DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. TAMIL NADU BECOMES 21ST STATE TO JOIN UDAY
i. The Tamil Nadu Government signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana scheme which aims at reviving the financial turnaround of debt stressed electricity distribution companies of India. With the agreement Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state to join UDAY scheme.
ii. Tamil Nadu’s discom TANGEDCO, would save around Rs 11,000 crore by 2019 under UDAY by saving interest cost, interventions in energy efficiency, reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, coal reforms etc. The state will take over 75 per cent of Rs 30,420 crore debt of TANGEDCO.
iii. Under the scheme the balance debt is also issued as state guaranteed discom bonds, at coupon rates around 3-4 per cent less than the average existing interest rate.
2. 9TH JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS IN JAIPUR
i. The 9th edition of the world’s fastest growing film festival, Jaipur International Film Festival began on 7 January 2017 and will conclude on January 11, 2017 at the Golcha Cinema in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
ii. The five-day event aims to promote emerging directors, as well as encourage the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and culture between India and the participating nations.
iii. A Committee headed by noted film director Shaji N Karun has selected internationally acclaimed cine-visionary Ramesh Prasad for the Life Time Achievement award at the JIFF.
3. ANDHRA PRADESH ORGANIZES ITS FIRST DIGI DHAN MELA
i. The first Digi Dhan Mela in the state of Andhra Pradesh was launched by the Urban Development and Information Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu along with Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium.
ii. The two-day event to be concluded on January 10, 2107 emphasized on teaching the people about the digital payment system like Internet, Debit cards, Credit cards, E-Wallet and other modes to encourage the cashless transactions.
4. RAJNATH SINGH LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR NEW NDRF CAMPUS
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new campus of the National Disaster Response Force at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The campus would consist of world class training centre, dormitories, administrative block, residential area, swimming pool, helipad, play ground, guest house, quarters for officials, vehicle depot, training centre, school and other facilities.
iii. 10th Battalion NDRF is responsible for providing rescue operation during natural calamities, accidents, cyclones and floods in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
5. ASSAM GOVT COMES UP WITH E-WALLET
i. The Assam government will be shortly launching its indigenously-developed e-Wallet, Tokapoisa.in.
ii. Its main aim is to enable the people of the state for hassle-free online transactions in local language.
iii. The mobile application Tokapoisa.in has been developed by the Assam Electronics Development Corp. Ltd. Besides being an e-Wallet, it will be a virtual payment terminal.