Daily Current Affairs- 25 May 2016

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Daily Current Affairs- 25 May 2016

1. India, World Bank ink US$ 100 million loan agreement for Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization
1. India and World Bank have signed the Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IBRD) assistance of US 100 million dollars for Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization project. 2. Objective of the project: (i) Provide city-wide access to a continuous piped water supply in the eligible cities in Karnataka. (ii) Strengthen the service delivery arrangements at the city level. KUIDFC is the nodal implementing agency for the project.
The project has four broad components: (i) Capital Investment Program (ii) Technical Assistance for Sector Development (iii) Institution Building and (iv) Project Management

2. A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve by Mother Teresa
1. The book titled A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve was in news on 25 May 2016. The book is a collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa.
2. The material in the book offers Mother Teresa’s profound yet accessible wisdom on how we can show mercy and compassion in our day-to-day lives.
3. The book was compiled by the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, who has led the case for Mother Teresa’s sainthood.

3. Veteran CPI (M) leader K Anirudhan passes away
1. Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and former MLA and MP K Anirudhan passed away at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 92.Anirudhan was suffering from age-related ailments for some time.

4. UNODC launches inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report
1. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report. The report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of different species across the globe present real environmental dangers.
2. The report also urges shared responsibility in tackling this crime given how products made from illicit flora and fauna such as fashion items, furniture, food, and pets, may be hidden in plain sight.

5. Union HRD Ministry to launch ASMITA, student tracking system
1. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has decided to launch ASMITA, a student tracking system programme. ASMITA is acronym for All School Monitoring Individual Tracing Analysis and shall be launched under Shala Asmita Yojana (SAY). 
1. SAY aims to track the educational journey of school students from Class I to Class XII across the 15 lakhs private and government schools in the country.
2. ASMITA will be an online database which will carry information of student attendance and enrolment, learning outcomes, mid-day meal service and infrastructural facilities among others.