) Federal Bank has launched Funds Transfer through Missed Call system, which is simple, convenient and a faster way to transfer funds round the clock, 24/7 free of cost.

8) Urjit Patel reappointed as RBI Deputy Governor, who headed a committee that paved the way for the proposed monetary policy committee, as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank for a second three-year term.

9) Telangana became the first State in India to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level.In this regard, the state introduced a bilingual textbook titled, Towards a World of Equals.The book was introduced on a pilot basis in engineering colleges affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-Hyderabad).

10) The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari inaugurated KR Narayanan National Institute of Visual Sciences & Arts at Kottayam, Kerala.