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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10TH MAR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 10th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance was held in New Delhi.
ii. Theme for this year was “Building Knowledge Societies: From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment”.
iii. Its objective is to ICEGOV 2017 focused on the use of technology to transform relationships between government and citizens, businesses & civil society.
iv. The ICEGOV 2017 was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.
v. The ICEGOV 2018 will be held in Galway, Ireland.

2. VASUNDHARA RAJE PRESENTED RS.1,66,000-CR RAJASTHAN BUDGET 2017-18
i. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje who also holds the Finance portfolio, presented Rs.1,66,000-cr state budget for 2017-18 in the Legislative Assembly with focus on aiding farmers and promoting tourism in the state.
ii. The Budget is based on the government’s vision document mission 2020. It aims at a happy Rajasthan and a happy Rajasthani.
iii. Estimated Revenue Deficit for 2017-18 without effect of UDAY is Rs. 1528 c. And with effect of UDAY is Rs. 13528 cr.
iv. Estimated Fiscal Deficit for 2017-18 is Rs. 24753.53 cr which is 2.99% of GSDP. Estimated total revenue receipts for 2017-18 Rs. 130162 cr. Estimated own tax revenue for 2017-18 Rs. 59455 cr which is higher by 16.16%.
v. Estimated own tax revenue for 2017-18 was 8.34% of GSDP.

3. TAMIL NADU CM PALANISWAMI LAUNCHES RS 1580 CR HOUSING SCHEME
i. The Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami launched a Housing Scheme for construction of concrete houses for the economically poor section of the society.
ii. The project is estimated at Rs 1,580 cr and will be implemented by the state government with financial assistance from the Center.
iii. For the current fiscal 2016-17, concrete houses will be constructed for 50,170 beneficiaries in town panchayat limits.

4. MEGA CULTURAL FESTIVAL ‘INDIA BY THE NILE’ BEGINS IN EGYPT
i. The 5th edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ began in Cairo, Egypt. It is the largest foreign festival in Egypt.
ii. The IBN Festival is organized by India to showcase Indian culture, dance, arts music, theatre, food, cuisine and Yoga & wellbeing to build a long lasting relationship between the two ancient civilizations.
iii. The festival started off at the foot of the Pyramids with ‘Crafts Mela’ showcasing the joint handicraft exhibition of India and Egypt.
iv. The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Textile; Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, the Egyptian Ministry of Solidarity and the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
v. The main focus of 2017 Nile Festival is on the youth of both countries. A special match between India’s under-16 football team and Egypt’s under-16 national team will be held to reflect the agenda.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9TH MAR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. KARNATAKA CM SIDDARAMAIAH LAUNCHES ‘PRATIBIMBA” TO PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS  
i. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcasing the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens.
ii. This dash board will serve as a tool to improve efficiency in governance and allow citizens to track government’s progress.
iii. After Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka has such dash board which will help to report, track and measure departmental performance on programmes, projects and promises made.

2. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN INDIA ON SEPTEMBER 27
i. India to host its 1st mobile congress with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets at Pragati Maidan. This was announced by COAI Director General, Rajan S Mathews.
ii. The the 3-day event will be organised by GSM Association.
iii. All Indian mobile operators, Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson, and Cisco are likely to participate in the mobile congress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. PM MODI INAUGURATES PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX AT DAHEJ & EXTRADOSED BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER NARMADA AT BHARUCH IN GUJARAT
i. PM Narendra Modi was on a 2 day visit to his native state Gujarat. During his visit, PM Modi dedicated a 4-lane 1.4-kilometre ‘Extradosed’ Cable-Stayed Bridge over the river Narmada in Bharuch.
ii. The bridge has been built by Turbo and Larsen at a cost of Rs. 379 cr in the time span of two years.
iii. The Bharuch Bridge has 17.4-metre wide 4-lane road and the footpath on the bridge is 3 metres long. The Bharuch Bridge is expected to reduce the heavy traffic from Ahmedabad-Mumbai section of National Highway-8 which is considered to be the busiest national highways in the country.
iv. PM Modi also dedicated ONGC Petro Additions Ltd Petrochemicals Complex at Dahej (Bharuch, Gujarat) to the nation.
v. OPAL is a Joint Venture Company promoted by GAIL, ONGC and GSPC for an integrated petrochemical complex in Special Economic Zone under Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region at Dahej, Gujarat.
vi. Besides, Modi also inaugurated a national convention of women sarpanch on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Gandhinagar.

4. DESTINATION NORTH EAST 2017 FESTIVAL HELD IN CHANDIGARH
i. The 3 day long ‘Destination North East-2017’ festival was inaugurated in Chandigarh by the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh.
ii. The ‘Destination North East-2017’ was organized by Ministry of DoNER to showcase North East as a potential destination for investment and highlight the rich traditions and customs of the region.
iii. The main focus of the event was the ‘3 H Mission’ that is Handicraft, Horticulture and Handlooms with the objective to use appropriate technologies in all sectors of development for North Eastern Region
iv. Among the main highlights of Destination North East, 2017, round table discussions, sessions and B2B meeting was organized.

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