Current Affairs Daily Updates July 3rd 2016

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1) President Pranab Mukherjee presents BC Roy National Awards for 2008, 2009 & 2010
President of India, Pranab Kumar Mukherjee has presented the Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Award national awards for 2008, 2009 and 2010 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
These awards were presented on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1 to pay honour and tribute to India’s most famous physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
Top Five Awardees are: 1. Dr. Mammen Chandy 2. Prof. Rajeshwar Dayal 3. Dr. Rohit V. Bhatt 4. Dr. Neelam Mohan 5. Prof. Mohan Kameswaran
Renowned Marathi literary scholar R C Dhere no more
Renowned Marathi literary scholar Dr. Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere passed away after prolonged illness in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 86.
Dhere was known for his exhaustive research in folk literature and bhakti tradition of Maharashtra.
He received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987 for his work Shri Vitthal: Ek MahaSamanvay.
His other important literary works are Dakshinecha Lokdev Khandoba, Marathi Loksanskrutiche Upasak, Gangajali and Musalman Marathi Santkavi among others.
1) RIL, SBI sign shareholder agreement for payments bank JV
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has signed a shareholder agreement with State Bank of India (SBI) have signed Subscription and Shareholders Agreement to set up payments bank.
According to the agreement, Reliance Industries will be the promoter with a 70% equity contribution in the payments bank and SBI as joint venture will have 30% equity contribution.
1) India jumps 19 places on World Bank Logistics Performance Index; moves to 35th rank
India improved its ranking in the World Bank group's (WBG) bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016. This was announced by the World Bank Group in its recent launch of the report.
In the latest ranking India has gone past countries like New Zealand, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Latvia and Indonesia who were ahead of it in the index.
1) Maharashtra target of planting 2 crore trees in state crossed
Maharashtra government started an initiative for plantation of about 2 crores trees.
State Forest Department will plant 1.50 crore under the scheme and 5 million trees will be planted in 36 districts.
The Forest Minister said that the state plans to plant over 31,166,057 plants, for which 3 crore 5 lac 50 thousand 604 pits have been dugged too.
2) Radha Mohan Singh launches a web-based App CMRS
The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has launched Crop Manager for Rice-based Systems (CMRS) a web-based App for better crop and Nutrient management released for Bihar farmers in a program organised at ICAR-RCER in Patna.
Crop Manager for Rice-based Systems (CMRS) is a web-based App which can be used with computer, mobile and tablet and aims to increase farmer's net income and sustain the productivity for rice-based cropping systems in Bihar, India.
CMRS provides irrigated and rainfed farmers with rice-based cropping systems in Bihar with a crop and nutrient management guideline customized to the needs of an individual farmer.
3) Rapid Rural Police Response System launched in Punjab
A Rapid Rural Police Response System was launched across Punjab to ensure prompt and effective police response in the state's over 12,000 villages.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who launched the scheme, also flagged off 400 new motorcycles and 220 new Bolero jeeps under the new system.
Under the system, police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.
4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address 'Mann Ki Baat' to be broadcast in Bangladesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will now also be telecast to Bangladesh.
Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast in Bangladesh on All India Radio's upcoming Bangla language service channel Akashvani Maitree, for which AIR has made arrangements to receive comments and voice messages from Bangladeshi citizens.
5) INS Tarasa, Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, launched by Indian Navy
Indian Navy on 30 June 2016 launched the fourth in the series of Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) called INS Tarasa. It was launched at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
The name of the ship, like the previously launched FO-WJFACs, is based on the picturesque island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.
These are powered by the latest MTU engines.
Along with an advanced machinery control system and water jets it can attain a maximum speed of up to 35 Knots.