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1) Cuba becomes the first country to officially eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission:
--> World Health Organisation has announced that Cuba has become the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby.
--> The act of eliminating mother-to-child transmissions of HIV and syphilis means more than improved outcomes for the children of infected parties, but it means hope for a cure.
2) Dr Anup K Pujari joined as Secretary, MSME:
--> Dr Anup K Pujari joined as Secretary Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) .
--> He succeeds Shri Madhav Lal who superannuated on June, 30 2015.
--> Before joining the Ministry of MSME, Dr. Pujari was holding the charge of Secretary, Mines.
3) Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO won World Food Prize 2015:
--> Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been named as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize.
--> He is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) which is world’s largest NGO.
--> Since its formation, BRAC is being credited for helping more than 150 million people out of poverty.
4) Cost of printing a one-rupee note is Rs 1.14:
--> The cost of printing one rupee note, which was recently re-introduced after a gap of 20 years, is Rs. 1.14, more than its value, an RTI query has revealed.
--> The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL), under the central government, said in the RTI response that the cost is subject to audit, which is in progress, for financial year 2014-15.
--> The printing of one-rupee notes was discontinued in 1994 because of high printing cost as compared to their lives.
--> However, the Union Finance Ministry subsequent to a gazette-notification dated December 16, 2014 ultimately re-issued one-rupee notes on March 6, 2015 at Shrinathji Temple (Nathdwara), Rajasthan.
5) Manipur plans to lift ban on liquor sale:
--> Nearly 24 years after prohibition was imposed in Manipur, the state, for the first time, is planning to lift the ban on the manufacture and sale of liquor, with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh tabling a proposal for the same in the Assembly.
--> Speaking in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said that most states in the country, with the exception of Nagaland and Manipur, lifted the ban on selling Indian-made Foreign Liquor. After lifting the ban, all states have experienced a marked increase in revenue generation.
6) Haryana Government launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme:
--> Haryana Government launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power supply for rural domestic consumers in a phased manner with their active participation.
--> The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Dyalpur village of Kurukshetra district.
--> With this launch, Haryana became first state in the country to provide such an innovative voluntary scheme.
7) Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate:
--> R Paul Singh, Indian-American professor has been selected for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate.
--> The award was announced at the annual Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences (GCHERA) conference held at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.
8) Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research 2014:
--> Prof. Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for Scientific Research 2014.--> He has been selected for his significant contribution and his pioneering research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology.
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