Current Affairs of 9th March 2016

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1. Parliament passes Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015
1. Parliament has passed Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 to establish Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The Bill replaces the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. It was first passed in Lok Sabha during winter session in December 2015 and later in Rajya Sabha in February 2016. Now the bill will go Presidential assent as per provisions of Article 111 of the Constitution.
2. The bill establishes BIS as a national standard body for development of standardization and assessment and quality assurance of goods, articles, services, processes and systems. It broaden the ambit of BIS and empower Union Government to make it mandatory to carry the standard mark for certain notified goods, articles, processes, etc.

2. Karnataka launches Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for free treatment to accident victims
1. Karnataka government has launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana to provide free medical treatment to road accident victims for the first 48 hours (2 days) in the nearest government or private hospital. The scheme has been named after Harish Nanjappa who had donated his eyes moments before his death. He had died as no help was provided to him after he was  severely injured in mishap in February 2016 .
2. Immediate medical relief would be provided to the victim during the Golden Hour with financial aid up to Rs 25,000 during the first 48 hours of treatment. Financial assistance to victims of road accidents will be provided across the state irrespective of their financial status or nationality.

3. UNFPA, UNICEF launched Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage 
1. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on 8 March 2016 jointly launched the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.It is a multi-country initiative and is part of a global effort to prevent girls from marrying too young.
2. Features of the Programme
• It will help protect the rights of millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls by involving families, communities, governments and young people.
• It will support those already married as girls in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East where child marriage rates are high.
• As part of this global programme, both the agencies will work with governments of countries with a high prevalence of child marriage

4. George Henry Martin, legendary producer for the Beatles, died
1. The legendary music producer George Henry Martin died on 8 March 2016. He was 90 years old.
2. George Martin was popularly known as the fifth Beatle as he signed the Beatles and became their indispensable mentor and collaborator.

5. India to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave
1. India is going to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in Mumbai (Maharashtra), financial capital of India from April 14 to 16, 2016. It will be attended by the top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

6. DIPP grants 12 industrial licences to Reliance Defence 
1. In a boost to Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, DIPP has approved 12 industrial licences to Reliance Defence, an arm of Reliance Infrastructure, for manufacturing of a wide range of defence equipment. 
2. The licence approval by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for strategic business units (SBUs) of Reliance Defence is aimed at addressing defence programmes in India and overseas. 
3. In the aerospace segment, with licences to manufacture military aircraft and helicopters, the company looks to meet amphibious aircraft requirements of the Indian Navy, pegged at Rs 9,000 crore, and light utility helicopters, an opportunity valued at more than Rs 20,000 crore. 

7. Iran continues missile tests with two more launches 
1. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the United States. 
2. The launches followed the test-firing of several missiles on Tuesday as part of a major military exercise that the IRGC says is intended to "show Iran's deterrent power and... ability to confront any threat".