Daily GK Update 11 September 2015 Important Current Affairs
1. Tenth World Hindi Conference begins in Bhopal
i. The Tenth World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) has begun in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with the theme of Hindi Jagat-Vistar and Sambhavnaye.
ii. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has been organised in Madhya Pradesh for the first time and being held in India after 32 years.
iii. It is joint event of Union Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh.
iv. This edition of conference will host scholars from 39 countries who are going to discuss issues like Hindi in administration, foreign policy and law during the event. An exhibition showcasing assimilation of Hindi with modern techniques also has been set up at the conference venue.
2. Union Cabinet gives nod to Constitution of 21st Law Commission of India
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to constitute the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI).
ii. The 21st LCI will have a period of 3 years with effect from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.
iii.Undertake research in existing laws by reviewing them for making reforms therein and enacting new legislations.
iv. Undertake studies and research to bring reforms in the justice delivery systems in the country in order to eliminate the delays in procedures, speedy disposal of cases and cost reduction of litigations etc.
v. Suggest enactment of new legislations to implement the Directive Principles and attain the various objectives enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution.
vi. Prepare and submit reports to the Union Government on all matters, issues, studies and research undertaken by it. These reports should recommend effective measures to be undertaken by the Union or any State government.
3. India, Pakistan agree to maintain peace along border after DG level talks
i. India and Pakistan have started a three-day Director General (DG)-level border dialogue in New Delhi. ii. Director General (DG) Border Security Force (BSF) D K Pathak is leading 23 member Indian delegation and his counterpart Major General Umar Farooq Burki, DG of Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is leading a 16 members Pakistani delegation.
iii. Both the delegations also have representatives from respective Home and Foreign ministries along with officers from narcotics control and survey department.
iv. In this dialogue both sides have 1) Decided to devise new strategies along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to put an end to incidents of ceasefire violations. 2) Agreed maintenance of peace and tranquility on the border is the most important issue and this needs to be implemented on the ground.
4. Former Member of Parliament Balkrishna Wasnik died
i. Senior Congress Leader and former Member of Parliament Balkrishna Ramchandra Wasnik died on 10 September 2015 following cardiac arrest. He was 86.
ii. He is survived by his son and All India Congress Committee General Secretary and Former Union Minister Mukul Wasnik and two daughters.
iii. He had represented two constituencies of Vidarbha in Parliament namely Bhandara (in 1957 and 1962) and Buldhana (1980).
5. Indian-American Jagdeep Grewal Sworn-in as First Female Postmaster of Sacramento
i. Indian-American Jagdeep Grewal was on 3 September 2015 sworn-in as the first woman postmaster of Sacramento city in California. With her swearing-in, Sacramento got a female postmaster after a span of 166 years.
ii. As per the US Postal Service, Gerwal (57) will oversee 1004 employees who process and deliver mail on 537 city routes and 94 rural routes.
iii. Grewal started her career with the US Postal Service as a window clerk in 1988. Five years later, she was promoted to the post of the manager. She has also worked as a postmaster in Pacifica-Daly City, California.
iv. She had received her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in language arts from Punjab University in India.
6. Palestinians win approval to fly flag at UN
i. Palestinians overwhelmingly won the right to fly their national flag in front of the United Nations headquarters, a symbolic step opposed by Israel and the United States.
ii. The change was made by the UN General Assembly, when a vast majority of member countries voted in favour of a resolution granting what are known as non-member observer states the right to fly their flags alongside member states.
iii. Palestine became an observer state in 2012. The Vatican, the only other observer state, has held that status since 1964.
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