DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. CHIEF MINISTER SARBANANDA SONOWAL LAUNCHES CHIEF MINISTER SAMAGRA GRAMYA UNNAYAN YOJANA IN ASSAM
i. CM of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, launched Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana in a function held at Sri Sri Madhavdev International Auditorium of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati with an aim to develop all the villages to Assam in the next 5 years.
ii. Its objective is to bring a revolutionary change in the state by doubling the farm income by 2022.
iii. The financial outlay of the CMSGUY scheme is Rs. 30,000 cr. It will be implemented in phased manner in the villages of Assam till 2021-22.
iv. For the proper implementation of the scheme a Mega Mission Society has been constituted under the chairmanship of Sarbananda Sonowal.
2. HRD MINISTRY TO SET UP NTA TO CONDUCT EXAMS FOR HIGHER & SECONDARY EDUCATION
i. The Union Human Resource Development Ministry led by under Prakash Javadekar is set to constitute a National Testing Agency which will be responsible for conducting examinations for higher and secondary education.
ii .The announcement was made in the Union Budget 2017-18 to set up NTA as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing agency to conduct all entrance exams to higher education.
iii. The aim of setting NTA is to ease the work of the bodies like AICTE, CBSE, from the responsibilities of conducting exams, and eventually enable them to focus more on academics.
vi. The Agency will have its own independent experts, preparing their own question papers, and conducting exams.
3. ANDHRA PRADESH GETS ITS FIRST SMART POLICE STATION
i. Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates the State’s 1st Smart Police Station at Nagarampalem in Guntur city in Amaravati.
ii. The Smart station has been built within 2 months at a cost of Rs 91 lakh as a pilot project. The Andhra Police administration has formulated plans to build another 100 Smart Police Stations across the state.
iii. The main motive behind such smart police station is to bring a sense of pride among the officers and satisfaction among the public.
iv. The smart police stations are fully air-conditioned with a dormitory, staff room, mini control room, a reception chamber and individual enclosures for the Station House Officer and 3 Sub-Inspectors.
4. AXIS BANK TIES UP WITH EARTHPORT
i. India’s 3rd largest private bank, Axis Bank has tied up with Earthport Plc, a cross-border payment network, to enable faster outbound cross-border payments for its customers through Earthport’s state-of-the-art global payments network.
ii. Axis Bank has become the 1st bank in India to connect with Earthport’s global payments network.
iii. The Bank joins a growing number of major banks across the globe that can, through a single connection with Earthport, send payments seamlessly to almost any bank account in the world on behalf of their clients.