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UNION GOVERNMENT RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE COINS ON DR B R AMBEDKAR
                 
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DAILY GK UPDATED 07-DECEMBER-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released 2 commemorative coins on Dr B R Ambedkar as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of the architecture of Indian Constitution. The coins are of 10 rupee and 125 rupee denomination and were issued on the 60th Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar. The Union government is celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar in the year 2015. The objective of yearlong celebrations is to make the world aware about the life and the work of legendary social reformer who is often considered as a champion of the underprivileged.


UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES SUGAMYA BHARAT ABHIYAN
                  
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                      Union Government has launched Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign), a nationwide campaign in a bid to achieve universal accessibility to persons with disabilities. It was launched by Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The campaign has been drafted by Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to which India is a signatory. Target set by the campaign: Envisages making all railway stations of A1, A & B categories and the international airports in the country fully accessible to the disabled by July 2016. Seeks to convert at least 10% of government owned public transport carriers in the country fully accessible carriers for disabled persons by March 2018. Meet at least 50% for issuing all public documents by the Central and State Governments to meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities by March 2018.


INDIAN RAILWAYS FLAGS OFF FIRST DOUBLE DECKER GOA-MUMBAI TRAIN
                                  
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DAILY GK UPDATED 07-DECEMBER-2015
Indian Railways has flagged off the first inaugural service of the Goa to Mumbai double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi train. The fully air-conditioned double-decker train was the first of its kind in the country and was flagged off from Panaji by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. It would play important role in boosting tourism in Goa by bringing the tourists over to the coastal state during the peak tourist season. The train will run thrice a week between Margao Railway Station and the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai. It would cover the distance between two states in around 12 hours and has total eight compartments with a seating capacity of 120 in each compartment.

KAHER KAZEM APPOINTED AS PRESIDENT AND MD OF GENERAL MOTORS INDIA
                                     
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DAILY GK UPDATED 07-DECEMBER-2015
Kaher Kazem has been appointed as President and Managing Director General Motors (GM) India operations. His appointment will come into effect from 1 January 2015 and shall replace Arvind Saxena who has decided to retire after leading the company since early 2014 Presently, Kazem is serving as chief operating officer (COO) of GM India since early 2015.Earlier he had managed the industrial side of the business and was president and MD of GM Uzbekistan from 2012. Kazem had started his career as a senior engineer with GM Holden in Australia in 1995. Since then he has held several leadership positions at GM Holden Manufacturing Operations. In 2009, he was appointed vice president of Manufacturing and Quality for GM Thailand (ASEAN).

WORLD BANK LAUNCHES $500 MILLION TRANSFORMATIVE CARBON ASSET FACILITY
                         
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The World Bank has launched a $500 million dollars Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change. It is market-based scheme specially designed to help developing countries and would establish the world’s first programmatic carbon market.

Key facts
The scheme will reward countries for reducing emissions by paying a fee for each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2)     reduced.
The facility will help countries implement their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

INDIA WIN SOUTH AFRICA BY 337 RUNS :: WON THE SERICES 3-0
                          
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There couldn’t have been a better effort by South Africans to stay at the crease but they fell short in their bid to salvage a draw here, while India stuck while the iron was hot as they won the fourth and final Test by a mammoth 337-run margin at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Monday to seal the series 3-0.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who tormented the South Africans throughout the series, brought them to knees once again, as his five wickets for 61 runs in 49.1 overs guided India to the victory after South Africans were bowled out for 143 in 143.1 overs.


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