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Bilateral Current Affairs October 4th Week 2016
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1) Assam CM Sonowal releases report on human development

i. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal released the “Assam Human Development Report 2014” and the Vision and Strategic Architecture Document on SDGs, namely, “Assam 2030: Our Dream, Our Commitment”
ii. Assam has witnessed a “steady and continuous improvement” in human development with its latest Human Development Index (HDI) estimated at 0.557 against the national average of 0.586
iii. This is the second Human Development Report for the state, the first was published a decade back in 2003.The present Report is based on a survey of 39,998 households and 1,87,511 individuals from 27 districts of the state.
2) Abu Dhabi Crowned Prince to be Chief Guest on 2017 Republic Day

Abu Dhabi

i. This is the first time that a leader of the United Arab Emirates crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan would be honored with the invitation of being the Chief Guest at India‘s Republic Day parade.
ii. The announcement was made the by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesman Vikas Swarup in New Delhi after the crown prince accepted invitation.
iii. 2016- Francois Hollande (French President), 2015- Barack Obama (US President), 2014- Shinzo Abe (Japanese Prime Minister)Chief Guest at Republic Day 2016
iv. UAE is India’s third largest trading partner after China and the United States. Bilateral trade between UAE and India is around 60 billion dollars.
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi.
  • Currency: UAE Dirham.
3) Supreme Court imposed Rs 25,000 cost on Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

Sathyendra Jain

i. The Supreme Court charged a cost of Rs.25,000 on Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain for failing to file an affidavit naming the officials allegedly not cooperating in checking the menace of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.
ii .Apparently unhappy over the plea by the Delhi government’s lawyer seeking time to file the affidavit, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice DY Chandrachud observed that People were dying you didn’t need 24 hours to file an affidavit.
iii. Jain, in the affidavit, told that officials were not taking responsibility and all files pertaining to diseases like dengue and chikungunya were being sent to LG for clearance.
iv. The Centre had told the apex court that it was the duty of Delhi government to ensure that the national capital remained clean and free from diseases like chikungunya and dengue.
v. The court imposed the cost in the course of the hearing of suomotu matter it had taken up in 2015 when the parents of a child committed suicide after he died as he was not treated at a hospital


4) New prohibition law in force in Bihar from October 2, 2016


i. Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 has come into force from October 2 in the state.
ii. This new Act has strict provisions. As per one of the provision, every adult of a family would be pretended to be aware of the offence if alcohol is consumed, manufactured, sold or distributed in premises one occupies.
iii. This Act has also provision for setting up special courts to deal with the prohibition law.

5) Nitish cabinet launched student credit card

Student Credi Card

i. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched Student credit card scheme for the students passing Class 12th exam on Oct 2, 2016
ii. It will fecilaitate to get an interest free loan of Rs four lakh for pursuing higher studies.
iii. The programme forms an important component of the CM’s ‘seven resolves’ which has been adopted by the grand secular alliance government as its policy of governance.
Bihar :
  • Bihar has become first non-BJP ruled state to give its consent to the GST Bill on 16th August 2016.
  • The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges which flows from west to east