DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2nd Mar 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR LAUNCHES SWACHH SHAKTI SAPTAH IN HARYANA
i. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the week long Swachh Shakti Saptah at national level in Gurugram, Haryana to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership.
ii. Over 1,000 women sarpanches of Swachh Bharat Mission and all women sarpanches of Gurugram division participated in the event.
iv. The programmme would have nationwide events including honouring women champions, women sarpanches, ASHA workers, school teachers, young students and senior citizens.
v. An exhibition was also organized at the venue to educate women participants about benefits of cashless transactions.
2. INDIA & WORLD BANK SIGNS USD 63 MILLION FINANCING AGREEMENTS FOR TEJASWINI: SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN PROJECT
i. India has signed a financing agreement of USD 63 million with World Bank in Jharkhand for its Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project named “Tejaswini”.
ii. The World Bank will finance the project through its arm International Development Association.
iii. The Financing Agreement was signed between Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Mr. Raj Kumar, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, WB (India) on behalf of the World Bank.
iv. The Project Agreement was also signed between Mr. Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia, Principal Secretary, Department of Women, Child Development, Government of Jharkhand and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank.
v. The project aims to empower adolescent girls and young women with basic life skills and provide opportunity to them to complete their secondary education and further acquire market driven skill training.
vi. Three main components of the project: Expanding social, educational and economic opportunities, Intensive service delivery and State capacity-building and implementation support.
3. CBDT SIGNS 10 UNILATERAL APAS WITH INDIAN TAXPAYERS
i. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has signed 10 unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements in past one week with Indian taxpayers to provide certainty in transfer pricing.
ii. The different sectors in which these 10 APAs have been signed includes telecom, banking, pharma and steel, finance, retail and information technology.
iii. Out of these 10 agreements, 2 are Bilateral APAs with the UK and Japan while 7 agreements have rollback provisions in them.
iv. In 2016-17 till date a total of 76 APAs have already been entered into and the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has reached 140 APAs.