Current affairs 16th December

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In today’s article you will read about :
1 . Jharkhand got ‘Krishi Karman’ award in rice category
2 . ECO Niwas Samhita 2018-an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings launched
3 . Dam Safety Bill 2018 introduced in Lok Sabha
4 . 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
5 . Ashok kumar singh appointed secretary of NCST

Jharkhand got ‘Krishi Karman’ award in rice category :

Jharkhand has been selected for “Krishi Karman” award in the rice category from theUnion Ministry of Agriculture. The award to be given away in February 2019 carries a cash prize of Rs 2 crore and a citation.

ECO Niwas Samhita 2018-an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings launched :

Ministry of Power launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018, an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R) on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day 2018 in New Delhi. The codes were launched in the presence of Chief Guest Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha and Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New &Renewable Energy.

Dam Safety Bill 2018 introduced in Lok Sabha :

Minister of State for Parliamentary affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced Dam Safety Bill 2018 in Lok Sabha.  The bill provides a uniform procedure for the safety of dams in the country. The bill ensures surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of dams; and prevention of dam failure from disaster.

4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh :

The three day 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices “Increasing access to medical devices” concluded Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It was the first time the WHO Global Forum on Medical devices was being held in India. This Forum was meant to face the challenges present in the selection, regulation and use of medical devices.

Ashok kumar singh appointed secretary of NCST :

Ashok Kumar Singh, Lok Sabha Secretariat Service, Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat has assumed charge as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).