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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 SEP 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      DR.HARSHVARDHAN LAUNCHES PT. DEEN DAYAL UPADHAYAY VIGYAN GRAM SANKUL PARIYOJANA
i. The Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr.Harshvardhan launched ‘Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana’ in Uttarakhand.
ii. This project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay. Department of Science and Technology has planned to adopt a few clusters of villages in Uttarakhand and make them self-sustainable using the tools of Science and Technology.
iii. The main idea of this project is to acquire local resources and skill sets and transform them using science and technology. So the value addition is imparted to the local products and services, which would develop the rural community.
iv. Four clusters at Gaindikhata, Bazeera, Bhigun (in Garhwal) and Kausani (in Kumaon) have been selected in Uttarakhand.


2.      GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ‘PRADHAN MANTRI LPG PANCHAYAT’ TO BOOST PMUY
i. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr.Dharmendra Pradhan launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ in Mota Ishanpur village of Gujarat.
ii. On this occasion, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan handed over free Liquefied Petroleum Gas connection to a beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme.Gujarat Chief Minister Mr.Vijay Rupani was also present in the occasion.
iii. ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ will focus on spreading awareness among LPG users about the proper use and benefits of LPG. This Panchayat will act as an interactive forum for PMUY beneficiaries, officials, LPG distributors and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).Under one Panchayat, around 100 LPG customers will be clubbed.

3.      NITI AAYOG AND GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM ORGANISES WORKSHOP ON HEALTH SECTOR REFORMS IN GUWAHATI; LAUNCHES SATH
i. The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Assam and NITI Aayog organised a health sector reforms workshop, in Guwahati.
ii. SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital Programme was launched in this occasion.
iii. This programme is a joint initiative of Government of Assam and NITI Aayog. It would identify the health priorities of people in Assam and implement required solutions.
iv. NITI Aayog has selected three states for this programme: Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
v. Experts from World Bank, UNDP, World Health Organization, UNICEF and officials, stakeholders and private partners from Assam’s public health system, and healthcare representatives from Assam participated in the workshop.
4.      MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI INAUGURATES “HUNAR HAAT” IN PUDUCHERRY
i. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mr.Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Puducherry Chief Minister Mr.V.Narayanasamy inaugurated “Hunar Haat” at Puducherry.
ii. The ‘Hunar Haat’ is organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs at Craft Bazaar, Gandhi Thidal Beach, Goubert Avenue in Puducherry. This provides an opportunity for artisans to display and sell their products.
iii. Master artisans from 16 states showcase their traditional talent in “Hunar Haat”. Artisans have put for display and sale, a wide variety of traditional and rare Handicraft and Handloom items like Hyderabad pearl, wrought iron & wood carving, hand-made jewellery, wooden and sandalwood items, hand embroidery, handmade painting, wooden-toys, printed dresses etc.
iv. Traditional food stalls have also been formed in the “Hunar Haat”.

5.      7TH ASEM ECONOMIC MINISTER’S MEETING HELD IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
i. The 7th Asia–Europe Meeting ( ASEM) Economic Ministers’ Meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea.
ii. Theme for this year’s meeting was ‘Innovative Partnership for Inclusive Prosperity’.
iii. The meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea. Economic leaders from 30 European and 21 Asian countries participated in the meet.
iv. Commerce Minister Mr.Suresh Prabhu represented India. Mr.Suresh Prabhu said that Asia and Europe must try to improve services trade, which would have a great impact on job creation.

6.      SBI LAUNCHES MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IN KOLKATA
i. State Bank of India has launched its 6th Management Training Institute in Kolkata.
ii. It is named as State Bank Institute of Management. It was launched by SBI Chairman Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya.
iii. Aim of the institute is to form an institution of global standards in banking and finance. The main focus of the Institute is to provide training, education, intellectual resource materials, result-oriented research, knowledge management and talent spotting.
iv. Other areas of focus would be advanced levels of research in credit, investment banking, and treasury.
v. SBIM will combine training and development such as banking, management strategy and soft skills.

