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.