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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. MAHARASHTRA GOVT APPROVES REVISED POLICY OF ‘MAJHI KANYA BHAGYASHREE’ SCHEME
i. The Maharashtra government has approved a revised policy of the ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme who have a yearly income of upto Rs 7.5 lakh will be benefited from this scheme.
ii. According to the earlier provisions, the ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme is for those girls who come under Below Poverty Line families and those whose annual income was upto Rs 1 lakh.
ii .According to the revised provisions, families having an income upto Rs 7.5 lakh will be eligible for the scheme. As per the revised provisions after having the 1st girl child, if the mother or the father undergoes a family planning operation, a sum of Rs 50,000 shall be deposited in a bank in the name of the girl child.
iv. The scheme will be valid only if there are a maximum of two girl children born. In case a third child is born, the scheme shall become invalid for the first two as well.
v. The scheme has been launched by the state government on 1st April 2016 in place of ‘Sukanya’ scheme. It is aimed at improving the skewed girl child ratio, prevent sex determination and female foeticide, and support female education.

2. SHALA SIDDHI PROHATSAN YOJANA STARTED IN 25,000 MP SCHOOLS
i. Madhya Pradesh’s school education department is going to start programmes such as ‘Hamari Shala Kaisi Ho’ and ‘Shala Siddhi Karyakram’ in all government schools of the state.
ii. It aims to provide qualitative education to the government school students. The State Education Centre has also started Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana under the programme in 25 thousand schools of the state to encourage best works.
iii. A time table has also been fixed for the award process going by the time table, the district core committees would be required to form block-level selection committees by 22nd July. The selected schools will be required to forward their applications for Shala Siddhi Karyakram to Sankul Principals by 28 July.
v. The selection committee will then forward applications of 3 primary and 3 middle schools for awards to the District Institute for Education and Training.


3. AUSTRALIA JOINS INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE LED BY INDIA AND FRANCE
i. Australia became the 35th country to join the International Solar Alliance, an initiative launched by PM Narendra Modi in November 2015 in Paris.
ii. ISA is co-led by India and France. The larger aim of ISA is to mobilize over $ 1000 billion by 2030 towards promoting solar power on all fronts – generation and storage.
iii. India is contributing $1 million to the ISA fund the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency and Solar Energy Corporation of India.
4. MoU Signed Between Department of Defence Production and GSL, HSL, GRSE, BDL
i. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Bharat Dynamics Limited and Defence Public Sector Undertaking for the financial year 2017-18.
ii. The MoU has been signed between Secretary (Defence Production) Shri AK Gupta on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and the Chairman and Managing Director, BDL Shri V Udaya Bhaskar.
iii. The revenue from operations, as per the MoU, has been targeted at Rs 5300 cr. BDL has planned to spend an amount of Rs 140 cr for modernization and Capital expenditure.
iv. A MoU has been signed between Hindustan Shipyard Limited, a Schedule ‘B’ Central Public Sector Enterprise and a Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence for the financial year 2017-18.
v. The annual MoU was signed between Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman and Managing Director HSL Rear Adm (Retd) LV Sarat Babu. The revenue from operations has been targeted at Rs 600 Cr.
vi. Goa Shipyard Limited, a miniratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the financial year 2017-18.
vii. The annual MoU was signed between Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman and Managing Director, GSL Rear Adm (Retd) Shekhar Mital. This year’s MoU target for Revenue from Operations has been set at Rs 1150 cr.

5. NAGALAND GOVERNOR PB ACHARYA APPOINTS T.R. ZELIANG AS NEW CM
i. Nagaland Governor PB Acharya dismissed the five-month-old government of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, and appointed Naga People’s Front legislator, TR Zeliang as 19th Cheif Minister of Nagaland.
ii. R. Zeliang, who had staked claim to form a new government, was present in the House with his supporters — 35 NPF legislators, 4 BJP legislators and 7 Independent members. It is to be noted that Nagaland has a 60-member Assembly.
iii. On Governor’s invitation to form new government, Mr Zeliang took oath as new Chief Minister of Nagaland.

6. BHARAT ARUN APPOINTED TEAM INDIA BOWLING COACH UNTIL 2019 WORLD CUP
i. Board of Control for Cricket in India has appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian Cricket team’s bowling coach until 2019 World Cup.
ii. Sanjay Bangar will be an assistant coach  and R Sridhar as fielding coach till the 2019 ODI World Cup. Ravi Shastri is the newly appointed coach of Indian Cricket team.Bharat Arun appointed Team India bowling coach until 2019 World Cup
iii. The confirmation of their appointment came after newly appointed Indian coach Ravi Shastri met the 4-member committee. The four member committee comprises of acting president CK Khanna, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji.

7. UIDAI LAUNCHES ‘MAADHAAR’ APP
i. UIDAI, which issues Aadhaar numbers, has launched mAadhaar app for mobile users. It will allow users to carry unique identification profile on mobile.
ii. A user can download Aadhaar number profile through their smartphones and will therefore not require hard copies of the card.
iii. It allow users to carry their Aadhaar demographic information, i.e. name, date of birth,  UIDAI launches 'mAadhaar' appgender, address and the photograph linked with their Aadhaar number, on their smartphones.
iv. A Person can also lock/ unlock their biometric details linked to Aadhaar to secure their personal data.
v. mAadhaar app users can also update their profile via QR code and share eKYC details with service providers such as telecommunications companies.

8. INDIANS WIN GOLD AND BRONZE AT 1ST GLOBAL ROBOTICS OLYMPIAD
i. A group of 7 Indian students has bagged two awards at a robotics Olympiad organised by ‘FIRST Global’ in Washing D.C., US.
ii. The students, who hail from Mumbai, won gold for Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award the Indian team also won a bronze for Global Challenge Match.
iii. There was a proud moment for all-girl team from Afghanistan as they won the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award for courageous achievement.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED A REVISED POLICY OF THE ‘MAJHI KANYA BHAGYASHREE’ SCHEME, ACCORDING TO WHICH FAMILIES WHO HAVE A YEARLY INCOME OF UP TO RS ________ LAKH WILL BE BENEFITED.
a)  Rs 4.5 lakh
b)  Rs 7.5 lakh
c)  Rs 6.5 lakh
d)  Rs 5.5 lakh
Q2. WHICH COUNTRY HAS BECOME THE 35TH COUNTRY TO JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE, AN INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI IN NOVEMBER 2015 IN PARIS?
a)  Cambodia
b)  Bangladesh
c)  Australia
d)  New Zealand
Q3. A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND GARDEN REACH SHIPBUILDERS & ENGINEERS LIMITED FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2017-18. HEADQUARTERS OF GRSE IS LOCATED IN?
a)  Kolkata
b)  Kochi
c)  Panaji
d)  Bengaluru
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING WAS APPOINTED AS THE NEW CHIEF MINISTER OF NAGALAND?
a)  Yanthungo Patton
b)  TR Zeliang
c)  Kipili Sangtam
d)  Kiyanilie Peseyie
Q5. UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA OR UIDAI HAS LAUNCHED A NEW MOBILE APP, CALLED ________, THAT WILL NEGATE THE NEED TO CARRY THE PHYSICAL AADHAAR CARD?
a)  SmartAadhaar
b)  AadhaarWallet
c)  MyAadhaar
d)  mAadhaar

ANSWERS:

1 - B    2 - C    3 - A    4 - B    5 - D

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