Daily Current Affairs 10th September, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS – 10th September, 2016

  1. Agitations, shut-downs in Bengaluru, Karnataka :
  • Violence in State
  • Against Direction of Supreme Court on release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
  • KRS Reservoir in Mandya district – from wher e Cauvery water s being released
  1. Ratification of GST Bill by Meghalya Assembly :
  • Become 21st state in the country to ratify GST Bill
  • 3rd Congress ruled state after Himachal Pradesh
  • About Meghalya
  • Capital – Shillong
  • Chief Minister – Mukul Sangma
  1. 90th anniversary of Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries :
  • In the presence of Vice President – Hamid Ansari
  • Economic growth rate of Bihar in last decade – 10.5{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769}
  • As per 10th Bihar Economic Survey Report –
  • Increase in per capita Income from Rs. 7,914 to Rs.15,640
  • Contribution to Country’s economic growth – increase from 2.6{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} to 3.3{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769}
  • Haryana & Goa outperformed Bihar in this regard
  • Highlighted the importance of “Rule of Law”
  • To increase Economic Growth and draws foreign investments
  • About Rule of Law
  • Absolute supremacy of regular law
  • Equality before law and access to justice
  • Development of law by judges on a case by case basis
  • Per Capita Income – Total Income of the state / total population of the state
  1. Extension of runway to 4000 metre of Kannur International Airport, Kerala :
  • It is 2ND green field airport after Cochin International Airport
  • Kannur is 4th largest city of Kerala after Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi
  • Became 4th international Airport in the country in terms of area of runway after –
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (4430m)
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (4260m)
  • Bengaluru International Airport (4120m)
  1. Chandrayaan – 2 to be put into Orbit in first quarter of 2018 :
  • Totally indigenous mission –the vehicle,the spacecraft, the lander and the rover are all made in India
  • Will have 2 payloads for analysing the soil’s chemical properties
  • Vehicle – Geosynchronous satellite Launch vehicle (GSLV – F05)
  1. 5TH Nuclear test conducted by North Korea :
  • At Punggyeri Nuclear site
  • North’s 5th and most powerful blast at 10 kilotonns
  • Slightly less tha Hiroshima Bombing (15 kilotons)
  • Ruler of Nort Korea – Kim Jong-un
  • Refrred to as artificial earthquake of 5.3 magnitude as detected by seismic monitors
  1. Fall in revenue of railways as a result of Surge pricing :
  • SURGE PRICING – It occurs when prices are raised due to increase in demand
  • Concept of surge pricing was applied on Premium Rajdhani, Duronto & Shatabdi trains
  • Decline in revenues by 5{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} from April – August as compared to figures of last year

Railways revenues 12.65{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} lower than Budget Target of Rs. 64,387 crore in Apr – Aug

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