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Monday, February 27, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. CENTRE FORMULATES INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY TO CHECK CHALLENGES OF URBANIZATION
i. The Centre has formulated the infrastructure policy to promote living close to mass public transport corridors like metro, monorail and bus rapid transit.
ii. Its aim is to addressing the challenges of urbanization.
iii. The new Policy seeks to promote Transit-Oriented Development.
iv. The Ministry of Urban Development is also incentivising the TOD under new Metro Policy and Green Urban Mobility Scheme that seeks to create non-motorised transport infrastructure in cities like footpaths and cycle-tracks.
v. TOD policy is being taken up in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Naya Raipur, Navi Mumbai and Nagpur.

2. RAJASTHAN INAUGURATES MEDICAL PROJECT RAHAT FOR PROMPT TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE
i. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje  inaugurated a medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme at the Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur.
ii. Raje also flagged off an ambulance fitted with equipment and trained paramedical staff required for treatment of heart disease.
iii. This programme aims to provide people with timely treatment during heart attacks in remote and rural areas.
iv. Under this programme, the patients facing heart attack would be provided with emergency ambulance service and telemedicine service through Eternal Heart Care Centre Hospital.
v. Rajasthan has become the 2nd state in India after Tamil Nadu to launch proragmmes against Heart Diseases.

3. MUMBAI NAMED RICHEST INDIAN CITY WITH TOTAL WEALTH OF $820 BN ACCORDING TO NEW World Wealth Report
i. According to the New World Wealth report, Mumbai, the financial capital of India has been named as the Richest Indian city with a total wealth of $ 820 billion.
ii. New World Wealth has reported that Mumbai is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires.
iii. Mumbai is followed by Delhi at 2nd place with a total wealth of $ 450 bn and having 23,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires.
iv. Bengaluru stands at 3rd place with a total wealth of $ 320 bn and houses 7,700 millionaires and 8 billionaires.

4. NCAER LOWERS INDIA’S GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.9% FOR FY17
i. An economic think-tank, National Council of Applied Economic Research has lowered India’s GDP growth to 6.9% for the fiscal 2016-17 compared to previous estimation of 7.6%.
ii. According to NCAER, the growth rate would rebound to 7.3% for 2017-18. The decline in the growth forecast is based on the demonetization effect.
iii. it also predicted the Gross Value Added at basic price would grow at 6.3% in 2016-17 and 7% in 2017-18.
iv. Real Agriculture GVA is estimated to grow at 3.7%, Real Industry GVA at 5.5% and Real Services GVA at 7.3% in 2016-17.
v. Wholesale Price Index inflation is projected at 3.6% for 2016-17.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH FEB 2017
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1. INDIA SIGNS $375 MN LOAN PACT WITH ADB FOR INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR
i. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed a 375-million-dollar loans and grants in New Delhi to develop 800-km Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor.
ii. The project is the 1st phase of a planned 2,500–kilometer long East Coast Economic Corridor having total cost of 846 million dollars.
iii. The Corridor will enhance development in eastern coast in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ policy to boost manufacturing by attracting foreign investment and facilitating the establishment of manufacturing hubs
iv. The project involves creation of efficient transport and reliable water and power supplies in the industrial clusters, skilled workforce with industry-friendly policies to improve ease of doing business for integration of local economy with global production networks.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH FEB 2017
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1. MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF 6 KM LONG BET DWARKA DARSHAN CIRCUIT IN GUJARAT AT A COST OF RS.16.27 CR UNDER HRIDAY
i. As a part of the Central Scheme ‘Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana’, the Ministry of Urban Development has approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr.
ii. The circuit was approved by the HRIDAY National Empowered Committee chaired by Rajiv Gauba, Secretary GOI.The Circuit will connect the famous Dwarkadish Haveli and Hanuman Dandi, the only temple housing Hanumanji and his son Makardhwaj, in Dwarka district of Gujarat.
iii. The important work under the Darshan Circuit would include development of streets and pedestrian pathways, laying of cycle tracks along beach side, plantation, provision of benches, resting spaces, changing rooms, drinking water and toilet facilities, craft and food bazar, signages, LED lighting, plazas for vending spaces etc.

2. INDIA APPROVES RS 17,000 CR MISSILE DEAL WITH ISRAEL
i. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved Rs. 17,000 cr missile deal with Israel to protect India’s airspace from enemy aircraft and drones.
ii. Under this deal, India and Israel will jointly develop a Medium Range Surface-To-Air Missile system for the Indian army.
iii. The project will be implemented by the DRDO and Israeli Aircraft Industry.
iv. The MR-SAM is a land-based version of the long-range surface-to-air missile for the navy.
v. The Army will induct over 5 regiments of the MR-SAM missile which will have around 40 firing units and over 200 missiles of the system.

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