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1. 94 OUT OF 500 CITIES RATED BY AMRUT
i. As insisted by Mr. M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, 500 cities and towns that account for the 65% of India’s urban population are to be credit rated by Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. Out of these 500 cities, 94 cities got its rating from AMRUT.
ii. Based on the report released by the Minister, 55 out of 94 cities have got Investment grade ratings which account 59% of the rated cities spread across 14 states. These 500 cities are included in Smart city mission.
2. 2017 NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL CONCLUDED IN KERALA
i .The National Theatre Festival 2017 was held in Tagore Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
ii. The festival was inaugurated by state CM Pinarayi Vijayan at Central School Grounds, Attakkulangara.
iii. The 2017 edition of the festival was dedicated to one of the prominent personality of Indian theatre, the late Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.
3. 2017 INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CONFERENCE HOSTED BY GJEPC IN MUMBAI
i. The 2017 International Diamond Conference was held at Hotel Hyatt, Mumbai.
ii. The 2 day conclave was organized by Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India.
iii. Its aim is to Bringing together the leading Miners, Diamantaires, Retailers, Bankers and Analysts from across the globe on a platform to discuss the supply and demand issues faced by the Global Diamond Industry.
iv. Theme of the conference was Mines to Market 2017.
v. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (I/C) and Shri. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, were the chief guests at the event.