7.      ETIHAD AIRWAYS LAUNCHES ‘FLY NOW PAY LATER’ SCHEME
i. Etihad Airways has launched a ‘Fly Now and Pay Later’ scheme, in Abu Dhabi. This scheme provides an option for paying the ticket fare in monthly installments.
ii. Etihad Airways is the first airlines in the Gulf region to offer fully automated online installment plans. It has partnered with PayFort, online payment service provider, for payment arrangements.
iii. Customers need to select the Pay by Installment option, choose their bank and payment period on the airlines website. The instalments can be paid within 3 to 60 months, through 17 participating banks.

8.      DABUR INDIA, AMAZON TIE UP TO LAUNCH AYURVEDA E-MARKETPLACE
i. FMCG major Dabur India has tied up with e-commerce major Amazon for an online ayurveda marketplace.
ii. It will house all ayurvedic brands and products available in the country. The company will also offer consumers an insight into various ayurvedic medicines for treating a variety of ailments.
iii. The main objective is to service all health and personal care related needs of patients. The exclusive ayurveda e-marketplace has been hosted by Amazon India and the content is developed by Dabur India.
iv. Consumers can search basis companies, brands and ailments and will gain access to all ayurveda solutions available in the country.

9.      RAJKUMMAR RAO BAGS GQ ACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
i. Rajkummar Rao was awarded the GQ Actor of the Year Award, in Mumbai. Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine conducted the GQ Men of the Year Awards for 2017, in Mumbai.
ii. Rajkummar Rao is also a National Award winner. Woman of The Year award was won by Anushka Sharma.
iii. Designer of the Year award was won by Manish Malhotra. Entertainer of the Year award was won by Ranveer Singh.
iv. Producer of the Year award was bagged by Karan Johar.

10.  RAJNI KANT MISHRA APPOINTED NEW DG OF SSB
i. Rajnikant Mishra will be the new Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
ii. Mishra, a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer, will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30th September.
11.  THE SHERSHAH OF KARGIL- THE BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN VIKRAM BATRA AUTHORED BY DEEPAK SURANA
i. The book titled “The Shershah of Kargil” is a biography of Kargil war hero Late Captain Vikram Batra, who was posthumously awarded Param veer Chakra – the highest gallantry award of India.
ii. The book written by Deepak Surana is an inspiring story of the young captain Vikram Batra, which defines the various dimensions of Captain Batra’s life.
iii. The Sher Shah of Kargil: Biography of Kargil War Hero Vikram Batra” is a motivational story of young Captain Vikram Batra who was killed in the Kargil war by Deepak Surana.
iv. This book highlights the various aspects of life of Captain Vikram Batra, the victor of Param Vir Chakra.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO HAS LAUNCHED PT. DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAY VIGYAN GRAM SANKUL PARIYOJANA IN UTTARAKHAND?
a)  Harsh Vardhan
b)  Ramvilas Paswan
c)  Sushma Swaraj
d)  Prakash javedekar
Q2. WHERE DID DHARMENDRA PRADHAN INAUGURATE ‘PRADHAN MANTRI LPG PANCHAYAT’?
a)  Punjab
b)  Gujarat
c)  Odisha
d)  Bihar
Q3. IN WHICH CITY OF ASSAM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE, GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM AND NITI AAYOG ORGANISED A HEALTH SECTOR REFORMS WORKSHOP “SATH” LAUNCHED?
a)  Tezpur
b)  Jorhat
c)  Guwahati
d)  Silchar
Q4. WHERE WAS THE 7TH ASEM ECONOMIC MINISTERS’ MEETING WAS HELD?
a)  Milan, Italy
b)  London, United Kingdom
c)  Beijing, China
d)  Seoul, South Korea
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS NEW DG OF SSB?
a)  Nisha Komal
b)  Rajni Kant Mishra
c)  Archana Ramasundaram
d)  Priyanka Thakur

ANSWERS: 

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

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