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Daily Current Affairs 3rd February 2016

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Daily Current Affairs 3rd February 2016

Current Affairs Feb 3rd 2016
  • India, NASA to study Ladakh region under Spaceward Bound programme
  • Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as India’s Envoy to Mexico
  • Pietro Fittipaldi won 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000
  • Book titled Nathuram Godse – The Story of an Assassin released
  • Aditya Mehta won 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice
  • Meghalaya has emerged as India’s fastest growing state, with a growth rate of 9.7% in 2013-14
  • TCS, Infosys, Wipro join Obama’s ‘computer science for all’ plan
  • Himachal Pradesh to spend 15 crore rupees on Swachh Bharat Mission in Kinnau
  • Union Ministry of Shipping exported a batch of six metro coaches to Australia from Mumbai
  • Cost of non-subsidised LPG cut by Rs.82.5/Cylinder
  • MGNREGA as scheme completes 10 years
  •  India is likely to bag the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the newly launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • TSPSC to go in for e-verification of certificates
  • Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari leaves for Brunei and Thailand on 5 day tour
  • Vietnam lifted ban on import of Groundnut from India
  • World’s first ‘robot-run’ farm set to open in Japan
  • India to host IMF meet on Asia’s economic challenges in New Delhi
  • LIC launches online repository
  • RBI keeps key rates unchanged
  • India gets its first woman Archana Ramasundaram as paramilitary head
  • J K Garg takes over as MD of Corporation Bank
  • Rewati Chetri, Crowned Miss Asia at World Miss University
  • Kohli becomes world’s top ranked T20I batsman

Homosexuality: Supreme Court refers petition to five-judge bench

  • The Supreme Court ruled that a five-judge bench will decide whether homosexuality is to remain a crime on the statute books in an open-court debate that’s expected to be watched keenly across the world.
  • Such petitions, which aim to correct a substantial error of law, need to have the backing of senior lawyers and is usually heard by a bench of the three seniormost judges. In this case, they were chief justice TS Thakur and Justices Anil R Dave and JS Khehar.
  • Homosexuality is illegal under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The Delhi High Court had in a landmark judgement diluted the law to keep adult consensual behaviour out of its ambit. It said the law could still be used to penalize child abuse and other aggravated sexual offences.

India pips US to become world’s second largest smartphone market

  • India has surpassed the US to become the world’s second largest smartphone market, crossing 220 million in active unique smartphone users in 2015, a year when Samsung maintained its leadership position and Apple made big strides.
  • The smartphone shipments in India also grew a healthy 15% annually in the October-December quarter, and rose 23% on year to cross 100 million units milestone, the research firm said.

Ban 13 pesticides, phase out 6 by 2020, suggests Verma panel

  • The Anupam Verma Committee, set up to review the continued use of 66 pesticides that have been barred/restricted for use in farming in other countries, has recommended a ban on 13 ‘extremely hazardous’ pesticides, phasing out of six ‘moderately hazardous’ ones by 2020, and review of 27 pesticides in 2018.
  • The six pesticides suggested for phasing out by 2020 are: alachor, dichorvos, phorate, phosphamidon, triazophos and trichlorfon.

Embassy says no ban on Sikh turbans in public places in France

  • The French Embassy said there was no ban on wearing turbans in public space while reacting to a charge by a Sikh organisation that the community has been fighting for their rights in France.
  • Outside the premises of public schools, wearing the Sikh turban is very much allowed in public space, contrary to the allegations of certain radical organisations. Only the burkha is banned in public places, for obvious security reasons.

North Korea to launch a satellite

  • North Korea notified UN agencies that it plans to launch a satellite later this month, which could advance the isolated country’s development of long-range missile technology.
  • Western and Asian experts have said that launch was part of an effort to build anintercontinental ballistic missile.
  • North Korea is under UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile programmes, and countries including the U.S. and South Korea are seeking fresh sanctions after its nuclear test last month.

First woman CEO of an Indian unicorn

  • A management reshuffle at data analytics firm Mu Sigma has catapulted Ambiga Dhiraj to the top post, making her the first woman chief executive of an Indian technology company that’s worth at least $1billion.
  • We will be a $1-billion (nearly.`6,800 crore) revenue company soon. We’re going to get there in a smooth manner. She will continue to be based in Bengaluru. Her husband, founder-chairman Dhiraj Rajaram, whom Ambiga has replaced as CEO, will relocate to the United States.

GM to launch Chevrolet Essentia in 2017

  • General Motors will launch its compact sedan Chevrolet Essentia in 2017. It also showcased its soft roader Chevrolet Beat Activ at the expo. Designed at the GM Korea design studio, the company targets these models at the Indian consumer.
  • Both cars have latest technology with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.

Maruti Suzuki unveils compact SUV Vitara Brezza, launch by end of FY 16 

  • Maruti Suzuki unveiled the much awaited compact SUV, Vitara Brezza, with plans to launch it before the end of this fiscal.
  • The Vitara Brezza has been conceptualized, designed and developed in India using Suzuki’s global platform and engine with CV Raman, Executive Director, R&D, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), being the Chief Engineer for the project. 

Suresh Raina to lead Gujarat Lions in the IPL

  • Suresh Raina has been named captain of the new Rajkot IPL franchise, which will be called Gujarat Lions, and former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has been appointed head coach of the team. Keshav Bansal, the owner of Intex, the company that bought the franchise, made the announcements in Delhi.
  • The four other players in the Gujarat Lions at present are New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum, West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo, India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, Australia allrounder James Faulkner.

Pak’s oldest Test cricketer Israr Ali dies

  • Former Pakistani cricketer Israr Ali, who was the country’s oldest living Test cricketer, has passed away at the age of 88.
  • Born on May 1, 1927 in Jullundar (now Jalandhar) in India, Ali an all-rounder was a member of Pakistan’s first Test squad which went to India in 1952 and played two tests.
  • He also appeared in Pakistan’s first test 60 years ago.

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