DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. JHARKHAND CM RAGHUBAR DAS LAUNCHES UJALA SCHEME
i. Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das launched energy efficient fans and LED tube lights under the ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ scheme in the state.
ii. The UJALA scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a JV under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
iii. EESL plans to distribute more than 25 lakh LED tube lights and 1 lakh energy efficient fans to people on upfront payment. It is estimated that over 5.5 lakh consumers will benefit from the scheme.
2. CABINET APPROVALS-FEBRUARY 8, 2017
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ to make 6 cr rural households digitally literate by March 2019 .The outlay for PMGDISHA is Rs.2,351.38 cr.
ii. The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Framework Agreement between India and Vietnam on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.
iii. The Union government 2017 approved signing a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Senegal in the field of Health and Medicine.
3. 2017 DESERT FESTIVAL BEGINS IN JAISALMER
i. The 3 day long International Desert Festival 2017 started with great enthusiasm in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
ii. The festival was inaugurated by Jaisalmer MLA Chhotu Singh Bhati and district collector Matadin Sharma by flagging-off the shobha yatra.
iii. A cavalcade of 48 camels of Border Security Force was the major attraction on 1st day of the festival. Famous folk artists coming from different parts of the country performed as the procession moved further.
iv. The major attraction of 2017 is the women wrestling which has been introduced for the 1st time.
v. Other interesting events include camel polo race, kite flying competition, camel tattoo competition, the panihari matka race, shan-e-marudhara competition, camel decoration competition, tug of war, air warrior drill show by the Indian Air Force among others.