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Current Affairs 8th February 2015

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8th February 2015

1- India’s liability law will not be amended: Union Government

Union Government has notified that India’s Civil Liability

Civil Liability Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act, 2010, CLND rules , Khichdi, Online,  Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

CLND Act , 2010

Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act, 2010 or CLND rules will not be amended.

In this regard, a detailed paper titled ‘Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010 and related issues‘ was released by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

This paper says that the foreign suppliers of the reactors cannot be sued for damages by the victims of a nuclear accident.

However, the suppliers can be held liable by the operator, who has the right of recourse that could be ope-rationalized through the contract between the operator and the supplier.

Governments decision comes after the understanding was reached with the US, during President Barack Obama’s recent visit.

About Civil Liability Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act, 2010

  • CLND Act, 2010 was passed by the Parliament in August 2010.
  • This Act limits the liability of the operator in case of nuclear accident and secures the operator the right to recourse under certain circumstances and provides a mechanism to compensate victims of nuclear damage.
  • In November 2011 under the parent Act, Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Rules were notified. These Rules stipulate certain mandatory clauses for contracts that secure the operator the right to recourse.
  • It also prescribe the procedure to provide compensation to victims in case of nuclear incidents.

2- French artist Paul Gauguin’s painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

A painting of two Tahitian girls named as Nafea FaaIpoipo

most expensive work of art ,NafeaFaaIpoipo(When Will You Marry) , Nafea Faa Ipoipo Painting , Paul Gauguin ,Qatar , Paul Cezanne

Most expensive work of art

(When Will You Marry) by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for 300 million dollars.

It makes the painting as the most expensive work of art ever sold. This painting was painted in 1892 and was sold to a museum in Qatar.

This painting broke the previous highest price record for a painting by Paul Cezanne, sold in 2011 for a reported 158 million dollars to Qatar.

About Paul Gauguin

  • Paul Gauguin was French Post-Impressionist artist of 19th century.
  • He was recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism.
  • His work had influenced the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
  • Gauguin’s art became popular after his death and many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin.

3- Maharashtra government signs MoU with L&T for setting up CCTV based surveillance in Mumbai

Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with engineering

Maharashtra government signs MoU with L&T for setting up CCTV based surveillance in Mumbai, Khichdi, Surveillance in Mumbai, Khichdi Online,

Surveillance in Mumbai

and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for setting up closed-circuit television (CCTV) based surveillance in Mumbai.

The MoU worth Rs 949 crore was signed by the company and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.

Key facts

  • As part of new security cover to Mumbai, CCTVs will guarantee safer city to its citizens.
  • This system will not only support Mumbai police to maintain law and order but will also help to improve traffic management.
  • It will also aid in deterring, detecting and dealing with criminal activities.
  • The installation work will be carried out in three phases and Mumbai city will get security cover of 6,000 CCTVs by September 2016.
  • In the first phase, installation of CCTVs in south Mumbai will be covered in November 2015, while north and east Mumbai will be covered by April 2016.
  • In the final and third phase, central and west Mumbai will be covered by September 2016.
  • Two command centres for the project will be set at Mumbai commissioner’s office and in Kalina in suburban Mumbai.

4- India’s Anirban Lahiri wins maiden European Tour title in Malaysia

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has won the Malaysian Open

Anirban Lahiri, European Tour title, Malaysia, Anirban Lahiri , Bernd Wiesberger , European Tour Title, Malaysian Open

Anirban Lahiri

2015. With this win Anirban Lahir secured his breakthrough European Tour title.

In the final 4th round he defeated Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger by one shot at the Kaula Lumpur Golf Club and Country Club.

About Anirban Lahiri

Anirban Lahiri is professional golfer who currently plays on the Asian Tour.

In 2008, he had joined the Asian Tour and currently has won five tittles in the Asian Tour.

In 2011, he had picked up his first victory at the Panasonic Open and his second victory in 2012 at the SAIL-SBI Open. Currently, his World Golf Ranking is 73.

5- Veteran Marathi theatre artist AtmaramBhende passes away

Veteran Marathi theater artist and film actor Atmaram Bhende

Atmaram Bhende,  Artist , Khichdi, Maharashtra , Marathi Natya Parishad

Atmaram Bhende | Artist

has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 91.

He was considered the doyen of Marathi experimental theatre and had graced the Marathi stage for more than six decades.

About Atmaram Bhende

Atmaram Bhende was born in May 1923. He was affectionately called as Bapu by colleagues and coworkers.

He was a qualified engineer from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai.

Between 1954-60s, he was the Joint Secretary of the Marathi Natya Parishad and was first to introduce the concept of revolving stage in Marathi theater.

In his 6 decade long acting career, he has acted in various Marathi, Hindi films and also in TV shows.

He also had appeared in English plays and had translated two of the American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder’s plays into Marathi.

6- Union Government’s SukanyaSamridhiYojna begins in Uttar Pradesh

Union Government’s Sukanya Samridhi Yojna under Beti

Sukanya Samridhi Yojna ,  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) , Government Schemes , Sukanya Samridhi Yojna ,  Uttar Pradesh

Sukanya Samridhi Yojna

Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign has begun in Jaunpur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The first account under the scheme was opened in the name of a three-year old girl Vedika Tiwari in this district by her parents.

Sukanya SamridhiYojna under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign

  • It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 in Haryana to enhance the strength and honour of the girl children across the country.
  • This scheme encompasses all the girls of every economic strata under 10 years of age to open Sukanya Samridhi Account in Post offices and in the Banks. This account will be opened by girls parents or legal guardians.
  • In the account, a minimum of one thousand Rupees and maximum of One lakh fifty thousand Rupees can be deposited annually, upon which interest of 9.1% will be accrued.
  • When the girl child attains the age of 18 years, she herself would become eligible to operate the account.

Under the scheme, the girl child can withdraw 50 per cent of the money after reaching age of 18 for higher education. The 18 years deadline will also help preventing child-marriages.

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