DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. CENTRE GOVT. GIVES RS 1,982 CRORE FOR ANDHRA PRADESH’S POLAVARAM PROJECT
i. The Centre Govt. has released Rs 1,982 crore for the multipurpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh through NABARD, which sanctioned the long term irrigation fund under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
ii. Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project which has been accorded national project status by the central govt.
iii. Polavaram project will provide irrigation facilities for over 7.20 lakh acres.
2. KARNATAKA GOVT. LAUNCHES 25 BIO-DIESEL BUSES IN THE STATE
i. In an effort to reduce pollution caused by diesel buses, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has launched 25 bio-diesel buses in the state.
ii. These eco-friendly buses will ply on four routes, including Chennai and Tirupati.
iii. It will cost around Rs90 lakh each, bio-diesel buses eject 60-70% less emissions than diesel buses and would reportedly save the Corporation Rs80 lakh each year.
3. ODISHA GOVT. LAUNCHES MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAMME DAMAN
i. The Odisha government has decided to intensify state sponsored malaria elimination scheme 'Daman' (Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran) in eight remote districts of the state.
ii. The state government has approved the scheme to be implemented in 8,000 villages of these districts and adding the programme is an innovative and integrated approach for control and prevention of malaria.
4. FARMERS GET ADDITIONAL 60 DAYS TO REPAY CROP LOANS: RBI
i. The Reserve Bank of India has given an additional 60 days to Farmers to repay their crop loans due in Nov-Dec 2016 and prompt repayment would be eligible for the extra 3% interest subsidy.
5. MAHARASHTRA CM LAUNCHED 'TRANSFORM MAHARASHTRA' INITIATIVE
i. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launched an initiative 'Transform Maharashtra' at IIT Bombay's 'Mood Indigo' festival.
ii. The CM will address issues related to youth in governance.