DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH APR 2017
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1. PM LAUNCHES GNFC’S CASHLESS/LESS CASH TOWNSHIP MODEL ACROSS 12 STATES
i. During his Nagpur visit, PM Narendra Modi launched a less – cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd across 81 townships in 12 States.
ii. The less-cash model across the States has been facilitated by GNFC under the auspices of NITI Aayog. It is to be noted that GNFC’s township at Bharuch in Gujarat became India’s first 100% cashless township.
iii. 56 out of 81 selected townships are in Gujarat, whereas 25 townships are located in other 11 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar.
2. HIMACHAL PRADESH CELEBRATING 70TH HIMACHAL DAY
i. Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 70th Foundation Day. It came into existence in year 1948 post merger of 30 odd princely states.
ii. On the occasion of the 70th foundation day of Himachal Pradesh, CM Virbhadra Singh launched an ‘Unemployment Allowance Scheme’ at a state level function in Chamba.
iii. Under the scheme Himachal Pradesh State Government will provide unemployment allowance of Rs 1,000 per month to youth having intermediate or above qualification whereas the unemployed youth with disability would be provided allowance of Rs 1,500 per month.