Daily Current Affairs 6th September, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS – 6th September, 2016

  1. Protection of minority rights challenge to Uniform Civil Code
  • UNIFORM CIVIL CODE : It is a proposal to replace the personal laws based on scriptures and customs of each major religious community in India with a common set governing every citizen.
  • ARTICLE 44: Directive Principle of State Policy – “The state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India
  • SEPERATISM: Seperation of certain group of people from larger body on basis of ethnicity, religion, gender
  • CONSERVATISM: Dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area

 

  1. Cauvery Water Dispute
  • Karnataka to release 15000 cusecs water every day for next 10 days to Tamil Nadu
  • To ensure survival of Samba Crops in Tamil Nadu
  • About Cauvery/Kaveri River:
  • Origin – Talakaveri, Kodagu, Western Ghats
  • Location – Karnataka
  • Mouth – Bay of Bengal
  • Left Tributaries – Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavathy
  • Right Tributaries –Kabini, Bhavani, Noyyal, Amravati
  1. Sri Lanka declared as Malaria- free by WHO
  • Sri Lanka 2nd country in South east Asia region after Maldives to be declared as Malaria – free
  • Regional Director – Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh
  • About WHO:
  • World Health Organisation – founded on April 7, 1948
  • Headquarter – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Director General – Margaret Chan
  • 7th April observed as World Health Day
  • About Sri Lanka
  • Capital – Colombo
  • Currency –Sri Lankan Rupee
  • About Malaria
  • Mosquito born disease
  • Caused by Parasitic Protozoa
  1. Special investigation team appointed by Supreme Court
  • To keep check on Black money
  1. Arunachal Pradesh governor denies to resign on medical grounds
  • Governor – Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
  • Capital – Itanagar
  • Governor said to resign if President uses provision of Article56
  • ARTICLE 56 – “The governor shall hold office during the pleasure of Pesident and that governor may by witing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office.”

 

  1. Title of Miss Japan 2016
  • Priyanka Yoshkawa
  • Miss world Japan 2016 held at Tokyo(capital of Japan)
  1. Elephants saving their calf from floods
  • In Similipal Tiger Sanctuary
  • Situated in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa
  • Made in 1980
  1. Birth of 1st identical twin puppies
  • to an Irish Wolfhound
  • in South Africa
  1. Species listed by IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature)
  • Critically endangered category –
  • Eastern Gorilla – listed in “Red list” of threatened species
  • Western Gorilla
  • Bornean Orangutan
  • Sumatran Orangutan
  • Endangered category –
  • Chimpanzee
  • Bonobos
  1. Kisan Yatra
  • By Congess Vice President Rahul Gandhi
  • From Deoria(UP) to Delhi
  • Started from 06.09.2016 for 1 month
  • SLOGAN – “Karza Maaf, Bijli half, samarthan mulya ka karo hisab”
  • Which means – Loan waivers, cutting electricity bills by half and better minimum support prices for crops

 

  1. Dhara Mustard Hybrid – 11 (DMH-11) declared as safe
  • By GEAC (Genetic Engineering Appraisal Commitee)
  • About GM Mustard – Genetically modified mustard
  • Hybrid variety of crop in obtained by crossing of two genetically diverse plants of same species & it can give higher yields then their parents.
  • Objection in introduction –
  • Main reason for objection is in use of GM Technology for hybridisation involving use of alien genes
  • Mustard is largest edible oil yielding crop of India
  • It may adversely affect human and animal health

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