Telangana current Affairs 6th October 2015
Zoo day to be celebrated today on October 6th 2015:
The Nehru Zoological Park,as part of Vanya Prani Saptah, is celebration Zoo day with a visit by Forest minister Jogu Ramanna line up as part of the celebrations.
Bangaru Bathukamma to be celebrated this year
Telangana Jagruthi will organize the Bathukamma festival this year as a mega event titled ‘Bangaru Bathukamma’ from October 12 to October 20, which will culminated in ‘Saddula Bathukamma’ on final day, in Tank Bund. For the first time, festival is also celebrated in Mumbai this year.
International Women in Law Enforcement Meet to be held in NPA
NPA (National Police Academy-Hyderabad,Telangana) to host 1st ever international conference on ‘women in law enforcement’ on October 6th 2015(3-day conference). 120 women delegates take part in the meet, the event is expected to deliberate on best practices across the participant countries. It will also facilitate peer group interaction and networking among the top women leadership of the police force.
The main topics of discussion will be women in leadership roles,the influence of women in international police cooperation and the role of the media in the empowerment of women in law enforcement and security challenges in Asia. NPA Director, Aruna Bahuguna said, “empirical studies have stressed that women humanize the police force by – Bringing greater emotional intelligence to work,reducing the use of force and de-escalating violence in police-public interactions.”
No scope to add more mandals under ‘’ Palle Pragathi”
The minister of Panchayat raj, KT Rama Rao said that the 150 backward mandals in the state are covered under palle pragathi for the integrated development of rural areas out of a total of 438 mandals in the state. Also, a total of 2,879 gram panchayats and 10,621 habitations of SC,ST and BC population would be covered under the ‘palle pragathi’ programme in a five-year period. The world bank aided project is aimed at providing livelihood diversification, productivity enhancement and market access to the groups of poor farmers. The project also focuses on health,nutrition security and sanitation for improvement in living standards of people in backward mandals and to provide access to entitlements at e-seva centres with digital connectivity at panchayat level.
‘Mera Safar’ – Biography of Venkataswamy (KaKa)
Rich tributes were paid to veteran congress leader late G.Venkataswamy, popularly known as Kaka in the political circles,on his 86th birth anniversary on Monday with Telangana cm unveiling the statue of the mass leader on Tank bund. He relentlessly fought for the statehood of Telangana and was a main activist in 1969 agitation.
Trans-Pacific Patnership: TPP
The trade pact ties together 40% of world’s economy. The landmark agreement that aims to set the rules for the 21st century trade and investment will eliminate more than 18,000 taxes by various counties on U.S. products , US and 11 nations reach historic deal from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.
What is TPP? It is a trade agreement sealed by 12 Pacific Rim countries to create the worlds largest free trade area.
What is it for? The deal will lower trade tariffs and help the countries counter China’s rising economic influence in the region.
Why does it matter? The countries have a combined gross domestic product of $28,136bn on 2012 figures,which is 40% of the world’s GDP.
3 win Nobel Prize in Medicine for parasite-fighting therapies
Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering ‘therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases. William C. Campbell(Irish-born) and Satoshi Omura(Japan) won for developing a new drug, Avermectin. Aderivative of that drug, Ivermectin, has nearly eradicated river blindness and radically reduced the incidence of filariasis, which causes the disfiguring swelling of the lymph system in the legs and lower body known as Elepthantiasis. They shared the $9,00,000 award with Youyou Tu(China), who discovered Artemisinin,a drug that has significantly reduced death rates from malaria.