Current Affairs 28th March 2016
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Current Affairs 28th March 2016
Indian-American selected as President, CEO of Bank of the West
- Indian-American Nandita Bakshi (57) has been selected the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of the West, a backup unit of French saving money monster BNP Paribas.
- She will succeed Michael Shepherd who has been designated as executive of the BNP Paribas USA, another holding organization for all BNP Paribas backups in the United States.
India-conceived Surya Deva selected UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses
- An India-conceived academician Surya Deva has been selected as the United Nations (UN) Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses.
- He was designated by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as the Asia-Pacific illustrative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational organizations and different business endeavours.
Union Health Ministry dispatches India’s first indigenous rotavirus immunization Rotavac
- The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dispatched India’s first indigenous rotavirus antibody named Rotavac to battle newborn child mortality because of looseness of the bowels.
- It was propelled by Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda as part nation’s goal-oriented Universal Immunization Program (UIP). The immunization is being presented at first in four States Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (first to dispatch it) and Odisha.
- It is extended to the whole nation in a staged way. The Rotavirus antibody has been created indigenously under an open private association between the Union Ministry of Science Technology, Union Health Ministry, organizations of the US Government and NGOs in India bolstered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- The antibody is managed orally to babies in three dosage course at ages of six, ten and fourteen weeks as a major aspect of Universal Immunization Program (UIP).
President’s Rule forced in Uttarakhand
- President Pranab Mukherjee has forced Present’s Rule (State Emergency) in the condition of Uttarakhand in the wake of sacred breakdown under Article 356 of Constitution. In such manner, President has marked the declaration state Emergency in light of the suggestion of the Union Cabinet.
- With this declaration, Congress Government headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat stopped to work and the state Assembly has been suspended.
2016 Hockey India Annual Awards
- Late Capt. Shankar Laxman was after death decided for the 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. The recompense conveying satchel of Rs. 30 lakh was acknowledged by his child Manohar Singh Shekhawat amid the 2016 Hockey India Annual Awards held in Bengaluru.
- Late Capt. Shankar Laxman was one of unbelievable hockey player in India. He was a goalkeeper and was a piece of the Olympic award winning groups of 1956 (Melbourne, Gold), 1960 (Rome, Silver), and 1964 (Tokyo, Gold).
Syrian Army recovers notable city of Palmyra from IS
- Syrian Army and well known protection powers have recaptured control of the antiquated city of Palmyra from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist bunch.
- The freedom of the notable city of Palmyra from the ISIS dread gathering was attempted by joint endeavors of Syrian Army with backing of national aeronautics and Russian Aerospace Forces.
- The old city of Palmyra is an UNESCO assigned World Heritage site and home to a portion of the world’s most glorious antiquated remnants.