DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3RD FEB 2017
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1. AMITABH KANT INAUGURATES INDIA INNOVATION INDEX IN NEW DELHI
i. The Indian Policy Think Tank, NITI Aayog together with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and Confederation of Indian Industry has launched a first of its kind online portal, India Innovation Index in India to rank the states on the basis of innovation.
ii. The Index has been developed by the Indian sides in consultation with the World Economic Forum, the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, OECD, UNIDO, ILO, UNESCO, ITU and others.
iii .The portal was inaugurated by Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog in New Delhi.
iv. The Index would rank Indian states as per their innovation capability and provide them necessary feedback to build their respective innovation ecosystems and further instill innovation spirit among institutions and people.
v. The index would consider Global Innovation Index indicators and other India–centric data from various states to determine the ranking which will be updated periodically.
vi. These would enable the international agencies to collect India’s up to date data points for ranking global indices.
2. 31ST SURAJKUND INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS MELA BEING HELD IN GURGAON
i. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Gurgaon, Haryana.
ii. 2017 Surajkund International Crafts Mela is known as ‘Cashless Mela’ because all stakeholders have been provided option to opt for cashless transactions
ii. A team of volunteers called ‘Mela Mitra’ are appointed to help and guide visitors for Mela.
3. NEETI MOHAN COLLABORATES WITH UNITED NATIONS FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
i. Noted Indian singer Neeti Mohan to collaborate with UN for women empowerment project titled “Music to Inspire – Artists United against Human Trafficking” which is managed by the UNODC.
ii. Neeti is the 1st Indian female singer to collaborate with UN.
iii. She has composed Udne De as a tribute to all the women and in support of equality for all.
iv. Over 60 renowned artists and dignitaries from various countries have collaborated with Rukus Avenue to participate in the “Music to Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking