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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 SEP 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.         KARNATAKA LAUNCHES UNIFIED HEALTH SCHEME ‘AROGYA BHAGYA’
i. Karnataka government will merge the existing seven health schemes to launch a unified health scheme- ‘Arogya Bhagya’. It will cover all 1.4 cr households of the state.
ii. The main theme of the ‘Arogya Bhagya’ scheme is “Treatment First and Payment Next”.
iii. All the health facilities will be provided through Aadhaar linked Universal Health Card. Universal Health Coverage scheme would help the card holder to get treatment in all the enroll private hospitals besides government hospitals to get treatment without paying any cash.
iv. The State Cabinet had given administrative sanction for the unified schemes and it will come to effect from 1st of November. The facilities would be provided by categorising the beneficiaries into two groups—A and B.
v. Category A will be a priority category, which will include farmers, deprived households, labourers from the unorganised sector, pourakarmikas, all SC/ST people, members of cooperative societies, government employees, media persons and elected representatives. The rest will fall under Category B.
vi. Those in rural areas would need to contribute Rs 300 per person and those in urban areas Rs 700 per person. The State Government will be spending Rs 867 cr for the unified scheme in the first year.


2.         FINCARE SMALL FINANCE BANK STARTS BANKING OPERATIONS WITH 25 BRANCHES
i. Fincare Small Finance Bank (previously known as Disha Microfince Limited) started its banking operations with about 25 operational branches across Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The bank was given final small finance bank licence from the Reserve Bank of India in May this year.
ii. Fincare CEO Rajeev Yadav informed that the bank started its operations with 25 branches, out of which nearly 50% are located in Gujarat. Currently, Fincare has Gross NPA of about 7-8%, while the Net NPA is around 5-6 per cent.
iii. The bank aims to be digitally driven, rural and semi-urban bank, focusing on the priority sectors and retail segments of micro and small enterprises.
iv. Fincare has laid ambitious plan to have 10 million customers with a deposit base of Rs. 14,000 cr and assets of Rs. 20,000 crores by 2022.

3.         RAJIV KUMAR ASSUMES CHARGE AS DFS SECRETARY
i. Rajiv Kumar has appointed as the new Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
ii. Kumar was posted as Joint Secretary and then Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance from March 19th, 2012 to March 12th, 2015. Later he took over as Establishment Officer and Additional or Special Secretary, Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pension, D/o Personnel and Training from March 12, 2015 till August 30, 2017.
iii. He also worked in the Central Government in various capacities. He has an administrative experience in more than 30 years of service.
iv. Kumar has held various important assignments including the Administrative postings in his home State of Jharkhand.

4.         ANITA KARWAL REPLACES RK CHATURVEDI AS CBSE CHAIRPERSON
i. IAS officer Anita Karwal was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education. She is currently serving as additional secretary in HRD Ministry.
ii. She was the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer during the Lok Sabha election in 2014. She has replaced Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, who has been appointed as Director General of the National Skill Development Agency.
iii. Chaturvedi was appointed as Chairman of CBSE in July 2016. He was a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh and was appointed for a period of five years.

5.         RELIANCE FOUNDATION AWARDED RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURASKAR
i. The Reliance Foundation was awarded with the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Chairperson of the foundation, Nita Ambani collected the award from President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi.
ii. She is also the first Indian woman to become a member of the International Olympic Committee. She is the owner of the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians.
iii. The award has been given for the immense contribution to the promotion of sports. Reliance Foundation helps in spreading sportsmanship among the youth of the country.
iv. The Sports Day is designed to promote community connection through active participation in various games and activities organised during the event. This initiative is a medium to enhance community partnership and promote traditional rural sports.

6.         INDIAN-ORIGIN JOSEPH YUVARAJ PILLAY APPOINTED INTERIM PRESIDENT OF SINGAPORE
i. Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay took over as Singapore's acting President until a new head of the state is elected later September.
ii. The temporary appointment of Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam's six-year term.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS


Q1. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, MINISTRY OF FINANCE?
a)  Mahesh Sharma
b)  Santosh Kumar
c)  Rajiv Kumar
d)  Manoj Singh

Q2. KARNATAKA LAUNCHES UNIFIED HEALTH SCHEME ‘AROGYA BHAGYA’ AND WHAT IS THE MAIN THEME OF THE SCHEME?
a)  Treatment First and Payment Next
b)  Treatement is necessary than payment
c)  Treat your health before it get serious
d)  Don’t care about payment Do Treatment

Q3. WHICH FOUNDATION WAS AWARDED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN AWARD AT RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN?
a)  Agaram Foundation
b)  Mahindra Foundation
c)  Tata Foundation
d)  Reliance Foundation

Q4. WHO WAS APPOINTED AS THE NEW CHAIRPERSON OF CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, CBSE?
a)  Divya Parthasarathy
b)  Anita Karwal
c)  Sabitha Nair
d)  Aparna Reddy

Q5. NAME OF THE INDIAN-ORIGIN WHO APPOINTED AS SINGAPORE’S ACTING PRESIDENT?
a)  J Y Pillai
b)  Mukhtar Abbas
c)  Jual Oram
d)  Narendra Singh

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


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