Current Affairs 19th September, 2015: E Sreedharan Invited to Serve UN HLAG-ST

Current Affairs 19th September, 2015:  E Sreedharan Invited to Serve UN HLAG-ST

HS Phoolka Resigned to Aam Aadmi Party

19.9.2015: HS Phoolka, senior advocate resigned from Aam Aadmi party. He resigned from all party posts. He announced that he is quitting from active politics.  He is a senior advocate.  He wrote an open letter to about his resignation stating reason as to focus on ensuring justice for 1984 riot victims.

E Sreedharan Invited to Serve UN HLAG-ST

19.9.2015: Principal advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, E Sreedharan is invited to serve the United nations’ High Level Advisory Group.  Sreedharan accepted the offer and will serve for a period of three years. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan was born in 1932 in Kerala.  He studied Civil Engineering in JNTUK.  He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001, Padma Vibhushan in 2008.

Indian Railway Develops New Design Bio Toilets

19.9.2015: Railway Board development cell designed new toilets combining the advantages of bio toilets and vacuum toilets. The new design of hybrid vacuum toilets only needs 500 ml of water of flushing.  The new design of toilets is now fitted in Dibrugarh Rajdhani train for trail. The conventional toilets or biotoilets require ten to fifteen liters of water per flush.  These new toilets will help save water.

Miscellaneous

IPDS Launched in UP by Narendra Modi

19.9.2015: Prime minister of India Narendra Modi launched nationwide Integrated Power Development Scheme in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.  The aim of the scheme is to strengthen sub transmission and distribution network in urban areas.

Japan Parliament Passed Security Bills that Allow SDF for Military Purpose

19.9.2015: Japan Parliament passed security bills that allow Self Defense Forces for military purposes to be deployed overseas.  This is after 70 years that Japan military is allowed to be pro active. The deployment of forces however is subjected to few conditions.

Sale of Diclofenac in Multidose Vial Banned in India

19.9.2015: Union ministry of Health and Family welfare banned the sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial for human dose.  The vial will be available from now in single dose packaging.  Diclofenac is used to treat pains and symptoms in human beings and also effective in treating cattle.  However the drug is said to be fatal for vultures as it causes kidney and liver failure in them.