Current Affairs 6th May 2016 In English & Gk Updates

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Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize

The agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2016 won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in e-Agriculture category.
The prize was announced in Geneva by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

Indian Railways creates Non-Fare Revenue Directorate to explore advertising in train coaches

Indian Railways (IR) on 4 May 2016 announced the creation of Non-Fare Revenue Directorate to carry out advertisements in rail coaches, along the track and near stations.
The decision to create a directorate was taken to increase the revenue substantially from non-tariff sources.

Union Cabinet approves to allow flexibility in using domestic coal to reduce power generation cost

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 May 2016 approved to allow the flexibility in optimal use of domestic coal to reduce cost of electricity generation and purchase.
It will leverage coal to electricity conversion and also optimize the transportation cost.

CAIPEEX a process to understand Rain Formation in Clouds & impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding

CAIPEEX, a technique to understand the rain formation in clouds and the impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding, was in news in May 2016. The term CAIPEEX was used in Parliament by Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, YS Chowdary.
In Lok Sabha on 4 May 2016, the minister informed that the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) is putting its effort in understanding the rain formation in clouds through this research program.

Radha Binod Barman took over as part-time Chairperson of National Statistical Commission

Renowned statistician Dr Radha Binod Barman on 4 May 2016 took over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission.
On the other hand, Professor S. Mahendra Dev, Professor Rahul Mukherjee, Dr Rajiv Mehta and Dr Manoj Panda took over as other part-time members in the commission.

Bangladesh approves Reliance Power proposal to set up 750 MW gas-based power project

The Government of Bangladesh has granted in-principle approval for the first phase of Reliance Power’s gas-based power project in Bangladesh. The information of the approval was given on 4 May 2016 through a release by Reliance Power.

Union Cabinet approved to adopt United Nations fundamental principles of official statistics

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 May 2016 approved to adopt the United Nations fundamental principles of official statistics. The adoption will bring professional independence, impartiality, accountability and transparency of official statistics, besides adopting international standards. It will also pave way for devising a National Policy on Official Statistics for improving systems, procedures and institutions consistent with these principles.

SC Collegium recommended transfer of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court (SC) Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, on 4 May 2016 recommended transfer of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to Andhra Pradesh High Court.

ECB decided to end production and issuance of 500 euro banknote

The European Central Bank (ECB) on 4 May 2016 announced that it will permanently stop producing the 500 euro banknote by the end of 2018. The ECB will also exclude it from the Europa series, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate illicit activities.

SC Collegium recommended 4 names for elevation to apex court

The Supreme Court (SC) Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, on 4 May 2016 recommended elevation of three High Court Chief Justices and a senior lawyer to the apex court.

US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 55 million dollar for causing cancer

US jury of St Louise on 2 May 2016 ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay 55 million US dollars to a woman, Gloria Ristesund, who claimed that company’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. It is the second such judgment against J&J in three months.

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