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Sunday, April 16, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PRADHAN MANTRI MUDRA YOJANA TOPS TARGET FOR 2016-17 LOANS CROSS TARGET OF RS 1.8 LAKH CR
i. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tops target for 2016-17, loans cross target of Rs 1.8 lakh cr the Union Budget for financial year 2016.
ii. Loans extended under the PMMY during 2016-17 have crossed the target of Rs 1.8 lakh cr.
iii. PM Modi mentioned that there is an urgent need to focus on some 5.75 cr self-employed people who use funds of around Rs 11 lakh cr, and have an average debt of merely Rs 17,000 but they end up employing 12 cr people.

2. AFTER UP’S ANTI ROMEO SQUAD HARAYANA LAUNCHES OPERATION DURGA
i. Haryana announced the launch of Durga Vahini: police squads that aims to stop harassment of women on public spaces.
ii. Strong actions will be taken against “eve-teasers“. The state government had already established women police stations in all the districts to ensure women’s safety.
v. The campaign Operation Durga was launched after identifying places where such anti-social elements were indulging in eve teasing, stalking, vulgar comments, and other similar activities.
iv. Haryana govt to give free laptops to first 500 meritorious students

3. 33 YEARS OF OPERATION MEGHDOOT A SAGA OF UNMATCHED BRAVERY
i. After 33 years of Operation Meghdoot, the Indian Army’s longest deployment on strategically located Siachen Glacier celebrating a saga for bravery, courage, heroism and sacrifice on the world’s highest and coldest battle field.
ii. Two disputed boundaries with Pakistan and China. It lies in the Karakoram Range in the North West India. Siachen Glacier is 76.4 km long and covers about 10,000 sq km uninhabited terrain.
iii. On this day, a Platoon of 4 Kumaon led by then Captain Sanjay Kulkarni planted the 1st Indian Flag on Siachen Glacier at Bilafond La which began Operation Meghdoot.

4. ALIA BHATT FEATURES ON FORBES 30 UNDER 30 ASIA LIST
i. Actress Alia Bhatt has featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. She is the only Bollywood actress who has made it to this year.
ii. Indian actress Alia Bhatt has acted in over 20 high-earning Bollywood movies. At least 6 of the films she has acted in earned very well that is over $15 million

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