Tuesday, 7 April 2015

5th April 2015

>>Delhi  International  Airport Ltd(DIAL) has bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock National Quality Award for the year 2015. 

  • "The award highlights the best in class quality process that we have been building up at DIAL over the years.

  • The award will be presented to DIAL by the UAE Minister for culture, youth and development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at a specially organized presentation ceremony to be held in Dubai on April 20. 

  • Golden Peacock Awards were founded by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991 and are globally regarded as a benchmark of corporate excellence. 

  • The National Quality Award Scheme was instituted to encourage total quality improvements in both manufacturing and service organizations in India. 

  • This year, the Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat had received over 382 responses across various categories. A total of 175 applications were short-listed after careful scrutiny for final selection through a 3-tier assessment process.
>>Miami open tennis
Men’s Singles Title
 World No. 1 and Serbian ace tennis player Novak Djokovic has won the 2015 Miami Open Men’s Singles Title. In the final match he defeated Britain’s Andy Murray
Women’s singles Title
World No. 1 and American ace tennis player Serena Williams has won the 2015 Miami Open Women’s singles Title.
Men’s doubles Title
American Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan pair has won the 2015 Miami Open Men’s doubles Title. In the final match they defeated Vasek Pospisil (Canada) and Jack Sock (US) pair by 6–3, 1–6, 10–8 score.
Women’s doubles Title
India’s Sania Mirza and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis pair has won 2015 Miami Open Women’s doubles Title. In the final match they defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina by 7–5, 6–1 score.

>>AAP government's anti-corruption helpline, re-launched on Sunday in Delhi, has received 12,731 calls in 24 hours, with most of them wanting to know about the process of registering a graft case.
  • "Most of the calls received at helpline were made to inquire about how to register corruption case with the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB)..
  • On Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had launched the 24x7 helpline, which can answer over 10,000 calls a day. Help line number 1031
  • The made-over re-launch comes after the service, during AAP's previous stint, could respond to only 1,000 calls a day due to shortage of lines, the official said

>>India is hosting the 5th meeting of the SAARC Health Ministers at New Delhi on 8 April, 2015. Shri J. P. Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, will chair the meeting of the SAARC Health Ministers.
  • Mr. Firozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, Government of Afghanistan;
  • Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP, State Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh;
  • Mr. Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Minister of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan; Mr. Ahmed Zuhoor, Minister of Health, Government of Maldives;
  • Mr. Khaga Raj Adhikari, Minister of Health & Population, Government of Nepal;.
  • Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar, Federal Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Government of Pakistan
  • Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine, Government of Sri Lanka will participate in the meeting.

  • Prior to the Health Ministers’ meeting, the 7th Meeting of SAARC Expert Group on HIV/AIDS,
  • 5th Meeting of the SAARC Technical Committee on Health and Population and the 5th Meeting of the SAARC Senior Officials (Health Secretaries) will be held during 6-7 April, 2015.

NOTE:The 4th meeting of the SAARC Health Ministers was held at Maldives in April 2012.

>>The Delhi government, last month, had requested the Centre to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure.

  • The government is mulling blocking mobile taxi-hailing apps of Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure all over the country, with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) seeking views from the Transport Ministry for the same.
  • The Delhi government had requested DEITY to block such apps, but the department found it technically impossible to do so for one particular State, and therefore, it sought “concurrence” of the Transport Ministry for all-India execution.
  • It  is technically not possible to block an application only in Delhi and the execution can only happen at the national level.

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