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Thursday, March 30, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH MAR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH MAR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONGRESS 2017 TO BE HELD IN CANADA
i. The 9th edition of the World Environmental Education Congress is scheduled to be held in Vancouver, Canada from September 9-15.
ii. The 2017 theme will be Culture Environment: Weaving New Connections.
iii. The event is being hosted by the “Institute for Environmental Learning” based in British Columbia in cooperation with WEEC Permanent Secretariat.
iv. The World Environmental Education Congress is an international congress that provides a platform for anyone working for education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field.
v. The congress aims to build a relevant network among environmental NGO’s, civil society associations, universities, local authorities as well as institutions from any level.

2.  ODISHA BECOMES 1ST STATE TO BRING BANKING TO REMOTE RURAL AREAS THROUGH SHG
i. Odisha became the 1st Indian state to extend banking facilities to masses in unbanked areas through Self- Help Groups.
ii. To implement this initiative, Odisha State Government has signed an agreement with State Bank of India – the largest public sector bank of India.
iii. Odisha Govt.’s Odisha Livelihoods Mission is the main party (corporate agent) in this agreement with SBI. Around 3 lakh SHGs, currently operating under OLM will take up the role of Banking Correspondents.

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