02 December 2015 Current Affairs

E-India Award for Delhi Development Authority

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was on 1 December 2015 awarded with the E-India award for adopting technology to serve the public and using resources efficiently through mobile applications. The award was given under the category of Digital India IT Initiatives for extraordinary IT initiatives in the field of land protection and engineering projects.

MoU between India and Germany for Solar Energy

The Union Cabinet on 2 November 2015 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Germany to expand bilateral development cooperation in the field of Solar Energy. This approval will help in increasing use of solar energy in India through technical as well as financial cooperation. The MoU between the two countries was signed in October 2015. Germany would provide concessional loans in the range of one billion Euros over the next five years.

Goa launched National Food Security Act, 2013

Goa Government has launched the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in the state to benefit more than one third of the population. Around 5 lakh 11 thousand persons in the targeted Public Distribution System (PDS) in Goa will receive 5 kgs subsidised rice or wheat per person per month. Rice will be given at the subsidised rate of 3 rupees per kg and wheat at the rate of 3 rupees per kg to target persons.

 Chettinad Group founder MAM Ramaswamy passed away

Veteran industrialist, former parliamentarian and the founder of Chettinad Group, MAM Ramaswamy died on 2 December, 2015 in Chennai. The Chettinad Group has diverse interests in cement, granite, engineering among others. He was the first to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for having won 100 Classics in Horse racing. He was the Member of Parliament representing Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha.

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