DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH FEB 2017
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1. 2017 NATIONAL WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT HELD IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. National Women’s Parliament was organized by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in association with MAEER’s MIT School of Governance at Pavithra Sangamam in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh and aims to empower women.
ii. The 3 day conclave was based on the theme: ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’.
iii. The conclave was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi via video conference in the presence of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.
iv. The goal of the conclave is to provide a platform to enable and encourage social, political and economic empowerment of women in all strata of the society.
v. The NWP is set to come out with the Amaravati Declaration on women empowerment at the end of the 3-day deliberations.
2. 2ND EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL SPICE CONFERENCE BEGINS AT THIRUVANANTAPURAM
i. The 2nd edition of the International Spice Conference started at Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.
ii .The 3 days conference has been hosted by All India Spices Exporters Forum in association with the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and inaugurated by the Nestle India Limited Chairman and MD director Suresh Narayanan.
iii. The theme of the conference is “21st Century Spic Industry-Disrupt or be Disrupted”
iv. The main objective of the event is to deliberate on effective strategies and innovative technologies to improve the livelihood of spice farmers, food safety concern, address spice industry challenges, foster sustainable growth and demand supply disparity.
v. Over 800 delegates, including 250 delegates from foreign countries will take part in the conference.
vi. All India Spices Exporters Forum has set a target to achieve the spice export to about 5 billion by 2021, from the current export of Rs 2.5-billion.
3. INDIA DECIDES TO HOST COUNTER-RADICALISATION CONFERENCE WITH ASEAN
i. India has decided to conduct Conference with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to share experiences and ideas from the member countries on IIT Kharagpur preventing, radicalization and promoting deradicalisation.
ii. The event will deal with the growing IS threat and make effort to counter radicalization and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and terrorism.
iii. With this conference, India plan’s to share experience and benefit from that of ASEAN countries.
4. GOVERNMENT APPROVES SETTING RS. 6,831 CR ELECTRONICS DEVELOPMENT FUND
i. The centre approved setting up the Electronic Development Fund with a total corpus of Rs. 6,831 cr to support entrepreneurship and innovation in electronics and IT.
ii. The Minister of Law and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad approved a seed capital of Rs 681 cr on the basis of which more venture capital will be raised.
iii. The EDF will help to contribute to various other funds under it for those who invest the money in companies for creation of intellectual property rights in the field of electronics and IT.
5. NARINDER CHAUHAN APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES
i. Former IFS officer Narinder Chauhan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of the Philippines.
ii. Currently Narinder is working as the Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of Serbia.