16 October 2014 Current Affairs

ISRO Successfully Launched India’s Third Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India’s third navigation satellite, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System – 1C ( IRNSS-1C), into the space. The satellite was launched through ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C26 (PSLV-C26) rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 16 October 2014. PSLV-C26 injected the IRNSS-1C into a preliminary orbit.This is the twenty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV. IRNSS-1C is the third navigation satellite of the seven satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment. Its predecessors, IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B were launched by PSLV-C22 and PSLV-C24 in July 2013 and April 2014 respectively.

Rajiv Mehrishi Appointed As New Finance Secretary

Rajiv Mehrishi, chief secretary of Rajasthan, will replace Arvind Mayaram as economic affairs secretary ahead of the budget-making process of the central government. An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch from the Rajasthan cadre, Mehrishi is known as a forward-thinking bureaucrat who is credited with kick-starting labour reforms in the western state ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mayaram, who is also from the 1978 batch and belonging to the Rajasthan cadre, has been shifted to the tourism ministry.

PM Narendra Modi Launched Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on 16 October 2014 launched Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram. The scheme is aimed at creating conducive environment for industrial development and doing business with ease.Besides, it will also herald towards good governance, welfare and skill development of labour sector.It was launched during a daylong Conference of Labour & Employment Ministers, Health Ministers and Vocational Training Ministers of State Governments on 16 October 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Union Ministry of  S&T Launched A Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme

Union Ministry of Science and Technology launched a Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme Focusing on Clean Water Technologies. India and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the joint cooperation in areas of science and technologies between the two countries.The MoU was signed during the visit of International Trade Minister of Canada, Ed Fast and Minister for National Revenue of Canada, Kerry Findlay to India.

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