Current Affairs : September 3, 2011

New peacekeeping operation head appointed by the UN

  • Herve Ladsous appointed new chief of United Nations peacekeeping operations. 
  • Ladsous replaces Alain Le Roy.
  • Ladsous will be in charge of some 1,20,000 peacekeepers
  • Ladsous will monitors more than $7-billion budget for missions in Haiti, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, many other parts around the world. 

Significant changes in Kerala sex-ratio

  • The sex ratio in Kerala where women outnumber men is declining fast in 0-6 age group.

    In Kerala the total number of children is less than its elderly population. 

  • The number of children below 6 years has declined by almost 2% in Kerala, during the last 10 years
  • As per Census 2011, there are only 959 girls for 1,000 boys up to the age of 6 which is contrary to what it was a decade ago.
  • Boys are more in number compared to girls in the 10-14 age group.
  • It noted sharp decline in the population growth rate state and it is negative in Pathanamthitta district. Kerala is witnessing this phenomenon for the first time. 
  • Large scale migration to other countries & preference for male child are being considered as its possible reasons
  • Long life expectancy and declining birth rate can lead to negative population growth in Kerala similar to Europe or Japan

Kalyan K.Chaudhuri, Veteran Journalist & Former President of Indian Journalist’s Association, passed away

  • Veteran journalist Kalyan K. Chaudhuri passed away
  • Mr.Chaudhuri was a Special Correspondent for Frontline magazine
  • He focused primarily on political developments in the eastern region.
  • In 1988 he was president of the Indian Journalists’ Association.

 

Anil Kumar Chaudhary appointed as Director of Finance ,Steel Authority of India (SAIL)

  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL) appointed Anil Kumar Chaudhary as its director, finance.
  • Mr.Kumar succeeded Soiles Bhattacharya
  • Priorto this he served as the Executive Director (Finance & Accounts) at SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant
  • Dinesh Kumar Likhi who was SAIL’s general manager (Business Planning) appointed as director (Production & Marketing) of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd which is also a public sector undertaking.

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