DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. GOVT LAUNCHES SWACHH SWASTH SARVATRA INITIATIVE
i. Government of India launched Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative, aiming at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks.
ii. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in 708 Open Defecation free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.
2. CABINET APPROVES ORDINANCE TO MAKE POSSESSION OF OLD NOTES PENAL OFFENCE
i. The Cabinet has approved promulgation of an Ordinance to make possession of a large number of scrapped banknotes a penal offence making holding of old 1,000 and 500 rupee notes after March 31st 2017 beyond a threshold amount a criminal offence.
ii. The possession will attract a monetary fine of 10,000 rupees or five times the cash held, whichever is higher.
3. IMPORTANT CABINET APPROVALS ON 28TH DECEMBER 2016
i. Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Penalize Person with Scrapped Notes Post March 31.
ii. Cabinet Approves Road Connectivity Project for LWE Affected Areas
iii. Centre gives ex post facto approval for ratification of ISA’s Framework Agreement
iv. Centre Gives Green Signal for Apex Corridor Development Body
v. Centre Approves Rs 266 crore investment for Delhi under AMRUT
4. INDIA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BHUTAN FOR GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
i. India has signed an agreement with Bhutan for assistance in green and sustainable construction of infrastructure in the Himalayan kingdom.
ii. The MoU was signed between Central Public Works Department under India’s Ministry of Urban Development and the Department of Engineering Services, under Bhutan’s Ministry of Works and Human Settlements.
5. RAJASTHANI WRITER SATYA NARAYAN CHOSEN FOR BIHARI PURASKAR
i. Eminent Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan has been chosen for the Bihari Puraskar by the K K Birla Foundation.
ii. He will be awarded for his Hindi book titled ‘Yeh Ek Dunia’ which was published in 2010.The book is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in the contemporary world.